Board Of Directors

Current Board

John Croft, Executive Chairman

John Croft

Mr. Croft is an experienced director of Alternative Investment Market ("AiM") quoted companies and has previously worked in executive and non-executive capacities with a number of fast growth companies in the technology, financial services and resources sectors.

He has extensive experience in Asia having served on Boards of companies based in Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and Australia which have been listed on the London Stock Exchange.

He is also a non-executive Director of Golden Rock Global PLC., a company listed on the London Stock Exchange, and non-executive Director at Brazilian Nickel Ltd which is developing a Nickel and Cobalt project in North Eastern Brazil.

Previously, John held senior Director level positions at Racal Electronics and NCR Corporation following an early career in Banking with HSBC and Citibank.


Hugh Viscount Trenchard, Non-Executive Director

Hugh Trenchard

Viscount Trenchard began his career at Kleinwort Benson in 1973 and has more than 40 years' experience in investment banking, including 35 years of involvement with Japan and 12 of them as a resident. He ran Kleinwort Benson's Japanese operations for 11 years, and was Head of Japanese Investment Banking with Robert Fleming & Co. Limited, before working with Mizuho International plc for 6 years. He served as a Senior Adviser for Japan and Korea to Prudential Financial, Inc. from 2002 to 2008.

He is also currently Chairman of the investment company Stratton Street PCC Limited, whose funds include the Renminbi Bond Fund managed by Stratton Street Capital LLP. He has also been a consultant to Simon Robertson Associates LLP since March 2013.

Lord Trenchard is a member of the House of Lords and a Vice-Chairman of the British-Japanese Parliamentary Group.

Dr. Lee George Lam, Non-Executive Director

Dr. Lee George Lam

Dr. George Lam serves as Chair of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) and the ESBN Finance Task Force. Dr. Lam is also Vice Chairman of Pacific Basin Economic Council and a Board member and Chairman of the Permanent Commission on Economic and Financial Issues of the World Union of Small and Medium Enterprises.

Dr. Lam is a Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong, an Accredited Mediator of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, a Fellow of Certified Management Accountants (CMA) Australia, the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, an Honorary Fellow of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Australia, the Hong Kong Institute of Facility Management and the University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education, and a Distinguished Fellow of the Hong Kong Innovative Technology Development Association.

Stuart crocker, Non-Executive Director

Stuart Crocker

Mr. Crocker was in the British Army and served in the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland and Germany until 1985. On leaving, he began his career in banking at Merrill Lynch and has lived in the Middle East for over 20 years. Latterly he became the CEO of HSBC Private Bank in the UAE and Oman and the Global Head of the Private Banking Group at Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank. Throughout his banking career he has worked with clients from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. He was a Non-Executive Chairman and founder investor of a renewable forestry company, which is now one of the largest forestry operations in West Africa. Following this he has been an advisor, investor and shareholder in projects and start-ups related to foreign direct investment, renewables, education and FinTech.

Most recently, he became a Founding Member and COO of the English Business Council, Dubai. Actively involved in voluntary charity work he has been a Director, and then Trustee, at St. Martin-in-the -Fields in London for over 25 years.


The Board, the Investment Manager and Board Committees

The Board is responsible for reviewing and approving the Company’s Investing Policy and for monitoring the performance of Harmony Capital Investors Limited in the performance of its obligations under the Services Agreement. The Company intends to hold board meetings as required and not less than six times annually. 

The Board of Jade Road comprises: 

- a Remuneration Committee constituted by Hugh Viscount Trenchard and Dr. Lee George Lam

- an Investment Committee constituted by John Croft, Hugh Viscount Trenchard, Dr. Lee George Lam, Stuart Crocker and John Batchelor

- an Audit Committee constituted by John Croft and Stuart Crocker

- a Valuation Committee constituted by Dr. Lee George Lam and Hugh Viscount Trenchard.