Executive Director and Chairman

John Chan
Director since April 1995

Chairman since 15 July 2010 John Chan is Executive Director and Chairman of Finbar, and a Director of its Subsidiaries and Jointly Controlled entities. John was appointed director in 1995 and was instrumental in re-listing Finbar on the ASX as a property development company. Prior to joining Finbar, John headed several property and manufacturing companies both in Australia and overseas. John holds a Bachelor of Science from Monash University in Melbourne and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Queensland. John is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, is a Trustee for the Western Australian Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and is a former Senate Member of Murdoch University.

Managing Director

Darren Pateman
Director since November 2008

Managing Director since 15 July 2010 Darren Pateman is the Managing Director of Finbar and a Director of Finbar's Subsidiaries and Jointly Controlled entities. Darren commenced with Finbar prior to its relisting on the ASX as a property development company in 1995 and in this time has played a primary role in developing Finbar's systems, strategy and culture. Darren has held several positions in his 26 years with the company which has given Darren an intimate knowledge of the key aspects of Finbar's business. Darren was formerly Company Secretary from 1996 to 2010, Chief Executive Officer from 2008 to 2010, and was appointed Managing Director on 15 July 2010. Darren is a Chartered Secretary and holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance (GradDipACG). Darren is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management

Executive Director/ Chief Operations Officer

Ronald Chan
Executive Director since February 2017 and Chief Operations Officer since January 2013

Ronald's career commenced at Finbar in January 2004 and has now spanned over 17 years which equates to more than half of the company's life as a property developer. Finbar was an emerging growth company in 2004 with a relatively small portfolio of 15 development projects amounting to a total value of $162 million. Over the past decade, Ronald has been instrumental in Finbar's transformation into one of Western Australia's largest apartment developers by overseeing the delivery of 57 developments, which amounts to over 6000 apartments in Western Australia.

Non-executive Director

Terence Siong Woon Peh

Director since 24 April 2018

Mr Peh Siong Woon Terence is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Chuan Hup. As Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for the day-to-day running of the business and for the overall performance of the Group. Appointed on 1 November 2005, Mr Peh has over 20 years of experience in property development investment and project management in Asia Pacific, and management experience in finance in the marine and electronics manufacturing services industries.

Mr Peh is a Non-Executive Director of Finbar Group Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Mr Peh was an Executive Director of PCI Limited (“PCI”) from 28 December 2011 to 10 May 2019 and the Executive Vice Chairman of PCI from 13 August 2013 to 10 May 2019. Mr Peh was also a Non-Executive Director of Pacific Star Development Limited from15 February 2017 to 7 June 2019 and a member of its Audit, Nominating and Remuneration Committees.

Mr Peh obtained his Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing degree from Curtin University of Technology, Australia in 1996 and his Master of Commerce in Finance degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 1997.

Non-executive Director

Kee Kong Loh
B Acc, CPA
Director since 28 April 1993

Kee Kong Loh joined the Board in April 1993 and has substantial experience in the governance of companies in property development, marine transportation, and electronics manufacturing sectors. He has a degree in accountancy from the University of Singapore and is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore. 

Non-executive (Independent) Director

Lee Verios
Director since 6 December 2011

Lee Verios joined the Board in December 2011. He is a well credentialed commercial lawyer having practised in Western Australia for over 40 years. Until his retirement from practising law in 2012, Lee was a partner in the international law firm of Norton Rose and the leader of their Commercial Property divisions in Perth and is currently a member of the Law Society of WA. Throughout his legal career, Lee has held senior management roles in each of the firms of which he has been a member. In addition to his legal practice, Lee is an experienced company director, having held positions in a variety of public and private enterprises. He has been a director of privately owned investment company Wyllie Group Pty Ltd since July 2004 and is a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Decmil Group Limited and not for profit retirement village, Ocean Gardens Inc.

Executive Management Team

Joining John Chan, Darren Pateman and Ronald Chan on the Executive Team is Edward Bank (Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary) 

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Edward Bank
Chief Financial Officer since March 2005

Ed is a Certified Practicing Accountant with twenty five years' experience in private practice including seven years as the Company's external accountant.

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