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Ms Gillian Elizabeth Meller

Ms Meller joined the Company in August 2004 as Legal Adviser. She has been the Legal and Governance Director since 22 February 2021, and a Member of the Executive Directorate and the Company Secretary since September 2011. Prior to her current position, Ms Meller was the Legal Director & Secretary between September 2011 and June 2016, and the Legal and European Business Director between July 2016 and February 2021. Ms Meller is responsible for overseeing the Company’s legal, insurance, governance and risk management, environmental and social responsibility, and central procurement and supply chain functions. She is also responsible for leading the Company’s assurance function with the aim of providing a strengthened second line of defence across key risk areas of the Company.

Before joining the Company, Ms Meller was Director of Legal Services for Metronet Rail SSL Limited in London, the United Kingdom, and a solicitor at CMS Cameron McKenna in London, the United Kingdom.

Ms Meller is a vice chairman of the Legal Committee of The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, and a member of each of the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform and the Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.

Ms Meller is qualified to practise as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England and Wales. She is a representative of the China/Hong Kong Division on the Council of the international Chartered Governance Institute, a former President of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute, and a Fellow of both of these institutes. Ms Meller holds a Master of Arts degree in Geography from the University of Oxford and obtained her postgraduate qualifications in law from The College of Law in Guildford, both in the United Kingdom.
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