Savills adds Philip Lee and Richard Orders to its Board as Independent Directors

– UK, London –  Savills plc (LON: SVS), the international real estate advisor, today announced the appointments of Philip Lee and Richard Orders to its Board as Independent Non-Executive Directors effective on 1 January 2021.

The company also announces that Rupert Robson will retire from the Board at the 2021 AGM, scheduled for May 2021, and that Tim Freshwater will retire from the Board on 31 December 2021.

Tim Freshwater will will be replaced by Stacey Cartwright as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director effective 31 December 2020.

“We are delighted that Philip and Richard are joining the Board so that Savills can benefit from their extensive experience. I also want to thank Rupert Robson and Tim Freshwater very warmly for their enormous contribution to the Board over so many years”. said Board Chairman, Nicholas Ferguson.

About Philip Lee

Philip Lee is currently Vice-Chairman of Global Banking, South East Asia, HSBC Bank and is a member of the Global Banking Vice-Chairman and Banking Leadership Forums. He is also an independent board director of Heliconia Capital Management, an investment firm owned by Temasek focused on growth-oriented Singapore companies, and is Chairman of the Singapore Government’s Health Promotion Board. Philip was previously with Deutsche Bank (2013-18), based in Singapore, as Vice-Chairman of South East Asia and Chief Country Officer for the Bank. Prior to 2013, Philip was with JP Morgan (1995-2013), where he was CEO South East Asia Investment Banking and Chief Country Officer, Singapore, having worked in senior positions for various other banks in the region before then. Since 2006, he has also held roles on various advisory bodies established by the Singapore government.

About Richard Orders

Richard Orders is currently a managing director at Moelis & Company a leading global independent investment bank, heading the Firm’s Hong Kong office having founded its predecessor firm, Asia Pacific Advisors, in 2009. Prior to this, Richard was with ABN AMRO (1996-2008), latterly from 2004-8 as Vice-Chairman and Head of Global Clients Asia, having previously been Executive Chairman and CEO of ABR AMRO Asia Corporate Finance. Previously, Richard held various roles in Barings Bank, which he joined in 1976, latterly as Head of Barings Investment Banking business in Asia, ex Australia and Japan (1994-96) and Director of Barings Corporate Finance London (1996).

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