Joseph C.Y. Poon (Director since 2004)

Mr. Joseph C.Y. Poon ("Mr. Poon") retired as Group Managing Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of TCC with effect from 1 January 2019 but remains as a non-executive director of TCC.

Mr. Poon is an independent non-executive director of Hysan Development Company Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Poon is also a member of Advising Committee of Asia Pacific Institute for Strategy and a board advisor of Clean Air Network.

Mr. Poon was formerly an independent non-executive director of AAC Technologies Holdings Inc., managing director and deputy chief executive of Hang Seng Bank Limited and held senior management posts in HSBC Group and a number of international renowned financial institutions. Mr. Poon was the former chairman of Hang Seng Index Advisory Committee, Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited, a former member of the Board of Inland Revenue of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Environment and Conservation Fund Investment Committee and a former committee member of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Poon holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia, is a member of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand, and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Poon is also a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

Captain Vinay S. Patwardhan (Director since 2006)

Captain Vinay S. Patwardhan is Special Advisor to Group Chairman of TCC. A graduate of the training ship Dufferin, Captain Patwardhan has over 50 years of experience in the maritime industry. In 2005, he joined TCC as General Manager and Director of TCC Singapore for over four years, he successfully modernized and managed fleet operations with a commitment to safety and transparency. Previously, as President of Teekay Shipping (Canada) Ltd, he founded numerous operational, occupational and environmental safety procedures and standards aimed to promote operational and technical excellence throughout the largest Aframax Fleet in the world.

Captain Patwardhan's professional affiliations have included the followings: USCG Towing Safety Advisory Committee, Board of Directors of Bergen Hull Club-Bermuda, Chairman of Bahamas Executive Committee (Tanker Group), Chairman of Intertanko Tanker Safety Panel, Liberian Ship-owners’ Council task force for Malacca Straits traffic regulations and DNV Pacific Technical Committee.

The research papers he has authored include the followings: DNV-“Safety of Oil Tankers-Mapping of Risks in its Operation”, “Safety in shallow waters (Under keel Clearance)”, Nautical Institute/London-“Factors to be considered when implementing Safety Systems in a Mixed Manning Fleet”, Major Oil Company in the U.S.A.-“Feasibility Study of Integrated Export Process for offshore oil terminal on the coast of West Africa” and ‘“Underwriters’ Safety Audit of Corporate Resource Management” for a leading (Scandinavian) underwriter beset by marine casualties.

Captain Patwardhan has been invited to speak at numerous industry forums, which include: The Lloyds List-Maritime Safety and Security Conference; The British Chamber of Shipping/London; LSM Philippines Manning & Training Conference; 16th International Sustainable Development Research Conference-Hong Kong; Piracy and Maritime Security at the City University of Hong Kong; China Maritime Seminar 2012; 6th Annual World Congress of Ocean 2017; World Ocean Council Sustainable Ocean Summit 2017 (Halifax).

Joan Maria P.E. TING (Director since 2014)

Ms. Ting opted for early retirement in Jun 2013 after 36 years with DBS Bank.  During the last 12 years before retirement, she held the position of Managing Director, Head Corporate Credit Group with responsibility for the development, organization and oversight of the credit approval and credit risk management functions of portfolios under Investment Banking, Financial Institutions including banks and Private Banking.

During her career with DBS Bank she had management responsibility and worked in various departments including Corporate  Finance, Corporate Banking including Trade Services and Funds Transfer Operations, Global Operations Centre (responsible for the operations of all the overseas branches of DBS Bank including China, India, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Seoul, Tokyo, London and USA),  Chairman's Office and Group Credit. 

Ms. Ting graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from the University of Singapore.  She had previously served as a committee member of the Financial Industry Competency Standards Committee (and Chairman of the FICS Corporate banking Sub-Committee), the Association of Banks in Singapore/Corporate Banking Committee, Singapore Shipping Association and the Singapore Business Federation/Services Industries Executive Committee.  She also held past directorships in Grandland Shipping Limited, Ecobulk Shipping Sdn Bhd, Singapore Petroleum Company, CWT Ltd and Singapore Biotech Ltd.

Ms. Ting was appointed an Independent Director of First Sponsor Group Limited (FSGL) on 19th May 2014.  FSGL was listed on the Stock Exchange of Singapore with effect from 22nd July 2014.  Ms Ting currently chairs the Nominating Committee of FSGL and is also a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee of FSGL.

David Cheng Fu Kwok (Director since 2016)

After graduating from the University of Hong Kong, Mr. David Cheng joined World-Wide Shipping Agency Ltd in 1976 as executive trainee.  He was in 1978 transferred to the Group’s subsidiary in Tokyo and later became Manager of Commercial Division there.

In 1984, Mr. Cheng joined Citibank as Assistant Vice President in the Shipping Division and became Vice President and Head of Shipping Division in 1985.

In April 1988, Mr. Cheng joined Indosuez Asia Limited, the merchant bank subsidiary of Banque Indosuez as Head of Shipping in Asia.  In 1992, he set up Indosuez Asia Shipfinance Limited, Hong Kong, a 100% subsidiary of Banque Indosuez to conduct the shipfinance business of the Bank in Asia.

Mr. Cheng has retired from the position of Head of Shipfinance in Asia of Credit Agricole CIB effective 1 May 2014, and from 1 May 2014 to 30 June 2016, he served as the Senior Advisor to the Global Shipping Group of the Bank.  He is also a Director and the Honorary Chairman of Credit Agricole Asia Shipfinance Limited.

From 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016, Mr. Cheng took up the position of member of Investment Committee of Sea Bridge Finance Limited, a joint venture debt fund established by SMTB (Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank) and Credit Agricole CIB.

Mr. Cheng is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Singamas Container Holdings Limited as from 1 November 2012 and of Miricor Enterprises Holdings Ltd. as from 19 December 2016. Mr. Cheng is also an Independent Director of Sincere Navigation Corporation, Taiwan, effective 28 June 2019.

Mr. Cheng served as the Honorary Treasurer of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association from 2001 to 2008, and a member of the Hong Kong Maritime Industry Council of Transport and Housing Bureau, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region from March 2008 to March 2016.  He was a member of the Working Group on Transportation under the Hong Kong Economic Development Commission from January 2015 to March 2018.  From April 2016 to March 2018, he served as a member of the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board (MPB) and the Chairman of Promotion and External Relations Committee of MPB.  He is also the Honorary Treasurer of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

In June 2015, Mr. Cheng was conferred the Distinction of "Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite" by the French Government.

Arthur Bowring (Director since 2020)

Arthur Bowring MH is an Arbitrator and Mediator. He also advises on maritime and commercial issues, and remains heavily involved in the debate surrounding regulatory, technical and policy matters.

Arthur was born into a shipowning family, and over the past 52 years has gained a broad shipping and commercial background, which includes several years at sea as a deck officer, working as a naval architect and ship surveyor for Lloyds Register, acting as an operations superintendent and an oil and dry cargo chartering and owning broker and freight trader for a major international trading house, handling marine insurance placing and claims, and working as a consultant, handling investigative work and claims and project management.

Arthur was Managing Director of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association from 1997 to 2016, and since 1996 has been a Maritime Arbitrator and Mediator. Amongst other appointments, from 2006 to 2018 he was Chairman of the Labour Affairs Committee of the International Chamber of Shipping, and Vice Chairman of the Special Tripartite Committee, Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 and Spokesman for the Maritime Employers’ Group at the International Labour Organisation. From 2011 to 2017 he was Chairman of the Maritime Services Training Board of the Hong Kong Vocational Training Council.

He is a Full Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), Member of the Baltic Exchange, London, President of the Hong Kong Maritime Arbitration Group (HKMAG), and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, the Nautical Institute, the Royal Institute of Navigation, the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, and member of the Hong Kong Mediation Council.

In 2014 he was awarded the Lloyds List ‘Asia Lifetime Achievement Award’, in 2015 he was awarded the ‘Contribution to the Development of the Hong Kong Maritime Cluster Award’ by Seatrade Asia, in 2016 he was conferred an Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong Vocational Training Council and in 2017 he was awarded the Medal of Honour by the Hong Kong SAR Government.

Alastair Craig Macaulay (Director since 2021)

Alastair is originally from Scotland but in 1984 came to Hong Kong to work first for one of Asia’s leading law firms, Johnson Stokes & Master (JSM) in the ship finance practice and latterly for international law firm, Clifford Chance. He spent 33 years as a projects and finance lawyer in the maritime and offshore sector. In that time his practice developed from acting mainly for lenders in ship finance, to representing shipowners and charterers in commercial projects and business opportunities in a wide range of work, including negotiation of shipbuilding contracts, charterparties, pool agreements and management contracts. He also supported various clients in the negotiation of joint ventures, fund raising and sale of businesses, and had a particularly strong LNG shipping practice.

For over ten years Alastair was Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, an association representing owners, managers and operators of one of the world’s largest fleets and related service industries. He was a member of the Consultative Committee to the Hong Kong Shipping Register and supported its growth to become the fourth biggest register in the world. Between 2009 and 2014, Alastair was a member of the Maritime Industry Council, a high-level advisory body tasked with advising the Government on measures and initiatives to further develop Hong Kong's maritime industry. He was also was a member of the Sub-group of the Financial Services Development Council advising the Hong Kong Government on measures to enhance Hong Kong’s position as international maritime centre.

In 2017 Alastair retired from practice and returned to the UK. He now works as a non-executive director and independent advisor to companies involved in the maritime and offshore industries. He also consults and advises on matters of Marshall Islands law for Campbell Johnston Clark, a specialist shipping law firm with offices in London and Singapore. Alastair is a member of the Marshall Islands Quality Council and the Marshall Islands Legal Round Table. He is the Chair of Governors of Send CofE Primary School in Surrey and a Trustee of Woking College, a sixth-form college.