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.

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.

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. Alastair is a trustee of the Royal Museums Greenwich Foundation and also a Governor of Send CofE Primary School in Surrey and a Trustee of Woking College, a sixth-form college.