The board of directors of Link Asset Management Limited (the Manager), as manager of Link Real Estate Investment Trust (Link) announced that Ms Melissa WU Mao Chin (Ms WU) will be appointed as an independent non-executive director (INED) and a member of the audit and risk management committee (ARMC) of the Manager effective from 3 April 2023. The biography of Ms WU containing the information required under Rule 13.51(2) of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the Listing Rules) as if such rule were applicable to Link is set out below: Ms WU, aged 56, is a Chartered Accountant and was a Partner at KPMG. She retired from KPMG in 2020, following a career there spanning over 30 years.
She has extensive experience in providing audit services to multinational and listed companies in Hong Kong and Mainland China, in particular those in the real estate, consumer and transportation sectors. In addition, she held a number of management roles at KPMG including the Head of People, Head of Audit and Head of Consumer and Industrial Markets. Ms WU has also held a number of public service positions notably, serving on several committees instituted by Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) governmental bodies, including HKSAR Law Reform Commission, HKSAR Standing Committee on Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service, HKSAR Advisory Committee on Post-service Employment of Civil Servants, HKSAR Standing Committee on Disciplined Services Salaries and Conditions of Service and the Estate Agents Authority.
Ms WU is a fellow of both The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.