Board

Mr Clive Brown

Executive Chairman

Mr Brown is the former Minister for State Development in the Western Australian State Government. He was previously a director of Phosphate Resources Ltd from 1992 to 1999 and has held a variety of company directorships. Since leaving the Parliament in 2005 he has been an advisor to a range of mining companies and has undertaken enquiries and reviews for the WA State and Federal Governments.

Mr Lai Ah Hong

Managing Director

Mr Lai has had extensive experience in private enterprise on Christmas Island as well as with the union movement. He accepted the appointment as Executive Chairman in March 2004. Mr Lai is a former president of the Union of Christmas Island Workers and has been involved in the phosphate industry for 27 years. He was also a founding director of Phosphate Resources Limited in 1991.

Mr Chan Khye Meng

Non-Executive Director

Mr Chan is active in the Christmas Island community as a member of the Poon Saan Club and the Chinese Literary Association. 
Mr Chan, who has lived on Christmas Island for 29 years, is the managing director of his own company on Christmas Island.

Mr Tee Lip Sin

Executive Director

Mr Tee holds a Diploma in Business from Curtin University and a Diploma in Plantation Management from the University of Malaya. He has been employed in senior management for the past 10 years and is currently an Executive Director of several companies.

Mr Phua Siak Yeong

Executive Director

Mr Phua graduated from the University of Malaya with first class honours in Chemical Engineering.  He obtained his MBA from the same university in 1990.  He worked at Esso Singapore after graduation and then as a Marketing Executive for Bulk Chemicals Sdn Bhd from 1979 to 1983.  He joined the Hong Leong Group in Malaysia in 1983, involved in motorcycle manufacturing.  From 1994 to 1996, Mr Phua was posted to China to manage the motorcycle manufacturing joint venture.  He returned to Malaysia in 1997 to head the motorcycle research and development company in the Hong Leong Group.  In 2002 he transferred to MZ Motorrad Sdn Bhd to develop the MZ brand in Malaysia.  Mr Phua retired in 2008 from the Hong Leong Group and is currently employed in Chin Yang Hydro Power Co in China.