HKJC taps former Microsoft Asia finance boss

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has appointed former Microsoft Asia CFO, David Fan to the position of executive director, finance, with effect from January 14.

Mr. Fan will be a member of the Club’s board of management and will report directly to the CEO Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges. He replaces the Mr. Angus Lee, who will retire from the Club later this year.

In his new position, Mr. Fan will lead the Finance Division and will be accountable for the Club’s financial performance and for managing the Club’s investment portfolio.

He will be responsible for supporting the Club’s major business initiatives as well as managing the division’s operational functions, bringing both financial discipline and governance perspectives to the role. He will also lead the strategic procurement, contract management and transport & logistics functions.

Prior to joining the Club, Mr Fan spent seven years with Microsoft, his last position being chief financial officer of Microsoft Asia. Prior to Microsoft, Mr Fan worked at Nortel Networks in Canada, the USA, Hong Kong, and China and held the role of chief financial officer.