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The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Appoints David Williams to Head Up
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability and Ian Longbon to
Lead Audit & Risk Management


HONG KONG, December 11, 2009 - The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HKEx: 00045) (HSH) announced the following appointments: Mr. David Williams as General Manager, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability; and Mr. Ian Longbon as General Manager, Audit & Risk Management. Both appointees are based in Hong Kong and the appointments took effect on 1 December, 2009.

Mr. David Williams

Mr. Williams joined HSH in 1998 and was previously the Group's Head of Audit and Risk Management, prior to his new position. 

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a member of the Institute of Hospitality (UK) and the Institute of Internal Auditors, Hong Kong Chapter.

A UK native, Mr. Williams graduated from the University of Surrey with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Catering Management. Prior to joining HSH, he had worked with Hyatt International Hotels and Hilton International in the UK, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

Mr. Williams is a qualified Corporate Social Responsibility Practitioner with the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. In his new role, he will be assisting the Group's Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Clement K.M. Kwok, in co-ordinating the Group's corporate social responsibility initiatives to achieve a meaningful level of reporting and accountability.

Mr. Ian Longbon

Mr. Longbon is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has previously held the position as President of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Hong Kong Chapter, for four years. 

A UK native, Mr. Longbon graduated from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and earned a Master of Business Administration from the City University Business School. He has enjoyed a long career history in Hong Kong, New York and London, working for KPMG Peak Marwick, Barclays Capital, Credit Lyonnais and Swire Pacific Limited, where he was Head of Internal Audit for eight years.

About The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH)
 Incorporated in 1866 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (00045), HSH is a holding company whose subsidiaries and jointly controlled entity are engaged in the ownership and management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential properties in key destinations in Asia, the USA and Europe. The hotel portfolio of the Group comprises The Peninsula Hong Kong, The Peninsula Shanghai, The Peninsula Beijing, The Peninsula New York, The Peninsula Chicago, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula Bangkok, The Peninsula Manila and The Peninsula Paris (opening in 2012).  The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and The Peak Tramways, St. John's Building, The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand.


Irene Lau
     Manager, Corporate Affairs
     The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited
     Tel:   +852-2840-7788
     Fax:   +852-2840-7567

Also See: The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels 2009 Half Year Operating Results; Peninsula Hotels Record a 22% Drop in Revenue as Compared to the First Six Months of Last Year / Key Statistics for the 9 Hotels / August 2009

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