The Manager

Board of Directors

ESR-REIT's Board of Directors come from a wide range of backgrounds and offer a broad knowledge base. Together, they determine ESR-REIT's strategy and direct its performance.

Mr Ooi Eng Peng
Independent Chairman

Member of the Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee
Member of Nominating and Remuneration Committee

Date of appointment as Director : 27 July 2012
Date of last re-appointment as Director : 27 July 2015
Board Committees Served On:
  • Executive Committee (Member)

Mr Ooi has over 30 years of real estate experience in property investment, development, project management and fund investment, and management businesses in both Asia and Australia. Mr Ooi was previously the CEO of Lend Lease Asia, based in Singapore from 2010 to 2011. From 2006 to 2010, he was the CEO of Investment Management and Retail Asia for Lend Lease based in Singapore. Prior to his roles in Asia, he was regional Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") of Lend Lease Communities Asia Pacific (2003 to 2005), Global CFO of Lend Lease Investment Management (2002 to 2003) and CFO of Lend Lease Development (2000 to 2002), all based in Sydney.

Mr Ooi holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and is a member of the Certified Practising Accountants of Australia.

Mr Bruce Kendle Berry
Independent Non-Executive Director

Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman of the Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee

Date of appointment as Director : 16 September 2016
Board Committees Served On:
  • Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee (Chairman)

Mr Berry has over 31 years of business experience covering, construction, property, financial management, infrastructure, and project finance in both Asia and Australia. From 2005 to 2012 Mr Berry was with AMP Capital Services Limited where he held a number of senior management positions including Fund Manager for a diversified infrastructure fund, and was seconded as the CFO for the then ASX listed DUET.

Prior to this, Mr Berry was with Lend Lease Corporate for 22 years, and held a number of senior roles in subsidiary or joint venture companies including CFO for Civil and Civic Ltd, Lyonnaise Asia Water Services Pte Ltd and Oakwood Asian Pacific Pte Ltd.

Mr Erle William Spratt
Independent Non-Executive Director

Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman of Nominating and Remuneration Committee
Member of the Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee

Date of appointment as Director : 13 January 2017
Board Committees Served On:
  • Nominating and Remuneration Committee (Chairman)
  • Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee (Member)

Mr Spratt has more than 30 years of experience in audit and advisory services as well as finance and real estate investment. He started his career with Deloitte in audit and advisory services, followed by more than 16 years with Lend Lease Corporation, where he held a number of senior roles including CFO for Lend Lease Development Australia and Lend Lease Real Estate Investments Japan, Commercial Manager in Lend Lease Development Australia, Investment Director in Lend Lease Retail Singapore and Fund Manager in Lend Lease Investment Management Singapore.

Upon leaving Lend Lease, Mr Spratt joined M&G Real Estate as Investment Director and Fund Manager of the Asia Property Fund in 2010. He held these roles until he left M&G Real Estate in November 2016.

Mr. Spratt holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Australia.

Mr Philip John Pearce
Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director
Member of the Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee

Date of appointment as Director : 5 April 2017
Board Committees Served On:
  • Executive Committee (Member)

Mr Pearce has extensive real estate experience in the Asia Pacific Region. He most recently held the position of Managing Director, Greater China for the Goodman Group, where he was responsible for US$5 billion of assets across Hong Kong and China and the establishment of the Goodman Group's business in China. While at Goodman he worked in Singapore, Hong Kong and China. Mr Pearce was seconded to the manager of Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust from October 2002 to July 2006 where he held the position of Portfolio Manager.

Prior to joining Goodman he was at AMP Henderson Global Investors in Sydney where he worked in various roles within the AMP Henderson Property Group including valuation, asset management and fund management. Mr Pearce was a Director sitting on the board of the Goodman Group from 1 January 2013 till July 2016.

Mr Jeffrey David Perlman
Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director
Member of Nominating and Remuneration Committee
Member of Executive Committee

Date of appointment as Director : 18 January 2017

Jeffrey Perlman is based in Singapore, joined Warburg Pincus in 2006 and leads the firm's investments in Southeast Asia. Additionally, Mr Perlman focuses on real estate investments across the greater Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, he worked in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Credit Suisse. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for ESR Cayman Limited, GO-JEK, Mofang Apartments, Nova Property Investment, PT. Nirvana Wastu Pratama, Vincom Retail Joint Stock Company and ESR Funds Management (S) Limited.

Mr Adrian Chui
Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") and Executive Director

Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") and Executive Director

Date of appointment as Director : 24 March 2017
Board Committees Served On:
  • Executive Committee (Member)

Prior to joining the Manager, Mr Chui ran the South East Asia real estate advisory division of Standard Chartered Bank ("SCB"). His overall responsibilities at SCB included structuring, fundamental analysis and approval of acquisition financing for real estate companies / REITs / Business Trusts, valuation and execution advice for mergers& acquisitions, as well as structuring, execution and investment case positioning & strategies of REIT Initial Public Offerings ("IPOs")and follow-on offerings of equity, equity- linked and debt securities across all real estate segments.

Before SCB, Mr Chui was the Director of Real Estate, Lodging and Leisure Group at UBS Investment Bank's Singapore office, where he headed a team involved in structuring and listing of Singapore and cross-border REITs / Business Trusts and property company IPOs for Southeast Asia. His past work experience also includes a stint at Morgan Stanley Asia (Singapore) Securities Pte Ltd, where he was the lead property research analyst responsible for Singapore listed REITs and property companies. He has also held management roles with Capita Commercial Trust Management Limited and was part of the pioneer management team at Ascendas Funds Management (S) Limited.