GPS Australia is led by an experienced Board, which aims to continue to drive the success of the GPS Group.
Lim Pang Hern (Jeffrey)
Lim Pang Hern started as an apprentice in the Material Handling Department with a German Company. In 1998, he was promoted to Senior Service Executive heading Material Handling and Engineering Departments.
He founded BD CraneTech Pte Ltd, a company specialist in Hoist and Crane in 1991. Under his leadership, the company proudly received the SME 500 Award in 2009 and 2013 as well as the 2012 Enterprise 50 Award.
With his vast knowledge and experiences, he now has a group of companies with diverse business in cranes, properties, marine, precast, galvanizing and construction.
Currently, Jeffrey is the Executive Director and Deputy Chairman of Lorenzo International Limited.
Jeffrey attained his City & Guild Diploma in Electrical Engineering in 1988 and received his Master in Technological Entrepreneurship from SIM University of Singapore in 2011.
Ms. Wang is the Vice President of China Zhonghong Enterprise Group and CEO of Hebei Tourism Group. She has vast experience in real estate planning, development, project management, real estate marketing and financial management. She attended the Real Estate Development Training at Tsinghua University in Beijing and is a Permanent Resident of Singapore since 2012.
Under her leadership, Zhonghong Enterprise Group has expanded into luxury hotels and high-end restaurants including the development of the Zhonghong Huijing International, Zhujing Jiayuan and Majestic Galaxy City which has become an iconic landmark in Shijiazhuang City.
Whilst Hebei Tourism Group is the owner of two five-star luxury hotels, Zhongmao Haiyue Hotel and Hebei Grand Hotel VIP Tower, which also operates Pleasant Sky Prestige Private Club. The Hebei Grand Hotel VIP Tower has become the first five-star executive apartments in the Hebei province in Shijiazhuang City.
David Richard Laxton
David Laxton graduated from the University of Surrey Guildford, UK with BSc Honorus in Mechanical and he is bilingual with a good command of Bahasa Indonesia.David started his career with Blue Circle Industries PLC in UK and was subsequently seconded to an Indonesian cement manufacturer in 1986 as Chief Mechanical Engineer at the young age of 27. After working 8 years in this role in Indonesia as well as business development role, he left employment and started up his own business in a wide variety of industries, such as prawn farming, shipping and business consultancy.
In 1999, he setup a bulk material handling facilities in Singapore for the RDC Group which lead him to arranging a group of investors to finance a management buyout of the RDC group with ready-mix and precast operations globally.
In 2004, he took part in the purchase of a distressed group of quarry companies and remains a shareholder and director to this day.
Today, David sits on the board of various private companies in Singapore.
Andrew Skinner has been in public practice as a Chartered Accountant and CPA for over 36 years. He has specialised in small business and superannuation taxation planning for many years and is currently principal of Andrew Skinner & Associates Pty Ltd a CPA Public Practice. Andrew is also a Justice of the Peace and a Registered Tax Agent.
In 2004 Andrew was the founding director of Augur Resources Ltd, which went on to list on the ASX (AUK). Andrew’s extensive experience with mineral exploration companies resulted in his appointment as a director of Zamia Metals Ltd (ZGM), which listed on the ASX in January 2007, and he remains on that Board as Executive Chairman and has been instrumental in the success of that business.
Andrew is a Sessional Lecturer at Macquarie University in the School of Accounting and Corporate Governance teaching in the fields of Enterprise Risk Management, Sustainability Reporting and Business Ethics and Corporate Governance. He is currently enrolled in a Master of Research in Accounting with a research interest in corporate governance particularly in director social and relationship capital.
Marcelo Mora graduated with a Bachelor of Business degree and Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance, is a Chartered Secretary (AGIA). Mr Mora has been an accountant for more than 30 years both in Australia and internationally, providing financial reporting and company secretarial services to a range of publicly listed companies in Australia. Mr Mora has been GPS’s Company Secretary since May 2014.
Senior management includes the following Directors:
- Lim Pang Hern (Jeffrey) – Executive Director