Senior Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Hong Kong

The Honourable Ronald Arculli

Chair, Common Purpose Hong Kong

Mr Ronald Arculli is a Senior Partner of King & Wood Mallesons in Hong Kong. He chairs the Board of FWD Group (the insurance arm of Pacific Century Group), the Honorary Advisory Committee of SVHK Foundation Limited, Common Purpose Charitable Foundation Limited, Hong Kong and Light Be Foundation Limited. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Asia Art Archive Limited and a Trustee, Vice-Chair of the Trustees and Director of IFRS Foundation. He is a Board Member and the Vice-Chairman of the Board of The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and chairs its Executive Committee and Development Committee.

Mr Arculli is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hang Lung Properties Limited, and a Non-Executive Director of HKR International Limited, Sino Hotels (Holdings) Limited, Sino Land Company Limited, Tsim Sha Tsui Properties Limited, HK Electric Investments Manager Limited (as trustee-manager of HK Electric Investments) and HK Electric Investments Limited (all listed in Hong Kong except HK Electric Investments Manager Limited).

Mr Arculli has a long and distinguished record of public service. He was a Non-Official Member (November 2005 – June 2012) and later appointed as Convenor of the Non-Official Members (December 2011- June 2012) of the Executive Council of the HKSAR Government. He was a former member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong (1988-2000). He was the former Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (2006-2012) and The Hong Kong Jockey Club (2002-2006). He was also the former Chairman (2010-2012) and Board Member (2008-2012) of The World Federation of Exchanges.

In 2000, he succeeded HRH the Duke of Edinburgh as Chairman of The International Award Association, a youth development programme present in some 100 countries – a position he held until November 2007. He has served on many commissions and boards including the Board of the Hong Kong Jockey Club and the Board of Governors of the London Business School.

In 2005, the City University of Hong Kong conferred on Mr Arculli an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Social Sciences. In 2010, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology conferred on him an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws. Mr Arculli was called to the English and Hong Kong Bars and is currently a solicitor in England and Wales and in Hong Kong.