board of directors
Colm Martin McCarthy
Non-Executive and Independent Director

Mr McCarthy joined the Wheelock Properties (Singapore) Board on 26 September 2008 and was appointed Lead Independent Director on 27 April 2018. He serves as the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and as a member of the Audit & Risk Management and Nominating Committees. Mr McCarthy was last re-elected as Director at the Annual General Meeting on 28 April 2017.

Mr McCarthy's career has been in banking. He joined Bank of America's Dublin office in 1979 and was later transferred to London. In 1991, he moved to Asia to become Country Executive Officer of the Singapore office. Mr McCarthy was appointed President, Bank of America Asia, in 2003 and after 29 years of service, retired from the bank in June 2008. He was previously Head of Global Banking, Asia Pacific, with Wells Fargo Bank, a Director of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, Bank of Singapore Limited and The Irish Chamber of Commerce Singapore.

Mr McCarthy currently sits on the Board of Governors of Tanglin Trust School.

Mr McCarthy was conferred the Public Service Medal (PBM) by the Singapore Government in 2003 for his contribution to the financial services industry.

Mr McCarthy graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and a Master of Business Studies (First Class Honours).