Board of Directors


Nicholas (Nick) John Paris was appointed as Director (Non-Executive) of Aseana Properties Limited in September 2019.

Nick is a director and portfolio manager for LIM Advisors Limited, an Asian-focused investment management firm, headquartered in Hong Kong. Based in London, he specialises in investing in closed ended investment funds. He graduated from Newcastle University with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Agricultural Economics. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. He worked with Rothschild Asset Management from 1986 until 1994, launching specialist investment products before becoming a corporate adviser and broker in closed ended investment funds with a particular focus on those investing in emerging markets. In this role, between 1994 and 2001 he worked at Baring Securities, Peregrine Securities and then Credit Lyonnais Asia Securities. Nick then joined the hedge fund industry in a series of sales roles before founding Purbeck Advisers in 2006, which is his own advisory and sales business. He has been advising LIM on investing in Asian closed end funds for ten years and is a director of their London-based investment management subsidiary.

Nick is currently a non-executive director of Myanmar Investments International Limited (a fund investing in private equity in Myanmar which is traded on the main market of the London Stock Exchange) and he has previously been a non-executive director of Aseana (22 June 2015 to 20 March 2019), Global Resources Investment Trust plc (a fund investing in a diverse portfolio of primarily small and mid-capitalisation natural resources and mining companies which is traded on the main market of the London Stock Exchange), The India IT Fund Limited (a fund investing in Indian software companies which was listed on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange), TAU Capital plc (a fund investing in public and private equity in Kazakhstan which was traded on AIM) and RDL Realisation PLC (a London listed fund investing in US loan platforms which is traded on the main market of the London Stock Exchange).

Christopher Henry Lovell was appointed as Director (Non-Executive) of Aseana Properties in June 2019. Christopher was first appointed as an independent non-executive director of Aseana Properties in March 2007. He retired as a director at the 2018 Annual General Meeting as part of the Company’s strategy to reduce its ongoing costs and bring the size of the Board in line with the objectives of the realisation process.

Christopher practised as an English Solicitor in Jersey between 1979 and 2008: he was a partner in the law firm Theodore Goddard from 1983 until 1993 when he set up his own practice. In 2000, he was one of the founding partners of Channel House Trustees Limited, a Jersey regulated trust company which was acquired by Capita Group plc in 2005. He was subsequently appointed as a director of Capita’s regulated trust company.

Christopher has acted as an independent non-executive director for over 20 years and specialises in property holding groups. He is personally registered with the Jersey Financial Services Commission to act as a non-executive director.



Helen Wong Siu Ming was appointed as Director (Non-Executive) of Aseana Properties in June 2019. Helen brings to Aseana Properties over 27 years of financial and operational experience in the United States and Asia. She is Chief Executive Officer and founder of LAPIS Global Limited, a Hong Kong based investment management and advisory firm. She was formerly the CEO of Cushman & Wakefield Capital Asia where she established the Asia Investment Management and Investment Banking platform.

In addition, Helen has held numerous executive positions including Chief Operating Officer of Bravia Capital Hong Kong Limited, Managing Director of IFIL Asia (renamed EXOR S.p.A), where she was responsible for the Asian direct investment activities and Chief Financial Officer of the listed investment vehicle, Pacific Century Regional Developments Limited.

Helen also has extensive experience in infrastructure and transport through her prior roles at the Provisional Airport Authority, Hong Kong and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Monica Lai was appointed as Director (Non-Executive) of Aseana Properties Limited in September 2019.

Monica Lai is the Group Deputy Managing Director of Ireka Corporation Berhad, listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia. She graduated from City University, London with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Accountancy and Economics. Monica worked for EY London and KPMG Hong Kong before joining Ireka in 1993. Her professional qualifications include The Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales, The Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Taxation.