Management Team

Boards of Directors melvin shermin steve angela klaus libby

Melvin Poon Tuck Meng

Director - Hotel Operations

Melvin Poon Tuck Meng is the Director (Hotel Operations) and is responsible for the overall business and operational matters of the Group’s hotels. Mr Poon joined Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel in 2002 as a Financial Controller and was subsequently promoted to Finance and Administration Director. Mr Poon has more than 30 years of experience in hotel financial management and administration. Prior to joining our Group, he was the executive assistant manager of Yuda Palace Hotel in Zhengzhou, China. Previously, he held appointments as the Financial and Accounts Controller of other hotels in Singapore, namely Golden Landmark Hotel, Boulevard Hotel and Orchard Parade Hotel. Mr Poon holds two Master degrees; a Master of International Business degree from the University of Wollongong, Australia and a Master of Business in Accounting degree from Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

Shermin Chan Poh Choo

Group Financial Controller

Shermin Chan Poh Choo was appointed Group Financial Controller on 23 March 2018. She joined the Group in May 2007 as Assistant Finance Manager. Her duties and responsibilities include management of the Group’s financial and accounting functions, as well as corporate reporting, secretarial and banking matters. Ms Chan was trained and started her career as an auditor for a mid-tier Singapore public accounting firm for 10 years. Prior to joining our Group, she worked for Xpress Print Pte Ltd in the accounting and finance department. Ms Chan obtained her professional qualification in accountancy from The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is a nonpractising member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Foo Yong Kit Steve

Senior Director - Developments

Foo Yong Kit Steve is the Senior Director (Developments), for the Group’s Property Development business. Mr Foo joined the Group in May 2007 as Project Manager and he oversees all aspects of our development projects from review of development designs, evaluation of tender and administration of construction and maintenance programmes. As head of the Contract, Project and Property Management division he ensures successful initiation, completion and handover of our developments projects. He also supports the technical aspects of the Group overseas Hospitality development projects. Mr Foo has more than 30 years of experience in the field of construction and property management. Prior to joining our Group, Mr Foo was employed by the Keppel Club as Manager overseeing the Club maintenance and development of a new Master Plan project. Mr Foo holds a certificate in Architectural Studies and a Diploma in Building from Singapore Polytechnic and also holds a certificate in Common Examination for Housing Agents from the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV). He is also a certified Fire Safety Manager as awarded by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

Angela Khoo Ying Hui

Director – Sales & Marketing / Human Resource & Administration

Angela Khoo Ying Hui is the Director of Sales & Marketing and Human Resource and Administration department. She joined the Group in 2010 as the Manager of Sales and Marketing. Her responsibilities in Sales and Marketing department include the marketing and sales of the Group’s projects as well as overseeing the Group’s leasing and investment property segments. Concurrently as the Director for Human Resource and Administration department, she is involved in the planning for personnel and human resource needs of the Company. She also leads the Group’s Corporate and Social Responsibility initiatives as well as the Sustainability aspect to achieve the Group’s strategies. Formerly, Ms Khoo was with Knight Frank Pte Ltd as Residential Tenancy & Leasing Manager with a large portfolio of multinational clients. Prior to this appointment, she was with the US Embassy, involved in the property leasing aspect for the diplomats. Ms Khoo holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Business and Management from the University of Bradford (UK) and a Diploma in Building and Real Estate Management from Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

Klaus Gottschalk

General Manager

Klaus Gottschalk joined the Group in April 2014 as General Manager of Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel, responsible for the overall operations of our Singapore hotel. Mr Klaus has more than 35 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry. Having started his career in Germany, he has since worked in senior management positions in Europe, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, China, Indonesia and Malaysia. He joined Accor in 1994 as Deputy General Manager for the Novotel Twin Waters Resort in Australia’s Sunshine Coast and thereafter also held positions as Hotel Manager in Ibis Slipi Jakarta and later as General Manager for Ibis Jakarta Mangga Dua. In 2000 Klaus returned to Australia as General Manager for the Novotel Pacific Bay Resort before transferring to New Zealand in 2005. Based at the Novotel & Ibis properties in Rotorua, he was Area General Manager for the Central North Island, New Zealand. Prior to joining Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel, Mr Klaus opened the Pullman Shanghai Skyway Hotel in China and the Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar in Malaysia. Mr Klaus graduated from Hotel Management School, D. Speiser Tegernsee in Germany.

Ms Libby Walsh

Director - Australia and New Zealand

Libby Walsh was appointed Director - Australia and New Zealand in August 2019. She originally joined the group in July 2015 as a Development Manager working on the Sydney and Melbourne assets & development projects. Ms Walsh has been involved in managing development projects throughout Australia, primarily in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth and has worked across a range of project fields including residential, commercial, mixed-use, retail and healthcare. She began her career in property as a Consulting Engineer for Wood & Grieve Engineers in Perth and Melbourne before moving into Project & Development Management in Sydney. She has also served as the Treasurer on the Board of the Ausdance National Council, a Not-For-Profit Arts organisation supporting the professional dance sector. Ms Walsh holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from the University of Western Australia (UWA) as well as a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance and Investment (Major in Property Investment) from FINSIA and has completed the Foundations of Directorship Course with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) in Sydney. She is also a Green Star Accredited Professional by the Green Building Council of Australia.