SINGAPORE — Noble Group Ltd.’s board of directors announced on March 1 that Irene Yun Lien Lee has been appointed as an independent non-executive director, effective March 1.

“Irene is held in the highest regard by the Hong Kong business community and her broad senior level international financial and business experience will be immensely valuable to the group as we continue our development and growth,” said Richard Elman, chairman of the Noble Group.

Lee is the non-executive chairman of Hysan Development Company Limited, and a non-executive director of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (both listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange); and is the non-executive chairman of Keybridge Capital Limited as well as a non-executive director of QBE Insurance Group Limited (both listed on the Australian Stock Exchange).

She is a member of the Advisory Council of JP Morgan Australia and a director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She has held senior positions with financial institutions involved in investment banking and funds management over the past thirty years. She has been an executive director of Citibank in New York, London and Sydney; and head of corporate finance at Commonwealth Bank of Australia and chief executive officer of Sealcorp Holdings Limited, both based in Sydney. She also served as a member of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel and numerous listed and unlisted companies in Australia.

Lee was educated at Smith College, Massachusetts, U.S. and has a bachelor of arts degree in art history. She is a barrister-at-law in England and Wales and a member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London, U.K.