Kadoorie Family

CLP chief Andrew Brandler to resign, join Kadoorie family's private office

Richard Lancaster

Andrew Brandler, the chief executive of CLP for over 13 years, will step down in the third quarter of this year to join the private office of its largest shareholder, the Kadoorie family.

Thursday, 4 April, 2013, 5:09am

Endangered reptiles to be returned to Philippines

More than 100 endangered reptiles from the Philippines that were smuggled into Hong Kong will be 'repatriated' to their home country today, officials say.

The animals - including pond turtles and water lizards that are unique to the Philippines - will enter a government rescue centre on their return, where they will be considered for future release into the wild.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:42pm


Paying for what you want to hear

I refer to the letter by Director of Public Prosecutions Kevin Zervos ('Prosecution processes accountable', May 9), in reply to the article by Grenville Cross ('Too hot to handle', May 4).

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Need for transparency apparent

Last week may have spelled the end of Hong Kong's traditional 'behind-the-scenes' deals between business and government.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

CLP puts Leung on the spot over energy

Just months after the painful wrangling with the government over the new electricity tariffs, CLP appears to be in a warring mood again. The power company warns that energy bills will be 'materially' higher by 2015 due to a 40 per cent increase in fuel costs.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

'Clean energy means higher power bills'

The government's 'clean energy' policy will mean higher power bills for consumers, the chief of Hong Kong's biggest power company, Michael Kadoorie, said yesterday.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

How Kadoorie must wish he had a property developer's power

Read the statement by the chairman of CLP Holdings and you get the impression that Michael Kadoorie is more than a little teed off with the government following his company's recent spat over tariff increases. CLP wanted to raise tariffs by 9.2 per cent but, following government pressure, accepted 4.9 per cent.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Power bills will soar for years

Regular and substantial electricity-tariff increases will be needed for the rest of this decade to pay for higher fuel costs as a result of a new gas supply from the mainland and measures to tackle climate change, CLP Holdings boss Michael Kadoorie says.

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong for kids

Three years ago, I was apprehensive about moving to Hong Kong. I had always taken pride in the fact that we were an 'outdoorsy' family, most of our weekends spent exploring the natural wonders of the San Francisco Bay area.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong

The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong by Gloria Barretto, Phillip Cribb and Stephan Gale HKU Press

Half a century of persistent original scholarship, intensive research, and sheer love of place and subject illuminate this magnificent book. Few works on Hong Kong subjects can be considered definitive, but The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong is one of them.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Hypocrisy of officials' power play

Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah is calling for a review of the controversial 'control agreements' used by the power companies in light of proposed price increases from CLP Power and Hongkong Electric.

SCMP, Dec. 18

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A vivid journey into HK's past

Our Home, Our History - An Illustration By The Hong Kong Heritage Project

From bits of farmland and a tiny port to an industrialised city and then a prosperous international metropolis, Hong Kong has 'stunned the world with its rapid economic development that was globally heralded as a miracle', the picture album Our Home, Our History - An Illustration says.

19 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Generous-spirited Hong Kong icon dies aged 96

The wife of the late Lawrence Kadoorie, who founded electricity utility business CLP and the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, has died at the age of 96.

Hong Kong-born Muriel Kadoorie, nee Gubbay, married in 1938 and had two children, Rita and Michael. Her husband was knighted in 1974. He died in 1993 aged 94.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Kadoorie matriarch's life of giving

The wife of the late Lawrence Kadoorie, who made the family a household name in the city with his electricity utility business CLP, has died. She was 96.

CLP staff received the news of Muriel Kadoorie's death yesterday, a spokesman said, but they were not sure when she died.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Seeking a better life

About 600 smuggled freshwater pig-nosed turtles were set to head home to Indonesia yesterday.

The protected animals - native to Australia and New Guinea - were smuggled into the city in January, suffering from dehydration.

6 Oct 2011 - 12:00am