LIPPO Group has appointed former Urban Council chairman Gerry Forsgate as a non-executive director of its three listed companies: Lippo Ltd, Hong Kong China and Hong Kong Building and Loan Agency. Lippo deputy chairman Stephen Riady said Mr Forsgate's extensive experience of the Hong Kong economy and public affairs would be valuable to the business development of the three companies. Mr Forsgate is a member of the Port Development Board, a council member of the Employers Federation of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Management Association, the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and the Hong Kong Productivity Council. He has been resident in Hong Kong since 1947. From 1983 to 1991, he was chairman of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corp. He is also an adviser to the boards of Jardine Pacific and Sino group.