Lyon Group is pleased to announce the appointment of its inaugural Advisory Board.

Paul Laxon, Adam Aspinall and James Leong bring a diverse range of international experience to their new roles and will provide guidance to Lyon’s Board of Directors.

Lyon’s Advisory Board will help guide the scaling up of the business to meet growing demand for Lyon’s unique project design philosophy, including the group’s international expansion.

Paul Laxon is a former Managing Partner at EY Queensland, where he was a Member of the EY Board of Partners and the EY Oceania Energy and Infrastructure Tax Leader. He chairs the Board of Hear and Say, a foundation for deaf children. He has extensive experience in major international transactions, structuring, the energy and infrastructure sectors, and taxation. He has agreed to be the inaugural Chairman of Lyon’s Advisory Board.

Adam Aspinall is an Independent Expert for international power projects and mechanical engineer with more than 36 years’ experience in the electricity industry. He is a Special Adviser at WorleyParson/Advisian and a Non-Executive Director of Stanwell Corporation Limited. He has worked with leading utilities in Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom and Canada across generation, retailing and market trading. His expertise includes project feasibility analysis, strategic project planning, major transactions, and power station operation and maintenance.

James Leong is Chairman and Managing Partner at Pagoda Investment, a Beijing-based private equity fund focusing on innovative technology, health science and advance manufacturing. He has more than 25 years of private equity investment and asset management experience. Before founding Pagoda Investment, he was a senior executive at CIC, China’s Sovereign Wealth Fund. He’s also a senior advisor to Queensland Investment Corporate (Queensland’s Sovereign Wealth Fund) on their investments in China and alongside Chinese corporations.

The members of Lyon’s Advisory Board are not officers of any entity in the Lyon Group. Their role is to provide advisory support and guidance to the group and its officers, who will remain responsible for the decisions of the group.

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