Nicholas Allen is independent non-executive Chairman of Link Asset Management Limited, and also serves as an independent non-executive director of CLP Holdings Limited and Lenovo Group Limited. He chairs the audit committee of Lenovo Group Limited. He has extensive experience in accounting and auditing and was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1988 until his retirement in June 2007. Mr. Allen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics/Social Studies from Manchester University, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.