Senior Executive Management

Simon Buttery

CEO, Continental Engineering Corporation

Mr. Simon Buttery has over 35 years of professional experience from the engineering and construction sector. He has lived and worked in a number of significant international markets including the United Kingdom, the Middle East, North Africa, North America, and the Caribbean.

During his career, Mr. Buttery has held senior leadership roles within major international companies such as Wimpey plc, Tarmac plc and latterly Carillion plc. Before joining CEC, he served as the CEO of Carillion International, responsible for the management of more than 15,000 employees as well as Carillion’s day-to-day operations in both North America, the Middle East and North Africa. Mr. Buttery became the CEO of CEC on January 7, 2019.

Mr. Buttery obtained a Higher National Diploma in Construction Management (UK) in 1986, and graduated from London South Bank University in 1988. Mr. Buttery holds an Advanced Diploma in Construction Management and Economics (UK).


Mossy Chen

General Manager, Taiwan Office, Continental Engineering Corporation

Mr. Mossy Chen joined CEC as a fresh graduate in 1977. Since then, Mr. Chen had worked on many overseas projects, including highway and bridge projects in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, as well as construction engineering projects in Thailand. In 1990, Mr. Chen returned from his overseas relocation to work on the MRT engineering project in Taiwan and was given the title of Manager of the Building Department and the responsibility of managing the company’s building projects. Subsequently, he was promoted to Vice President of the same department and was tasked with the responsibility of submitting construction bids. Mr. Chen is highly knowledgeable of the engineering field and market in Taiwan. At present, Mr. Chen holds the title of General Manager of Taiwan Office at CEC and is responsible for the company’s construction business development and operation in Taiwan.

Mr. Mossy Chen graduated from Chung Yuan Christian University (Taiwan) with a degree in Hydraulic Engineering in 1977.


Steve Thompson

General Manager, CEC Hong Kong Office

Steve Thompson has over twenty five years of engineering experience in rail, roads, civil engineering, and facility management services. Prior to joining CEC, Mr. Thompson worked with Carillion plc where he delivered various rail asset management roles in the United Kingdom including leading a flagship contract to maintain the UK's high speed rail route, High Speed 1. Mr. Thompson has also held senior managerial positions leading teams in international markets including the Middle East and Canada, where he achieved successful new market entry and secured significant infrastructure projects.

Mr. Thompson has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nottingham, UK and became a Chartered Engineer in 2005.


Mike Shaw

CEO, Continental Engineering Corporation India Project Offices
Managing Director, CEC International Corporation India Private Limited

Mr. Mike Shaw has over 35 years of experience in the engineering and construction industries, spanning the UK, Middle East, USA, Australia, and Asia. Mr. Shaw has held senior positions in leading international contractors including, Balfour Beatty, Leighton Contractors and Lend Lease and has a deep understanding of the India construction market. Prior to CEC, his most recent appointment was the Country Director for WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff overseeing business development in Australia & Saudi Arabia. Mr. Shaw joins CEC in January 2017, currently serving as the Managing Director for CEC International Corporation India Private Limited (CICI) and the CEO for CEC India Project Offices.

Mr. Shaw received his BSc degree in Quantity Surveying from Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, UK. Mr. Shaw is also a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).


Tsun-Sen Liao

President, Continental Development Corporation

Mr. Tsun-Sen Liao has been heading the Real Estate Development Division of CEC as General Manager since 2002, responsible for CEC's commercial real estate development, including department stores and deluxe office buildings, residential product positioning and sales (primarily in the luxury residential market segment) and the development of new suburban town communities. Mr. Liao was appointed as President of CDC when it was spun-off from CEC’s restructuring in 2010.

Mr. Liao graduated from National Chung Hsing University (Taiwan) with a degree in Urban Planning.


Jerry Chou

President, HDEC Corporation and North Shore Corporation

Mr. Jerry Chou previously served as an engineer and researcher prior to joining CEC. Mr. Chou joined CEC in 1991 and has contributed his vast technical knowledge and engineering experience. Mr. Chou has been involved in many major projects involving construction technology innovation. He also played a crucial role in the development of CEC’s construction technology and successfully built up CEC’s BOT business in environmental engineering. Mr. Chou previously served as President of Taiwan Business Division and International Business Division respectively. Mr. Chou has been President of HDEC and North Shore Corporation since May 2013.

Mr. Chou received his M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Chung Yuan Christian University (Taiwan) in 1987.