TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Lock+Store CEO Helen Ng named as deputy chair of Asia's Self Storage Association

According to a release, Lock+Store's Chief Executive Officer Helen Ng has been appointed the Deputy Chair of Asia's first-ever Self Storage Association. The newly formed Self Storage Association announced its launch and new board establishment on the eve of Self Storage Expo Asia 2014 in Hong Kong.

The board, representing operators and industry suppliers from Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan endorsed its executives for a provisional Board for the first year.

"My regional colleagues and I are honoured to accept this responsibility to provide a platform for industry players to learn from each other, share best practices and raise industry standards," according to Helen Ng, the newly elected Deputy Chair. "Rapid industry growth will drive interest from investors and entrepreneurs as Asia's growing consumer class discovers the convenience of self storage."

The key Board members include John Perrins (Chair), Executive Chairman, Steel Storage Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia); Helen Ng (Deputy Chair), CEO, Lock+Store (Singapore); and Marilyn Leslie (Treasurer), President, Minico Asia Limited (Hong Kong)

The Self Storage Association of Asia will provide industry statistics, networking opportunities, legal documentation and industry news for members in the first year and roll out more services over time. Headquartered in Hong Kong, it will provide services for people in Asia, and those interested in Asia, to help grow the industry.

"The potential of this industry is massive. It is growing quickly from a low base and has a long way to go to match penetration rates in developed markets like the US, EU and Australia," says Chair Jon Perrins.

"Our association is happy to work with successful self storage associations around the world to bring the best of class to Asian operators seeking to exploit this exciting new market."  

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