Roland Kenneth Selvanayagam

Non-Executive Chairman
Lead Independent Director

Mr Selvanayagam joined the Company as NonExecutive Independent Director on 4 January 2010. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee and Audit Committee. He is also the Non-Executive Chairman and Lead Independent Director.

He is a professionally qualified Chartered Management Accountant with close to 4 decades of commercial experience. He was the President of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants – Malaysia Division. He is a recipient of the Institute’s Bronze medal awarded in recognition of his contribution to the Institute and the profession at large.

He has worked for and managed companies in Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Australia besides serving on the boards of listed companies in South Africa, Malaysia and Australia.

Mr Selvanayagam served on the Council of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers for a number of years and was the Chairman of the Audit Committee and Deputy Chairman of the Malaysian Food Manufacturing Group.

Raymond Tan Soo Khoon

Group Chief Executive Officer
Executive Director

Mr Tan joined the Company as Company Secretary on 7 August 2007 before joining the Board on 1 October 2012 as a Non-Executive Non-Independent Director. He was re-designated as Executive Director and Group General Counsel on 1 January 2013. Mr Tan was appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer and resigned from his positions as the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary on 1 October 2015.

Mr Tan was formerly a partner at Robert Wang & Woo LLP where he was the head of its Corporate and Commercial Department. With over 30 years of experience as a practicing lawyer specialising in corporate and commercial work, he has acted for public-listed companies in various corporate finance matters and advised them in areas of compliance and corporate governance. Mr Tan was previously an Independent Director of ISR Capital Limited and the Lead Independent Director of Annica Holdings Limited.

He obtained his degree in law from the National University of Singapore in 1982 and was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1983.

Dr Denis Clarke

Non-Executive, Independent Director

Dr Clarke joined the Company as Non-Executive Independent Director on 1 October 2012. He is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Dr Clarke possesses over 40 years of experience in senior technical, financial and corporate positions in the mining and exploration industry globally. In particular, Dr Clarke played a significant role in the extraordinary growth of Plutonic Resources Limited through his positions as General Manager of the Exploration, Finance and Administration, and Corporate divisions of the company. He was part of the team which transformed Plutonic Resources Limited to one of Australia’s largest gold producers with up to five operating mines and a market capitalisation of over A$1 billion before it was absorbed by Homestake Mining Company in 1998.

Subsequently, as Director and Consultant for 10 years, he contributed to the development of Troy Resources Limited from small explorer to successful international gold miner. Prior to joining Plutonic, he spent 10 years in exploration mostly in Canada with Rio Algom Limited (a subsidiary of Rio Tinto). He was previously Non-Executive Chairman of Hill End Gold Limited and Cullen Resources Limited both of which are listed on the ASX. He is currently Non-Executive Director of ASX-listed Dart Mining N L.

He has a Ph.D. (Geology) from Stanford University

Bernard Soo Puong Yii

Non-Executive, Independent Director

Mr Soo joined the Company as Non-Executive Independent Director on 29 July 2008. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Mr Soo has wide experience in project, finance and business development with various international companies and he is associated with the Foundation and Trust that provide funds to various projects in the Asia Pacific region. He graduated with an honours degree in Accountancy from the University of Bolton (UK).