Tan Sri Dato’ Nik Ibrahim Kamil Bin Tan Sri Nik Ahmad Kamil

Non-Executive Chairman

Tan Sri Dato’ Nik Ibrahim Kamil was appointed to the Board on 13 April 2011 as Non-Executive Chairman and was re-designated as Executive Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer on 9 May 2011. He was further re-designated as Non-Executive Chairman after he relinquished his position as Group Chief Executive Officer on 1 January 2013.

Tan Sri Dato’ Nik Ibrahim Kamil has over 48 years of managerial and business experience across diverse industries, including mining, petroleum, media, finance and port management.

At present, he is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of OCB Berhad and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Westports Holdings Berhad, both public-listed companies in Malaysia. His previous appointments in Malaysian-listed companies include Managing Director of The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad, Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Octagon Consolidated Berhad, Chairman of QSR Brands Bhd and Non-Executive Independent Director of Camerlin Group Berhad.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration from Georgetown University, Washington D.C., USA.

Raymond Tan Soo Khoon

Group Chief Executive Officer
Executive Director

Mr Tan assumed the position of Acting Group Chief Executive Officer on 1 April 2014. Appointed as Company Secretary on 7 August 2007, he joined the board on 1 October 2012 as a Non-Executive Non-Independent Director and was re-designated as Executive Director and Group General Counsel on 1 January 2013.

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 was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Independent Director on 1 October 2012.

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 – Exploration, General Manager – Finance and Administration, and General Manager – Corporate at various times.

He was part of the team who 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 is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Cullen Resources Limited which is listed on the ASX. He has a Ph.D. (Geology) from Stanford University.

Roland Selvanayagam

Non-Executive, Independent Director

Mr Selvanayagam was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Independent Director on 4 January 2010. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating Committee.

He is a professionally qualified accountant with more than 30 years of management experience. He was President of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Malaysia Division, from 1996 to 1998. He was awarded the Institute’s Bronze medal for his contribution to the Institute and the profession at large.

He has worked for and managed multinational and local companies in Asia and Australia and held directorships in Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Australia and South Africa. He serves as a Director of Mitrajaya Holdings Bhd, which is listed on Bursa Malaysia.

Mr Selvanayagam also 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 Manufacturer’s Group.

Lynne Ng Su Ling

Non-Executive, Independent Director

Ms Ng was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Independent Director on 29 July 2009. She is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

With more than 20 years of practice in areas of legal work ranging from litigation and conveyancing to corporate and commercial matters, she is practising corporate law as a partner in Damodara Hazra LLP. She was admitted to the UK, Malaysia and Singapore Bar in 1993, 1994 and 2000 respectively. She obtained her law degree from the University of Wolverhampton (UK).

Bernard Soo Puong Yii

Non-Executive, Independent Director

Mr Soo was appointed to the Board as a 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 is also associated with several trusts and foundations 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).