The Board comprises individuals with an appropriate mix of skills and experience.

 


Executive Chairman
CRS Paragash, FCA (England & Wales)

CRS Paragash was a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (England & Wales) and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has had a long association with the plantations industry and, in particular, the Palm Oil industry. His considerable experience in dealing with financial, operational and logistical issues while with the plantations division of Sime Darby Bhd (an international conglomerate) in Sabah and in other business ventures enables him to combine sound technical skills with a practical, hands on approach to general management. He has been a successful private equity investor involved in infrastructure and property for over 15 years.

 
 

Group Executive Director
Andrew Phang, FFin LLM (Melb) LLB (Syd)

Andrew Phang is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. A lawyer by training, he practised law in Australia and Malaysia before joining an investment bank in Malaysia. During the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis, he was invited to become a member of the project team that established Danaharta, Malayia’s national non-performing loans resolution agency, and was subsequently part of the senior management team at Danaharta. He has previously served in a non-executive capacity on the board of the Credit Management and Counselling Agency, a subsidiary of the Central Bank of Malaysia.

 
 

Non-Executive Director
Jackie Leong

Jackie Leong is an accountant by training and obtained audit experience with a leading international accounting firm before continuing her career in corporate finance and investment banking. She has extensive experience in advising corporate transactions such as IPOs, capital raising in debt and equity markets as well as mergers and acquisitions.

 
 

Non-Executive Director
Eric P John

Mr. Eric P John holds a Bachelor of Arts from Murdoch University.

 
 

The Board is supported by a qualified Company Secretary:

Company Secretary
Mr. Shaun Menezes

Mr Menezes is a Chartered Accountant with over 14 years’ experience working with Australian listed companies in various capacities. He was previously an executive director at a leading international accounting firm following which he held a senior management role within an ASX 200 listed company. He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia.