Board of Directors




Mr. Preeston, aged 39, an Australian, joined the Board on 21 February 2014 as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and was appointed as a member of the Audit Committee on the same date. He is the Regional Managing Director of Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited, and is responsible for overseeing the Group’s motor operations, excluding those held by Astra. Following an early career in the British army, he joined Jardine Matheson in 2001, where he has undertaken various roles in Jardine Wines & Spirits, Jardine Motors, Jardine Matheson Limited and Hongkong Land, in which time he was based in China, Macau, Hong Kong and Indonesia. Mr. Preeston has a Bachelor of Arts (War Studies) from King’s College London, University of London and a Master of Arts (Chinese Studies) from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Surveying from the College of Estate Management, Reading University and has completed the General Management Programme at the Harvard Business School.

Mr. Preeston has been appointed by the Board on 22 February 2016 as Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee, and has stepped down as a member of the Audit Committee, on 19 April 2016 (after the conclusion of the 48th Annual General Meeting).


Deputy Chairman

Rossana Annizah bt Ahmad Rashid, aged 50, a Malaysian, joined the Board on 19 April 2016 as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director.  She was appointed as Deputy Chairman on the same date.  She is currently the Country Chairman of Jardine Matheson Group of Companies in Malaysia. Rossana is an Independent Director of IHH Healthcare Berhad (“IHH”) and Parkway Pantai Limited (“PPL”), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of IHH.  She also serves as the Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee for both IHH and PPL.  She is a Non-Executive Director of Parkway Trust Management Limited, the Manager of Parkway Life Real Estate Investment Trust, which is listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. Rossana is a member of the Investment Panel and the Investment Panel Risk Committee of the Malaysia Employees Provident Fund. Rossana holds a Bachelor of Arts in Banking & Finance from University of Canberra, Australia.  She is a career professional, started with Citibank NA, then RHB Bank; a total of 15 years in the banking sector.  She then served as Maxis Berhad CFO for 8 years, followed by a 2-year stint as Deputy CEO of Time Dotcom Berhad. The combined 28 years of experience in the banking, telecommunications and healthcare sector provides Rossana with a broad experience of the importance of business strategy, identifying sustainable monetization models, understanding the customers and competition and the need for reviewing monetization models focusing on both revenue management and cost management.


Tan Sri Dato’ Sulaiman, aged 82, a Malaysian, joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 24 February 2003 and was appointed Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee on 26 April 2008. He has been with HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad since 1989 and was an Executive Director and Advisor from January 1994 to March 2004. He was a Non-Executive and Independent Director of HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad until April 2014. A graduate of Royal Air Force College, Cranwell, England, Tan Sri Dato’ Sulaiman served both the Royal Air Force and the Royal Malaysian Air Force and was the first Malaysian Air Force Chief. He was an Advisor (now known as Assistant Governor) of Bank Negara Malaysia and was the Commercial Director of Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad. He was also the Deputy Chairman of Malaysian Airline System Berhad for 24 years. He was appointed as Director of Nationwide Express Courier Services Berhad on 2 January 2003 and resigned in May 2016 as Independent Non-Executive Chairman.


Ms. Menon, aged 61, a Malaysian, joined the Board on 26 April 2008 as an Independent Non-Executive Director and was appointed as the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 31 October 2008. She is the Chairperson of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee. Ms. Menon, a Chartered Accountant, is a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. She joined Edaran Otomobil Nasional Berhad (“EON Berhad”) as Manager in the Finance Division in 1984 and retired in 2007 as an Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Services. She was the Director – Finance & Corporate Affairs of Proton Holdings Berhad from 2008 to 2009. She served on the boards of EON Berhad from 1990 to 2006 and EON Bank Berhad from 1994 to 2004. She also served on the boards of Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited from 1994 to 2003 and PT Astra International Tbk from 2000 to 2003. Ms. Menon was appointed to the board of Digi.Com Berhad on 1 July 2015. She is currently a Director of Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad, Petronas Dagangan Berhad, Prince Court Medical Centre Sdn Bhd and a member of the Board of Trustees of Pemandu Corporation.


Mr. Teng, aged 44, a Singaporean, joined the Board on 19 April 2016 as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Teng was appointed Group Finance Director of Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited on 1 April 2016. He joined Jardine Matheson in 2010 in Hong Kong as Group Treasurer. He was previously from Alvarez & Marsal, where he had been a senior Director in the Financial Industry Advisory Services division in London. Prior to that, he worked with ABN Amro and Citigroup in London, Shanghai, Tokyo and New York. Mr. Teng holds a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from SOAS, University of London, UK, a Master of Business Administration (Major in Corporate Strategy) from University of Illinois at Urbana– Champaign, USA, and a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude (Major in Finance) from Creighton University, USA. He is a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers, UK and Association for Financial Professionals, USA.

Alternate Director


Mr. Chan, aged 46, a Singaporean, is an alternate Director to Mr. Preeston since 24 July 2014. He is Managing Director – Singapore Motor Operations of Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited, and is responsible for the Group’s motor operations in Singapore. He has been with Cycle & Carriage Industries since 1995 and has held various positions. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Cycle & Carriage Industries, which is engaged in the retail and after-sales service of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. He has spent the last 20 years in the field of sales and marketing. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor degree in Arts and Social Science, majoring in Economics and Sociology and has completed the Accelerated Development Programme at the London Business School.