Tan Siok Chin
Ms Tan Siok Chin was appointed as an Independent Director of our Company on 1 January 2006 and on 1 June 2012, she was appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. Ms Tan practices as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore. She is a Director of ACIES Law Corporation, a firm of advocates and solicitors heading its corporate practice group. Ms Tan has over two decades of experience in legal practice. Her main areas of practice are corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and commercial matters. Ms Tan is also an independent director of several other public companies listed on the SGX-ST. Ms Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree.
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Edgar Ramani was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Design Studio Group on 22 February 2017. He is responsible for the Group's overall strategic direction, growth, business development and operations for the Group. He is a civil engineer with extensive experience in delivering turnkey resource and infrastructure projects throughout Australia, South East Asia, India and the Middle East. Prior to joining Design Studio, he was the Chief Executive, Asia of UGL Limited. He was responsible for leading UGL's business in the Asian region. Before that, he was a Project Director at Leighton Asia (CIMIC Group) managing large scale projects across a number of countries. Edgar holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (1st Class Hons) from the University of Queensland and an MBA from the University of Manchester. He is a member of the College of Civil Engineers Australia.
Ong Tiew Siam
Mr Ong Tiew Siam was appointed as our Independent Director on 1 March 2007. He has more than 36 years of experience in finance and administrations. Mr Ong graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) (Honours) degree in 1975 from the Nanyang University, Singapore and is a fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He is also a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. Mr Ong also sits on the board of several listed companies.
Hamish Gordon Tyrwhitt
Mr Hamish Gordon Tyrwhitt was appointed as Non-Executive Director on 4 August 2016. Mr Tyrwhitt is currently Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Depa Limited. He was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Asia Resource Minerals Plc and a Director of Leighton Holdings Limited.
Roderick David Maciver
Mr Roderick David Maciver was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of our Company on 9 November 2015. Mr Maciver is Depa Limited’s Vice Chairman. Mr Maciver has over 36 years of experience in the construction industry in the Middle East, including periods as a Managing Director for Wimpey International and Managing Director, Operations for both Tarmac International and more recently Carillion International. Since retiring from full time employment in 2006, Mr Maciver has worked as an adviser to various companies, for the past six years, majorly to Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate. Mr Maciver is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB) and holds an HNC in Building (Structural Engineering Stream).