Non-Independent Non-Executive Director


A Malaysian, Ms Tan Siok Choo, aged 63, is the Chairperson. She joined the Board on 8 December 1988 and was unanimously elected by the Directors as Chairperson in July 2011. She had been an Independent Non-Executive Director until she was re-designated as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 17 July 2014. She is also a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee, Board Tender Committee, United Malacca University Scholarship Committee and Diversification & Strategic Investment Committee. She is also a director of several subsidiaries of the Group.


She holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Bristol, U.K. and was admitted as a Barrister at Lincoln’s Inn, London in 1976 and to the Malaysian Bar in 1977.


She has had a varied career in corporate finance, stockbroking, executive search and journalism. She was head of Corporate Finance in Southern Bank Berhad, worked as an investment analyst for Rashid Hussain Securities as well as Morgan Grenfell Asia & Partners’ Securities, did a short stint with the world’s largest executive search firm, Korn Ferry International, and was a journalist with Business Times and The Sunday Star. She is currently a columnist for The Sun.


She was appointed a Visiting Fellow of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia on 1st September 1998. She had served on the Board of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad and OCBC AL-AMIN Berhad until 27 July 2014. She is currently a Director of several private companies.


She is not related to any Director and/or major shareholder of United Malacca Berhad and has no personal interest in any business arrangement involving the Company. She has attended all the seven Board Meetings held during the financial year ended 30 April 2015. She has never been convicted of any offence.