Board of Directors




Mr. Preeston, male, aged 41, an Australian, joined the Board on 21 February 2014 as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and, with effect from 19 April 2016, was appointed as Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee. He is the Regional Managing Director of Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited, and is responsible for overseeing the Group’s motor operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar and Indonesia (excluding those held by Astra). He is also a Commissioner of PT Tunas Ridean Tbk. Following an early career in the British army, he joined Jardine Matheson in 2001 where he undertook various roles in Jardine Wines & Spirits, Jardine Motors, Jardine Matheson Limited and Hongkong Land, in which time he was based in Beijing, Macau, Hong Kong and Indonesia. He currently sits on the Board of the British Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and was its Chairman in Indonesia from 2011 to 2014. 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.


Deputy Chairman

Ms. Rossana, female, aged 52, a Malaysian, joined the Board on 19 April 2016 as 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. Ms. Rossana is an Independent Non-Executive Director of IHH Healthcare Berhad (“IHH”). She serves on the boards and certain Board Committees of IHH subsidiaries, namely Parkway Pantai Limited and Acibadem Saglik Yatirimlari Holding A.S. Group. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Parkway Trust Management Limited (“PTM”), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of IHH. PTM manages Parkway Life Real Estate Investment Trust which is listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. She concurrently serves as a member of the Investment Panel and the Investment Panel Risk Committee of Malaysia’s Employees Provident Fund. She is currently also a Director of Asas Klasik Sdn. Bhd., edot Group Sdn. Bhd. and Celcom Axiata Berhad. Prior to her current roles, Ms. Rossana was a career professional holding leadership positions in the telecommunication and banking sectors. She previously served in various senior management roles with TIME dotCom Berhad, Maxis Berhad and RHB Bank Berhad, after beginning her banking career with Citibank Malaysia. With a combined 30 years of experience, Ms. Rossana has broad experience in business strategy, identifying sustainable monetisation models, understanding customers and competition, as well as the need for reviewing monetisation models focusing on both revenue management and cost management. Ms. Rossana graduated in Bachelor of Arts in Banking and Finance from Canberra College of Advanced Education, Australia (now known as University of Canberra).


Tan Sri Dato’ Sulaiman, male, aged 84, a Malaysian, joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 24 February 2003. He was appointed as Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee on 26 April 2008, and was appointed as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 21 April 2017. 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.


Mr. Adrian Teng, male, aged 46, 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 is also a board of director of Siam City Cement Company and a commissioner of Astra International. 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 Citibank in London, Shanghai, Tokyo and New York. Mr. Teng holds a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK, a Master of Business Administration from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, and a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude from Creighton University, USA. He is a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers, UK and Association for Financial Professionals, USA.


Ms. Tang, female, aged 58, a Malaysian, joined the Board on 17 February 2017 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. She is the Chairperson of the Audit Committee and a member of Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee. Ms. Tang is a member of both the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. Ms. Tang’s last executive position held was as the Group CFO of Destination Resorts and Hotels Sdn. Bhd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad. Prior to that she was the Head of Finance Division in Edaran Otomobil Nasional Berhad from 1993 to 2007 and General Manager of Finance Division of Proton Edar Sdn. Bhd. from 2009 to 2010. She was also the Group Financial Controller of the Oil and Gas Division in UMW Holdings Bhd. and the Senior General Manager of Integrated Petroleum Services Sdn. Bhd.


Datuk Syed Zaid, male, aged 63, a Malaysian, joined the Board on 9 March 2018 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Graduated from the United Kingdom as a barrister, he was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1980. He has over 37 years experience in active legal practice and he is the Managing Partner of a law firm in Kuala Lumpur. He is currently a Director of Malaysian Pacific Industries Berhad, Yinson Holdings Berhad, Encorp Berhad and Motorsports Association of Malaysia, and is also a member of the Appeals Committee of Bursa Malaysia Berhad.

Alternate Director


Mr. Chan, male, aged 48, a Singaporean, is an alternate Director to Mr. Preeston since 24 July 2014. He is the Managing Director – Cycle & Carriage Singapore, and is responsible for JC&C'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 24 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.