Design Studio

Board of Directors

Tan Siok Chin

Tan Siok Chin

Non-Executive Chairman

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 ofadvocates 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.

Edgar Ramani

Edgar Ramani

Director and Chief Executive Officer

Edgar Ramani was appointed a Director of our Company on 22 February 2017 and the Chief Executive Officer of Design Studio Group on 23 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. He was responsible for managing Leighton's first offshore oil & gas projects in Saudi Arabia, Australia and Singapore for Saudi Water and Electric Company, Apache and Shell respectively. He also managed the startup of one of Asia's longest road tunnel EPC projects in the Himalayan region of Northern India.

Edgar commenced his career with Rinker Group in Brisbane and later with Clough Engineering in Australia and Indonesia.

Edgar holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons) from the University of Queensland.

Roderick Maciver

Roderick Maciver

Non-Executive Director

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 40 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 advisor for various companies including Kempe Engineering Pty Ltd, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate and for the past eight years Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC).

Mr Maciver holds an HNC in Building (Structural Engineering Stream).

Ong Tiew Siam

Ong Tiew Siam

Independent Director

Ong Tiew Siam was appointed as our Independent Director on 1 March 2007. He has more than 37 years of experience in finance and administrations. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) (Honours) degree in 1975 from the Nanyang University of Singapore. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. Mr Ong also sits on the board of several listed companies.

Hamish Gordon Tyrwhitt

Hamish Gordon Tyrwhitt

Non-Executive Director

Hamish Gordon Tyrwhitt was appointed as Non-Executive Director of Design Studio on 29 June 2016. Mr Tyrwhitt is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Design Studio's largest shareholder, the Depa Group, one of the world's leading providers of interior solutions. Since November 2016 he has also held the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Arabtec Group, one of the leading construction and engineering groups in the Middle East and North Africa.

Mr Tyrwhitt has three decades of senior leadership experience in the global engineering and construction sectors. Most recently, he was CEO of Asia Resource Minerals Plc, a coal mining company listed in London. Prior to this he was CEO of Australian Securities Exchange-listed Leighton Group (now known as CIMIC Group) with annual revenues of around USD20 billion and operations in more than 20 international markets. In his previous roles, Mr Tyrwhitt supervised the delivery of numerous multi-billion dollar projects, and as Managing Director for Leighton Asia, he ran the business across all of Asia based from their headquarters in Hong Kong.