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Change - Announcement Of Appointment Of Non-Executive Director

BackJun 28, 2016
Announcement Title Change - Announcement of Appointment
Announcement Subtitle Appointment of Non-Executive Director
Securities DESIGN STUDIO GROUP LTD. (DESI STU)
Date & Time of Broadcast Jun 28, 2016 17:08
Submitted By Hazel Chia
Company Secretary
Description Appointment of Non-Executive Director
Appointment Details
Date of appointment Jun 29, 2016
Name of person Hamish Gordon Tyrwhitt
Age 53
Country of principal residence AE
The Board's comments on this appointment The Board of Directors (the "Board") has reviewed the curriculum vitae ("CV") of Mr Hamish Gordon Tyrwhitt ("Mr Tyrwhitt"), nominated by Depa Limited, the ultimate controlling shareholder of the Company.

Having carefully considered his experience as detailed in his CV and taking into account his extensive senior leadership experience in the global engineering and construction sectors, and with the recommendation of the Nominating Committee, the Board approved the appointment of Mr Tyrwhitt as a Non-Executive Director of the Company and is of the view that he will be able to contribute positively to the Company.
Whether appointment is executive, and if so, the area of responsibility Non-Executive
Job title Non-Executive Director
Familial relationship with any director and/or substantial shareholder of the listed issuer or of any of its principal subsidiaries Nil
Conflict of interests (including any competing business) Nil
Working experience and occupation(s) during the past 10 years April 2016 up to present:
Depa United Group - Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Member of Depa Limited Board of Directors

2014 up to December 2015:
Asia Resource Minerals plc - Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the HSEC Committee, Member of the Audit Committee, Member of the Conflicts & Litigation Committee, Member of the Nominations Committee and Member of the Remuneration Committee

2011 up to 2014:
Leighton Holdings - Chief Executive Officer, Leighton Holdings Limited

2007 up to 2011:
Leighton Holdings - Managing Director, Leighton Asia

2007:
Alstom Power - Vice President

2005 up to 2007:
Leighton Holdings Group - General Manager and Director of Leighton Contractors (Victoria/South Australia/Tasmania/New Zealand)
Shareholding interest in the listed issuer and its subsidiaries No
Other Directorships
Note: These fields are not applicable for announcements of appointments pursuant to Listing Rule 704(9) or Catalist Rule 704(8)
Past (for the last 5 years) (1) Asia Resource Minerals Plc
(2) Leighton Asia
(3) Leighton Holdings Limited
Present Depa Limited
Information Required Persuant To Listing Rule 704(7)(H)
(a) Whether at any time during the past 10 years, an application or a petition under any bankruptcy law of any jurisdiction was filed against him or against a partnership of which he was a partner at the time when he was a partner or at any time within 2 years from the date he ceased to be a partner? No
(b) Whether at any time during the last 10 years, an application or a petition under any law of any jurisdiction was filed against an entity (not being a partnership) of which he was a director or an equivalent person or a key executive, at any time when he was a director or an equivalent person or a key executive of that entity or at any time within 2 years from the date he ceased to be a director or an equivalent person or a key executive of that entity, for the winding up or dissolution of that entity or, where that entity is the trustee of a business trust, that business trust, on the ground of insolvency? No
(c) Whether there is any unsatisfied judgment against him? No
(d) Whether he has ever been convicted of any offence, in Singapore or elsewhere, involving fraud or dishonesty which is punishable with imprisonment, or has been the subject of any criminal proceedings (including any pending criminal proceedings of which he is aware) for such purpose? No
(e) Whether he has ever been convicted of any offence, in Singapore or elsewhere, involving a breach of any law or regulatory requirement that relates to the securities or futures industry in Singapore or elsewhere, or has been the subject of any criminal proceedings (including any pending criminal proceedings of which he is aware) for such breach? No
(f) Whether at any time during the last 10 years, judgment has been entered against him in any civil proceedings in Singapore or elsewhere involving a breach of any law or regulatory requirement that relates to the securities or futures industry in Singapore or elsewhere, or a finding of fraud, misrepresentation or dishonesty on his part, or he has been the subject of any civil proceedings (including any pending civil proceedings of which he is aware) involving an allegation of fraud, misrepresentation or dishonesty on his part? No
(g) Whether he has ever been convicted in Singapore or elsewhere of any offence in connection with the formation or management of any entity or business trust? No
(h) Whether he has ever been disqualified from acting as a director or an equivalent person of any entity (including the trustee of a business trust), or from taking part directly or indirectly in the management of any entity or business trust? No
(i) Whether he has ever been the subject of any order, judgment or ruling of any court, tribunal or governmental body, permanently or temporarily enjoining him from engaging in any type of business practice or activity? No
(j) Whether he has ever, to his knowledge, been concerned with the management or conduct, in Singapore or elsewhere, of the affairs of:-  
   (i) any corporation which has been investigated for a breach of any law or regulatory requirement governing corporations in Singapore or elsewhere; or No
   (ii) any entity (not being a corporation) which has been investigated for a breach of any law or regulatory requirement governing such entities in Singapore or elsewhere; or No
   (iii) any business trust which has been investigated for a breach of any law or regulatory requirement governing business trusts in Singapore or elsewhere; or No
   (iv) any entity or business trust which has been investigated for a breach of any law or regulatory requirement that relates to the securities or futures industry in Singapore or elsewhere, in connection with any matter occurring or arising during that period when he was so concerned with the entity or business trust? No
(k) Whether he has been the subject of any current or past investigation or disciplinary proceedings, or has been reprimanded or issued with any warning, by the Monetary Authority of Singapore or any other regulatory authority, exchange, professional body or government agency, whether in Singapore or elsewhere? No
Information Required persuant to Listing Rule 704(7)(I)
Note: Disclosure applicable to the appointment of Director only
Any prior experience as a director of a listed company? Yes
If yes, please provide full details Mr Tyrwhitt is currently Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Depa Limited (listed on NASDAQ Dubai). He was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Asia Resource Minerals Plc (listed on London Stock Exchange) and a Director of Leighton Holdings Limited (listed on Australian Securities Exchange).

Mr Tyrwhitt will also be provided appropriate briefing and attend training on the roles and responsibilities of a director of a listed company in Singapore.