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Announcement Of Appointment Of Independent Director Who Is An Audit Committee Member

BackJan 10, 2014
Appointment Details
Date of Appointment 10/01/2014
Name Joanne Khoo Su Nee
Age 39
Country of principal residence Singapore
The Board's comments on this appointment (including rationale, selection criteria, and the search and nomination process) The Nominating Committee has reviewed the qualifications, experience and independence of Ms Khoo and is of the view that she will be able to contribute to the core competencies of the Board. As recommended by the Nominating Committee, the Board approved Ms Khoo's appointment as an Independent Director and Member of the Audit Committee and Nominating Committee as well as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of the Company.
Whether appointment is executive, and if so, area of responsibility Non-Executive
Job Title Independent Director and Member of the Audit Committee and Nominating Committee as well as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
Working experience and occupation(s) during the past 10 years Ms Khoo is currently a director of Bowmen Capital Private Limited, a company that provides business and management consultancy services and an Independent Director of Kitchen Culture Holdings Ltd. She has more than 17 years experience in corporate finance and business advisory services. From February 2008 to October 2012, she was a director of corporate finance at Canaccord Genuity Singapore Pte. Ltd. (formerly known as Collins Stewart Pte. Limited). Prior to this, she was involved in a wide range of corporate finance activities in the employment of Phillip Securities Pte Ltd and Hong Leong Finance Limited. From 2000 to 2004, she was with Stone Forest Consulting Pte Ltd where she was involved in providing consultancy services to companies seeking public listings in Singapore. From 1997 to 2000, she was with PricewaterhouseCoopers. During that period, she was involved in both the corporate finance and recovery department as well as the audit and business advisory services department. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business in Accountancy from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in 1996. She was admitted as a Certified Public Accountant by the CPA Australia in 1999 and a Chartered Accountant under the Malaysian Institute of Accountants in 2000.
Interest in the listed issuer and its subsidiaries Nil
Family relationship with any director and/or substantial shareholder of the listed issuer or of any of its principal subsidiaries Nil
Conflict of interest Nil
Other Directorship
Past (for the last five years) Nil
Present Bowmen Capital Private Limited
Kitchen Culture Holdings Ltd
Information required pursuant to Listing Rule 704(7)(h)
a. Whether at any time during the last 10 years, a petition under any bankruptcy laws of any jurisdiction was filed against him or against a partnership of which he was a partner? No
b. Whether at any time during the last 10 years a petition under any law of any jurisdiction was filed against a corporation of which he was a director or key executive for the winding up of that corporation on the ground of insolvency? No
c. Whether there is any unsatisfied judgement 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 for 3 months or more, or has been the subject of any criminal proceedings (including any pending criminal proceedings which he is aware of) 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 been the subject of any criminal proceedings (including any pending criminal proceedings which he is aware of) for such breach? No
f. Whether at any time during the last 10 years, judgement 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, misinterpretation or dishonesty on his part, or he has been the subject of any civil proceedings (including any pending civil proceedings which he is aware of involving an allegation of fraud, misinterpretation 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 corporation? No
h. Whether he has ever been disqualified from acting as a director of any corporation, or from taking part directly or indirectly in the management of any corporation? No
i. Whether he has ever been the subject of any order, judgement 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, No
  in connection with any matter occurring or arising during that period when he was so concerned with the entity or business trust?  
k. Whether he has been the subject of any current or past investigation or disciplinary proceedings, or has been reprimanded or issued 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 pursuant to Listing Rule 704(7)(i)
  Any prior experience as a director of a listed company? Yes
  If yes, please provide details of prior experience. Ms Khoo is an independent director of Kitchen Culture Holdings Ltd, a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.
Other Notes
Footnotes This announcement has been prepared by the Company and its contents have been reviewed by the Company's Sponsor, SAC Capital Private Limited, for compliance with the relevant rules of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the "SGX-ST"). The Company's Sponsor has not independently verified the contents of this announcement.

This announcement has not been examined or approved by the SGX-ST and the SGX-ST assumes no responsibility for the contents of this announcement, including the correctness of any of the statements or opinions made or reports contained in this announcement.

The contact person for the Sponsor is Ms Alicia Kwan (Tel: (65) 6221 5590) at 1 Robinson Road, #21-02 AIA Tower, Singapore 048542.