Dato' Haji Idris is the Group Chairman and an independent, Non-executive Director. A practising advocate and solicitor, he holds a LLB (Hons), University of Buckingham, United Kingdom (1982) and was admitted as Barrister of the Lincoln's Inn and as Advocate and Solicitor to the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak in 1983 and is the proprietor of Idris-Buang and Associates, a legal firm in Kuching. Dato' Haji Idris is currently a member of the Sarawak State Legislative Council. Dato' Haji Idris brings to the Board extensive experience on Board procedures, corporate governance regulations and legal perspectives. He is also a director of several private limited companies.
Dato' Haji Idris attended all four of the Board meetings held during 2016.
Dato Yu has been the Managing Director since 1980 and is the driving force of HSL. He leads the Company in strategic planning and business development; has a respected profile in the industry and keen business acumen. He possesses an indepth knowledge of the construction and engineering fields with extensive experience in civil and infrastructure works. He is also a director of several private limited companies.
Dato Yu attended all four of the Board meetings held during 2016.
Mr Lau is an Executive Director. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), University of New South Wales, Australia (1987) and is the Director of projects with responsibility for technical excellence. Mr Lau co-ordinates professional project staff, project management and execution. He has particular experience in road and infrastructure projects. Mr Lau has been the Chairman of the Sarawak Quarry Association since its inauguration in 2002. He is also a director of several private limited companies.
Mr Lau attended three of the four Board meetings held during 2016.
Mr Yii is an Executive Director. He holds a Bachelor of Building, University of New South Wales, Australia (1993) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (1994). Mr Yii is involved in project procurement, project viability studies and property development projects of HSL Group as well as the electronic office environment. He is also a director of several private limited companies.
Mr Yii attended all of the four Board meetings held during 2016.
Mr Tony Yu is an Executive Director. He is involved in project execution and plans, co-ordinates and monitors all site operations including land based machinery, marine fleetoperation, labour deployment and quality control. Mr Yu holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration majoring in marketing from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. He has over 13 years' experience in the construction industry covering heavy machinery operation to heavy machinery mechanics and marine engineering. He is also a director of several private limited companies.
Mr Yu attended all four of the Board meetings held during 2016.
Mr Lau is a Non-executive Director. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (1980), has been a Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand since 1985 and a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants since 1987. He is a fellow member of the Malaysian Institute of Taxation and was a partner in the accounting firm Crowe Horwath. Mr Lau is well-versed in corporate reporting, auditing, taxation and statutory matters. Mr Lau is an Independent Non-executive Director of TAS Offshore Berhad, a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia. He is also a director of several private limited companies.
Mr Lau attended three of the four of the Board meetings held during 2016.
Dato' Mohd. Nadzir Bin Mahmud is a Non-executive Director. A Barrister-at-Law from Inner Temple, London; he was called to the English Bar in 1973 and admitted and enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor to the High Court Malaya in 1974. Dato' Nadzir completed his post-graduate studies in Business Administration at Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration USA (1981). He had previously served in various senior management positions as Executive Director in both local and international companies. As well as offering legal perspectives, Dato' Nadzir is a highly experienced corporate director, familiar with corporate governance regulations, audit and risk management assessment and company secretarial matters.
Dato' Mohd. Nadzir Bin Mahmud attended all four of the Board meetings held during 2016.
Dr Chou is an independent, Non-executive Director. He holds a Doctor of Letters and a post Doctoral Degree from the Isles Internationae Universite Europa, Certified Doctor of Business Administration (CDBA) of the Oxford Association of Management United Kingdom, is an associate member of the Association of International Accountants, London. He began his public service career in the field of education in 1958, then with Kuching Port Authority from 1966, rising to the post of General Manager (1994-1999). He is an active community leader holding numerous prestigious posts. He also brings to the Board his extensive background in management, administration, accounting and company image issues.
The Board has nominated him as the Senior Independent Nonexecutive Director to whom concerns may be conveyed. Dr Chou attended all four of the Board meetings during 2016.
Tuan Hj Abang Kashim Bin Abang Morshidi is an independent, Non-executive Director. He is a professional forester graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry in 1972, and a Master of Philosophy in Natural Resources Management from Edinburgh University in 1979. He has served the Government of Sarawak for 32 years in different capacities namely Deputy Director - Department of Forestry, General Manager - Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation, Permanent Secretary - Ministry of Tourism and the Chief Executive Officer - Sarawak Tourism Board. He has attended the Senior Fellows Management Course at John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in 1995. He is also a member of Malaysian Institute of Management and Institute of Rimbawan Malaysia. Tuan Hj Abang Kashim brings to the Board extensive understanding of public sector administration and management, as well as policies and procedures.
Tuan Hj Abang Kashim Bin Abang Morshidi attended all four of the Board meetings held during 2016.