MR BERNARD HILARY LAWRENCE

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Bernard was appointed to the Board on 1 September 2009.

At undergraduate level, Mr. Bernard holds a Bachelor Degree in Law (Hons) from the University of Warwick, Conventry, England. In terms of post graduate qualifications, he holds a Masters Degree in Law from the University of Malaya and is a Barrister of Grays Inn, London and Post Graduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a KLRCA empanelled CIPAA Adjudicator and actively adjudicates construction disputes.

Since graduating from the University of Warwick, England in 1990, Mr. Bernard has garnered considerable experience having served as a Head of Legal Department for a local bank, as a Legal Adviser to a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad and as a Group Legal Adviser to the Articulate Group of Companies. Since 2001, he has been the Managing Partner of Messrs B H Lawrence, Advocates & Solicitors. Mr Bernard has 30 years of experience in the corporate and legal sectors. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Knusford Berhad.

He does not have any family relationships with any Director and/or major shareholder of the Company.