Dato’ Richard Alexander John Curtis was appointed to the Board on 4 September 2006 as Group Managing Director. He retired on 31 December 2017 and remains as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company effective 1 January 2018. Dato’ Richard graduated with a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) (Honours) degree from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom and is a Sloan Fellow of the London Business School. He began his career in legal practice as a solicitor in Norton Rose (1974-1979) in London and then joined Jardine Matheson & Co. (1979-1983) in Hong Kong after which he joined the Jardine Offshore Group (1983-1986) in postings to Singapore and Indonesia. He also pursued his own businesses (1988-1997) in retail, consultancy and construction. Dato’ Richard was Chief Executive Officer of The Melium Group (1997-2000), a leading Malaysian retail company and F&B chain operator.
Dato’ Richard is a non-independent non-executive director of Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad. He is also a director of a number of CMS subsidiaries in cement, construction materials and trading, construction and road maintenance and property development divisions. Dato’ Richard is a trustee of Yayasan Raja Muda Selangor. He has no conflict of interest with the CMS Group, does not have any personal interest in any business arrangement involving the CMS Group and has no family relationship with any director and/or major shareholder of the Company.