Dato’ Salleh Bin Mohd Husein , aged 65, is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Company and was appointed to the Board on 7 May 2013. He is a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with 1st Class Honours from the University of Malaya in 1974. He also holds a Certificate in Education from Maktab Perguruan Sultan Idris, Tanjung Malim, obtained in 1970.
He joined the teaching profession as a teacher at Sekolah Kebangsaan Kayan, Setiawan, Perak in 1971. From 1974 to 1992, he served as Acting Principal and Principal at various schools in Perak. Having served in Perak schools, he was promoted to the Perak State Education Department as Principal Assistant Director in charge of administration and state education financing from 1992 to 1993. He was then made Principal of Sekolah Menengah Sains Tengku Abdullah, Raub, Pahang in 1993 before serving at King Edward VII School of Taiping in 1994, also as Principal. His next service saw him being made District Education Officer at the Manjong District Education Office from 1996 to 1997 where he was tasked to implement education programmes. Thereafter, he was promoted as Sector Head in charge of administration and school leadership at the Perak State Education Department where he served from 1997 to 2001.
Having served well in Perak, he was appointed Principal Assistant Director in charge of curriculum development at the Centre for Curriculum Development, Ministry of Education Malaysia in 2001. Then, he became Principal at Language Institute, Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur from 2001 to 2002. In 2002, he was promoted to become Deputy Director of Schools Division, Ministry of Education Malaysia to assist the Director in policy matters and implementation. In 2003, he succeeded his predecessor as Director in this same division at the Ministry of Education Malaysia and served there until 2006. In 2006, he was promoted to be the Deputy Director General of Education Malaysia in charge of policy matters and implementation at Putrajaya, a position he held until his retirement from the civil service in 2007.
From 2008 to 2011, he served as a member of the Malaysian Education Service Commission, Prime Minister’s Department to promote quality education whereby the said Commission looks into matters relating to recruitment, appointment and discipline of personnel. During those years, he was a member of the Advisory Panel for Excellent School Cluster until 2012.
He does not hold directorship in any other public companies and listed issuers. He has no family relationship with any director and/ or major shareholder of the Company nor does he have any conflict of interests with the Company.