Mr Newbigging was appointed Group Managing Director on 1st April 2012. He has been employed by Jardine Matheson since 1995 in a variety of roles, spanning the fields of business process outsourcing, aviation services, retailing and engineering, and over this period was based in the Philippines, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Prior to his current appointment he was Chief Executive of The Jardine Engineering Corporation and before that, General Manager of IKEA Hong Kong. Mr Newbigging is a Commissioner of Astra International, Vice President Commissioner of United Tractors and Chairman of Cycle & Carriage Bintang. He is also Chairman of Mindset Care, a charity of the Jardine Matheson Group of Companies in Singapore. Mr Newbigging graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Master of Arts (Honours) degree in mental philosophy, and has completed the General Management Program at the Harvard Business School.