Augustus Ralph Marshall, aged 60, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Astro Holdings Sdn Bhd on 3 May 2011. He is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has more than 30 years experience in financial and general management.
He is an Executive Director of Usaha Tegas Sdn Bhd (“UTSB”), a Director and Chief Executive Officer of Astro Holdings Sdn Bhd group and an Executive Director of Tanjong Public Limited Company, in which UTSB has significant interests. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director on the boards of directors of several other companies in which UTSB also has significant interests viz. Maxis Berhad (listed on the Bursa Securities), Maxis Communications Berhad (the holding company of Maxis Berhad) and Johnston Press plc (listed on the London Stock Exchange plc).
In addition, he is also a director in an Independent Non-Executive capacity and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of KLCC Property Holdings Berhad (listed on the Bursa Securities) and a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of MEASAT Global Berhad.