Board of Directors - Woodrose Senior Residences

Board of Directors



Datuk Irwan Shah Bin Abdullah, or popularly known as DJ Dave, is a living music icon – a legend and entertainer with a music career spanning almost 50 years. Throughout this time, his popularity and musical endowment has produced over 43 top albums as well as winning numerous awards not only for his music but also for his outstanding efforts as a philanthropist and promotion of social causes. Datuk Irwan is particularly committed when it comes to raising funds and creating awareness for the handicapped and disadvantaged children of Malaysia, as well as his continued support for the Veteran Creative Artists of Malaysia.

The Awards conferred/received by Datuk Irwan include the B.K. (Bintang Kinabalu) (Sabah), P.J.K. (Pingat Jasa Kebajikan) (Selangor), S.S.A. (Selangor), A.S.D.K. (Ahli Setia Darjat Kinabalu) (Sabah) and the P.G.D.K. (Panglima Gemilang Darjat Kinabalu) (Sabah). In addition, he had also received the Universal Peace Federation-World Peace Ambassador awarded by the Inter- Religious and International Federation for World Peace (1998) and the World Peace Ambassador Award from the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Foundation (1999).

Besides being an established singer, writer, producer, mentor to young artistes and philanthropist, Datuk Irwan is an accomplished entrepreneur and his strong business acumen and experience includes: Director, Renewables Plus Sdn Bhd (RPSB) from 2010 to present; President, National Artist Foundation Malaysia (YKAT) from June 2012 to present; President, Malaysia Masters Badminton Association (MMBA) from 2019 to present; Director, Koperasi Amanah Pelaburun Berhad (KAPB) from 2019 to present; and Director, Awesome TV from 2020 to present.

At a healthy 75 years, Datuk Irwan Shah still represents Malaysia in Seniors International Badminton tournaments across the globe from the World Morning Cup Badminton Championship @ Taipei, Taiwan, to the BWF Senior Masters Championship in Poland. His strong belief in healthy ageing as one of life’s cornerstones augurs well for Woodrose Healthcare’s quest to elevate elder care to the next level.

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Bernard has 30 years of experience in the corporate and legal sectors. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (Hons) from University of Warwick, a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Malaya, and was most recently awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in International Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators this year. He was called to the English Bar in 1996 and is a Barrister of Grays Inn, London as well as a KLRCA empaneled CIPAA Adjudicator and actively adjudicates construction disputes.

In his early career, Bernard served as Head of Legal for a local bank in Malaysia and later became a legal adviser to a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad as well as a Group Legal Adviser to the Articulate Group of Companies. He was also a partner and active litigator at Sivananthan, Advocates & Solicitors.

Today, Bernard the Managing Partner of Messrs B H Lawrence & Co, Advocates & Solicitors and also heads the firm’s Corporate and Conveyancing Department.

Besides his position on the Board of Woodrose Senior Residences Sdn Bhd, he is also an Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Nomination Committee; Chairman of the ESOS Committee and a member of the Risk Assessment Committee; and a member of the Remuneration Committee of Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad. He is also a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director; Chairman of the Nomination Committee; Chairman of Remuneration Committee; and member of the Audit and Risk Assessment Committee of Knusford Berhad since April 2013.

Executive Director, Marketing & Communications

Indran’s 25 years of experience in the creative industry has gained him the trust of his clients, and respect from his team. With a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (International Business) from University of East London, UK, Indran is part of the Board of Directors for Woodrose Senior Residences as well as the founding member and Chief Executive Officer of an award winning creative agency, Rethink Sdn Bhd.

Indran is as meticulous and passionate in his business management as he is personally overseeing the creative processes of his agency. With a study major in Graphic Design from the Malaysian Institute of Art and Advertising from IACT, his long and established career experiences were gained from working for various agencies. He climbed the ranks from a Graphic Designer to Art Director and subsequently, Design Director and was a pioneer in contributing to the company’s growth from a two-person agency into an award winning medium sized company.

Indran has also managed a wide spectrum of accounts from sectors comprising infrastructure and construction, manufacturing, services, financial institutions, plantations, farming, education institutions, FMCG, defense, oil & gas, real estate, technology and telecommunications. Today, Indran brings his wealth of experience in branding, sales and marketing to the Board of Woodrose to guide and assist Woodrose in those areas.

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Executive Director

Gary is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

He started his career in Deloitte Kassim Chan, an international accounting firm, from 1989 till 1995.Thereafter, he joined Arab-Malaysian Corporation Berhad Group (“Amcorp”) in 1995. During his tenure in Amcorp, he held various senior management positions and served as a board member for numerous subsidiaries of Amcorp. He left Amcorp in 2003 where his last position with Amcorp Group was a Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of MCM Technologies Berhad, a subsidiary company of Amcorp which was formely listed on the then MESDAQ Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Securities”).

He joined Quest Technology Sdn Bhd (“Quest”) in 2003 as a CFO and from 2005 to 2008, he was the Executive Director cum CFO for Quest’s immediate holding company, Ruby Quest Berhad, a company listed on the then MESDAQ Market of Bursa Securities. From 2008 to 2009, he was an Executive Director of Asia Bioenergy Technologies Berhad, a company listed on the then MESDAQ Market of Bursa Securities. Thereafter in late 2009, he set up and co-owned an investment holding company in which he subsequently disposed of his stakes and resigned as director in 2011. Between 2011 and 2013, he was the Head of Strategic Planning for Aivoria Group Sdn Bhd and in 2014, he joined Winn Worldwide Sdn Bhd until 2017 as Chief Strategy Officer.

In mid-2017, he joined Nova Pharma Solutions Berhad (“NPS”) as Chief Strategy Officer, a company involved in the provision of engineering services for pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and listed on the LEAP Market of Bursa Securities. He left NPS recently and currently holds executive advisory roles for several companies with a focus on group strategy and finance areas.

On non-executive directorial roles, on 1 February 2021, he was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Econframe Berhad which was listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Securities. He was also appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Knusford Berhad and Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad on 4 December 2013 and 11 October 2013 respectively, both of which are public companies listed on Main Market of Bursa Securities. Most recently in August of 2023, PLS Plantations Berhad announced his appointment as Independent and Non-Executive Director.


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