Our team

Joshua Canning

Founder & Managing Director

Born in Australia, Joshua started working in the industry at 16 in a small recycling facility in Sydney. From a labourer sorting metals by hand to international trading manager responsible for US$400 million in annual sales in Hong Kong, Joshua climbed the ladder over eleven years at what was one of the largest metal recycling and trading companies in Australasia. This hands on experience provided him with a deep understanding of metals, quality, operations and trading, providing a strong foundation to create Select Metals in 2012. Joshua has lived and worked in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, France and Singapore. He speaks English and a little French.

Jason Lau

Trading Manager

Jason grew up in Hong Kong and began his career in the metal recycling and trading industry in 2009. On his second day in the industry dressed in nice suit and shiny shoes he travelled to a remote location in China to visit a consumer. Unafraid to get his hands dirty he found himself climbing over mountains of copper scrap. He was immediately shocked, mesmerised and sucked into an exciting and ever changing industry and has never looked back. Jason relocated to Singapore and joined Select Metals in 2013 and has been a key force behind the success of the company. He speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Sharifah Razali

Accounts Manager

With a diploma in Accountancy & Finance from Singapore’s Nanyang Polytechnic under her belt, Sharifah started her career in finance in the legal industry in 2007. She rapidly worked her way up the ranks with local and offshore law firms before taking some time off in early 2014 to start a family. Sharifah joined Select Metals in 2015 with responsibility for the company accounts, finance and human resources. Being the youngest in the company, Sharifah adds a fresh perspective and a lively personality to the team and has proven invaluable as the company has grown. She speaks English and Malay.

Ying Ying Toh

Logistics Manager

Ying Ying is a Singaporean through and through. After graduating from Singapore’s SIM University with a degree in Business she pursued her passion in logistics. Previously, Ying Ying worked in the electronics, plastic resin and sugar industries before joining Select Metals in 2013. With over ten years of experience in logistics, she had built up an extensive network with shipping lines in Asia and has been instrumental in building the logistics capability of the company. She understands the importance of customer service and strives to deliver our promise to customers every day. She speaks English and Mandarin.

Joanne Ooi

Logistics Executive

Born in Malaysia but now a Singaporean permanent resident, Joanne is the newest team member of the company, joining in June 2019 as Logistic Executive. She had previously worked in 3PL warehousing, freight forwarding and haulier transportation in Singapore. Armed with more than ten years of experience in logistics and filled with passion, she has been an excellent addition to our fast growing logistics department. She speaks English, Malay, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Nicole Soo

Logistics Executive

Born and raised in Malaysia, Nicole joined the company in early 2016 to support the growth of container volumes as the company expanded. She brings over ten years of experience in logistics having previously worked in electronics, healthcare and plastics resin industries in Singapore. Nicole is accredited with various global trade and logistics certificates and strengthens our capability to provide a seamless experience to our customers. She speaks English, Malay, Mandarin and Cantonese