Jimmy studied at the University of New S. Wales in Wales, United Kingdom. He became a Bachelor of Arts.
Jimmy was a representative of the Joint Pertubuhan Akitek in Malaysia. From 1964 to 1968 he worked in the various architectural firms in Australia. From 1972 to 1990 he worked at the various offices in Malaysia. In 1974 he was a senior architect of the Project Architect Sdn. He worked there until 1990. In 1978 he worked at the computer science laboratory association in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In 1983 he worked as an advisor in the Malaysian government agencies in Malaysia. he worked there until 1990. From 1985 to 1984 he worked as a secretary. In 1989 he was a Vice-president. He held this position until 1991. In 1991 he became a President.
Jimmy is a member of the various turf clubs and social clubs.
Jimmy married to Siew Chin Cheah. Children: Wei-Ling, Cho-Wei.