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  • BOARD MEMBERS

     

    Chia Yong Yong

     

    Ms Chia Yong Yong, PBM
    President, Board of Management
    Member, Human Resource & Remuneration Committee

     

    Ms Chia is a member of SPD’s Board of Management of SPD since 2004 and has been serving as its President since 2008. She is a practising lawyer and a strong advocate for persons with disability. She sits in the Board of SG Enable, and is a member of the Committee on the Future Economy, the 3rd Enabling Masterplan, the Compulsory Education Advisory Panel and the Tote Board Charity (Social Service) Sub-Committee.

     

    With her training in law, Ms Chia contributes back to society through her involvement as the Legal Advisor and Company Secretary of Very Special Arts Ltd, a panel member of the Law Society’s approved Mediators and approved Investigative Tribunal members. She served as a Nominated Member of Parliament in 2014-2015 and is serving her second term since March 2016.

     

    Ms Chia was the winner of Women’s Weekly “Great Women of Our Times” in 2014, and received the Social Innovative Park Fellow Award in the same year. She was also awarded the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal) in 2013, and the President’s Social Service Award (Individual Category) in 2011 for her voluntary contributions made to the social service sector.

     


     

    Ngan Wan Sing Winston

     

    Mr Ngan Wan Sing Winston
    Vice President, Board of Management
    Member, Audit Committee

     

    Mr Ngan is a member of SPD’s Board of Management since 2010 and serving as its Vice-President since 2012. He is currently a Partner (Financial Services) at Ernst & Young, and is a Chartered Accountant of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and practising member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He is also a member of CPA Australia.

     

    Locally, Mr Ngan is actively involved as a member of various statutory board’s committees and panels. He is a member of ACRA’s Financial Reporting Technical Advisory Panel and Ethics Sub-committee of the Public Accountants Oversight Committee (PAOC).

     

    Mr Ngan has more than 20 years of audit and professional experience, with a focus on serving banking and asset management clients, with operations spanning Asia-Pacific. Apart from external audit services, he also provides other professional services including regulatory compliance advisory, fraud-related investigations, internal audit and internal controls for financial services clients.

     


     

    Chow Siew Ying

     

    Ms Chow Siew Ying
    Honorary Treasurer, Board of Management

     

    Ms Chow is a member of SPD’s Board of Management since 2013. She is presently the Group Chief Financial Officer of Jurong Health Services Pte Ltd, and has extensive work experience in the public healthcare, education and IT sectors.

     

    Ms Chow was part of the pioneer team involved in the planning, building and fitting up of Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital. She oversees the Finance, Legal and Risk Management teams at the hospitals and she is also the appointed Data Protection Officer for the hospitals. Ms Chow has 27 years of experience in various industries, of which 19 years are in healthcare, working mainly in the areas of corporate governance, strategic finance and planning and start-up projects.

     


     

    Suman Kishinchand Balani

     

    Ms Suman Kishinchand Balani
    Honorary Assistant Treasurer, Board of Management
    Member, Fundraising Committee

     

    Ms Suman is a member of SPD’s Board of Management since 2010. She is an Executive Coach, and presently the Managing Partner of Strengths Coaching Asia LLP working with organisations to create and deliver developmental programmes for individuals and teams to meet organisational needs. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the International Coach Federation (ICF), leading initiatives to provide coaching to the community to help serve the flourishing of humanity through coaching.

     

    Prior to her coaching career, Ms Suman has over 20 years of leadership experience in payments, technology and healthcare services. Her corporate experience in diverse industries and roles enables her to relate to the challenges faced by her clients, and help expand their perspectives while guiding them through a process of self-discovery, making conscious choices and taking inspired actions.

     


     

    Ho Lai Yun

     

    Prof Ho Lai Yun, BBM, JP, PBS
    Member, Board of Management
    Chairperson, Services Committee

     

    Prof Ho is a member of SPD’s Board of Management since 2012, and the Chairman of the Services Committee since 2013. He is a practising Paediatrician and Neonatalogist at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), as well as the Emeritus Consultant to SGH’s Department of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine. Prof Ho teaches at the Duke-NUS Medical School and is also a Clinical Professor at the Yong Soo Lin School of Medicine.

     

    Serving actively in the community, Prof Ho sits in the board of management and working committees of various ministries, statutory boards and voluntary welfare organisations. Some of the establishments include the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Social and Family Development, National Council of Social Service, Singapore Medical Council, Singapore Children’s Society, Autism Association of Singapore, Club Rainbow Singapore, and more.

     

    Prof Ho is an appointed Justice of the Peace since 2008, and also awarded the Pingat Bakti Setia (Long Service Medal) in 2009 and Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Star) in 2010 in recognition of his contributions to society.

     


     

    Low Wong Fook

     

    Mr Low Wong Fook
    Member, Board of Management
    Chairperson, Audit Committee

     

    Mr Low is a member of SPD’s Board of Management since 2005. He is also the appointed Executive Council Member of the Academy of Chinese Medicine, Singapore (ACMS) by the Ministry of Health. Previously, he served as a board member at the Jurong Health Services Pte Ltd for a period of six years.

     

    After retiring as the Principal and Senior Consultant of the Singapore Polytechnic, Mr Low became the Project Consultant of SPI (Singapore Polytechnic International Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Polytechnic). As a freelance consultant, Mr Low has provided consultancy and training to senior government officials and management and academic staff of education institutions overseas in the areas of governance and management, strategic planning and academic quality assurance. Some of the countries that benefited from his expertise are Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Mongolia, the People’s Republic of China and Rwanda.

     


     

     

    Ng Yee Sien

     

    Dr Ng Yee Sien
    Member, Board of Management
    Member, Services Committee

     

    Dr Ng is a member of SPD’s Board of Management since 2013. He is currently the Senior Consultant of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at SGH and the Adjunct Associate Professor at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.

     

    Teaching regularly since 2000 as a registrar, Dr Ng has had several faculty appointments with NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. He has been appointed by MOH as a committee member to oversee Continuing and Integrated Care Training for Medical Students in all the Medical Schools in Singapore and also serves on the Medical Advisory Board for the Agency for Integrated Care.


    Dr Ng is a strong advocate for improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in society through rehabilitation and education, and is involved in many disability and rehabilitation support groups and societies. He is active in research, and has published widely in both the area of Rehabilitation Medicine and General Medicine, and delivered lectures internationally on major rehabilitation issues. He has also mentored and supervised a large number of medical students and post-graduate physicians, including nursing and PhD students in both clinical and research education.

     


     

     

    Ong Toon Hui

     

    Ms Ong Toon Hui
    Member, Board of Management
    Chairperson, Human Resource & Remuneration Committee

     

    Ms Ong is a member of SPD’s Board of Management since 2016. She is presently the Dean and CEO of Singapore’s Civil Service College, and concurrently Deputy Secretary (Development) in the Public Service Division of the Prime Minister’s Office.

    Prior to her current appointment, Ms Ong served in the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Public Service Division and Ministry of Social and Family Development. Her public sector experience includes overseeing leadership development and human resource policies in the service, policies on social safety nets, family development, social sector development, rehabilitation and protection of youth-at-risk. Her current role is to develop people for a first class public service.

    Ms Ong also serves as a board member on the Singapore Civil Service College and as Chairperson of the School Advisory Board in Peirce Secondary School. She has also lately been appointed as member of NCSS Human Capital Development Panel and SIM University Programme Advisory Committee.

     


     

     

    Poh Hwee Hian

     

     

     

    Ms Poh Hwee Hian
    Member, Board of Management

     

    Ms Poh is a member of SPD’s Board of Management since 2004. She is presently the Managing Director at De’Longhi Group, and has been an active volunteer for more than 20 years. Ms Poh is a volunteer Aftercare Officer with the Singapore Aftercare Association since 2004, befriending and helping ex-offenders re-integrate back into society.

     

    Previously, Ms Poh was the Vice-Chairman of the Volunteer Initiator Persons Workgroup formed by the National Council of Social Service and the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, where she spearheaded efforts to promote volunteerism in Singapore and the set-up of structures to sustain and enhance volunteer efforts in Voluntary Welfare Organisations. She was also the Chairman of the Students Care Services Volunteer Group, where she led volunteer programmes to support social workers to reach out to students with special needs.

     

    Ms Poh was conferred the Commonwealth Youth Achievement Gold Award in 2005 for excellence in community services and promotion of social service volunteerism in Singapore. She also received the National Youth Achievement Award in 2000 for her outstanding work in community & social service.

     


     

     

    Tan Soo Nan

     

    Mr Tan Soo Nan
    Member, Board of Management
    Chairperson, Fundraising Committee

     

    Mr Tan is a member of SPD’s Board of Management since 2015. He is presently the Executive and Non-Independent Director of Raffles Medical Group Ltd & Raffles Health Insurance Pte Ltd.

     

    In his previous appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Pools (Pte) Ltd, Mr Tan initiated the iShine programme, which promotes staff volunteerism, and the “With a Heart” series of fundraising events which has benefitted many welfare organisations and worthy causes. During his tenure as Chief Executive of The Tote Board, Mr Tan was actively involved in helping non-profit and charitable organisations to build capability and capacity. With his strong belief in doing good and giving back to society, Mr Tan also holds positions in various organisations, such as Chairman of Raffles Country Club, Chairman of Temasek Foundation Management Services CLG Ltd, Chairman of The Advisory Board of The Photographic Society of Singapore and Vice President of The Football Association of Singapore Council.

     


     

     

    Zhang Weijie

     

    Mr Zhang Weijie
    Member, Board of Management
    Member, Services Committee

     

    Mr Zhang is Director (Strategy) at National Research Foundation since September 2016. Prior to his latest appointment, he was Director of the Residents/Neighbourhood Committees and the Deputy Director of Grassroots Planning & Programme at The People’s Association. He is a motivated and adaptable professional with strong public policy experience. His previous work experiences were in the government sector, where he was the Assistant Director for Placement & Scholarships Policy at the Ministry of Education, and Assistant Director for Land/Planning & Performance at the Ministry of Law.

     

    In his personal time, Mr Zhang is also a volunteer. Besides his involvement with SPD, he also chairs the Outreach Volunteer Alumni Link of the Stanford Club of Singapore, and was the Trip Leader for the Hopkins 4K for Cancer, where he led a team of 25 university students to cycle 4000 miles from Baltimore to San Francisco, to foster hope, spread awareness and raise funds in the fight against cancer.

     


     

    Abhimanyau Pal

     

    Mr Abhimanyau Pal
    Ex-Officio Secretary, Board of Management

     

    Mr Pal is the Executive Director of SPD since December 2010, and has close to 25 years of experience in the healthcare and social service sectors, working with children, adults and the elderly with various clinical conditions in different settings.

     

    One of the pioneers in championing outcome management initiatives in the social service sector in Singapore, Mr Pal is actively involved in developing best practices guidelines in service delivery, performance evaluation and outcome management system led by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS). He is also a regular trainer for these topics at the Social Service Institute (SSI).

     

    Mr Pal is actively involved in working committees of various Ministries, statutory boards and schools. He is a member of the Allied Health Professional Council (MOH), Special Needs Savings Scheme Committee (MSF), Social Service Sectoral Tripartite Committee (MSF/NCSS), Social Service Industry Skills and Training Council and CSS Industry Skills and Training Council (WDA), and the Workgroup for Enabling Employment (SG Enable). He is also a member of the Industry Advisory Committee in the Health Science Degree Programme at Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), the Nanyang Polytechnic Occupational Therapy School Advisory Committee, and sits in the Selection Panel for Leadership and Development Scheme, and Sun Ray Scheme by NCSS.

     


     

    COMMITTEE MEMBERS

     

    Rajan Chettier

     

    Mr Kamalarajan M Chettiar
    Member, Audit Committee

     

    Mr Rajan is qualified as a barrister-at-law and is currently the Managing Director of Rajan Chettiar LLC. He specialises in all aspects of family and personal laws, and also practises in the areas of employment, criminal, commercial and conveyancing laws. He is one of the first collaborative family lawyers in Singapore. He is an Associate Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre and a Court appointed volunteer mediator of the State Courts Court Dispute Resolution, Family Justice Court and in the Community Mediation Centre. He is also a Court-appointed Child Representative who assists the Court in complex child custody cares.



    Besides legal work, Mr Rajan is also involved in the social services scene since 1990. He was a former Board member of SPD and a legal advisor to the Centre For Family Harmony, a voluntary welfare organization which provides child access services to divorced parents.

     


     

     

    Yeo Jeu Nam

     

    Mr Yeo Jeu Nam
    Member, Audit Committee

     

    Mr Yeo is the Managing Director and founder of Radiance Consulting Pte Ltd. Prior to this, he was a Senior Consulting Partner at Ernst and Young Consultants Pte Ltd for over 12 years. Mr Yeo has more than 30 years of consultancy experience, specialising in Strategic Change and Organisational Transformation, Integration Management and Organisational Realignment, Corporate Regeneration and Restructuring, Business Performance Improvement as well as Human Capital Solutions. He has advised numerous private and public sector companies from a broad spectrum of industries. Mr Yeo also sits on the Board of Directors of Frencken Group Limited, Swiber Holdings Limited and Vallianz Holdings Limited. He chairs the Audit Committee at Swiber Holdings and is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee at Vallianz Holdings as well as the Remuneration Committee at all the three listed companies.

     

    Mr Yeo is a regular guest speaker at various public conferences and seminars including being guest speaker at one of the CEOs Breakfast Meetings organised by the American Business Council of Singapore. He has also been interviewed on numerous occasions on local radio and television current affairs programmes like Talking Point and Money Mind.

     


     

     

    See Cher

     

    Mr See Cher
    Member, Human Resource & Remuneration Committee

     

    Mr See Cher, who was with the Ministry of Home Affairs for 35 years and last held the post of Deputy Director, joined SPD in 2003 and served in the SPD Board of Management for 12 years. He was SPD President from September 2004 to August 2008. He has also chaired and/or served in various SPD Committees, including the SPD Education Programme Committee, Human Resource and Remuneration Committee, and the Audit Committee.

     

    Prior to his involvement with SPD, he was active in the Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA) and had served as HWA's Vice-President (April 1993 to March 1995) and President (April 1995 to March 1997).

     


     

     

    Lim Hua Beng

     

    Mr Lim Hua Beng
    Member, Services Committee

     

    Mr Lim is the Senior Lecturer and Course Manager of the Occupational Therapy course at Nanyang Polytechnic’s School of Health Sciences (Allied Health). Having received his training as an Occupational Therapist, Mr Lim had experience practising at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He later moved from direct practice into education, and has been imparting his skills and knowledge as a lecturer at NYP since.

     

    In additional to voluntary work with SPD, Mr Lim is involved in various workgroups and committees with the Allied Health Professions Council, National Council of Social Service and the Ministry of Health. He has also published articles in various Occupational Therapy journals and bulletins. In 2007, Mr Lim was awarded the Tsuyoshi Sato Lectureship Award by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, and later in 2015, was awarded the Inspiring Occupational Therapist Award by the Singapore Association of Occupational Therapists.

     


     

     

    Tang Liheng

     

    Mr Tang Liheng
    Member, Services Committee

     

    Mr Tang joined the Public Service Division in 2016. He assists in the transformation of the Public Service so that it is better prepared to serve citizens and businesses. He facilitates improvements to government agencies’ service delivery models, and encourages innovations in the agencies.

    Mr Tang was previously in the Ministry of National Development, where he coordinated the strategies and development plans of the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city project. Prior to that, he was in the Ministry of Finance overseeing social policies and financing measures to help Singapore companies internationalise. When he was in the Ministry of Home Affairs, he oversaw policies and operations of the Singapore Police Force to ensure security.

    Mr Tang graduated from the University of Michigan in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. In 2008, he also obtained a master’s degree in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University.

     


     

     

    Wong Meng Ee

     

    Dr Wong Meng Ee
    Member, Services Committee

     

    Dr Wong is an Associate Professor at Early Childhood and Special Needs Education Academic Group of the National Institute of Education (NIE), and teaches courses in the Master of Education programme and the Diploma in Special Education programme. Having a visual impairment himself, Dr Wong has researched and published articles in the areas such as education for special education teachers and paraprofessional, use of assistive technology for special needs students, transition and support for students with visual impairments and relationships of teachers with families.

     

    Outside his academic work, Dr Wong serves on a number of agencies serving persons with disabilities including iC2PrepHouse, Retinitis Pigmentosa Society (Singapore) and SG Enable.

     

    A sports enthusiast, Dr Wong has represented Singapore in numerous regional and international swimming competitions, and won the 100m and 50m freestyle Bronze medals for Singapore during the 2015 ASEAN Para games. He has also completed 5 full marathons, 2 biathlons and 2 10km open water charity swims. In 2002, Dr Wong was awarded both the President’s Social Service Award and the Singapore Sports Council for the Disabled Sportsman of the Year Award.

     


     

     

    Yeo Teck Guan

     

    Mr Yeo Teck Guan
    Member, Fundraising Committee

     

    Mr Yeo is the Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Tote Board (Tote Board, Singapore Pools and Singapore Turf Club) - IT Strategy and Operations, and has more than 30 years of experience in leading and managing both IT end user and vendor environments. With his foresight and expertise, Mr Yeo has led many ground breaking IT projects, and was named one of the Top CIO 100 in Asia Pacific by the CIO Asia Magazine for his outstanding leadership and innovative finesse in delivering cutting edge technologies that added a distinctive competitive advantage for his organisation in today’s highly connected, highly competitive market place.

     

    As an Executive member of the Singapore Computer Society and IDeation Edge Asia, Mr Yeo frequently engages in dialogues and projects to nurture the next generation IT leaders. Using his IT knowledge to benefit the charity sector, Mr Yeo personally spearheaded and developed a new application called “PhotoLotto”, for the purpose of another dimension of fun and excitement to charity fundraisers.

     


     

     

    Rajan Raju

     

    Mr Rajan Raju
    Member, Fundraising Committee

     

    Mr Rajan is a veteran banker with extensive experience spanning more than two decades in the financial industry with a deep and wide-ranging experience in retail banking, asset management, transaction services, as well as technology, operations and processes. He held senior positions at both local and international banks including Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank and DBS.

     

    In 2011, Mr Rajan sustained a spinal cord injury after a road accident in Paris and suffered incomplete quadriplegia, a condition in which he lost partial function of his four limbs. With the support of his family, friends and his medical team, he was able to make significant improvement through his rehabilitation. His own experience spurred him to help other spinal cord injury patients, and in 2012, slightly over a year and a half after his accident, he ran for the Standard Chartered Bank Singapore Marathon to raise funds for the Spinal Support Centre of Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

     


     

     

    Dr May Lim

     

    Dr Lim Sok Mui, May
    Member, Services Committee

     

    Dr May Lim is an Associate Professor at the Singapore Institute of Technology where she is involved in training, curriculum development and student placement with particular focus on skilling future manpower serving the disability sector.

     

    Concurrently she is the Deputy Director at the Centre of Learning Environment and Assessment Development (Co-LEAD) and Programme Director for the Occupational Therapy Degree Programme at the Singapore Institute of Technology. Her forte is in working with young children with developmental delays and disorders. She has participated extensively as presenter, speaker, facilitator in community, national and international settings and was previously involved in the committee of the Enabling Master Plan.

     

    Dr Lim is a strong advocate and continues to advocate for developing strong community based therapy services in Singapore. She also volunteers with the Singapore Association of Occupational Therapists.

     


     

     

    Susan Niam

     

    Ms Susan Niam
    Member, Services Committee

     

    Ms Niam is the Chairperson of Allied Health Services & Pharmacy Division at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where she leads 13 diverse professional groups comprising more than 1,200 staff. She provides strategic direction; clinical quality oversight; professional, manpower and operational leadership within acute, sub-acute, rehabilitative and community settings and ensures that the services and directions are consistent with the vision of the organization, national direction, evolving demographics and clinical trends.

     

    Ms Niam is actively involved in many national and professional committees. She chairs the Industry Advisory Council of the Singapore Institute of Technology as well as some committees in the Allied Health Professions Council. She has served a few terms on the Agency for Integrated Care, Social & Health Manpower Development Programme-Intermediate and Long-Term Care Committee.

     

    Ms Niam volunteers as a chairperson of the senior sub-committee in a non-profit community service agency. She has previously volunteered in the Australian Red Cross Society, the Stroke Club and the Ankylosing Spondylitis Club.

     

    Ms Niam was awarded the Commendation Medal, National Day Award in 2006 and the NHG Outstanding Citizenship Award in 2014.

     


     

     

    Yeo Su Chen

     

    Mrs Yeo Su Chen
    Member, Fundraising Committee

     

    Mrs Yeo Su Chen is a Director of International Trading Corporation (Asia) Pte Ltd, a family investment firm. Her experience extends to corporate communication, investor relations, marketing communications and public relations. Her voluntary work interests includes organising activities as well as participation in community and social service activities. She had organised events for special needs children and participated in projects to improve the living conditions of the elderly poor.

     

    Mrs Yeo came to SPD as a volunteer to connect and match people and logistic resources with needs and opportunities.