Jennie Chua to step down as Comchest chairman in August

Chairman of Community Chest, Ms Jennie Chua (right) receives a specially-made flower from Ms Mary Kaw, 54, a Community Chest beneficiary and resident from the Singapore Cheshire Home during the Community Chest Fund-Raising Launch at the Society of Ph
Chairman of Community Chest, Ms Jennie Chua (right) receives a specially-made flower from Ms Mary Kaw, 54, a Community Chest beneficiary and resident from the Singapore Cheshire Home during the Community Chest Fund-Raising Launch at the Society of Physically Disabled Ability Centre on 22 May 2013. Veteran hotelier Jennie Chua will step down as chairman of Community Chest, the fundraising arm of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), in August. -- ST FILE PHOTO: DESMOND LUI

Veteran hotelier Jennie Chua will step down as chairman of Community Chest, the fundraising arm of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), in August.

Ms Chua, who will continue as adviser of ComChest, will be succeeded by Mr Phillip Tan, who is concurrently vice-president of the NCSS Board.

In thanking Ms Chua for her outstanding service to ComChest over the past 14 years, Acting Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing noted how the organisation has widened its reach and raised more funds under her leadership.

Mr Chan also cited her as an inspiration to others who may wish to volunteer their time and expertise to improve the lives of the less fortunate.

Mr Hsieh Fu Hua, President of NCSS, added that Ms Chua's impact on the social service sector extended beyond raising funds for those in need. She has, through ComChest's public education efforts, helped to raise the level of social consciousness in our nation.