SINGAPORE - Mr Gerard Ee has been appointed chairman of the Charity Council for a two-year-term starting from Mar 1, 2015.
He succeeds Mrs Fang Ai Lian who has led the council for more than eight years, the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) said in a statement on Monday.
In addition, four new members have been appointed and nine re-appointed to form a 14-member Council.
Since its formation in Oct 2006, the Council has developed new initiatives to enhance the standard of governance among charities here.
Mr Ee is no stranger to the charity sector here, being the former chairman of the National Kidney Foundation.
He had previously also served as the president of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), chairman of the Public Transport Council, Council for Third Age and the Singapore Institute of Management.
Currently, Mr Ee is the chairman of Changi General Hospital, Eastern Health Alliance and SIM University (UniSIM) Board of Trustees.
Joining Mr Ee in the Charity Council are newly-appointed members:
Dr Tan Wee Liang, associate professor of strategic management, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University
Mr David Wong, chairman, Methodist Welfare Services
Mr Suhaimi Zainul-Abidin, director, Quantedge
Mr Ang Hao Yao, chairman, SATA CommHealth
Re-Appointed Charity Council Members include:
Mr R. Dhinakaran, managing director, Jay Gee Group of Companies
Dr Lan Luh Luh, associate professor, Business School and Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Ms Mildred Tan, chairman, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre
Mr Sim Gim Guan, CEO, NCSS
Re-appointed Sector Administrators:
Mr Lim Boon Wee, deputy secretary (services), Ministry of Education
Ms Teoh Zsin Woon, deputy secretary, Ministry of Health
Ms Ong Toon Hui, deputy secretary, Ministry of Social and Family Development
Mr Ang Hak Seng, chief executive director, People's Association
Mr Lim Teck Yin, CEO, Sport Singapore