Mr Robert Chew serves on many distinguished boards and panels including non-profit organisations Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital, WeCare and Shared Services for Charities. He is also a member of the boards of the Health Sciences Authority, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore Mediation Centre, and chairs the Singapore Standards Council (Enterprise Singapore).
He is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors and the Singapore Computer Society (SCS). He was awarded SCS’s Hall of Fame in 2016 and IT Leader of the Year in 2009. For his contribution to public service, he was conferred the Public Service Medal in 2013 and the Public Service Star in 2017.
Robert was a Singapore Hospice Council Member and held several office bearer positions including Vice Chairman (2011-2013) and Honorary Treasurer (2009-2011).
Dr Chong Poh Heng has served Singapore Hospice Council as the appointed representative of HCA Hospice Limited since 2015. He held the positions of Honorary Secretary in SHC from 2017 to 2019 and is Vice Chairman since 2019.
Dr Chong chairs and participates in several advocacy efforts, such as the paediatrics and young adults Advanced Care Planning (ACP) task force and the Asia Pacific Hospice and Palliative Care Network (APHN) Paediatric Palliative Care Special Interest Group. Dr Chong is Medical Director of HCA Hospice since 2015 and is also founder of Star PALS, a paediatric palliative care service under HCA.
He currently sits on the MOH National Strategy for Palliative Care Workgroup (22/23) and Implementation Committee (22/24) and plays an active role in shaping the sector. Dr Chong has also published more than 25 academic papers and book chapters. He received the Healthcare Humanity Award in 2015 and won the Leader of Good award (adult category) at the President’s Volunteerism and Philanthropy Award ceremony in 2021.
Dr Wu Huei Yaw is a specialist in geriatric medicine and palliative medicine. He is currently the Deputy Chairman Medical Board (Community) and Chief of Department of Integrated Care of Woodlands Health, NHG. Dr Wu is also a visiting consultant with the Dept of Palliative Medicine, TTSH and the Institute of Mental Health. He sits on the Medical Professional and Audit Committee (MPAC) of the Singapore Cancer Society. He is also a member of Dover Park Hospice’s MPAC and Building & Development Committee. He was the Head of Dept of Palliative Medicine, TTSH, from 2008 to 2013 and the Medical Director of Dover Park Hospice from 2013 to 2016.
Dr Wu served as a Council Member of the Singapore Hospice Council from 2008-2012 and Honorary Secretary from 2019-2021. Dr Wu was awarded the National Day Long Service Medal in 2019 for his work.
Mr Albert Ching has served the Singapore Hospice Council as the appointed representative of the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) since 2019 and Honorary Treasurer since 2021. Albert has been the CEO of Singapore Cancer Society since 2012 and has been serving in the social service sector for almost 30 years. Under his leadership, SCS has expanded its services to “serve more, serve better”, such as the establishment of the first community-based Cancer Rehabilitation Centre in Singapore to serve the cancer community. In 2022, Singapore Cancer Society was awarded the Special Commendation Award for Governance and Management, as well as the Charity Transparency Award by the Charity Council.
Prior to joining SCS, he was the Executive Director and General Secretary of the YMCA of Singapore for more than seven years and was elected its President in 2019. Under his leadership, YMCA was conferred the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre’s (NVPC) Outstanding Non-Profit Organisation Award at the National Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards 2008. Prior to YMCA, he served as Executive Director at The Boys’ Brigade in Singapore.
Dr Angel Lee started her involvement in palliative care as a volunteer doctor with Hospice Care Association in 1993. Thereafter, she trained as a geriatrician at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) with a sub-specialisation in Palliative Medicine.
Involved since the early days of Singapore Hospice Council (SHC), Dr Lee chaired various committees and laid the groundwork for initiatives such as the Doctors’ Palliative Medicine Course, pulling together Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Training under the auspices of SHC, and more from 2000-2007. In 2004, she initiated SHC’s 1st Biennial Scientific Meeting, currently known as the Singapore Palliative Care Conference.
Dr Lee was Vice-Chairman of the National Advance Care Planning Steering Committee of the Agency of Integrated Care from 2010-2021 and subsequently chaired a Ministry of Health workgroup responsible for the drafting of the National Palliative Care Guidelines. Dr Lee is currently the Programme Director of the St. Andrew’s Community Hospital Violet Programme, which aims to improve end-of-life care for those with non-cancer diagnoses and those residing in Nursing Homes.
Sister Geraldine Tan is a stalwart supporter of the palliative care cause. She has served in the Singapore Hospice Council since its founding in 1995 and a pioneer in the palliative care movement. She was the Council’s Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer from 2009-2010 and 2008-2009 respectively.
Currently, Sister Geraldine heads the overall Senior Management portfolio for St Joseph’s Home, one of the largest locally established integrated long-term care facilities, which offers hospice care, therapy services, dusk to dawn services for dementia sundown syndrome and an infant and childcare centre. Sr Geraldine is a trained registered nurse and a member of the Canossian Daughters of Charity.
Dr Mervyn Koh has served Singapore Hospice Council as the appointed representative of Tan Tock Seng Hospital 2013-2019 and Dover Park Hospice since then. He was Head of the Department of Palliative Medicine in Tan Tock Seng Hospital from 2013-2020 and is currently the Medical Director of Dover Park Hospice.
Dr Koh has been a member of the Palliative Medicine Specialist Training Committee since 2019 and the Examinations Sub-committee (Palliative Medicine Specialist Training Committee) since 2014. He also serves as a member of the National Healthcare Group Leaving Well Steering Committee.
Dr Koh has authored more than 30 papers, books and book chapters. He was won several awards over his career, including the Healthcare Humanity Award 2011, NUS Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award 2018, NUS Special Recognition Award for Academic Year 2019/20, and NHG Outstanding Citizen Award 2021.
Mr Adrian Peh is a lawyer and is Chairman of Adsan Law LLC. Adrian was conferred the Public Service Medal (2014) and is a Justice of the Peace (JP). Adrian is a member of the Criminal Law Advisory Committee (Review) and a member of the Board of Visiting Justices and Board of Inspection under the Ministry of Home Affairs. He is a Standing Council Member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and chairs the General Affairs Committee. Adrian also sits on the Chinese Community Oral History Committee and is a Board member of Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall. Adrian is a member of the Inquiry Panel (which is appointed by the Chief Justice under the Legal Profession Act). He also sits on the Oversight Committee for Designated Benchmarks under Securities and Futures (Financial Benchmarks) Regulations.
As the former Chief Investment Officer of AIA Investment Management Pte Ltd, Ms Wee Ai Ning oversaw AIA IM’s investments in public and private market asset classes globally. She was the Group Chief Investment Officer of Great Eastern Life Assurance and a board director of its subsidiary companies. She was Chief Executive Officer and portfolio manager at Tudor Capital Singapore (part of Tudor Investment Corporation, a global macro hedge fund). She developed most of her career with the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), where she headed the Strategic Cross Asset Investment Group, the Treasury and Currency Management Group, in addition to engagements in the Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange and Economic and Strategy Departments.
Ai Ning serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and the Ministry of Home Affairs Uniform Services (HUS) Invest Board. She is a member of the Investment Committee of Wealth Management Institute (WMI), Ministry of Health Holdings (MOHH), and the Audit Committee of Singapore Hospice Council. She is a past Board Member of HCA Hospice Limited.
Mr Patrick Yong has extensive experience in the advertising and media industry, including print, television and radio media. He is currently heading the Business Development department of So Drama! Entertainment. His 32-year experience in the advertising and media industry spans outstanding careers in SPH, MediaCorp and MyChinaChannel.
Patrick started his career as a journalist with LianHe ZaoBao, SPH. In 2010, he was appointed the Managing Director of MediaCorp Press and later Executive Vice President of MediaCorp’s Strategic Marketing Division. During his time with MediaCorp, he was responsible for launching magazines such as Kids Company and Family, Style, and was part of the team that helped launch the TODAY newspaper.
In 2014, he joined MyChinaChannel as its CEO, during which he brought content such as China Super League (Football) into Singapore and Malaysia, and launched a Chinese kids Channel on StarHub TV.