Our Patron & Board 2018-10-15T09:34:57+00:00

Our Patron & Board


Mr Tan Chuan-Jin
Speaker of Parliament

SHINE welcomed its first Patron, Speaker of Parliament, on 17 March 2018.

Mr Tan was first introduced to SHINE through Kits for Kids in 2014 to help raise funds for the organisation. Since then, he has continually partnered SHINE on fundraising, and has come to know the organisation well. He strongly supports SHINE’s work and seeks to raise awareness of the cause. He would like to encourage more people to come forward and volunteer as this will extend the reach of the work done, and will enable SHINE to do even more for the children and youth it serves.

Chief Advisor

Mr Eric Low Siak Meng, JP, BBM(L), PBM

Mr Low joined SHINE as a member in 1979 and was elected Chairman in 1981, a position he held till 1999. Under his strong and capable leadership, Students Care Service grew and expanded from an office-setting based in Penang Lane to operating three service centres located at Clementi, Hougang and Yishun. Mr Low is passionate about helping children and youths in need, and has made invaluable and enormous contribution to SHINE. He has dedicated over 20 years of his life to actively promote and serve the cause of SHINE.

After stepping down from the helm, Mr Low continued to support SHINE in his capacity as Chief Advisor.

Board Chairman

Dr Ang Seng Bin, PBM

Dr Ang joined SHINE in 2003 and was elected to the Board in 2007. His involvement in SHINE goes back to 1994 when he started volunteering at SHINE Yishun Centre during his undergraduate days, contributing actively to various programmes and activities. Dr Ang passion for community and social services sees him serving as a Board member and chairing the Hougang Centre Advisory Committee.

Dr Ang is presently Consultant, Family physician; Head, Family Medicine Service; Head, Menopause Unit at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. He is currently Vice President of the National Council of Social Service and has been an active volunteer and long-time youth leader of the Fengshan Community Centre.

Vice Chairman

Mr Wan Chee Foong

Mr Wan joined SHINE in 2007 and was elected as Board member the following year. He was appointed to chair the Clementi Centre Advisory Committee since 2011. He also chaired the Audit Committee from 2008 – 2011. Since coming on board, Mr Wan has been actively contributing to SHINE, especially in areas of the internal controls and finance.

Mr Wan is currently Head of Group Business Development & Group Commercial Development with PSA International. Prior to this appointment, he was a Director of Investments with Temasek Holdings.

Honorary Secretary

Mr Gabriel Ong Chee Siong

Mr Ong started serving SHINE in 2011 as a member of the Clementi Centre Advisory Committee (CCAC). He is also a member of the Daisy Phay Foundation – SHINE Scholarship Award Committee since 2012.

Mr Ong has over 18 years of work experience in Asia business development, general management and business start-ups in technology solution and enterprise mobility. He is currently the Regional Sales Director in Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation.

Honorary Treasurer

Mr Geoffrey Teo Seng Chieh

Mr Teo joined SHINE in 2017 serving as our Honorary Treasurer. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a double major in Accounting and Economics and a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Accounting from Monash University. He is a member of CPA Australia as well as the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Mr Teo has held various finance and accounting roles since 1999, and is currently the Regional Financial Controller for Jeco (Pte) Limited (Braun Büffel).


Mrs Ivy Koh Kiat Laid (Mrs. Ivy Goh)

Mrs Ivy Goh joined SHINE in 2011 and served as Honorary Treasurer from 2011-13. She holds a Master of Practising Accounting from the Monash University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Mrs Goh has over 15 years of finance and accounting experience is currently the Regional Finance Director of Advanex (S) Pte Ltd.


Mr Vidyut Gandhi

Mr Vidyut Gandhi first volunteered at SHINE Yishun Centre in 2007. He joined SHINE in 2009 and was elected to the Board the same year. He was appointed to chair the Yishun Centre Advisory Committee (YCAC) since 2009.

Mr Gandhi is currently a director with Link Vue Systems Pte Ltd, which deals in field bus technology and provides networking automation systems and control solutions. Mr Gandhi is passionate about volunteering and community work.


Mr Goh Chee Kong, PBM

Mr Goh was introduced to SHINE in 2003. He was elected to the Board the same year and has been a Board member since. Mr Goh was appointed to chair the Yishun Centre Advisory Committee from 2005 – 2009. Mr Goh served as Chairman of SHINE from 2009 till 2014. He provided invaluable guidance and leadership in matters relating to governance, strategic direction and operations.

Mr Goh is a member of the Programmes Advisory Committee for English Television and Radio Programming and an Accredited Member of the Institute of Public Relations of Singapore. He also serves on the boards of Singapore Red Cross, St Andrew’s School and Beyond Social Services.


Mr Benny Koh

Mr Koh joined SHINE in 2009 and served as a member of the SHINE Audit Committee and SCS Yishun Centre Advisory Committee from 2009 to 2016. He was elected to the Board in 2016 and is also concurrently serving in the Clementi Centre Advisory Committee.

Mr Koh is a Partner and leads the Treasury Advisory practice for Deloitte Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Deloitte, Mr Koh headed the Treasury function for Temasek. He has more than two decades of Debt-Capital and Foreign Exchange Market experience with multinational companies, and has worked in the US and in Thailand.


Mr Albert Lim Song Khiang

Mr Lim was elected to the SHINE Board in 2012. He was appointed to serve on the Fundraising Committee and also chaired the Carnival of Drums Organising Committee. Mr Lim has been actively volunteering his time and services for more than two decades as a tutor, mentor and fundraiser.

Mr Lim is currently a consultant in the structured trade business. He had successfully managed several bulk supply chain programmes and also structured numerous trade ventures for reputable companies during his previous stints with Vredelco Food Industry and Asia Pacific Bulk Terminal.


Mr Lim Tuang Liang

Mr Lim started serving SHINE in 2009 as a member of the Clementi Centre Advisory Committee (CCAC) and was elected to the Board the same year. He chaired the Audit Committee from 2011/12 – 2012/13. Mr Lim has an active interest in helping children and youths.

A President’s Scholar and SAF Overseas Scholar, Mr Lim joined the Republic of Singapore Air Force in July 1991. He is currently Head Air Operations, Republic of Singapore Air Force.


Sub-Committees and Advisory Committees

Audit Committee

Mr. Albert Lim Song Khiang

Mr. Lok Lai Cheng
Mr. Lim Tze Chern
Mr. Stephen Seow
Ms. Andrea Chee

Finance Committee

Mr. Geoffrey Teo

Dr. Ang Seng Bin, PBM
Mr. Gabriel Ong Chee Siong

Staff & Services/Programmes Committee

Mr. Wan Chee Foong

Mr. Lim Tze Chern
Ms. Maureen Fung
Mr. Geoffrey Teo

Fundraising Committee

Mr. Geoffrey Teo

Mr. Mark Choy Wei Hsien
Mr. Albert Lim Song Khiang
Mr. Wan Chee Foong
Mr. Ang Kian Peng

Daisy Phay Foundation – SHINE Scholarship Award Committee

Ms Ivy Koh Kiat Laid (Mrs. Ivy Goh)

Mr. Gabriel Ong

Research Committee

Mr Lee Tiong Peng

Prof. Rebecca Ang
Dr. Alfred Choi
Dr. Chu Chi Meng
Prof. Satvinder Dhaliwal

Clementi Centre Advisory Committee

Mr. Wan Chee Foong

Mr. Benny Koh
Mr. Bentley Tan Siang Yuen
Mr. Lee Tiong Peng (BBM)
Mr. Gabriel Ong
A/P. Wong Chee Meng John
A/P. Yeo Lay See

Hougang Centre Advisory Committee

Mr. Lim Tze Chern

A/P Rebecca Ang
Mr Toh Weng Choy
A/P Vivien Huan
Mr Gopinath Menon

Yishun Centre Advisory Committee

Mr. Vidyut Gandhi

Mr. Chee Wai Pong
Assoc Prof Vilma D’Rozario
Ms Ivy Koh Kiat Laid (Mrs. Ivy Goh)
Dr Kumudhini Rajasegaran
Mr. Chinnu P Velu

Charity Golf 2019 Organising Committee

Mr. Eric Low Siak Meng, JP, BBM(L), PBM

Dr. Ang Seng Bin
Mr. Peter Yeo, PBM
Mr. Eric Chen
Mr. Chua Swee Ann
Mr. Alan Goh
Mr. Francis Koh
Mr. Jeffrey Lim
Mr. Jeffrey Koh
Mr. Jonathan Yeo
Mr. Ting Hua Keong (Tournament Director)

Kits for Kids 2019 Organising Committee

Minister Tan Chuan-Jin

Mr. Sean Chua

Mr. Jonathan Tan

Mr. Sudhesh Nair
Mr. Ee Keok Lye
Mr. Darren Goh-Klass
Mr. Jonathan Kua
Mr. Kwek Chin Lin