Board of Management
Chairman, Senior Volunteer Training Centre
Marjorie has extensive experience in legal practice, specialising in corporate and maritime law. Her past appointments include Group General Counsel & Company Secretary of Neptune Orient Lines Limited and Senior Associate Director of Yeo Leong & Peh, LLC. She also served as the Group General Counsel for Otto Marine Ltd and lectured on maritime and marine insurance law at the Singapore Maritime Academy of the Singapore Polytechnic. She currently serves as a Consultant in the Otto Group of Companies.
In addition to her legal qualification (LLB, Hons) from the National University of Singapore, she holds a post graduate diploma in financial management as well as a Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies from University of Leeds, (UK) and Master in Guidance and Counselling from James Cook University (Australia).
She has held Board appointments in several private and public listed companies as well as in non-profit organisations, including Council for Third Age. She is the incumbent Honorary Secretary and member of the RSVP Board and Chairman of its Nomination Committee. She is also Chairman of Siong Keng Hoon Foundation Limited - an organisation incorporated for charitable purposes.
Chew Heng joined the Board in 2006. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He has held senior financial management positions in major US MNCs for more than twenty years.
His past appointments in community service include Honorary Treasurer of Management Corpn Strata Title (MCST) 2864 (Goldenhill Park Condo) and President of CIMA Singapore.
Previously Chew Heng was the Honorary Treasurer in RSVP and he chairs the Investment Committee. He is also a Board member of RSVP ProGuide Pte Ltd.
Ho Yong joined the Board of Management of RSVP Singapore in July 2013. His past appointments in RSVP include Asst. Honorary Treasurer, Chairman of Volunteer Management Committee, and Member of the Investment Committee.
A Colombo Plan Scholar, he holds a degree in Naval Architecture and two master’s degrees in International Studies and in Southeast Asian Studies. He pursued a career with Sembawang Shipyard (now SembCorp Marine) where he held senior appointments in Shipyard Operation, HR Management, and Information Technology, among others. He also served as Vice President of the Association of Singapore Marine Industries; President of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Singapore; and Member of the Maritime Industry Advisory Committee of Singapore Polytechnic.
Ho Yong has been volunteering in public service since the 1990s. He has served on the Board of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), Public Transport Council, and MINDEF’s Board of Visitors to the SAF Detention Barrack. He has also been serving on School Advisory Committees of the Ministry of Education since 1993. Ho Yong is a recipient of the Public Service Medal (PBM); Ministry of Community Development (MCD) (Now the Ministry of Social and Family Development) Long Service Award (10 years); Special Volunteer Award, Community Chest of Singapore Special Volunteer Award; and Long Service Education Award (20 years).
Sunny has been continuing to support RSVP’s programmes in SVTC and Cyberguide (including Silver IT Fest and Silver IT Care) after stepping down from his past position as their Chairman. He facilitates programmes in the SVTC, arranges trainers for Silver IT Fest and corrects all outstanding problems faced by Silver IT Care. He was also instrumental in leading M+W in 2 charity golfs events benefitting RSVP Singapore in 2012 and 2016.
Sunny has a Master’s in Business Administration and is also a Senior Life Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers- International from USA. He has worked in Zurich, Sydney, California, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong and spent many years in senior positions with MNCs including Regional Management. Prior to his retirement, he was the Vice President (Site Services) for TECH Semiconductor Singapore Pte Ltd and was instrumental in setting up the Regional Headquarters for Hewlett Packard in Hong Kong.
Besides these, Sunny has volunteered in School and Industries, serving for more than 22 years on the Board of the National Youth Achievement Award Council. He was an Elder in the Orchard Road Presbyterian Church and is now in the Bukit Batok Presbyterian Church. Sunny preaches and teaches Marketplace Ministry, which he studied at the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminar from 2004 to 2006 at South Hamilton, USA.
Lily holds a master’s degree in Counselling. She has been a Board member since 2012. Prior to retirement, she worked in the Inland Revenue Authority Singapore (IRAS) in IT-related functions. Her passion for social service led her to a second career in 2004, specialising in counselling and psycho-education. She received training in Experiential Counselling Approaches, Gestalt Counselling Approaches and Cognitive Behavioural Approaches. She is also a certified Reality Therapist. During her time in social service, the clients she served include the physically challenged, psychiatric prison inmates, victims of family violence and caregivers of special needs. As part of her interest to better understand human development, she has also received instruction in guided autobiography writing.
Since joining RSVP Singapore in 2010, she has restructured the MDOP and Mentoring programmes. She also implemented the ELSP which matches the abilities of senior volunteers to the needs of lonely and disadvantaged seniors in the community. Her latest venture is the Homework Supervision Programme which matches volunteers who want to help at-risk children achieve academically and parents who want their children to consistently attend to their school assignments and preparation for tests and exams.
Lily has also been a member of the Senior Guiding Management Committee since 2011. Her contributions include the 'Leaving a Legacy' project (getting seniors to write their family or life stories) during NSVM, the Intergenerational Racial Harmony Day event in two schools, and Taste of ELSP events at 3 Senior Activity Centres. These episodic events allowed would-be volunteers to experience the fun and joy of volunteering and created opportunities for such seniors to make new friends.
Choong Kong was co-opted onto the Board in late 2016. He currently chairs the Episodic Volunteering Programme and the Investment Committee.
He began his career as a mathematics lecturer in the University of Malaya (1968), eventually becoming associate professor and serving as head of the department. He left academics in 1974 to work with Singapore Airlines. He spent 29 years at Singapore Airlines; he eventually became the company's CEO.
Florence joined the Board in November 2014. A trained graduate teacher by profession; she has written and edited several books.
She has more than 30 years of non-profit experience and has served on a few boards. Teaching, counselling and mentoring have been the mainstay of her interests. She is a qualified Train-the-Trainer instructor for Leadership modules using the DiSC instruments. Prior to retirement in 2010, she lectured and directed different departments in the Singapore Bible College for over 18 years.
She travels overseas to speak and train, specialising in life skills, leadership and cross-cultural issues. She is also actively involved in meeting up with international scholars and exchange students.
Mr Abdullah Tarmugi, Mr Lim Boon Heng, Dato Dr Tan Hian-Tsin, Dr Lau Wai Har.
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