90th Term of Board of Directors (2020-2023)
Mr Wong Kan Seng
Mr Lee Kwok Kie, Patrick, PJG
Dr Cheong Wai Kwong
Mr Tang Kin Fei, PBM
Mr Ng Siew Quan
Mr Leong Sin Yuen, William
Mr Chia Weng Kaye, PBM
Mr Hoong Kong Fatt
The Executive Committee (EXCO) assists the Board to ensure the hospital is well-managed and fulfils its objectives. The EXCO provides leadership and guidance to the Top Management, decides on policies and strategic plans. The EXCO also controls the finance, monitors the performance of the hospital and makes recommendations to the Board on future development of the hospital.
Mr Lee Kwok Kie, Patrick is the Chairman of KWSH.
On the corporate front, Mr Lee is the Chairman of Sing Lun Holdings Pte Ltd, an investment company with a diverse range of business interest. In the past, Mr Lee had served as President of Textile and Fashion Federation Singapore (TaFF), Vice President of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI) and Board Director of Business China.
In the social service sector, Mr Lee is an inspiration to the community in caring for the underprivileged. Mr Lee joined KWSH Board in 2001 and has been KWSH’s Chairman since 2011. He helps raise funds annually for the Hospital to ensure quality healthcare for the needy. Mr Lee is also the President of Yangzheng Foundation which has set up several scholarships for local universities and a Board Member of Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship Fund. While Mr Lee served as Secretary-General of the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA), his strong leadership helped established SFCCA as a cornerstone organisation in upholding social harmony in Singapore.
In the cultural arena, during his tenure as Chairman of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) Board, Mr Lee successfully expanded SCO and enhanced its reputation both locally and internationally. A founding member of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC), he was pivotal in conceptualizing SCCC’s vision and mission. Mr Lee also served as a Board Member of the National Heritage Board.
For his impactful contributions to Singapore’s community, especially in the cultural and social service sectors, Mr Patrick Lee was conferred the Public Service Medal (PBM - Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) on National Day 2011 and was again honored as one of the seven recipients of the Meritorious Service Medal (PJG - Pingat Jasa Gemilang) on National Day 2017.
Appointed as KWSH Chairman on 6 March 2011
- Vice Chairman (appointed on 5 July 2009)
MBBS (S’PORE), MRCP (UK), FRCP (EDIN), DIPVEN (LONDON), FAMS (DERMATOLOGY)
Dr Cheong Wai Kwong is the Vice Chairman of KWSH and Chairman of Medical Advisory Committee.
Dr Cheong has been practising Dermatology since 1986 in various hospitals including the National Skin Centre in Singapore, and in the St John’s Dermatology Centre in London before going into private practice at the Specialist Skin Clinic in 1995. He is currently director of the Specialist Skin Clinic and Associates, Singapore, a group practice of dermatologists in the private sector.
He trained at the St John’s Dermatology Centre, London in cutaneous photobiology, (the study of biological effects of sunlight on the skin) and phototherapy (the use of ultraviolet radiation to treat skin conditions).
He is a past President of the Dermatological Society of Singapore (2000 – 2005). He has chaired numerous regional advisory boards on common skin conditions. Most recently, he co-chaired the Singapore psoriatic arthritis virtual advisory board in February 2021 and chaired a regional scientific task force on managing allergy in May 2021.
An accomplished dermatologist in Singapore, Dr Cheong lectures extensively on common skin conditions both locally and regionally. He is a frequent speaker at regional and global dermatological conferences, one of which was the recent 24th World Congress of Dermatology Milan 2019. He has conducted advanced workshops for dermatologists and general practitioners in the region including Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.
He remains active in virtual lecture webinars in the current Covid-19 pandemic.
Appointed as KWSH Vice Chairman on 15 June 2005
Mr Tang Kin Fei is the Vice Chairman of KWSH.
On the corporate front, Mr Tang is concurrently Chairman and an Independent Director of SIA Engineering Company Ltd, Chairman of Singapore LNG Corporation Pte Ltd, as well as the Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director and Board Chairman of Manhattan Resources Ltd. He is also a Board Member/Director of Summit Power International Limited and the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise, and an Honorary Council Member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Mr Tang was previously the Group President & CEO of Sembcorp Industries, where he devoted close to 30 years of his career and has been credited with spearheading its growth into a focused energy, water and marine group, with operations across six continents. For his vision, drive, entrepreneurial spirit and exemplary contributions to the energy sector, Mr Tang was conferred the Singapore Energy Award (SEA) in 2017. Additionally, Mr Tang also previously served as a Board member at International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, as Vice Chairman of the Singapore Business Federation’s Council, and on several China-Singapore and Middle East-Singapore business councils.
Beyond the corporate realm, Mr Tang is currently the Council Chairman of Ngee Ann Polytechnic. He was formerly a Board Member of the National Research Foundation (NRF), Advisor to the NRF’s Urban Solutions & Sustainability Directorate (NRF USS), and Chairman of the USS Integrated Programme office. He also served as a Member of the Defence Science & Technology Board and Climate Change Network, and Chairman of the College Advisory Board of Nanyang Technological University.
Mr Tang was conferred the Public Service medal (PBM) in 2020 for his contributions to the public service.
Appointed as KWSH Vice Chairman on 6 March 2011
Mr Ng Siew Quan is the Vice Chairman of KWSH and Chairman of Nomination Committee.
On the corporate front, Mr Ng is the Partner of PwC Singapore.
Mr Ng is the Corporate Governance Leader of PwC Singapore. With more than 30 years of experience in the auditing profession, he has led internal audit and risk management engagements for a number of corporate entities from the private and public sectors in Singapore. He has successfully implemented Enterprise Risk Management and Control Self Assessment (CSA) in some of the largest corporations in Singapore as well as having been involved in the investigation of various high profile fraud cases.
Mr Ng is concurrently the Asia Pacific leader of the Entrepreneurial and Private Clients (EPC) market segment, leading in the provision of integrated business solutions to owner-led and family businesses. Building on strong knowledge in Corporate Governance and Family Governance, he has spearheaded the mitigation of risks and preservation of business harmony for families and entrepreneurs.
Mr Ng is a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants as well as a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors. He is active in the Chinese community and the cultural arena. He is on the Council of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre and Chinese Development Assistance Council. He is also the Chairman of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra and Chairman of Yangzheng Primary School, School Advisory Committee.
Appointed as KWSH Vice Chairman on 1 July 2020
- Treasurer (appointed on 1 July 2017)
- Honorary Secretary (appointed on 11 July 2015)
Mr Leong Sin Yuen, William is the Vice Chairman of KWSH and Chairman of the Fund-Raising Committee.
On the corporate front, Mr Leong is the Executive Director of Leung Yun Chee & Sons Realty Pte Ltd, an affiliation to Leung Kai Fook Medical Co Pte Ltd.
Mr Leong is a practising electrical engineer registered with the Professional Engineers’ Board, Singapore. Prior to joining his family business, he held senior positions as a Consultant Engineer with Brown and Root (S) Pte Ltd, CPG Consultants, Meinhardt (S) Pte Ltd and Surbana Jurong Group.
Mr Leong’s family has made significant contributions to KWSH over the years. His father and grandfather served as Chairman of the Board from 1985 to 2011 and 1965 to 1970 respectively.
Besides KWSH, Mr Leong is a serving Board Member for Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Council Member for Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, Honorary Treasurer for St John Singapore, Vice-Chairman for Singapore Clan Foundation, Chairman for School Advisory Committee, Nan Hua High School and Trustee for Chinese Development Assistance Council.
Appointed as KWSH Vice Chairman on 1 July 2020
Mr Hoong Kong Fatt is the Treasurer of KWSH and Chairman of Finance Committee.
Mr Hoong is Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore, Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner, Fellow Chartered and Certified Accountant (ACCA), Fellow Member (CPA Australia) and an Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax and GST). Mr Hoong has 41 years in practice.
Mr Hoong is the President of Singapore Tung On Wui Kun and Treasurer of Singapore Kwangtung Hui Kuan.
Appointed as KWSH Treasurer on 1 July 2020
- Honorary Secretary (appointed on 6 March 2011)
Mr Lam Yew Choong is the Director/EXCO member of KWSH. Chairman of the Investment Committee.
Mr Lam holds a MBA (Finance) from University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA and professionally Fellow member of Chartered Management Accountant of UK.
On the corporate front, Mr Lam is the Executive Director of Seng Lee Tobacco Factory (Pte) Ltd.
Mr Lam is the Vice President of Kong Chow Wui Koon, Honorary Secretary of Yangzheng Foundation as well as member of Yangzheng Primary School, School Advisory Committee.
Mr Lau Kam Yuen is the Director/EXCO member of KWSH and Chairman of Audit Committee.
On the corporate front, Mr Lau is Partner of KPMG LLP, Singapore.
Mr Lau is currently leading the Risk Consulting practice in KPMG Singapore. He is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a Public Accountant in Singapore. He has close to 30 years of experience providing audit and business advisory services to listed and non-listed companies, local and multinational clients spanning across various industries while with KPMG Singapore, United States and Malaysia.
Beyond the corporate realm, Mr Lau devotes time to serve the charity and non-for-profit sector in the areas of art, healthcare and education. Mr Lau is the Vice Chairman of Assumption Pathway School and Ding Yi Music Company. He is also a Board Member in St. Joseph's Institution, St. Gabriel's Foundation and Chua Foundation. Prior to this, he had served as a Board member at Singapore Chinese Orchestra.
Mr Wan Shung Ming is the Director/EXCO member of KWSH and Chairman of the Estate Committee.
Mr Wan holds a Master’s Degree of Science, University of Illinois, USA.
On the corporate front, Mr Wan is the Executive Director of Tin Sing Goldsmiths Pte Ltd. He is also a trained Engineer.
Mr Wan is active in the Chinese community. He has been on the Council of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, Chinese Development Assistance Council, Singapore Kwangtung Hui Kuan and Promote Mandarin Council. Mr Wan is also the Board member of SCORE/Yellow Ribbon Singapore.
Mr Wan was conferred the Public Service medal (PBM) in 2019 for his contributions to the community.
Mr Chen Wei Ching, Vincent is the Director/EXCO member of KWSH and Vice Chairman of Audit Committee.
On the corporate front, Mr Chen is Director of Chen Holdings Pte Ltd.
Mr Chen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Cornell University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Starting his career in 1971, Mr Chen worked for 17 years as a banker with First Chicago Bank, Bank of America and lastly BFCE. In 1988, he co-founded a financial consulting firm. Since 1993, he has been managing his personal and family investments. From 2001 to 2019, he also served as an independent director on the boards of five listed companies, including Suntec Reit where he was the Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee.
In the social service sector, Mr Chen has served on the boards of several charities including Dyslexia Association of Singapore, Mount Alvernia Hospital, Rainbow Centre and Crohn’s & Colitis Society of Singapore. He is also an active member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Raffles City and often participates in overseas community service projects, including in Cambodia, Malaysia, India and Thailand.
Ms Cheong Sooi Peng is the Director/EXCO member of KWSH and Chairman of the Medifund Committee of KWSH.
Ms Cheong holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Architecture (Hon), National University of Singapore.
She joined the Housing & Development Board after graduation in 1976. Her works included using new “neighbourhood” concept for the planning of the New Town and was involved in the design and supervision of construction for a number of public housing units in Clementi and Jurong East New Town. Besides public housing, she was involved in the planning of the Clementi Sports Complex.
In 1979, she joined SAA Partnership and assisted in the design, documentation and supervision of a number of projects which included the Brunei National Stadium, primary and secondary schools, junior colleges, shopping centres, hotels and various residential projects.
In 1984, she was made a Partner of the firm. She started venturing into China since then and had been appointed Project Consult of numerous Master Planning & Design Projects.
She retired from her practice in 1988 but was retained as a Consultant to SAA Partnership (presently known as SA Architects) till 1996.
She previously served on the School Advisory Committees of Henry Park Primary School and Nan Hua High School. She is currently a director of her family investment business.
Past KWSH Appointments
- Assistant Honorary Secretary (appointed on 5 July 2009)
Ms Leong Lai Onn, Susan is the Director/EXCO member of KWSH and Chairperson of Human Resource Committee.
Ms Leong was a senior partner of Yeo-Leong & Peh (the predecessor of Adsan Law LLC), which was established in 1987 before becoming its Senior Director when the firm converted to an LLC in April 2002. She was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Adsan Law LLC on 1 July 2020.
Ms Leong graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1986 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1987. She is also on the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales. She is a fellow of the Insolvency Association of Singapore Limited (IPAS). She is also a Commissioner for Oaths and a member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
Ms Leong has experience in both commercial and civil litigation. She is mainly responsible for managing and organizing the systems and processes for loan recovery of local and foreign banks and financial institutions. She advises major financial institutions on all aspects of banking litigation and insolvency. Ms Leong also advises financial institutions on various issues involving fraud, compliance, risk management, bank documentation and product development. She has also spoken widely on banking topics and conducted seminars for financial institutions.
In addition, Ms Leong oversees the Private Clients Practice Group. She has experience in matrimonial disputes, estate and trust planning and advises clients on all aspects of family law. Ms Leong has extensive experience in advising charities on charity law, compliance, restructuring and also provides pro bono services to several charities.
Ms Leong serves as the Vice Chairman and one of the founding directors of Jazz Association (Singapore). She also sits on the board of Singapore Chinese Orchestra and is a mentor of the Young Women’s Leadership Connection.
Mr Kwong Kin Mun is the Director/EXCO member of KWSH and Vice Chairman of the Investment Committee.
Mr Kwong holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (major in Economics and Sociology), National University of Singapore.
On the corporate front, Mr Kwong spent more than 35 years in the financial industry. He was Head of Deutsche Bank South East Asia Wealth Management till end 2020. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 2009, Mr Kwong was the South Asia Private Banking head of DBS Bank. Mr Kwong previously held senior private banking positions at Citigroup Private Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and UBS Wealth Management. He also had experience as a Financial Consultant at Merrill Lynch.
Mr Lee Kean Phi, Mark is the Director/EXCO member of KWSH and Vice Chairman of Fund-raising Committee.
On the corporate front, Mr Lee is the Chief Executive Officer of Sing Lun Holdings Pte Ltd, a privately-owned enterprise, comprising a diverse range of business interests worldwide. The group's key business interests include various industries, investments and real estate, and was awarded the EY-Standard Chartered Family Business Award of Excellence in 2018.
In recognition for his entrepreneurial spirit, Mr. Lee was awarded “Most Outstanding Entrepreneur” during the Asia Pacific Entrepreneur Awards 2010 in Singapore. He is also the winner of the prestigious Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year (Manufacturing) 2015. In 2016, Mr Lee was also one of the 30 members of the Committee for Future Economy (CFE) set up by Prime Minister in 2016 to position Singapore well for the future.
Mr Lee is a current Council Member of the Singapore Business Federation, serving as Deputy Treasurer, Chairman of the Jobs and Skills Committee, vice-Chairman of the Young Business Leaders Network and SMEC Innovation Sub-committee. He is also a Council Member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce, serving as Chairman of the Commerce and Industry Committee.
Mr Lee is also a Board Member of Business China, Singapore National Heritage Board, Yusof Ishak Institute of South-East Asian Studies and Singapore Sports School. He is the advisor and was the immediate past President of the Singapore Textile and Fashion Federation (Taff), and past Chairman of Textile and Fashion Federation Training Centre (TaF.tc) academic and examination board.
Mr Lum Wen Hong, Adrian is the Director/EXCO member of KWSH and Vice Chairman of the Finance Committee.
Mr Lum holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering (1st Class Hon) from the Imperial College of London, UK and was awarded the Governor’s MEng Prize for academic excellence.
On the corporate front, Mr Lum is the Director, Property Development of Lum Chang Holdings Ltd. Prior to joining Lum Chang, Mr Lum held management positions whilst working locally and abroad. He is currently the Non-executive Director of Ellipsiz Ltd.
Mr Lum is also the member of West Coast Citizen’s Consultative Committee.
Mr Wong Chee Herng is the Director/EXCO member of KWSH and Vice Chairman of the Estate Committee.
On the corporate front, Mr Wong is the Group Managing Director & CEO of Straits Construction Group Pte Ltd. He is also the Vice Chairman of Youth Business Affairs Committee, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
He also serves as an Independent Trustee on the Migrant Workers’ Assistance Fund.
The Board held a total of 5 meetings in 2021 and the attendance is 93.1%.
The EXCO held a total of 11 meetings in 2021 and the attendance is 89.2%.
The Board as the highest policy making and governing body of KWSH is ultimately responsible for the proper running of the organisation. The Board has the primary duty and responsibility to ensure good governance and management for the effective performance and operation of the KWSH.
The Board members are volunteers of good character who are willing and competent to serve and contribute effectively to achieve the objectives of KWSH. They shall serve without remuneration for their voluntary service to KWSH so as to maintain the integrity of serving for public trust and community good instead of personal gain.
The Board members will serve a term of three years. The term limit for the position of Treasurer is four (4) years.
The Board shall provide appropriate orientation and training for new directors appointed to the Board.
All Board members are also encouraged to be updated in areas of practices and governance, where training grants are provided to them.
Number of staff sitting on the board : NIL
Board Nomination and Renewal
KWSH recognises the importance of having a qualified and competent Board to achieve the mission and vision of KWSH. KWSH believes that a Board that possesses a balance of skill set, experience, expertise and diversity of perspectives enhances decision-making capability and the overall effectiveness of the Board. The Board is committed to ensuring that proper nomination and election processes are in place for the selection and nomination of Directors.
A Nomination Committee will review and interview the candidates, before submitting the shortlisted candidates to the Executive Committee (EXCO) for approval. Upon approval, the selected candidates will be inducted into the Board and committee(s) where applicable. The renomination and reappointment of Board members follow the same rigorous process.