NCSS Management Profiles
Ms Tan Li San
PPA(P), Public Administration Medal (Silver) (COVID-19)
Chief Executive Officer
Group Director, Sector Strategy (covering)
|Ms Tan Li San joined NCSS as CEO (Designate) on 6 January 2020, and formally took over as CEO on 1 June 2020.
She has held various public service positions during her career, including roles in the Ministry of Communications and Information, Ministry of Manpower, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Ministry of Finance, Public Service Division, and the Civil Service College.
Her experience in the social service sector included serving on the boards of Beyond Social Services, and the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS). She currently sits on the Boards of Charity Council, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) and raiSE.
She graduated from Cornell University, USA with a degree in Electrical Engineering, and obtained her Masters in Electrical Engineering and Masters of Science in Management from Stanford University, USA. She was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2020.
Mr Yoganathan Ammayappan (Yoga)
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Group Director, Service Planning & Funding (covering)
|Mr Yoganathan Ammayappan (Yoga) joined NCSS on 1 Aug 2023 as DCEO, and continued to double-hat as Senior Director, Rehabilitation and Protection Group (RPG), MSF for a month, before joining NCSS fully on 1 Sep 2023. |
Yoga has served more than 25 years in the Civil Service. He has deep knowledge and experience to provide strategic guidance to help NCSS develop and implement social service sector transformation, and help NCSS on its journey to become an effective “sector developer”. Yoga’s networks in the public and social service sectors will help to enhance NCSS’ engagement with our diverse set of stakeholders, while his experience at driving transformation and culture-building in RPG, MSF will be most useful as NCSS continues on its journey towards its Transformation Vision.
As Senior Director, RPG since Apr 2018, Yoga has experience overseeing a full suite of functions ranging from policy and legislation to operations and service delivery. He helped shape significant legislative changes to the Children and Young Persons Act, the repeal and re-enactment of the Adoption of Children Act, and Family Violence related amendments to the Women’s Charter. He has injected new perspectives to rehabilitation and protection policies and operations, focusing on both upstream prevention and intervention, as well as capability development and tech transformation. Yoga is known to push for continuous innovation and reinvention of policy, process and service delivery.
Yoga is known to be a people-centred leader who cares for staff and dedicates resources to build staff capability and organisational culture. He makes time to reach out to staff at all levels, hosting town halls and brown bag sessions to connect with staff and understand firsthand the issues on the ground.
Yoga is a member of the Hindu Endowments Board, and was its Secretary from 2012 to 2021. Yoga has a Bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology and a Masters degree in Public Policy from the National University of Singapore. Yoga was conferred the following National Day Awards – Pubic Administration Medal (Silver) in 2018, Commendation Medal in 2008, and Long Service Award in 2022. He was also conferred the Public Administration Medal (Covid 19) and the Public Sector Exemplary Leader Award in 2021.
Ms Tina Hung
Senior Consultant, CEO Office
|Ms Tina Hung was appointed on 1 April 2020 to a new role as Senior Consultant in NCSS. She hopes to add value by developing leaders, forging better solutions, and co-creating person-centered, holistic and user empowered initiatives to meet
Tina joined NCSS on 17 April 1995 and has held various portfolios overseeing Service Planning & Development, Fund Allocation, HR and Family Service Centres before being appointed Deputy CEO of NCSS on 1 June 2007. Tina has been appointed to inter-ministry committees to conduct policy reviews, develop masterplans and coordinate national efforts to address social problems. She currently serves on the Boards of NUHS Fund, Woodbridge Hospital Charity Fund, Resilience Collective and the Special Needs Trust Company.
Tina holds a double Masters in Public Administration and Social Work. She was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver), the Pioneer Social Worker Award (2016), and the Ann Wee Social Work Alumni Award (2020).
Dr Fermin Diez
|Dr Fermin Diez joined NCSS on 21 April 2014 as Deputy CEO and Group Director, Human Capital & Organisation Development. He has 40 years of experience in Human Resources (HR), which includes consulting, corporate and academic roles in 40
countries in all continents.|
Fermin has worked in global companies like Deloitte, Towers Watson, PepsiCo, Freescale Semiconductor and was a Senior Partner at Mercer immediately before joining NCSS. As a consultant, he has advised major multinationals, large local companies and public sector organisations at the board and C-suite levels on issues related to strategy, organisation structure, talent management and rewards. Fermin currently sits on the board of the Institute for Human Resource Professionals where he chairs the assessment committee and is Dean of HR Studies. He was formerly a member of the Jurong Health System Board of Directors and HR Committee, and of the HR committee of the National University Health Services Group.
Fermin has co-authored three books on Strategic Human Resources and serves as adjunct faculty at both Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Management University.
Dr Chu Chi Meng
Director, Translational Social Research Division
Director, Strategic Planning Office
|Dr Chu Chi Meng joined NCSS as the Director, and Senior Principal Clinical and Forensic Psychologist at the Translational Social Research Division concurrent Director, Strategic Planning Office on 1 February 2020. He is concurrently the
Director (Special Projects) at the Policy Research Office, Ministry of the Social and Family Development (MSF), and an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Department of Psychology at the National University of Singapore.
Previously, Chi Meng had stints in MSF relating the delivery and development of forensic mental health services, research and evaluation, as well as policy development for the youth-at-risk sector. He is a registered psychologist and supervisor in Singapore and Australia. He is also a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, and Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society.
Chi Meng holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)(Honours) degree from NUS and a Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Forensic Specialisation) degree from Monash University. He was awarded the Commendation Medal in 2016.
Ms Lorriane Chue
Commendation Medal (COVID-19)
|Ms Lorriane Chue was appointed as Director, Membership on 1 July 2021 to oversee the recruitment of new member agencies, expansion of membership resources and development of relationships with almost 500 member agencies. Since joining NCSS
in 2010, she has led various teams to engage member agencies in implementing productivity improvement initiatives, Personal Data and Protection Act, and also partnered corporates and foundations to raise funds for President’s Challenge
and Community Chest.
Prior to a mid-career switch to the public and social service sector, Lorriane has over a decade of experience in the private sector leading project teams to strategically transform customer service operations globally.
Lorriane holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from National University of Singapore and a Master of Public Affairs degree from University of California, Berkeley, USA.
Ms Charmaine Leung
Commendation Medal (COVID-19)
Group Director, Philanthropy & Engagement
Managing Director, Community Chest
|Ms Charmaine Leung joined NCSS on 1 July 2018 as Group Director of Philanthropy & Engagement Group and Managing Director of Community Chest. She has over two decades of experience in strategic marketing, business intelligence, consumer
insights, and brand management in multi-national and regional organisations across Asia Pacific. Prior to joining NCSS, Charmaine had spent 11 years in Pernod Ricard in Hong Kong and Singapore in senior marketing and strategic planning
roles. Before Pernod Ricard, she was a market research manager in Acorn Marketing & Research Consultants in Hong Kong and worked in Raffles Hotel Singapore in public relations and the Jubilee Hall. In 2014, she made a career switch
and became an independent consultant providing business and marketing solutions and has since spent her time volunteering and supporting seniors, low income families, and ex-offenders recovering from addictions.
Fluent in English, Chinese and Cantonese, Charmaine has a Bachelor of Arts from National University of Singapore, Executive Education in Leadership & Strategy from INSEAD and a Master of Counselling from Monash University.
Mr Jack Lim
Group Director, Philanthropy & Engagement
Managing Director, Community Chest
|Mr Jack Lim joined NCSS on 14 Aug 2023 as Group Director, Philanthropy Engagement and Managing Director Community Chest. Jack was formerly the Principal/Managing Director of BeingIconic’s Asia operations based in Singapore and Partner
and Chief Growth Officer at Avyan Global, a creative human experience design-led collective agency. Jack had also previously served as Chief Commercial Officer of One Championship to unify the revenue streams and drive the growth of the
largest sports media property in Asia and Chief Commercial Officer of MediaCorp responsible for commercial relationships and fulfilment, including advertising sales, go-to-market partnerships and creative services. Jack has a deep passion
to help and uplift the underprivileged and disadvantaged in the community. He has a desire to contribute to social causes on a larger platform and play a key leadership role in the philanthropy landscape.|
Jack has an MBA (International Relations) from NTU and Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from NUS.
Ms Rae Lee
Director, Philanthropic Partnership & Engagement, Community Chest
|Ms Rae Lee joined NCSS on 29 April 2002 and has more than 15 years of experience in the social service sector, spanning fund allocation, service planning and development, to research and advocacy. She was appointed to lead strategy
planning, operational-technology integration, branding and communications for Community Chest on 1 May 2016. In her current appointment as Director, Philanthropic Partnership and Engagement, Rae oversees business development,
donor engagement and stewardship under Community Chest and President’s Challenge. She is a member of the National Youth Fund Advisory Committee and Silent Heroes Award Advisory Board.|
Rae holds an Honours degree in Economics from the National University of Singapore.
Dr Tan Wei Lin
Director, Philanthropic Strategy & Innovation, Community Chest
Dr Tan Wei Lin joined NCSS on 15 November 2022. She brings more than 15 years of experience, two-thirds of which were gained in leadership roles focusing on strategy formulation and execution in the financial services industry.
Wei Lin has a track record of developing robust corporate and business strategies that pivot and future-proof business models. In her previous roles, she spearheaded innovation strategy that accelerated technological advancements, forming partnerships and collaborations with industry groups, fintech players and policy-makers. She also helped revamp operating models, improve processes and incorporate sustainability agenda into the organisations' DNA.
A fervent volunteer, Wei Lin is a certified coach and passionate about building cross-functional teams as catalysts for meaningful change. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the National University of Singapore.
Mr Anjan Ghosh
Group Director, Sector Capability & Transformation
|Mr Anjan Ghosh was appointed as the Director to oversee the Sector Manpower and Organisation Development for Social Service Agencies on 1 April 2018. He has more than 25 years of experience in various social service areas, including direct
practice at social service agencies, planning work in NCSS in areas related to social service strategy, service management & member relations and service planning. He also worked in areas of international philanthropy for three years
at Temasek Foundation.
Anjan holds an Honours degree in Occupational Therapy and a Masters in Health Sciences Management. He is currently a Committee member of the Industry Advisory Committee for the Health Sciences Cluster of Singapore Institute of Technology, and member of the Social Work Advisory Panel, Singapore University of Social Sciences.
Director, Sector Manpower - Strategy & Leadership
Mr Bruce Liew
Commendation Medal (COVID-19)
Director, Sector Manpower & Leadership Development
|Mr Bruce Liew was appointed to his current role as Director of Sector Digitalisation Programme Office on 1 September 2020. To help SSAs in their digital transformation, the Sector Digitalisation Programme Office was set up in 2020 to develop
digital capabilities and to facilitate technology adoption in the sector. Besides enabling SSAs to leverage on technology, the office leads the sector in re-imagining and experimenting with service delivery on digital platforms.
Bruce joined NCSS in 2009, initially heading Donor Management, followed by Relations & Engagement, and finally heading Development & Communications – covering the full spectrum of work in Community Chest before becoming Deputy Managing Director and subsequently Director, Strategies and Operations in the Philanthropy and Engagement Group. He became Director, Knowledge & Risk Management and Info-Comm Systems in 2016 and was re-designated as Director, Corporate Services in 2017 to take on the additional portfolio of Administration.
Prior to NCSS, he spent more than a decade launching and developing digital businesses in a Silicon Valley start-up and various multinational companies.
Mr Lee Wee Chee
Director, Social Service Institute
|Wee Chee has more than 20 years of experience in the education and training sector. He was previously a Director at Institute for Adult Learning, driving programmes and initiatives to develop and raise the capabilities of continuing education
and training professionals, through the exploration and use of innovative pedagogies and learning technologies to enhance adult learning. A lifelong learning advocate, Wee Chee has been an educator throughout his entire professional
career, deeply involved in supporting MOE and SkillsFuture Singapore's missions. |
Wee Chee holds a Master in Training and Development from Griffith University, a Post-graduate Diploma in Education from National Institute of Education, and a Bachelor of Arts (Merit) from the National University of Singapore.
Ms Elaine Loo
Public Administration Medal (Bronze) (COVID-19)
Director, Service Strategy & Innovation and Director, Capability Funding
|Ms Elaine Loo is seconded to the NCSS as Director, Membership and Strategy Implementation of the Sector Strategy Group which took effect on 1 September 2018. In this role, she oversees the recruitment of new member agencies, maintain member
relationships and support membership resources given to about 500 member agencies.
Elaine joined the Ministry (which was then called the Ministry of Community Development) as a Probation Officer in 1994. Since then she had several job postings in her career which include areas such as residential rehabilitation, family and child welfare, policy planning, capability building and programme development. From 1 August 2016, she was appointed as Director of Central Youth Guidance Office, an inter-Ministry Office that maintains an overview of the entire youth offending spectrum across agency boundaries, identify service and intervention gaps, while focusing on upstream efforts. She is currently a member of the Social Work Accreditation and Advisory Board as well as the National Council Against Drug Abuse.
Elaine graduated from NUS with a Bachelor in Social Sciences (Social Work) degree. She took up further studies in 2014 and graduated with a Masters in Social Work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington State, USA.
Ms Priscilla Gan
Director, Volunteer Resource Optimisation
|Ms Priscilla Gan joined NCSS on 13 March 2017 as Director of Relations and Engagement, Community Chest and President’s Challenge after having spent 17 years in the banking industry. Priscilla moved on within NCSS to head the Volunteer
Resource Optimisation team to build the capabilities and enhance the capacity of SSAs on volunteer management on 9 October 2020.
Prior to joining NCSS, Priscilla was Director of the North Asia market in Citibank, managing assets of her clients from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong for six years before taking on the role of Vice President, Strategic Alliance where she oversaw the acquisition and growth strategy for key markets such as China, India and the Philippines. In 2016, she concurrently helmed the role of CitiClub (Citi’s Sports & Recreation Club) President overseeing employee engagement and CSR-related activities for close to 10,000 Citi employees.
Priscilla also served as Chairperson for Silent Heroes Committee by Civilians Association of Singapore in FY20, to uncover more ordinary people doing extraordinary acts.
She graduated from Nanyang Technological University, with a degree in Business Studies specialising in Marketing.
Ms Belinda Tan
Commendation Medal (COVID-19)
Director, Funding, Outcomes & Standards
|Ms Belinda Tan was appointed as Director-designate, Fund Allocation in March 2018, and as Director on 1 April 2018. On 1 July 2020, the Fund Allocation team has expanded and is now the Funding, Outcomes and Standards team. This is to put emphasis
on the use of funding as a lever to drive good services standards and outcomes in the sector.
Belinda joined NCSS on 30 September 2002 and has held various portfolios in Community Chest, Service Planning and Development, and Corporate Communications before her appointment as Director, Social Service Training Institute (SSTI) in 2011. She has been instrumental in transforming SSTI into a centre of learning and capability building for practitioners. Under her leadership, SSTI has been appointed the Continuing Education and Training Centre for the social service sector by the Workforce Development Agency. SSTI was re-branded as the Social Service Institute in 2013 as a one-stop social service learning hub. Belinda joined the Sun Ray scheme in July 2015 and was posted to Montfort Care as Group Director, Shared Services and General Manager of YAH!
She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Health Science (Gerontology) from the University of Sydney. She has over 19 years of experience in the social service sector.
Ms Sim Hui Ting
|Ms Sim Hui Ting joined NCSS on 6 June 2022 as the Director/Services, Service Planning & Funding Group. She oversee the area of service planning and sector development, help strengthen processes and foster strong collaboration and partnership
with the social service sector leaders to provide quality services to the vulnerable groups. Hui Ting has strong leadership experience in charity governance and regulation, deep knowledge of the charity sector, as well as broad public
sector experience. She was previously the Deputy Commissioner of Charities, Charities Unit in Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth (MCCY), supporting the Commissioner of Charities in regulating and developing the charity sector to
be a well-governed and thriving sector. During her time in MCCY, she oversaw the policy, regulatory and administrative functions in the Charities Unit and led the secretariat for the Charity Council to promote and facilitate the adoption
of good governance standards in the sector. She has strong passion for direct work with the social service sector and has been volunteering in her personal capacity with social service agencies.|
Mr Yong Fook Chyi
Group Director, Corporate Development & Communications
|Mr Yong Fook Chyi joined NCSS on 11 Jul 2022 as Group Director, Corporate Development and Communications. Fook Chyi has served in three different public agencies with an accumulated experience of 25 years. Prior to joining NCSS, Fook Chyi
was Senior Director, Corporate Services/Board Secretary, as well as Project Director of Masterplanning Project Office in Tote Board. Fook Chyi is experienced in the design, formulation and implementation of organisation strategies relating
to corporate development, corporate governance, innovation and digital transformation to support Public Service Transformation. He has a good appreciation of the philanthropy and grantmaking landscape, including the challenges and priorities
in the wide-ranging sectors of arts and culture, community development, education, health, social service and sports. In addition, Fook Chyi is also experienced in large scale project management as part of a multi-agency team tasked to
formulate a compelling plan to reposition the Singapore Turf Club as a recreational centre in the North Corridor for residents and visitors. Fook Chyi’s professional passion is to help and facilitate organisations to build and deepen
a culture of sustained high performance, focusing on the strengths, diversity and creativity of the employees.
Fook Chyi has a Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) and a Master of Science (Asia Pacific Human Resource Management) from the National University of Singapore. He has completed the NTU-Berkeley Advanced Management Programme. As part of his professional development, he has also achieved the Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance with the Institute of Adult Learning – Singapore University of Social Sciences.
Ms Pearlyn Tseng
Director, Communications & Marketing
|Ms Pearlyn Tseng joined NCSS on 2 February 2015 and currently leads the team in the areas of strategic and marketing communications, branding and digital communications. She has over 20 years of experience across private, public and non-profit
sectors, including stints at Mediacorp and PSA Corporation. As part of her role at NCSS, she initiated public education initiatives, such as the Beyond the Label movement to address stigma towards persons with mental health conditions.
In 2020, she took on an additional role at the Ministry of Social and Family Development, overseeing the Marketing Communications and Engagement teams and led publicity efforts for the Celebrating SG Women movement. Prior to joining NCSS,
she was at the Health Promotion Board and worked on public health campaigns and built industry partnerships.|
Pearlyn holds a Bachelor of Arts from NUS and a Master of Mass Communication from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI), NTU. She also completed the Communications for Public Policy Delivery Executive Programme at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS. She was awarded the WKWSCI Impact Award in 2019 and conferred the Nanyang Alumni Achievement award by NTU in 2020.
Ms Charlotte Thng
Director, People & Culture
|Ms Charlotte Thng Cheok Khoon joined as Director People and Culture on 1 Sep 2023. She has deep and wide-ranging experience in HR strategies and operations. She was the Head, Human Resources, Singapore, Australia & ASEAN Markets, Standard
Chartered Bank and Global HR Business Partner for Retail, Wealth, Marketing, Corporate & Institutional Banking and COO’s Office for a total of 14 years. Charlotte will bring practical and tested perspectives and insights on leadership
coaching and development, talent development, conduct and culture engagement, workforce diversity, well-being and future-ready reskilling. She will help to facilitate and enable the transformation journey of NCSS in the areas of workforce,
work and workplace. |
Charlotte is a collaborative and nurturing leader who is prepared to work through challenges and co-create solutions with team members. She is known to be committed, practices authentic leadership and works well with all levels of stakeholders. Her career interest is to bring out the best in everyone and contributes to a positively strong impact to the people and culture of NCSS.
Charlotte graduated with a Masters in Human Resource Management from Rutgers University, USA and a Bachelor in Business Administration from NUS. She is certified as a Senior HR Professional with Institute of Human Resource Professionals Singapore. She volunteers as a HR Consultant in YWCA.
Ms Jestine Choo
|Ms Jestine Choo joined NCSS on 1 February 2020 as Director, Finance. She has spent the past 20 years in Civil Service, working in various Ministries like Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports and Ministry
of Social and Family Development. She joined the Sports Division in Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports in September 2005 and worked closely with then Singapore Sports Council to develop a vibrant sports sector. In March
2008, Jestine was then posted to the Organising Committee for the inaugural Singapore Youth Olympic Games as Head, Budget Planning and Control. Upon the successful conclusion of the Singapore Youth Olympic Games in 2011, she joined the
Finance and Facilities Division in Ministry of Social and Family Development and held the position of Deputy Director in the same division in prior to joining NCSS in 2020.
Jestine holds a Bachelor degree in Business Studies from the Nanyang Technological University.
Ms Daphne Koh
Chief Information Officer
|Ms Daphne Koh joined NCSS full time on 1 August 2019 as the Chief Information Officer. Seconded from Government Technology Agency (GovTech), Daphne heads the Info-Communication System (ICS) Team to drive the strategic ICT plans and digital
transformation. Prior to her secondment with NCSS, Daphne was the Deputy Director with Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) Social Service Social Service ICT Programme (SSICT) Office.
Daphne brings with her a strong background in the public sector having held several ICT appointments in Ministry of Transport (MOT) / Public Transport Council (PTC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS).
She holds a Bachelor Degree from Nanyang Technological University, and a Master of Technology from National University of Singapore.
Dr Andrew Lim
Director, Workplace Development
|Dr Andrew Lim joined NCSS on 1 March 2017 and assume the role of Director of Workplace Development on 1 September 2020. Before that, he was Director of Volunteer Resource Optimisation until 8 October 2020.|
Prior to joining NCSS, Andrew co-founded BuzzCity Pte Ltd, a global mobile internet advertising network spun-off from A*Star in 1999, until its acquisition in late 2016. With more than 20 years of entrepreneurial experiences in industries spanning from marine, civil construction, property management and IT, Andrew has experience in regional business development, corporate operations, capital fundraising and business strategy formulation.
Andrew holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, a Bachelor Degree (Honours) in Business Administration from the University of Bolton, and obtained both a MBA and Doctorate of Business Administration from the University of South Australia. Andrew also volunteer his time in various capacities with the grassroots organisations.
Ms Tan Suan Ee
Head, Internal Audit
|Ms Tan Suan Ee joined the Accountant-General’s Department in 1999. She has 22 years of experience leading internal audit units to provide governance, risk management and assurance services in government departments, Statutory Boards
and Ministries. Suan Ee is currently with the Ministry of Social and Family Development and NCSS as the Head of Internal Audit Unit since 1 November 2018.
Suan Ee graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the Nanyang Technological University and is a Certified Internal Auditor, received a Certification in Risk Management Assurance and a Chartered Accountant of Singapore. She is the Vice President of the Institute of Internal Auditors (Singapore Chapter).