Role/Function of NAF Board

Responsible for all matters pertaining to the planning, operations and execution of the Foundation's objectives and role
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A/Prof Lau Tang Ching

Chairman

Dr Lau Tang Ching is a Senior Consultant Rheumatologist in the Division of Rheumatology, University Medicine Cluster in the National University Health System. He was appointed as the Vice-Dean (Education) of NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2017 and Group Director of the National University Health System Education Office in 2018.

He is currently the chairman of the National Arthritis Foundation. He graduated from the National University of Singapore and obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Physician in United Kingdom and the Master of Medicine (internal medicine) degree.

He is a fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore since 2001. He also holds a Master of Medical Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology (University of Newcastle, Australia), a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), and a graduate diploma in acupuncture (Singapore).

Benjamin Gaw

Dy Chairman

Mr Benjamin Gaw is a Director at Drew & Napier in the Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Groups, as well as Head, Healthcare & Life Sciences – Corporate & Regulatory. He is also a member of the Telecommunications Media and Technology and Information Technology Practice Group and the Employment Practice Group at the firm.

Mr Gaw serves as a Board member at the National Arthritis Foundation.

He graduated from the National University of Singapore with LL.B. (Hons) and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2009. In addition, he attained a Specialist Diploma in Molecular Biotechnology from Ngee Ann Polytechnic. 

Felix Wang

Treasurer

Mr Felix Wang is the General Manager of Administration, Accounts and Finance at Itochu Plastics Pte Ltd, a company with turnover of over US$1billion. He has deep experience in formulating policies to ensure good corporate governance around accounting, administration, tax, finance and cash management matters. Over the course of his career, he has also implemented SAP solutions, set up corporations, led large scale restructuring of corporates, assisted in mergers and acquisitions of multi-million dollar companies, and been invited to be a panel speaker at CFO conferences.

Mr Wang was appointed as a NAF Board member in November 2020.

He graduated from University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) degree, and holds a CPA from the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants.

Dr Anindita Santosa

Secretary

Dr Anindita Santosa is a consultant in the Rheumatology Service of the Department of Medicine, Changi General Hospital. Her interest in connective tissue diseases and medical education has seen her actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and is currently a Core Faculty member for the SingHealth Residency Internal Medicine programme.

Dr Anindita is a council member of the Lupus Association Singapore, an Executive Committee Member of the Singapore Society of Rheumatology, and a Board Member at National Arthritis Foundation.

She graduated from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and completed her Speciality Training in Rheumatology in Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH).

Steve Manning

Member

Mr Steve Manning is a Director at Cornerstone International Group. His specialization is in Technology, Industrial, Manufacturing sectors, and Private Equity. Prior to relocating to Singapore, Steve spent a number of years on assignment in Japan and Shanghai, and has held senior executive roles in Asia including COO, CMO, and EVP positions.

In addition to being a board member at the National Arthritis Foundation, Mr Manning is also a committee member at the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Mr Manning holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London, a Master’s degree in Marketing from University of Strathclyde Glasgow, and a Certificate in International Management from INSEAD.

Yeong Wai Teck

Member

Mr Yeong Wai Teck is the Managing Director of Aegis Building & Engineering Pte Ltd, which he established in 2002.

Mr Yeong has been actively serving in the People’s Association Grassroots as an Executive member in the Citizens’ Consultative Committee and Community Club Management Committee since 2004. In honour of his dedicated service, he was conferred the PBM in 2008 and subsequently a BBM in 2013. As a Board member at the National Arthritis Foundation, Mr Yeong has served as fundraising chairman.

Mr Yeong graduated from the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) with a Masters in Entrepreneurship.

Neo Chia Reei

Member

Ms Neo Chia Reei is a Technopreneur specialising in Digital Transformations and establishing ecommerce marketplaces. She also lectures at universities and polytechnics to transform students, mid-career and C-level executives for “future-ready” career opportunities. Ms Neo’s professional experience spans 30 years at major organisations including General Electric Company, NUS and SMU, where she has held senior management positions.

Besides being a Board member at the National Arthritis Foundation, she has also served on the Boards of several non-profit organisations. She has had deep involvement in the Social Enterprise sector through consulting work done across the NTUC group of Social Enterprises.

Ms Neo has a Master of Business Administration from California State University and a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry & Economics) from National University of Singapore.

Amee Parikh

Member

Ms Amee Parikh is currently a Director at Amansa Capital Pte Ltd, overseeing its corporate governance and risk management systems. She has over 20 years of experience as a corporate law and finance consultant.

Ms Parikh is a non-executive director of not-for-profit organisations in India and Singapore where she contributes towards fundraising, capacity building and donor relations. She joined the NAF Board in 2019.

In addition to her graduate degree in finance, Ms. Parikh holds a Master in Public Administration from National University of Singapore and a FT Non-Executive Director Diploma. She is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, ICSA.

Dr Ooi Pei Ling

Member

Dr Ooi Pei Ling is a paediatrician who treats children with general paediatrics conditions and subspecialises in Paediatric Rheumatology. She also treats children with autoimmune diseases, musculoskeletal inflammation, vasculitis, periodic fevers and chronic pain syndromes.

She is passionate about improving the standard of care for patients in her educational role as Assistant Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and administrative roles as the patient safety officer and deputy clinical director in the Department of Paediatrics, NUH.

Dr Ooi Pei Ling graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and obtained her post-graduate qualification of Masters in Paediatrics and Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH). She was awarded Singapore’s Ministry of Health Academic Medical Development Award in 2015 and pursued a fellowship in Paediatric Rheumatology in Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, United Kingdom.

Yvonne Goh

Member

Ms Yvonne Goh has over 25 years’ experience as a Chartered Secretary where she assisted Boards of numerous companies listed on the Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) with their compliance and regulatory requirements.

She was the Managing Director of KCS’ office in Singapore, a global professional services organisation, and prior to that, she was Managing Director at Boardroom Limited, an SGX-listed professional services firm. Her past professional appointments include her Board seats at Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), Singapore Institute of Directors (SID), and Singapore Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (SAICSA).

Ms Goh was appointed as a NAF Board member in 2020. She is ​currently also a Board member of an SGX-listed company and its US subsidiary. Ms Goh had served on the Board of EQUAL-ARK Singapore Limited, a registered IPC charity.

Jeannie Ong

Member

Ms Jeannie Ong had an illustrious career with the StarHub Group, where she took on senior management appointments as their Chief Strategic Partnership Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, advising the Group on branding and marketing, Investor Relations (IR), sustainability and all communication matters relating to operations, sales, and strategy. She is currently an Executive Advisor.

Ms Ong has been a founding member of IRPAS (Investor Relations Professional Association of Singapore) since its inception in October 2006 and has been a director of its Board since 2012, championing for the IROs in Singapore. She is also the Founding Board Member & IR Advisor of Aetria Health, a healthcare start-up in Thailand. She was appointed as a NAF Board member in May 2020.

Ms Ong holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of London, majoring in Economics and Marketing.