Ren Ci Hospital’s Board of Directors bring with them invaluable wealth of knowledge and corporate experiences. Together, they devote their precious time and professional services voluntarily without any remuneration. They are committed to provide Ren Ci with good corporate governance, guidance and strategic direction to steer the organisation towards fulfilling its mission and vision.
Comprising 22 members, the Directors have been elected to serve from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2023. For more details on their profiles, click here.
17 May 2004
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
17 May 2004
Swan & Maclaren Architects Pte Ltd
1 July 2015
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Neo Group Limited
1 July 2017
Harry Elias Partnership LLP
1 July 2019
Frasers Property Singapore
Executive Director & Group CEO
Chip Eng Seng Corporation Ltd
1 July 2013
National Healthcare Group
Former Senior Vice President, M&A Integration
Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd
1 July 2021
Senior Managing Director (Operations)
Former Senior Vice President
Group Human Resource
Sembcorp Industries Limited
1 August 2010
JP Nelson Equipment Pte Ltd
Former Chief Financial Officer
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Yellow Pages Pte Ltd
Koufu Pte Ltd
GCEO's Office Surbana Jurong
17 May 2004
Ch'an Yun Buddhist Pte Ltd
Consultant (Director, Strategic Projects)
Pan-Pacific Energy Corp
29 April 2009
Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC
Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd
1 December 2019
Yanlord Land Group Limited
Date is as of first date of appointment as Board of Directors. Ren Ci became a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG) in April 2011.
Board Committees are established to support and make recommendations to the Board. The roles and responsibilities of the committees are as follows:
Reviews the systems to ensure that the disclosed financial information complies with the relevant regulations and internal controls adequately manage the Hospital’s risks.
1 April 2011
9 September 2019
Oversees the Hospital’s significant immovable property on matters such as the principles, planning and policies.
Develops strategies to garner support and funds to meet the Hospital’s needs, and ensures the compliance of the activities with relevant regulations.
1 December 2016
Reviews the processes and structure to ensure good governance, and maintains oversight of the risk management system.
1 December 2021
To provide insight, oversight and foresight to the Board on talent strategies and practices, appropriate remuneration structures and practices in alignment with company’s objectives, and strategies to support the culture building of the organisation.
Reviews the investment policy and strategy to ensure the financial stability of the Hospital.
1 April 2021
1 October 2021
Ensures the Hospital provides patients with appropriate care and the best possible professional, ethical and moral standards of treatment.
Recruits and maintains appropriate Board and Sub-Committee members based on the structure, type of expertise required in light of the Hospital’s direction, and the members’ performance.
1 April 2015
Date represent the first date of appointment to Board Committees when Ren Ci became a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG) in April 2011.
The Board may also from time to time, establishes Working Committees to provide further guidance and oversight. The current working committees are as follows:
1 August 2017
1 Jul 2021
1 January 2020
23 March 2020
Date represent the first date of appointment to Working Committees when Ren Ci became a Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG) in April 2011.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Executive Director, Ren Ci Learning Academy
Senior Consultant and Director of Clinical Quality Management Unit
Director of Finance
Director of Human Resource and Manpower Development
Director of Operations
Head, Psychosocial Services
Head, Rehab Department
Executive Director, Ren Ci @ Ang Mo Kio
Executive Director, Ren Ci @ Bukit Batok St. 52
Joe was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ren Ci Hospital on 1 May 2018. He has more than 15 years of healthcare experience in management, operations and administration. Prior to joining Ren Ci Hospital, Joe was Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s Director in Planning and Development. He has held leadership positions in as Director Corporate Services and Director Operations at Tan Tock Seng Hospital as well as Head Operations and Administration of the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS), the University Surgical Cluster and the University Dental Cluster at National University Health System. Joe graduated from Ottawa University with executive education at Harvard Business School.
Albert has more than 20 years of experience in travel and hospitality, of which more than 10 years was at senior management positions. He has extensive experience in business, technology, and project management. As COO of Ren Ci Hospital, Albert provides leadership to the Operations and Support Services Cluster which comprises of Information Technology Department, Operations and Facilities Management, Clinical Operations and procurement function. He is responsible for enhancing internal organisation processes and infrastructure to enable Ren Ci to grow and fulfil its mission. Albert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with Honours from University of South Carolina, USA.
Dr Lee is a Senior Consultant from Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) who specialises in Geriatric Medicine and has an interest in integration of healthcare services for the elderly. As a seconded staff from TTSH, he joined Ren Ci Hospital as the Head of Medical Services in 2011 and was appointed Clinical Director in 2013. Dr Lee is a member of Clinical Training Oversight Committee at the Ministry of Health and a member of the Medical Advisory Board at the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC). Serving his second term as the President of the Society for Geriatric Medicine, Singapore (SGMS), Dr Lee is active in promoting Geriatric Medicine training and education for healthcare professionals and public. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.
Mdm Kutti started out her nursing career as a junior nurse in the late 1970’s. She went on to pursue a nursing degree from the University of Sydney (Bachelor of Health Science, Nursing) followed by a Master of Health Science in Management. Prior to joining Ren Ci, she spent many years in public hospitals in various capacities, including hospital planning as well as Director of Nursing. An accomplished clinician, she also served as consultant for Brunei’s MOH for the RIPAS hospital rebuilding project during 2006 to 2008.
Teck Meh has 43 years of experience in the healthcare sector, particularly in nursing and hospital operations. Prior to joining Ren Ci in 2013, she spent many years in the public hospitals handling hospital operations, nursing administration, developing nursing capabilities and spearheaded new services. She holds a Bachelor in Nursing and a Graduate Diploma in Nursing Administration from the La Trobe University (Australia) and a Master in Business Administration from Henley Brunel University (UK).
Joined Ren Ci in 2006, Dr Kala is trained in Family Medicine and Community Geriatrics and Rehabilitation and has over 22 years of experience in community geriatrics practice in community hospitals. Her broad scope of experience spans across acute hospital care, community hospital care and nursing home and centre based care. Her passion lies in care of the elderly in the community. Equipped with extensive experience in infection control, patient safety and clinical quality, Dr Kala oversees Clinical Quality Improvement (QI) and Assurance as well as Patient Safety at Ren Ci. She has been key in the Quality Journey of Ren Ci having led many important QI initiatives and projects that has led to better and safer care for our patients. Dr Kala holds an MBBS, MMED Family Medicine (Gold Medal), Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (Book Prize) from NUS.
Jean has extensive experience in Finance in the private sectors. Before joining Ren Ci in 2007, she has worked in the construction, ship management, wellness and retail industry, handling a wide facet of finance functions. As Finance Director, Jean oversees finance department and business office administration. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. She is an ACCA affiliate and a Chartered Accountant (Singapore).
Yasmin has close to 20 years of experience in human capital management, of which 11 years was in the Social Service Organisation – AWWA Ltd, before joining Ren Ci Hospital as the Director of Human Resource and Manpower Development in June 2018. Her broad scope of experience comprises HR consulting, recruitment, manpower planning and performance management. Assisting the CEO, she leads and manages HR initiatives in the organisation by strategically aligning with business objectives. Yasmin graduated with a Bachelor of Science from University of London and holds a postgraduate diploma in HR and organisational Psychology from Singapore Human Resources Institute as well as Business Strategy for HR leaders focused in Business Strategy from INSEAD.
Karen graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and holds a Masters of Business Administration specialising in Healthcare Management from NUS. She spent more than 12 years in managing corporate planning, operations and development work in public healthcare institutions. Before joining Ren Ci, Karen transitioned herself through primary, acute and community care settings where she garnered a deep understanding of the entire healthcare landscape in Singapore.
Lay Hong has more than 30 years of experience in MNCs before joining the ILTC sector in 2015. She joined Ren Ci in 2018 and assumes the role of Executive Director at Ang Mo Kio since 16 November 2020. Lay Hong holds a Master of Gerontology from Singapore University of Social Science and a Master of Business in IT from RMIT University of Melbourne.
Eng Hua holds a Master of Science in Engineering from University of Michigan. He has 25 years of experience in the Armed Forces and was the Head of Engineering Group in the Navy before he left. Eng Hua was the Director of Corporate Services overseeing QSM, Corporate Development and Special Projects in Ren Ci Hospital before he assumes as the Executive Director of Ren Ci @ Bukit Batok St. 52
A member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom since 2013, David holds a Master of Medicine and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. In his early days, David did his house officer postings in various acute hospitals locally.
He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Senior Residency in Geriatric Medicine with the National Healthcare Group. With more than 12 years of experience, David is also a Consultant in the Department of Geriatric Medicine in Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
Dr David assists to help oversee the various departments under the Clinical Director’s Office.
Bridget joined as a Medical Social Worker at Ren Ci Hospital in 2010 and she was promoted to become the head of the Social Work and Counselling Department in 2014 which presently is the Psychosocial Services Department. Her experience is seen in 3 main areas – Family Service Centre, Church Pastoral Care and Medical Social Work within the ILTC sector and her specialized areas of training include Emotionally Focused Therapy, Expressive Therapies For Transforming Emotions Through Symbolic Expressions and Play of Life. Bridget graduates with a Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences majoring in Social Work and Southeast Asian Studies and holds a postgraduate diploma in clinical supervision.
Amalina joined us as a Senior Physiotherapist and was later appointed as Deputy Head, Rehab in September 2018 and took over the role of Head, Rehab on 1 April 2019. With her many years of clinical experience and strong leadership ability, she continues to lead the Rehab team to offer excellent services to our patients and residents with heart and hope.