Who We Are

Our Board Members
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Mr Patrick Lim Kah Hock

 

Chairman

Mr Patrick Lim holds a Chemical Engineering Degree from the National University of Singapore and an MBA from Imperial College, United Kingdom. Presently he is the General Manager at an American MNC, in charge of their specialty polymers business in Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He has served as a lay leader in various sub-committees in Covenant Evangelical Free Church and is currently a deacon on the church board. Within New Life Community Services, he has served as Assistant Treasurer, Honorary Secretary and Chairpersons of several committees, including Fund-raising, Project Love and Youth Strategy.


Elder Johnny Tan has retired from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in March 2015, after serving the nation 30 years. In the SAF, he has done project management, training development, as well as commanded battalions and training institutes. Elder Johnny stepped down as the Chairman of the Church Board of Covenant EFC in April 2015 and assumed the appointment of Mission Director in Covenant EFC. In Covenant EFC since 1989, he has served as an officer and captain of the Boys Brigade ministry as well as a worship leader, Covenant Group Leader, Area Overseer and marriage mentor. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Western Australia. He is married to Clara and they have three children.

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Elder Johnny Tan Cheow Hock

Vice-Chairman

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Jeremiah Lo

Secretary

Mr Jeremiah Lo has served in the Ministry of Defence since 1998, and held management positions since 2002. He holds a Master's Degree in International Public Policy from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science from the National University of Singapore. A former Fullbright Scholar, Jeremiah got interested in philanthropic service after helping the homeless in Washington DC. He also serves in Covenant EFC's Community Blessing Homework Corner initiative in Bukit Panjang and is an assistant cell group leader. At his previous church, Jeremiah was a coordinator for the music ministry and for volunteers at a nursing home.


Mr Chia Ko Wen is currently the regional Compliance Director for a UK insurance MNC covering the Asia Pacific region. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws degree from the National University of Singapore and is a Fellow of the International Compliance Association.

Ko Wen has been serving as a Covenant group leader in Covenant EFC and has been a member since 2002. He is also currently the assistant Secretary and board member of the Singapore Christian Home, a local VWO providing nursing care for the needy.

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Chia Ko Wen

Board Member

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Cheah Sin Hean

Assistant Treasurer

Mr Cheah Sin Hean is the Group Executive Director of Goodrich Global Pte Ltd, a company that supplies interior furnishings. His past experience included 3 years as a quantity surveyor in the Public Works Department, 9 years as a project manager with property developers and 25 years in Goodrich Global. He graduated with a B. Sc (Building) (Honours) from the National University of Singapore.


Mr Eddie Tan is currently the Citigroup Asia Pacific Regional Corporate Treasurer overseeing the Balance Sheet, Funding, Hedging and Capital Management of the group. He is also the Regional President of Association Cambiste Internationale Asia (a professional trade association) and Chair of the Disciplinary Committee for Singapore Exchange. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the National University of Singapore.

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Eddie Tan Cheng Soo

Board Member

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Sim Choon Siong

Board Member

Mr Sim Choon Siong is the Director for Industry Development Group (Food) at SPRING Singapore. He has served in the public sector for over 20 years, holding positions in the National Environment Agency, the Ministry of Trade and Industry, and the Ministry of Transport, covering areas such as aviation and enterprise policies, corporate services, international relations and service quality. He holds an MA from Cambridge University and an MSc from Reading University.


Mr Sim Teow Hong graduated in 1974 with a Bachelor of Accountancy from the former University of Singapore and worked for three years as an auditor with the Ernst & Young public accounting firm. Following that, he moved on to the banking industry. He was with the Chase Manhattan Bank, Singapore for 18 years, fulfilling different roles from regional auditor, to Head of Internal Audit and ultimately as the Chief Financial Officer. He was later placed as the Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of the Pontiac Land Group of companies, a private real estate developer, which owns hotels, office buildings, residential developments and a retail mall.

He joined the Singapore Management University in 1999 as a member of the team for setting up the university. He is now the Senior Vice-President of Finance & Administration, having responsibility for Finance, Investments, Campus Development, Facilities Management, Business Improvement and the Leasing Business.

 

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Sim Teow Hong

Treasurer

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Phua Chun Yat

Board Member

Chun Yat is a social worker by training and has diverse experience in policy work and direct services; having worked in the children and youth, disability and family sectors in MSF, NCSS and VWOs. He is currently the Head of Planning and Organisation Development in Ang Mo Kio Family Service Centre (AMKFSC) Community Services Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Social Work) from the National University of Singapore and a Masters in Science (Social Policy and Planning) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Adrienne Sng is a Clinical Psychologist by training and has more than 19 years of experience working with children, youth and their families through counselling and other therapeutic interventions. Presently she is the Deputy Director of Boys’ Town overseeing the Clinical Services which includes the social work, counselling department and the new initiative Adventure Centre. She holds a Masters in Psychology (Clinical) by James Cook University, Singapore as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Marital and Family Therapy with Birbeck College (London).

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Adrienne Sng

Board Member

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Elder Lawrence Chua Kim Choon

Board Advisor

 

Elder Lawrence Chua is a retired civil servant. He is currently re-employed as a Manager in the Elections Department of the Prime Minister’s Office. A Founding Elder of Covenant Evangelical Free Church, his immense board experience spans more than three decades, serving in a voluntary capacity since 1978 in various roles of Secretary, Deacon, Elder, and Chairman. He was also the Founding President of New Life Community Services (NLCS). Currently, he is the trustee for a number of Church & NLCS properties.