As a new healthcare cluster serving the population of northern Singapore, Alexandra Health's aim is to transform healthcare, moving from the "episodic, compartmentarised, illness care of body parts” to “head-to-toe, anticipatory healthcare of the whole person" under the leadership of our Senior Management.
Mr Liak Teng Lit, Group Chief Executive Officer, Alexandra Health System
Mrs Chew Kwee Tiang, Chief Executive Officer
Ms Yen Tan, Chief Operating Officer
A/Prof Kenneth Mak, Chairman, Medical Board and Senior Consultant, General Surgery
A/Prof Pang Weng Sun, Chairman, Medical Board (Yishun Community Hospital) and Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine
Dr Wong Moh Sim, Deputy Chairman, Medical Board and Senior Consultant, Laboratory Medicine
A/Prof Koh Kwong Fah, Deputy Chairman, Medical Board and Senior Consultant, Anaesthesia
A/Prof Christopher Cheok, Deputy Chairman, Medical Board, Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine
Ms Lynn Gan, Chief Human Resource Officer
Mr Lau Wing Chew, Chief Transformation Officer
Mr Liak Teng Lit
Group Chief Executive Officer
Alexandra Health System
On 1 April 2012, Mr Liak was appointed as the Cluster Chief Executive Officer of Alexandra Health System. The appointment marks another milestone in the development of Alexandra Health's vision – to build a healthcare cluster serving the holistic healthcare needs of patients in the northern part of Singapore.
Prior to this appointment, Mr Liak was the CEO of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital from August 2010 and March 2012. He was instrumental in the planning and commissioning of the acute care hospital. He was also the CEO of Alexandra Hospital from October 2000 to July 2010, Changi General Hospital from January 1997 to January 2000 and Toa Payoh Hospital from February 1992 to December 1996.
A pharmacist by training, he was involved in the restructuring of major hospitals including The National University Hospital, Kandang Kerbau Hospital and Singapore General Hospital.
Mr Liak serves on the boards of Alexandra Health, NTUC First Campus, NTUC Healthcare, Pathlight School, NorthLight School, Advisory Panel of the Singapore Human Resources Institute, Advisory Council of the Singapore Computer Society and The Advisory Panel of the School of Information Systems at the Singapore Management University. Mr Liak is the Chairman of Water Networks and Public Hygiene Council, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. He is an active Councillor in the South West Community Development Council and Chairman of the Healthy Lifestyle Functional Committee. He also sits on the committees of the Institute of Service Excellence (ISES) Governing Council (SMU) and Community Chest.
He holds an MBA and a BSc (Pharmacy) from the National University of Singapore and MSc (Pharmaceutical Sciences) from the University of Aston, Birmingham, UK.
Mr Liak enjoys running, reading and gardening.
Mrs Chew Kwee Tiang
Chief Executive Officer
Appointed as CEO of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in April 2012, Mrs Chew Kwee Tiang takes on a greater responsibility in leading and developing the hospital and healthcare delivery in the north.
Mrs Chew previously served as COO of the hospital from March 2010 to March 2012. From 2000 to 2009, Mrs Chew was Chief Operating Officer in Alexandra Hospital. She was a key member of the team that led change management at Alexandra Hospital in 2000.
Prior to joining Alexandra Hospital, Mrs Chew worked in Guardian Pharmacy and the National University Hospital. She managed retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, pharmaceutical warehousing, distribution, overseas purchasing, advertising and promotion as well as clinical support and ambulatory services.
Mrs Chew has been advisor to the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore since 1995. She is also a member of the lawyer disciplinary panel appointed by the Chief Justice of Supreme Court. She serves on the NorthLight Post Graduation Mentorship programme. Mrs Chew graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours). She also holds a Master of Business Administration.
Ms Yen Tan
Chief Operating Officer
Ms Yen Tan is appointed Chief Operating Officer, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH), the flagship hospital of Alexandra Health on 15 May 2012.
Prior to this appointment, Ms Tan was the Director of Operations, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Alexandra Hospital. Ms Tan joined Alexandra Hospital in 2000 and played a key role in the successful restructuring process of Alexandra Hospital. Throughout her career in Alexandra Hospital, she has made major contributions in various areas including Clinics, Wards, Call Centre, Operational Support Services (OSS), Facilities Development, Corporate Communications and Quality Service Management. Ms Tan led the OSS team in designing the hospitality and support services for KTPH. She also worked in the Operations Department of National University Hospital (NUH) in 1999.
Ms Tan comes from the hospitality industry. Before joining NUH, Ms Tan worked with the Singapore Hotel Association Training and Education Centre (SHATEC).
Ms Tan has a Degree in Applied Science (Hospitality) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. She also has a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Queensland Institute of Technology, Australia. Ms Tan graduated top of the MBA class and received the MBA Medallion of the year. She is the inaugural recipient of the QUT MBA International Scholarship Award.
A/Prof Kenneth Mak
Chairman, Medical Board
Head and Senior Consultant, Department of General Surgery
Prof Mak was appointed Chairman, Medical Board of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital on 1 July 2011. He is a fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons in Edinburgh and Glasgow. His subspecialty interests include hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, surgical critical care and trauma.
Clinical A/Prof Pang Weng Sun
Chairman, Medical Board (Yishun Community Hospital)
Senior Consultant, Department of Geriatric Medicine
Prof Pang was Chairman, Medical Board, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital from 2005 to 30 June 2011. He is currently Chairman, Medical Board of the upcoming Yishun Community Hospital. He practises as a Senior Consultant in the Department of Geriatric Medicine. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 1983 and obtained the M.Med (Internal Medicine, Singapore) and MRCP (UK) in 1988 and pursued training in geriatric medicine in the United Kingdom. He became a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Singapore) in 1994 and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) in 1999. He was formerly Head, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Alexandra Hospital from 2000 - 2004.
His area of interest is palliative care in the elderly. He is a Board member of the Agency for Integrated Care and Lien Centre for Palliative Care. He also chairs the Geriatric Medicine Specialist Training Committee. He is actively involved in the development of geriatric services and training in Singapore and worked with several community geriatric and palliative care services and currently provides clinical input to St Luke's Hospital and Bethany Nursing Home.
Dr Wong Moh Sim
Deputy Chairman, Medical Board
Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Laboratory Medicine
Dr Wong holds concurrent hospital administrative appointments as Deputy Chairman Medical Board and Director Clinical Services, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. Dr Wong graduated from the University of Leicester in UK and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (UK) in Chemical Pathology and the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. She also holds a Master of Health Science (Management) degree from the University of Sydney, Australia.
Dr Wong was conferred the Award for Academic Excellence in Health Science Management by the Singapore Institute of Management and University of Sydney in 2002. Dr Wong currently serves on various committees, including the Singapore Association of Clinical Biochemists (SACB), the Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Committee, Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists (AACB), and SAC-SINGLAS Technical Testing Committee, Singapore. Dr Wong's interests are laboratory management and workflow and quality assurance. Her clinical interest is diabetes mellitus and she runs clinic sessions in the Diabetes Centre at Alexandra Hospital. She is also actively involved in teaching medical students and medical technologists.
A/Prof Christopher Cheok
Deputy Chairman, Medical Board
Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine
Dr Cheok was appointed Deputy Chairman, Medical Board, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, in July 2011. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Masters in Medicine in Psychiatry. Dr Cheok’s interest is in psychological trauma and public mental health. He previously headed the Psychological Care Centre in the Singapore Armed Forces, and had led psychological trauma teams to manage the tsunami relief efforts in Aceh, Indonesia, and other overseas disasters. He has also worked with soldiers returning from Afghanistan and served in East Timor with the United Nations.
A/Prof Koh Kwong Fah
Deputy Chairman, Medical Board
Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia
Prof Koh has been the Head of Department of Anaesthesia since 2003. He is a member of the Quality Steering Committee and Hospital Planning Committee and Chairman of the Operating Theatre Committee.
He specialises in neuro anaesthesia and liver transplantation and is involved in research in airway management and bariatric anaesthesia. He actively teaches an introductory course in anaesthesia for medical and dental students, undergraduate problem based learning module and courses in anaesthesia for post-graduate students. He also teaches Lean Healthcare Management and has been leading several clinical quality improvement Projects.
Prof Koh, who graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1986, has been conferred numerous awards including the NFDP Award for Training in Neuroanaesthesia and Liver Transplantation in 1995 and the HMDP Award for Clinical Leadership and Quality in 2006. A former president of the Singapore Society of Anaesthesiologists in 2004, Professor Koh is also a Fellow in the Academy of Medicine, an examiner for the M. Med. Anaesthesia Examination at National University of Singapore, member of the Specialist Training Committee at Ministry of Health/National University of Singapore and member of the Domain Specific Review Board (DSRB) in the National Healthcare Group. He has had numerous papers published, both locally and internationally.
Ms Lynn Gan
Chief Human Resource Officer
Ms Gan has over 20 years of experience in human resource. She is responsible for Alexandra Health's human resource policies, programmes and services. Ms Gan has a wide spectrum of human resource experience in large organisations, both in the private and public sector.
She was the Head of Human Resource and Administration in the Singapore Power (SP) Group for eight years before joining Alexandra Health. There, she oversaw human resource policies, programmes and services both locally and for the Group's Australian subsidiaries. Prior to joining SP Group, Ms Gan was with Central Provident Fund Board, Changi International Airport Services, US multinational Pepsico Group International and Singapore General Hospital.
She is Assistant Honorary Secretary of the Singapore Human Resources Institute and a National Assessor for the People Developer Standard. She is also an independent member of the Committee of Inquiry for ITE. Previously, she was a member of the Manpower Skills Training Council of Singapore Workforce Development Agency and a resource member for the Government Parliamentary Committee for Manpower.
She was presented the May Day Commendation Award by NTUC in 2007.
Ms Gan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Economics from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration (Accountancy) from the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University. She is a member of ICPAS and CPA, Australia.
Mr Lau Wing Chew
Chief Transformation Officer
Mr Lau started his career as a teacher but later changed his career direction by taking a Customer Service Supervisor role with American Express. He subsequently joined Citibank in 1990. In his time at Citbank, he was rotated from Card Operations to training and then to the Call Centre as their Director for 13 years. In that time, he was also asked to take on the role of Transaction Services Director in addition to his call centre responsibility.
After leaving Citibank Singapore in late 2008, he was asked to take an assignment to work in Citibank Sydney's call centre in 2009. Mr Lau joined Alexandra Health in February 2010 as the Chief Transformation Officer with the mandate to facilitate the provision of hassle free service for our patients and their families. He hopes to apply relevant banking operations practices to hospital operations.
Mr Roger Leong
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Leong has more than 20 years of Finance experience in both the public and private sectors, starting his career in auditing in PriceWaterhouse Coopers.
Before joining Alexandra Health, Mr Leong was the CFO (Asia Pacific) for Carlson Wagonlit Travel, one of the world's largest travel companies. He had also held the positions of Finance Director (South East Asia) for DHL Express and the Financial Controller in the Singapore Land Authority.
Roger holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours, 2nd Upper) from National University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management) from Nanyang Technological University. He is a Fellow, Certified Public Accountant, Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore.
Mr Leong enjoys reading and running.
Ms Low Beng Hoi
Director of Nursing
Ms Low was the Director of Nursing in Alexandra Hospital, appointed in March 2001. Outside of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Ms Low serves as a member of the Nanyang Polytechnic and Ngee Ann Polytechnic Advisory Panels, Singapore Nursing Board and the Selection Panel for the Courage Fund Award.
From 1985 to 2001, Ms Low worked at the National University Hospital (NUH). There she oversaw 8 Specialist Clinics at the same time ran the Orthopaedic Clinic, involved with the renovation of 2 Clinics and worked in the Intensive Care/Coronary Care Unit. Whilst she was at NUH she completed her Diploma in Management at the Singapore Institute of Management.
Ms Low started working in Singapore in 1985 after spending 13 years in the United Kingdom. She graduated in 1974 as a State Registered Nurse from Essex County Hospital. Subsequently she undertook her Intensive Care Course in Hammersmith Hospital. In 1976 she was registered with the Central Midwives Board after completing a year of training at the West Middlesex Hospital. She also obtained a grant to pursue a Certificate Course in Women's Light Clothing Manufacture at City & Guilds of London Institute in 1981.
In 2009, Ms Low received the Bronze Public Service Award ( Singapore).
Ms Cecilia Pang
Director, Corporate Communications
Ms Pang has more than 20 years of experience in corporate reputation management and marketing communications. As Director, Corporate Communications, she leads the cluster's branding and communications charter and is part of the senior management team that aims to transform the healthcare model for northern Singapore.
Prior to Alexandra Health, Ms Pang founded Turning Point Communications, a communications consulting company. Her clientele included individual consumers, SMEs as well as The Old Parliament House that runs the Art House and other art properties.
Previously, Ms Pang spent 19 years at Hewlett-Packard (HP), where she was responsible for advancing HP's corporate reputation and executive visibility across the APJ with external stakeholders and region employees. As part of the AP senior management team, her scope included leadership and oversight of all aspects of corporate communications and corporate social responsibility. Ms Pang holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with highest honours from Oregon State University. She also completed a post-graduate International Executive Program with Insead Business School in Fontainebleau, France.
In her spare time, she volunteers as a docent at the Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore and the Peranakan Museum.
Ms Cheong Choy Fong
Director, Quality Management Office
Ms Cheong is responsible for shaping strategies and policies that will ensure clinical and service quality while supporting the hospital's goals. She mentors and sponsors kaizens and Six Sigma projects at KTPH and assumes headship for the Health Performance Office at KTPH under the purview of the Ministry of Health. Ms Cheong is also a visiting consultant in quality management at St Luke's Community Hospital.
Previously, Ms Cheong served as Director, Human Resource Development (HRD) at Alexandra Hospital. Her responsibilities included the development, implementation and sustenance of the People Development System, as well as promoting initiatives such as Quality Circles, Six Sigma, Wow! and Balanced Scorecard. She was instrumental in the hospital's admission into the Singapore Quality Class and enabled the hospital to be recognised as a People Development Organization and Model Company for Job Redesign, among other accolades.
Ms Cheong was the founding Executive Director of the NHG College under National Healthcare Group (NHG). She oversaw the physical construction and set-up of the College, establishing three institutions within the College to render continuing and post graduate training to doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.
Ms Cheong was a registered nurse with an Advance Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing. She is a Six Sigma Black Belt and a certified Lean Management practitioner.