William chairs the board of Prison Fellowship Singapore (PFS) and is General Secretary of the Singapore Kindness Movement. Prior to this, he was the Senior Vice-President of Talent Plus and before that a Senior Partner of Kelvin Chia Partnership. He holds graduate degrees in law, philosophy, religion and theology and by training, is a lawyer, ordained minister and psychometric analyst. He has served on several committees and boards including the editorial board of the Singapore Law Gazette, the Ethics Committee, and the panel of Criminal Legal Aid Scheme of the Law Society. In the 1970’s William was a volunteer counsellor and taught the bible to prisoners at Changi Prison. He remains active in community work with many charities and organisations from refugee settlement programmes in Ottawa to teenagers suffering from cancer. He sits on the boards of several NGOs including the National Kidney Foundation, Singapore Scouts Council and Project We Care. He is on the Advisory Boards of Singapore Bible College, The Bible Society of Singapore, The Helping Hand and PPIA, a centre for the intellectually challenged in Malaysia. In 2011 William received the Active Ager of the Year Award by the Council for Third Age, Singapore. He is also the recipient of the Solicitor-General of Ontario Award for Crime Prevention and the Ottawa Board of Police Commissioners Civilian Commendation for Police Education.
Ho Yew Kee is Associate Provost and Professor of Accounting at the Singapore Institute of Technology. He was educated at Monash University, Australia and Carnegie Mellon University, USA. Professionally, he is a Fellow CPA Australia, Fellow Chartered Accountant Singapore, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Director. He spends most of his other time serving in charities like the St Luke’s Eldercare, Dover Park Hospice, CBMC (Singapore) Ltd amongst others. He and his wife worship at Adam Road Presbyterian Church while his two boys are studying and working in the US.
Melissa Kwee is the third Chief Executive Officer of the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC). Her career has involved her bridging the public, private and community sectors as anthropologist, researcher, programme designer, social innovator and as a catalyst in the private sector. She has founded, run and served on the boards of several nonprofit organisations and ground-up initiatives relating to youth, women, the arts, the prisons, community development, healthcare and education. She is also Chairman of MHPL, a Pontiac Land company. She received the Singapore Youth Award in 2007 and Asean Youth Award 2008 for her leadership and service and was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in 2018. Melissa was educated at Harvard College and graduated magna cum laude in Social Anthropology. She also received a Fulbright Scholarship to study ethnic-based community leadership in Nepal. She believes that genuine friendships are the purpose of life and is passionate about building a culture of giving and other-centeredness where people give their best for others. She enjoys family time, learning from children, peers, elders and
strangers, and discovering new stories in the #cityofgood.
Lorinne is Director at OSA Industries Pte Ltd and Agro-Genesis Pte Ltd. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) from the National University of Singapore and a Masters of Arts (Biblical Studies and Theology) from Fuller Theological Seminary, USA. It was at Seminary that she discovered God’s heart for society’s oppressed and marginalised and has been actively serving among these since.
She was previously Executive Director and Corporate Treasurer at Preston Corporation Pte Ltd and Times Educational Sdn Bhd and Assistant Vice President at DBS Bank’s Treasury Department (Foreign Exchange). She served as Associate Lay Leader and Director of Cell Groups at her home church, Paya Lebar Methodist Church, where she has worshipped since 1979. Together with her husband, she leads a cell group and mentors young adults. She is also currently involved in advocacy work for migrant workers.
Married with three young children and a competitive athlete since her youth, she enjoys the outdoors and participates in triathlons.
Fang Chien is Director & Regional Head of Leadership, Learning & Talent Asia Pacific at Barclays Bank and a member of its Asia Pacific Human Resources Leadership Team. He has been a Human Resource practitioner for over 20 years. Fang Chien has been involved in prison and rehabilitation work as a volunteer for more than 15 years. He is a board member and deacon at Salem Chapel, where he worships with his wife and two children. As a deacon, he oversees the church’s prison ministry and leads a team of 10 volunteers ministering with PFS as well as supervises a young adults cell. He is also a key member of Salem Chapel’s Onesimus Ministry, providing jobs and after-care for released offenders through its innovative farm restorative therapy programme.
Benny is the Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Eighteen Chefs, a social enterprise comprising of restaurants which engage youths-at-risk and ex-offenders through employment and community outreach programmes. An ex-drug addict, ex-prisoner, chef and social entrepreneur, Benny strongly believes that it is never too late to begin life anew. He has worked with various social agencies, both locally and regionally, to generate greater awareness and create a platform for this depreciated community to be reintegrated into society. Through the various social service initiatives of Eighteen Chefs, he hopes to provide youths-at-risk and ex-offenders with a positive and non-judgmental space where they can begin the process of lasting change for the better.
Benny’s eminent associations include his recognition as Social Innovation Park Fellow (2010), Channel News Asia’s Asian of the Year (2011), the President’s Challenge Social Enterprise of the Year (2012) and SME One Asia Notable Award of the Year (2015).
Alex is a senior lecturer at the Department of Social Work at National University of Singapore, with a special interest in Family social work & therapy, Counselling theories & skills, Social work research, Social work direct practice.
Charlotte Yew was previously the director of Coupland Cardiff Asset Management and a fund manager at JP Morgan and is now retired. Other than serving on the board of PFS’ non-religious arm, 70×7, she also serves in the PFS’ Church and Community Engagement Committee and other prison ministries such as the Yellow Ribbon Fund as a board member. Other than that, she is also on the Methodist Girls’ School board, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) board and in the Ministry of Health Holdings Investment Committee. She worships at Holland Village Methodist Church where she serves as a Youth Ministry leader and is involved in the hospitality ministry.