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The CareShield Life Council has been appointed from 1 April 2020 to oversee and advise on the administration and sustainability of both the CareShield Life (CSHL) and ElderShield (ESH) schemes. The Council comprises 14 members from a variety of fields, such as accountancy, actuarial science, investment, medicine, law, union, and government. This enables the Council to benefit from the diverse range of expertise and experiences of the members..

The Council’s Terms of Reference are to:

  • Make recommendations on policy and scheme parameters, including premium and benefit adjustments, to ensure that the CSHL and ESH schemes provide effective protection in an affordable and sustainable manner;
  • Review the administration of the CSHL and ESH schemes; and
  • Advise on matters related to the investment of the CSHL and ESH Insurance Fund (CEIF), and other matters as the Minister for Health may direct.

The CareShield Life Council comprises 14 members. They are:

Ms Jeanette Wong
Ms Jeanette Wong
Chairman, CareShield Life Council
Board Member, UBS Group AG
Board Member at various corporations
 
Ms Jeanette Wong sits on the Boards of UBS Group AG, Prudential plc, Singapore Airlines Ltd, PSA International, Jurong Town Corporation and the Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore. She is a member of the Securities Industry Council and the chair of NUS Business School. Prior to her retirement from DBS in March 2019, Ms Wong was the DBS Group Executive responsible for the Institutional Banking Group and also a Director of DBS Bank (China) and the Chair of DBS Bank (Taiwan). She was previously the Chief Financial Officer of DBS Group between 2003 to 2008. Before joining DBS Bank, Ms Wong was at JP Morgan from 1986 to 2003 and was JP Morgan’s Singapore head from 1997 to 2003.
 
Mrs Chng Sok Hui

Mrs Chng Sok Hui
Chief Financial Officer, DBS Group

Mrs Chng Sok Hui is the Chief Financial Officer of DBS Group and Board member of DBS Bank India. She also serves on the Boards of the Singapore Exchange Limited and Changi Airport Group. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum (Singapore). Mrs Chng is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Certified Financial Risk Manager, an Institute of Banking and Finance Distinguished Fellow and a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore. She was previously the Managing Director and Head of Risk Management at DBS Group until 2008 and was a Board member of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and the Housing Development Board and for 10 years, as the Supervisor of the Board of DBS Bank(China) Limited.

Ms Chia Yong Yong

Ms Chia Yong Yong
Advocate & Solicitor,  Chia Yong Yong Law Corporation

Ms Chia Yong Yong is a practising lawyer since 1986, currently a consultant at Foo Kwok LLC. She is a board member of the Housing and Development Board, advisor to SPD’s Board of Management, having served on its Board of Management( 2004-2020) and as its President (2008-2020), member of the EMP2030 Taskforce on Developing New Community Living Models for Persons with Disabilities and a Social Service Fellow. 

She co-chaired the 3rd Enabling Master Plan Implementation Workgroup on “Promoting Independent Living through Design and Technology” and was a Board member (2014-2022) of SG Enable. Ms Chia served as a two-term Nominated Member of Parliament from 2014 to 2018 and was the first wheelchair-user Member of Parliament. She was a member of the steering committee of Committee on the Future Economy, the steering committee of the 3rd Enabling Masterplan, and the Compulsory Education Advisory Panel. She was awarded the Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Star) in 2018, Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal) in 2013, and the President’s Social Service Award (Individual Category) in 2011 for her voluntary contributions made to the social service sector.

Mr Colin Pakshong

Mr Colin Pakshong
Independent Consulting Actuary

Mr Colin Pakshong is an independent consulting actuary and a board member of various insurance companies, including Etiqa Insurance in Singapore. He was CEO of Tokio Marine Asia Life and has lectured at Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore, and run training courses for Monetary Authority of Singapore. Mr Pakshong has served on the Council of the Singapore Actuarial Society and was a member of the CPF Advisory Panel.

Mr Daniel Fung

A/Prof Daniel Fung 
Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Mental Health

Dr Daniel Fung is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and also the CEO of the Institute of Mental Health in Singapore.  He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at all 3 Singapore medical schools.  Dr Fung is the President of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) (2018-2022) and President of the College of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore.  Dr Fung has co-authored over 200 peer reviewed research papers, books and book chapters.  Dr Fung has actively been involved in developing telepsychiatry in Singapore and has also developed a number of digital mental health solutions in the last 10 years including a patented novel treatment for ADHD. 

Mr James Tan

Mr James Tan
Chief Executive Officer, TOUCH Community Service

Mr James Tan is the Chief Executive Officer of TOUCH Community Services.  In his current role, Mr Tan leads TOUCH towards fulfilling Vision 2030 - Strong Families, Caring Generations, Enabled Communities

Under his leadership, TOUCH was awarded the Charity Transparency Award 2022, the Special Commendation Award for Clarity of Strategy in the Charity Governance Awards 2017, and the Special Recognition Award (Social Service Sector) under the Kincentric Best Employers Award 2021.

Mr Tan currently chairs the Agency for Integrated Care’s Community Care Manpower Committee and is co-chair of ‘Beyond the Label’ Collective. He also serves as a member of the Ministry of Health’s Interagency Taskforce on Mental Health & Well-Being and the National Healthcare Group Population Collective Leadership Council amongst other appointments.

 

Mr Joshua Kuma

Dr Joshua Kuma
Managing Director, EQT Partners Asia

Dr Joshua Kuma is a Managing Director of EQT Group Singapore. During his 12 years in the group, he has been involved in various private equity and real estate investment deals and corporate affairs spanning across Asia, the UK, Europe, and the USA.

Dr Kuma has served in grassroots organisations for over 22 years in several capacities and enjoys serving as the Master Mediator of the Community Mediation Centre since 2014. He was awarded the Singapore Public Service Medal (PBM) in 2009 and Public Service Star (BBM) in 2022. He was a member of the Ensuring Energy Resilience and Sustainable Growth sub-committee of the Singapore Economic Strategies Committee in 2009 and a member of the Future Jobs and Skills sub-committee of the Singapore Committee on the Future Economy in 2017.

Mr Lee Ming San

Mr Lee Ming San
Founding Partner and Managing Director,  One North Captial Pte Ltd

Mr Lee Ming San is Managing Director of One North Capital Pte. Ltd. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore, where he chairs its Investment Committee. He is also a member of the Governing Board of Duke-NUS Medical School.  Mr Lee is Chairman of Seatown Holdings Pte. Ltd. and a Director of Seviora Pte. Ltd., St. Gallen-Singapore Foundation and Trailblazer Foundation.

Dr Loh Yik Hin

Dr Loh Yik Hin
Chief Executive Officer, St Andrew’s Community Hospital

Dr Loh Yik Hin is a public health physician and the Chief Executive Officer of St Andrew’s Community Hospital. He is also the Chief Operating Officer of St Andrew’s Mission Hospital, and the Director of Health Services for Singapore Anglican Community Services. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Agency for Integrated Care’s MediFund Committee, and is a member of the MOH National One-Rehab Steering Committee and MOH Health IT Steering Committee. He was also a member of the ElderShield Review Committee.

Dr Ow Yong Lai Meng

Dr Ow Yong Lai Meng
Master Medical Social Worker, Singapore General Hospital

Dr Ow Yong Lai Meng is Master Medical Social Worker at Medical Social Services, Singapore General Hospital.  He specializes in integrated care, health systems, and health and social policy research. He supports the SingHealth Centre for Population Health Research and Implementation as a research scientist and the SGH Health Services Research Unit as a consultant. He had previously taught at the National University of Singapore and was a faculty and instructor at SGH-Postgraduate Allied Health Institute, Duke-NUS Medical School and the Singapore Association of Social Workers. He has also contributed as a member of the External Expert Panel, Changi Health Fund, Changi General Hospital and a member in the MOH Advisory Committee on Transplantation.

Mr Steve Tan Peng Hoe

Mr Steve Tan Peng Hoe
Director, Membership Services Division, National Trades Union Congress 

Mr Steve Tan is the Division Director of NTUC's Membership Services Division, and concurrently the Executive Secretary of the Union of Security Employees (USE), an affiliated union of the National Trades Union Congress. As Division Director for Membership Services, Mr Tan drives the acquisition, engagement and retention strategies for NTUC and its affiliated unions, which collectively represent 1.13 million members as at 2022. As Executive Secretary of USE, Mr Tan with his union leaders, look at improving the wages, welfare and work prospects of security officers in Singapore. Mr Tan was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2020.

Ms Terina Tan

Ms Terina Tan
Department Head, Medical Social Worker, National University Hospital

Ms Terina Tan is the Head of the Social Work Department in NUH. She has been a Medical Social Worker in NUH for the past 16 years. In the course of clinical practice, she has worked in the areas of oncology, HIV, community care, and palliative care. Aside from clinical practice, she has also been involved in education through channels such as MSW Chapter Training and the Lien Centre Palliative Care Course for Social Workers. She is also serving on various Committees including Assisi Hospice’s Programme and Services Committee and Ethics Committee and Singapore Heart Foundation’s Heart Support Fund Committee.

Dr Yusuf Ali

Dr Yusuf Ali
Assistant Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU Singapore

Dr Yusuf Ali is an Associate Professor of Metabolic Disease at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU Singapore. A/Prof Ali specialises in research on chronic diseases such as diabetes, and also dedicates time to teaching medical students. He has been an active volunteer for the last 12 years, and is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Bedok Citizens'  Consultative Committee and Community Development Welfare Fund. He was also a member of the ElderShield Review Committee.

Ex-Officio Member
Mr Chan Yeng Kit

Mr Chan Yeng Kit
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health

Mr Chan Yeng Kit was appointed Permanent Secretary (Health) in December 2019. Prior to this, he was  Permanent Secretary (Defence) from 2013 to 2019, Permanent Secretary (Defence Development) from 2012 to 2013, and Permanent Secretary (Information, Communications & the Arts) from 2008 to 2012.

Mr Chan’s career has spanned a range of appointments in Government, the labour movement, and the private sector. These include management positions in the Public Service Division, National Trades Union Congress, Singapore-Suzhou Township Development Pte Ltd, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Defence, and Ministry of Education. He was Chief Executive Officer of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore from 2005 to 2007.

Mr Chan was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2000,  the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2010, and the Meritorious Service Medal in 2022.