Our Management

 

Lee Tong Nge

Director | Corporate Services

Tong Nge brings to IAL 40 years of experience as an academic and industry practitioner. He has held senior management and board positions across a range of sectors such as educational leadership, business development, finance, management, and training and development. Today, he oversees a spectrum of functions including business development, marketing, knowledge and communication management, finance, organisational development, educational strategy and workplace learning & performance at IAL.

Trained as an Engineer, he holds a Doctorate in Education from Leicester University, a Master of Business Administration from University of Dublin, a Master of Science and a Master of Laws from the National University of Singapore, as well as a LLB (Hons) degree from University of Wolverhampton. Tong Nge is also a Fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Lee Wee Chee

Director | Learning & Professional Development

As the Director for Learning & Professional Development, Wee Chee oversees programmes and initiatives to develop and raise the capabilities of continuing education and training, and career development professionals as well as the exploration and use of innovative pedagogies and learning technologies to enhance adult learning. 

Wee Chee’s career before IAL centred around education, as he held various roles in Ministry of Education and Singapore Polytechnic. He holds a Master in Training and Development from Griffith University and a Bachelor of Arts (Merit) from the National University of Singapore.

 

Sim Soo Kheng

Director | Research and Innovation

As the Director for Research and Innovation, Soo Kheng provides informational and analytic support to decision makers to facilitate strategic planning, policy-making, resource allocation and efforts to strengthen CET. She also assumes responsibility for establishing international and local research partnerships, and the dissemination of research outcomes to the wider research, policy and practitioner communities.

Before joining IAL, Soo Kheng held various communications and information management related roles within the public sector.

She holds a Master in Public Management from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts Honours (Philosophy) from the National University of Singapore.

Johnny Sung

Centre Director | Skills, Performance and Productivity

Johnny is Director of the Centre for Skills Performance and Productivity (CSPP). He is an international expert in the areas of comparative analysis in national workforce development systems and the role of skills in high performance working organisations. He leads a variety of research projects at CSPP ranging from skills research, e.g. on skills utilisation, adult competencies, high performance working and organisational talent, with large national samples to small projects that evaluate the impact of workforce development policy.

Helen Bound

Centre Head | Work and Learning

Helen heads the research Centre for Work and Learning (CWL) within IAL. CWL's research contributes to policy and practice in the continuing education and training sector in Singapore. Helen's research interests focus on learning across a wide variety of contexts, including workplace learning, learning in high technology environments, professional learning and learning through collaborative activity.

She has published widely on a range of topics including professional learning and development of continuing education/vocational teachers, workplace learning, generic skills, dialogical enquiry, learning spaces between classroom and work and the development of research instruments.

Her recent publication, with Peter Rushbrook, is “Towards a new understanding of workplace learning: The context of Singapore”. Helen has a background in vocational training and education, having coordinated the Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education at the University of Tasmania, (Australia) and before that spent some years as a trade union trainer. Her experience teaching in Australian secondary schools is the source of her deep interest in pedagogy and learning.

Renee Tan

Centre Director | Innovation and Development

As the Director for the Centre for Innovation and Development, Renee's responsibilities include planning and strategising programmes and initiatives to facilitate the roll out of iN.LEARN 2020 and encourage the taking root and adoption of learning innovation. Having held various positions at former Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and within IAL, Renee’s previous portfolio includes leading the professionalisation and growth of the Training and Adult Education (TAE) community, through initiatives such as Adult Education Network and Adult Education Professionalisation.  

Renee holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Bristol, Master and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Literature from the National University of Singapore, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education.

Justina Tan

Centre Director | Workplace Learning & Performance

Justina leads the teams in helping enterprises deepen workplace learning and engage in employee-driven innovation. Besides being a highly regarded teaching professional, she is also recognised for her mentoring and coaching expertise particularly in the education realm. She also has extensive experience in consulting and teaching in countries such as US, China, Bahrain, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.

She holds Doctor of Education (EdD) degrees from University College London, Institute of Education and Nanyang Technological University. She also has a MA from Columbia University, Teachers College, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University and Bachelor of Communication Studies (Hons) from Nanyang Technological University. 

Lai Poi Shan

Deputy Director | Design, Development and Partnership

As Deputy Director for Design, Development & Partnerships, Poi Shan oversees the design and development of IAL’s capability building programmes and learning solutions to upskill the Training and Adult Education (TAE) community. She also leads programme marketing, outreach and the formation of partnerships to enhance the value proposition of TAE professionalisation initiatives such as Adult Education Network (AEN) and Adult Education Professionalisation (AEP) to raise professional standards of TAE practitioners.

Poi Shan has nearly 15 years of education and workforce development experience spanning both pre-employment and continuing education and training. Prior to joining IAL, she led organisation development initiatives with the Ministry of Education such as proliferating the use of design thinking across the ministry and schools as well as spearheading flagship initiatives in Singapore Polytechnic such as the use of business design to support enterprise consultancy work. At IAL, she also led the development of various capability development solutions such as the Specialist Diploma in Advanced Facilitation and the design and roll-out of Learning@Work, an online open education resource.

Poi Shan holds a Masters in Training and Development with Griffith University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education with National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technology University.

Yeow Mun Ching

Deputy Director | Programme and Service Management

As the Deputy Director for Programme and Service Management, Mun Ching leads the teams responsible for customer service, training administration, quality delivery of IAL programmes, programme evaluation, as well as the capability development of IAL’s adjunct adult educators.

Mun Ching has more than 20 years of private and public sector experience, ranging from sales, business development, marketing and corporate communications, education, and continuing education and training. She is a strong advocate for lifelong learning and infusing EdTech to enhance learning effectiveness.

Mun Ching has an MEd in Curriculum and Teaching and a BA(Hon) in Geography from Nanyang Technological University, and a BSc(Hon) in Business and Management Studies from University of Bradford.