Our Management


Dr 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.

Dr Justina Tan

Director | Learning and Professional Development

As the Director of the Learning and Professional Development Division, Justina leads the teams in enhancing the relevance and credibility of the TAE sector through IAL's upskilling and reskilling opportunities, as well as 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. 

Associate Professor Renee Tan

Director | Research

As the Director of the Research Division, Renee leads IAL’s research efforts to inform policy and practice in the CET sector. In her previous role as the Director of the Centre for Innovation and Development at IAL, Renee was responsible for the planning and strategising of programmes and initiatives to facilitate the rollout of iN.LEARN 2020, and encouraged the taking root and adoption of learning innovations. Having held various positions at former Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and within IAL, Renee’s previous portfolios have also included leading the professionalisation and growth of the TAE community, through initiatives such as the 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.

Associate Professor Sim Soo Kheng

Director | Innovation Centre

As the Director of the Innovation Centre, Soo Kheng seeks to engage the TAE community and learning technologists to develop collaborations to ignite, develop and proliferate learning innovations to raise the quality of adult learning and the standards of adult learning practice. She also oversees innovation support services including efforts to increase receptivity to adoption of proven innovations and scalability and innovation related research. In her previous role 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 workforce development initiatives and programmes. Part of her responsibility then was also to establish international and local research partnerships, and strategise 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.

Associate Professor Helen Bound

Deputy Director | Work and Learning

Helen heads the Work and Learning research unit within IAL. The unit'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.

Ms Amy Bey

Deputy Director | Finance, Planning & Governance

Amy leads the team of Finance, Planning, and Governance at IAL.  She oversees the accounting and financial management, planning, and control to achieve the desired strategic and operational outcomes within IAL. In addition, she is also in charge of resource planning, logistics, training facilities management and business continuity planning (BCP), and management in IAL.

Amy is a trained and qualified Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA), and a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA).  She is also well versed in accounting, financial, strategic, and operational management, including human resource management.  Prior to joining IAL, Amy has over 20 years of working experience in other educational institutions in the private sector, holding various senior management positions including that a general manager position.  She has adapted herself well in a public-private environment.

Ms Oriana Wong

Deputy Director | Organisational Planning, Development and Talent Management

Oriana oversees the institute’s quality management, strategic and operational decision processes, central administration, manpower planning, talent management, and building internal capabilities. With more than 12 years working at American and European Multi-National Corporations in her early career, and the past 15 years holding various positions with SkillsFuture Singapore, her experience spans from business and training management to organizational development and human resources management. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems from the National University of Singapore.

Ms Priscillia Yeong

Deputy Director | Design, Development and Partnership

Priscillia leads the design, development and programme business development and marketing functions in IAL to develop relevant and effective qualifications, short continuing professional development programmes, as well as other professionalisation initiatives such as Adult Education Network and Adult Education Professionalisation to advance the capability development, professionalisation and practice of the TAE community.

Having served close to two decades in the public service with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Social and Family Development, Priscillia brings with her a passion in people development and continuing education and training.

Mr Steven Wong

Deputy Director | Learning Technology and Systems

Steven leads the learning technologies functions in IAL. He oversees the team in exploration, development and implementation of online pedagogies and learning systems, serving the Training and Adult Education community through supporting the professionalisation and capability development of adult educators. 

Steven has more than 15 years of private and public sector experience, ranging from infocomm system and application design and development, enterprise resource planning system implementation, extended reality technology promulgation and learning systems implementation. He holds an MEd in Online Learning from University of Southern Queensland.

Ms Tan Sock Gim

Deputy Director | Knowledge and Communication Management & International Relations

Sock Gim leads the communication and international relations efforts at IAL. She oversees media relations, social media marketing and is responsible for the upkeep, growth and increased visibility of the IAL brand. On the international relations front, she has a strong focus in the strategic analysis of foreign Continuing Education & Training markets and spearheads efforts to raise IAL’s thought leadership and standing as a leading institute in adult learning.

Sock Gim has a Bachelor of Science from the National University of Singapore and has more than 15 years of experience in corporate communications.