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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

 

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.