The Leadership

Charting the Way Forward. Meet the leaders and adult support team.


Halimah Yacob

President of the Republic of Singapore

The President of the Republic of Singapore is the Chief Scout. The Chief Scout holds the highest authority in the SSA and grants warrants to commissioners recommended by the Association as well as awards to adult leaders. The Chief Scout also awards outstanding Venture Scouts who attained the highest sectional award— the President’s Scout Award. The Scouting Movement in Singapore is led by the Scout Council, supported by the Commissioners’ Council, Headquarters Staff and Leadership Academy.

The Scout Council comprises both the uniformed and lay officials who are responsible for providing strategic direction and financial oversight on the Association. They also help to ensure the necessary funding of youth development in the Association.

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The Commissioners’ Council manages operational policies and guidelines in their respective functions. They provide the necessary adult support and frameworks for Area and Unit leaders to develop youths as changemakers of the society.

  • Desmond Chong

    Chief Commissioner

    Desmond oversees the development of the Scouting movement in Singapore. As the Chief Commissioner, he ensures the quality of Scouting programme as well as public support for the movement. He aims to put youth at the centre of what he does and inspire Scouts to become changemakers of the society. He is also the International Commissioner for the Association.

    Professionally, he is the Asia Pacific Head of Risk Management at a Fortune 500 multinational company.
  • Andrew Ang

    Deputy Chief Commissioner

    Andrew supports the Chief Commissioner in managing the various functions within the Association. Previously, he served the Association in various capacities, such as Area Commissioner (North) and Deputy National Programme Commissioner.
  • Han Songguang

    National Educational Methods Commissioner

    As the National Educational Methods Commissioner, Songguang supports the Association's mission of developing young people holistically through non-formal and values-based education. He works with fellow volunteers and staff in youth programme and adult learning & development to enhance educational outcomes through aligning youth curriculum and professional development of adults to wider educational trends.

    Having been a Scout and a volunteer adult leader in the past, he served the Association in various capacities and believes that Scouting has the transformative power to shape young lives, and positively impact the wider community. Professionally, He is an educator with the Ministry of Education, Singapore.
  • Yang Chen

    National Training Commissioner

    Yang Chen oversees learning & development (L & D) to equip Adult Leaders with skills to run successful Scout programmes. Guided by his motto "Every Scout deserves a competent leader", he is committed to improving L & D in today's challenging and changing landscape.

    Prior to this, he held appointments such as National Programme Commissioner and District Commissioner (Tampines). In his professional life, Yang Chen is a business owner.
  • Foo Say Kin

    National Programme Commissioner

    Foo Say Kin is the National Programme Commissioner (NPC) for the Association. He curates engaging Scout programmes for better youth involvement in non-formal education.

    He started his Scouting journey in 2008 and has served in various key roles, such as Course Director for West Area Scout Leadership Camp, Group Scout Leader for Cougar Scout Unit, Jurong District Scout Leader and Unit Development Leader. In his professional life, Say Kin is a Physical Education teacher with the Ministry of Education, Singapore.
  • Johnathon Ng

    National Human Capital Commissioner

    Johnathon oversees the adult leaders and volunteers at the Association. Human Capital is a topic close to his heart and therefore, he intends to develop adult volunteer talent as an enabler to create “Better Scouting for more young people”. He also completed the strategy paper for Adults Volunteer Management for 2030. This includes creating an end-to-end life cycle management for Adult Volunteers to create a sustainable and fulfilling volunteer experience.

    Prior to this role, He assisted the Scout movement in different capacities, including setting up the Air Scouts Programme. In his professional life, Johnathon is a HR practitioner.
  • Ang Wee Jin

    Area Commissioner (North)

    Wee Jin oversees Scout units in the North Area. He aims to create a more vibrant Scouting community in the North Area. In his previous experience, He was an Assistant Area Commissioner in the North handling programs, conducting various sectional Scout courses for the area as well as competitions. In his professional life, Wee Jin is an educator at the Ministry of Education.
  • Chua Yong Liang

    Area Commissioner (South)

    Yong Liang oversees Scouting in the South area. He aims to ensure the continued development of the Movement in the area, especially post-pandemic. He was also an active youth member, involved in Rovering at the National level.

    In his professional life, he is an executive in the recycling industry.
  • Lam Tat Wai

    Area Commissioner (West)

    Tat Wai oversees Scouting development in the West area. He aims to continue promoting Scouting in the community with his team and provide opportunities for Scouts to attend international events. He served in the district for more than 20 years with his last appointment as an Assistant Area Commissioner. Notably, he led the 23rd World Scout Jamboree 2015 and 15th National Nippon Jamboree 2010 as the contingent leader.

    Professionally, Tat Wai is a businessman in the printing and audio industry. He enjoys cycling, bird watching and fish keeping during his free time.
  • Goh Yee Heng

    Area Commissioner (East)

    Yee Heng oversees Scout units in the East area. During his tenure, the area achieved record level of Akela Award holders in 2022. He was formerly District Commissioner (Katong) and Assistant Leader Trainer with the National Training Team. His motivation to join Scouting is to give back to the movement as he has benefitted as a young Scout in the past. In his professional life, he currently heads the Asia Pacific Region business of a printing & coding technology company.

The Headquarters Staff are full-time professionals who provide necessary administrative support to the Commissioners’ Council and Scout Council. They also ensure the day-to-day management of the Association.

  • Gary Lim

    Executive Director

    Gary oversees the daily operations of the association headquarters, steering it according to its mission and strategic direction provided by the Scout Council. He started his journey in outdoor education as a trainee teacher where he studied outdoor education and pursuits in the United Kingdom. This journey then continued during his education career as the teacher-in-charge of the outdoor activities club, sailing, and leadership development and got him involved on national-level committees. He holds a Master in Education, is trained in Challenge Course Management, and also possesses several outdoor skill certifications.
  • Jenny Choo

    Director (Finance & Administration)

    Jenny leads the Finance & Administration for the Association.  She ensures accurate reporting of the Association’s financials and processes for responsible governance. Jenny is supported by a team of Finance & Admin personnel.  
  • Maohaid Faizal Kasmin

    Senior Manager & Data Protection Officer

    Faizal oversees various departments including the International, IT, and Adults-in-Scouting. He has been a long-term employee of the Association since 2006. He is also the appointed Data Protection Officer for the Association.

    Faizal has been involved in Scouting since 1990. In recognition of his service, he has been bestowed various awards, such as APR Professional Scout Executive Medallion in 2011 and the Distinguished Service Award (Star to Bronze) in 2021.
  • Nicholas Liaw

    Manager, Programmes

    Nicholas manages social outreach programmes at the Association. With his team, he works with partners and stakeholders to deliver Scouting to disadvantaged youths under Community Scouting. Nicholas also supports in other areas such as staff training, HR and operations. He is also well-known for designing Scout badges in Singapore over the course of his many years as an Adult Leader.
  • Lee Pui Ling

    Assistant Manager, Programmes

    Pui Ling oversees planning and execution of national programmes at the Association. She collaborates closely with corporate partners to ensure seamless delivery of national Scouting programmes and events. As such, she serves as a liaison between the Association and corporate partners for a successful collaborations.
  • Ann Tan

    Senior Executive, Finance

    Ann manages accounts within the association, ensuring timely financial processes and accurate receipt of payments. Her dedication to youth development serves as her primary motivation in making valuable contributions to the growth and well-being of young individuals at the association.
  • Andie Tan

    Senior Executive, Programmes and Operations

    Andie, as the Senior Executive, runs Scouting programmes in schools and manages the Association’s facilities. He works with a dedicated team to help young people develop important life skills and make a difference in their communities.

    The challenging and rewarding work at the Singapore Scout Association motivates Andie to impact positively in the lives of young people.
  • Ng Qi Jing

    Communications Executive

    Qi Jing manages the Communications portfolio for the Association. As the Communications Executive, she collaborates with stakeholders to enhance the branding of Singapore Scouts as a fun and progressive movement. Additionally, she assists in annual fundraising to bring Scouting to more young people.
  • Emily Ho

    Programmes Executive

    Emily supports the National Programmes in the Association. She administrates and assists the operations of programmes at HQ. She also assists with the running of Scouting programmes in schools, where she seeks to make a difference in the lives of the youths whom she interacts with.
  • Wong Siang Yee

    Finance & Admin Executive

    Siang Yee serves as the Finance and Admin Executive, overseeing the management of General Ledger Accounts for the Association. Her responsibilities include meticulously maintaining schedules and ledgers, as well as providing valuable assistance during monthly closings for the organization.

The Leadership Academy comprises appointed Fellows who are recognized for their outstanding service and expertise. They will continue to provide leadership support and advisories to Singapore Scouting.

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