A new look Board of Directors for Singapore Gymnastics that are Standing on the shoulders of giants!

AGU Office: October 5, 2019: Singapore Gymnastics (SG) is pleased to announce that Mr Derek Mollison has been named President of the new 8 member Board of Directors of Singapore Gymnastics.

At the 2018 Annual General Meeting, Singapore Gymnastics made some changes to its Constitution in order to align the organisation with best practices in governance. These changes pave the way to a more inclusive organisation, empowering more stakeholders to put their support behind SG’s future developments. It should be highlighted that the changes in the Constitution in 2018 and adopted in 2019 were recognised by SportSG as a positive move in governance reform.

“SportSG welcomes Singapore Gymnastics’ move to proceed with its governance reform agenda by embarking on a comprehensive review of their Constitution. In this regard, Singapore Gymnastics has taken into consideration SportSG’s suggestions on the governance principles and best practices, so that their revamped constitution is aligned with the upcoming NSA governance guidelines. SportSG also lauds Singapore Gymnastics’ move to accept a wider section of its key stakeholders in its decision-making as a matter of good governance, as it is important that the NSAs’ voting membership has a fair representation of the community that is actively engaged with their sport.

SportSG hopes that Singapore Gymnastics will continue to press ahead with its governance reform agenda and multi-year sports plan for the achievement of our shared vision for Gymnastics in Singapore.”

Syed Ahmad
NSA Policy Development
SSI / Sport Singapore

The adoption of the new Constitution and the implementation at the Singapore Gymnastics 17th Annual General Meeting on 21 September 2019 saw affiliated clubs form part of the Voting Membership for the first-time, along with a very different process to elect the Board of Directors. The 11 Voting Members in attendance voted for seven (7) Directors with four elected for a four (4) year term and three for a two (2) year term. The 7 Directors were not elected to any specific Board role at the time. Following the AGM election, the seven Elected Directors convened to internally allocate the key Board positions and to also discuss the two (2) Appointed Director positions available.

Singapore Gymnastics would like to introduce the Board of Directors for 2019 – 2021:

Derek Mollison

Elected Director

President

2 years term

Mae Tan

Elected Director

Vice President

4 years term

Lim Chin Keong, Stephen

Appointed Director

Treasurer

2 years term

Ho Peng Soon

Elected Director

Assistant Treasurer

2 years term

Molly Suwenfeng Martel

Elected Director

Secretary

4 years term

Andrea Mae Leong Kar-Yin

Elected Director

 

4 years term

Cecilia Chia Shing Eng

Elected Director

 

4 years term

Tye Siew Lan Yolande

Elected Director

 

2 years term

We very much look forward to SG’s next developmental leap. We can truly say “Start Here, Go Anywhere”!It needs to be acknowledged that the former Management Committee led by Mr Choy Kah Kin was instrumental in changing the Constitution that now sees SG at the forefront of sport governance in Singapore. This same dedicated Management Committee have also put in place a strong Strategic Plan that will continue to steer the organisation in a direction that will see Gymnastics become one of the leading sports in Singapore in both high performance and participation. Singapore Gymnastics thanks the outgoing Management Committee for their valued experience, expertise and foresight over the past 2 years, and in particular President Mr Choy Kah Kin. This incumbent Board of Directors are indeed “Standing on the shoulders of giants”.