Recognising Our Long Service Volunteers | SPD - Singapore

Recognising Our Long Service Volunteers

SPD’s Board members are volunteers who are professionals in their own fields and who take time off from their busy schedules to contribute their professional expertise to ensure that SPD is run in an honest, efficient and forward-thinking manner.

Three of them were recently presented with the Long Service Award for Voluntary Welfare Organisation volunteers from the National Council of Social Service. The award recognises those who have rendered services to the social service sector for five to 40 years and more.

10–Year Service Award

Mr Low Wong Fook, Member

Mr Low was co-opted to the SPD Board in July 2001 and has since been contributing actively to the growth of the organisation. Mr Low started his career with the Ministry of Labour (now the Ministry of Manpower) where he rose through the ranks to eventually become the Chief Inspector of Factories, Director of Industrial Safety and Divisional Director of Labour Welfare, administering and formulating policies in occupational safety and health, workmen's compensation and Central Provident Fund. Mr Low then moved on to the education sector where he held the position of Principal of the Singapore Polytechnic till he retired 12 years later. He now serves in SPD’s Human Resource and Remuneration Committee.

5-Year Service Award
Mr Ngan Wan Sing Winston, Vice President

Mr Ngan has been a member of the Board since April 2010. He served as the Honorary Assistant Treasurer and is currently the Vice President, a key position he has held since August 2012. Mr Ngan has 20 years of auditing experience and serves a portfolio of banking and fund management clients of which many are public-listed companies with operations spanning the Asia-Pacific.

Ms Suman K Balani, Member

Ms Balani is a leadership coach and facilitator with more than 20 years of leadership and corporate experience in many diverse industries. She has held positions in corporate strategy development, business operations, strategic marketing, product development and technology innovation. Ms Suman has been a member of the SPD Board since April 2010 and is currently serving on the SPD Audit Committee.

We take this opportunity to thank Mr Low, Mr Ngan and Ms Balani again for giving their time and expertise selflessly to advance the interests and welfare of people with disabilities. We look forward to more years of partnership with them to shape more lives.