Management Team

Catherine Loh

Chief Executive Officer

Catherine joined the Community Foundation of Singapore (CFS) after having spent more than 20 years in the financial industry where she held various leadership positions in Nomura, Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs. Catherine started her career at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation.

Since 2012, Catherine has led CFS on a strategic growth path by increasing the number of donor funds and volume of donations, as well as raising social impact through effective grant making. She works in close partnership with the Board to ensure that the organisation fulfills its vision of inspiring giving and create strategies for its future success.

Catherine started volunteering in 2004 and currently serves on various committees in Assisi Hospice, Metta Welfare Association and Telok Kurau Primary School. She joined the Temasek Polytechnic Board of Governors in 2020 and the investment committee at the Institute of Wealth Management in 2021.

Catherine holds a CFA and graduated with an Honours degree in Economics and Statistics from the National University of Singapore. 

Catherine joined the company on 3 January 2012.

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Ashley Chan

Assistant Director, Partnerships & Engagement

Ashley leverages her experience building B2B and B2C solutions to manage complex stewardships, enhancing the donor experience and stakeholder engagement for high-net-worth individuals and corporate donors. Her experience includes that from the National Arts Council, where she launched the Sustain the Arts (stART Fund) and led the inaugural Culture Philanthropy Summit to create mindshare and drive philanthropic capital to the arts sector. Prior to that, she was with the National Council of Social Service for 15 years, focusing on strategic planning, project management, stakeholder engagement, and stewarding CSR partnerships. 

Ashley’s experience lends alternative optics to philanthropy at this critical inflexion point, as CFS work to transform our services and offer compelling opportunities for private philanthropy to realise impact goals for Singapore.  

Ashley jogs in her spare time to burn away the calories from her food hunts. She readily reaches out to volunteer ad-hoc at various charity homes as well. She has a Bachelor in Arts & Social Sciences (Economics & Sociology) from the National University of Singapore. 

Ashley joined the company on 14 June 2021.

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Florence Chan

Director, People

Florence is the Director of People at CFS. She heads a team that is responsible for our human capital strategies, which include recruitment, development, well-being, rewards and employee relations. Florence brings over 30 years of experience in driving the human resources (HR) agenda for established multinational companies at the regional and global levels. She has led teams in building sound HR practices and programmes that delivered strategic value, built organisation capability, and driven culture change and transformation. She also has extensive experience in leading organisational restructuring and post-merger integration activities.

Florence has worked in various industries including construction, manufacturing, technology, pharmaceutical, retail, logistics and finance. This speaks of her versatility and adaptability. She was conferred the May Day Award by the National Trade Unions Congress (NTUC) for her outstanding contribution in promoting and championing excellent labour management relations. Florence volunteers at sports events and distributes food to the needy in her spare time.  

Florence holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and an Honours degree in Social Sciences from the National University of Singapore. She also has a Diploma in Personnel Management from the Singapore Human Resources Institute, where she topped her class and was awarded the Book Prize for Industrial Relations. Florence joined CFS on 1 September 2022.

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Angelina Chee

Director, Business Operations

Angelina heads business operations at CFS. She brings with her over 20 years of experience in financial services operations, having held leadership positions in Investment and Wealth Management Operations at UBS and Bank of Singapore.

Angelina hopes to leverage her knowledge, experience, and network to streamline processes and create resource capacity at CFS. She believes that maximising organisational efficiency and effectiveness will allow CFS to scale sustainably.

In her own time, Angelina regularly volunteers at the Daughters of Tomorrow as a befriender, and at Readable as a teacher of the English Language. Beyond her professional and voluntary pursuits, Angelina is a strong believer in lifelong learning. The latest chapter of her learning journey has been Columbia Business School’s Global Banking Programme in Fintech, Digital, and Analytics.

Angelina joined the company on 2 November 2020.

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Theresa Cheong

Head, Partnerships & Engagement

Theresa has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry, having worked in leadership positions in retail and private banking as well as asset management at Citibank, UBS and Goldman Sachs. She also co-founded a boutique asset management company.

With her wealth of experience in both relationship management and investment management, Theresa hopes to leverage on her network to promote philanthropy through partnerships with institutions, and to make an impact to the community in a tangible and meaningful way. In her free time, Theresa regularly volunteers at hydrotherapy sessions for persons with disabilities. She holds a CFA and graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Theresa joined the company on 1 May 2019.

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Lee Bee Bee

Assistant Director, Business Risk Management

Bee Bee is part of the Business Operations team where she is responsible for Business Risk Management. She oversees the risk management processes across business units in CFS.

Bee Bee has more than ten years of experience in investment and wealth management banks, leading various operations teams in UBS and Bank of Singapore. With her knowledge and experience, Bee Bee seeks to enhance risk management and governance within CFS.

Bee Bee enjoys outdoor activities and travelling with her family during her free time. Bee Bee graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance major).

Bee Bee joined the company on 4 May 2021.

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Catherine Lee

Assistant Director, Finance

Catherine Lee is responsible for CFS’s finance, human resources and administrative matters. She is a Certified Accountant who started her career as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche. Catherine has more than 15 years’ experience in finance and accounting at multinational companies. She hopes to leverage her experience to further CFS’s mission.

Catherine graduated from ACCA and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. As a working mother of three, her weekends are often spent with her family shopping, at parks or hunting down new attractions or food joints to visit. She also loves travelling with her family, and introducing different cultures to her kids.

Catherine joined the company on 1 June 2018.

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Darrel Lim

Director, Charities & Grants

Darrel leads grantmaking at CFS, working closely in partnership with donors, non-profit organisations and communities to develop and implement impactful programmes that bring significant value to care recipients. He has more than 18 years of experience in strategy formulation, programme design and execution in the public, private and non-profit sector. This included 5 years with the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre where he led the development of innovative programmes such as Colabs which brings together multi sectoral stakeholders to address complex problems in a collaborative manner.

Darrel has also driven various key policies and programmes in the Singapore Government such as the Bridging Loan Programme (BLP) under the $5.8 billion Special Risk-sharing Initiative (SRI) and the $100 million Maritime Innovation and Technology (MINT) Fund which invests in maritime R&D projects and tech startups. He was previously a member of the National Working Group for the development of the ISO 26000 Social Responsibility standard.

Darrel graduated from the National University of Singapore with a major in Mechanical Engineering, and has completed an executive management programme, Financing the Entrepreneurial Business, from London Business School. He is also a certified Solution Focused executive coach. 

Darrel joined the company on 27 April 2021. 

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Erni Nurilyana

Assistant Director, Partnerships & Engagement

Erni is part of the Partnerships & Engagement team, providing advisory in philanthropy planning through structured and strategic giving. Before this, Erni was part of the Charities & Grants team that identifies funding opportunities and builds networks within the philanthropy ecosystem, such as charities and social-purpose organisations.  

Erni has over ten years of experience in the social service sector. As a partnership specialist in the philanthropy space, she has developed strategic collaborations in diverse capacities such as donor stewardship, fundraising, grant making and volunteer management. She was in the pioneer batch of NCSS’ 40-Under-40 initiative, recognising her as one of the young and promising social service sector leaders. She was also conferred with the SRA Excellent Service (Gold) Award, a national award recognising individuals who have delivered quality service.  

Erni volunteers for HCSA Community Services and enjoys spending time with her family outside of work.    

Erni holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, a Master in Non-Profit Management from SR Nathan School of Human Development, and is an award recipient of the graduate programme.  

Erni joined the company on 2 December 2020.

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Renee Tan

Assistant Director, Partnerships & Engagement

Renee is an experienced account and client servicing professional with over 18 years of experience in the financial industry, most recently with Fullerton Fund Management and HSBC Asset Management. She has worked across banking and insurance segments, primarily in fund management managing institutional clients.  With her vast experience in client management, Renee hopes to leverage her knowledge and expertise to enhance our donor experience and giving journey at CFS.   

During her free time, she volunteers for hunger relief and believes in giving back to the community. 

Renee holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing and International Trade) from Victoria University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. 

Renee joined the company on 18 October 2021.

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Jenny Wah

Director, Marketing & Communications

Jenny is the Director of Marketing & Communications, who has the overall responsibility for the organisation’s MarComm & PR, Field and Digital Marketing. In this role, she works to create, oversee and implement short and long-term brand and marketing strategies that elevate public understanding of CFS as the nation’s trusted community foundation.

In this era of disruptive economy, Jenny believes that digital transformation is the game changer in marketing to raise the awareness of CFS, strengthen the engagement with our donors and partners in their giving journey and ultimately delivering greater impact to our community. Prior to Jenny’s current role, she held several marketing leadership roles in Nasdaq-listed companies such as Adobe, CA, Autodesk and Aspentech.

Jenny graduated from the Nanyang Technological University with a degree in Bachelor of Business (Hons), and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Leicester, UK.

As an art and culture advocate, Jenny volunteers her time with the National Museum of Singapore, Chou Sing Chu Foundation and Art Outreach Singapore.

Jenny joined the company on 1 May 2021.

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