Catherine joined CFS having spent more than 20 years in the financial industry where she held various leadership positions in the Singapore offices of Nomura, Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs. Catherine started her career at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC).
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 philanthropy. Catherine works in close partnership with the Board to ensure that the organisation fulfills its mission and create strategies for its future success.
Catherine’s involvement in charity and volunteer work began in 2004 when she first chaired the philanthropy committee at Lehman Brothers Singapore. She currently serves on various committees in non-profits including those of Assisi Hospice, Metta Welfare Association, Telok Kurau Primary School as well as the Advisory Committee of the National Youth Fund established by the Ministry of Community, Culture and Youth (MCCY). She joined the Temasek Polytechnic Board of Governors in 2020.
Catherine holds a CFA and graduated with an Honours degree in Economics and Statistics from the National University of Singapore. She has joined the company on 3 January 2012.
Joyce oversees the management of philanthropy advisory and grantmaking working with donors and non-profit organisations. Joyce has close to 20 years of experience in the local non-profit sector with an interest in corporate community investment and philanthropy work.
She was previously with Salesforce.com Foundation where she managed the company’s philanthropic and employee volunteering programmes in the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to that, Joyce was with the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre developing initiatives that promote volunteerism and philanthropy within corporations, community groups and non-profits.
Joyce graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts Second Class (Upper) Honours degree in Southeast Asian Studies and English Literature. She has joined the company on 10 March 2009.
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 has joined the company on 2 November 2020.
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 has joined the company on 1 May 2019.
Anne-Marie leads business development, driving organisational growth and generating philanthropic investment for the community. A professional philanthropy advisor with more than 20 years of non-profit experience providing strategic advisory to individual and institutional donors, Anne-Marie focuses her efforts at the intersection of optimism and impact.
In addition to being a Certified Sustainability Reporting Specialist, she holds a Philanthropy University certificate in Social Impact Leadership from the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley). She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.A.) and New York University (M.A. and M.Phil.). Anne-Marie speaks four languages and is committed to improving her Singlish.
Anne-Marie has joined the company on 15 February 2016.
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 has joined the company on 1 June 2018.
Director, Philanthropy & 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 has joined the company on 27 April 2021.
Director, Human Resources
Ee Leng is responsible for driving CFS’s talent management programmes. She brings with her more than 20 years of human resources leadership experience. She has led several HR teams across the Asia Pacific region.
As a strategic business partner, she has supported business units such as Sales, Solution Consulting, R&D and Services to implement key strategic initiatives such as Talent Acquisition, Succession Planning and Performance Management. Prior to joining CFS, Ee Leng held HR leadership roles in several MNCs such as Aspen Technology Inc, Progress Software, Fuji Xerox and Quantum Asia Pacific.
Ee Leng has a degree in Economics and Chinese Studies from the National University of Singapore. She has joined the company on August 2020.
Assistant Director, Philanthropy & Grants
Erni has close to 10 years of experience working in the social service sector in the area of Community Partnerships, including Donor Stewardship, Fundraising and Volunteer Management. She was in the first batch of NCSS’ 40 under 40 initiative, recognising her as one of the young and promising social service sector leaders.
At CFS, Erni is part of the Philanthrophy and Grants team whose role is to actively look for potential gaps and funding opportunities for the community. She advocates passionately for the underserved and believes that everyone has the potential to enact positive change and improve the lives of the less-privileged amongst us. Outside of work, Erni enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with her family.
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 winner of the post-graduate programme.
Erni has joined the company on 2 December 2020.
Jenny is the Director of Marketing, 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 has joined the company on 1 May 2021.