Team

 

Catherine Loh
Chief Executive Officer

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.

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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).

Catherine holds a CFA and graduated with an Honours degree in Economics and Statistics from the National University of Singapore. Date joined: 3 January 2012

Joyce Teo
Deputy Chief Executive Officer

As Deputy CEO, Joyce oversees the management of philanthropy advisory and grantmaking working with donors and non-profit organisations. Joyce has close to 20 years’ 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 National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) developing initiatives that promote volunteerism and philanthropy within corporations, community groups and non-profits.

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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. Date joined: 10 March 2009

Yuen Yee Foong
Head, Marketing

Yee Foong has more than 20 years’ experience in the field of marketing and communications with a large part of her career spent at Hewlett-Packard Company where she managed regional branding and advertising working with worldwide teams across corporate, consumer and commercial sectors. Yee Foong also had a stint at a solar technology start-up developing the brand for the company and its products. She joined CFS as she wanted to tap on her broad communications experience and contribute to the community in a more meaningful way.

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As Head of Marketing at CFS, Yee Foong oversees marketing outreach as well as all aspects of communications. She has a deep passion for art, design, books and anything old and has volunteered with the Singapore Art Museum as well as Art Outreach. Yee Foong graduated from the National University of Singapore with a bachelor’s degree in Economics.

Anne-Marie Clavelli
Head, Development & Strategy

Anne-Marie provides strategic advisory to corporations, foundations and individuals seeking to make an impact through effective giving to support the community. In her capacity at CFS, she leverages charitable intent to enable meaningful outcomes, whether supporting direct services or fostering systemic change.

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A professional philanthropy advisor with extensive experience across the sectors, 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., magna cum laude) and New York University (M.A. and M.Phil., summa cum laude). Anne-Marie speaks four languages and is committed to improving her Singlish.

Shirlyn Tan
Manager, Development

Shirlyn believes in the power of partnerships to support positive change. At CFS, she works with individuals and companies looking to structure their giving to support the needs of the community in Singapore. With a targeted approach to philanthropy, Shirlyn helps donors realise their giving goals through the establishment of donor advised funds.

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Shirlyn holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. She has garnered professional experience across various industries including digital marketing, travel & hospitality, banking and education. Prior to CFS, she held a marketing position at LASALLE College of the Arts. Shirlyn finds satisfaction in making connections beyond work by spending her free time teaching yoga.

Joseph Lua
Principal Consultant, Philanthropy & Grants

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Second Upper) in Banking & Finance, Joseph started work in a global bank as a corporate credit analyst. After five years, he felt the need to move on to a greater calling. Inspired by his stint at Interact Club during his junior college days, he developed a passion for charity work so he spent the next five years in the nonprofit and public sectors, taking on grant management and partnership roles.

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At CFS, Joseph is part of the Philanthropy and Grants team whose role is to actively look for potential gaps and funding opportunities in the community. His greatest sense of satisfaction comes from seeing his work being translated into real and meaningful impact in the community. As a family man, Joseph finds great joy in spending quality time with his family. Although running after his three young children takes up most of his energy, he still manages to maintain his health and fitness by exercising frequently and taking part in marathons, runs or obstacle races.

Candice Kang
Principal Consultant, Philanthropy & Grants

Candice is driven by a certain idealism, grounded in practicality. She began her non-profit journey as a passionate advocate for access to healthcare, at a community hospital serving vulnerable seniors and disadvantaged patients. Candice’s desire to create sustainable solutions and mutually beneficial partnerships has led to roles in interdepartmental and interorganisational projects.

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Six years on, her experience includes philanthropy advisory, grantmaking, organisational development, volunteer management, communications, fundraising and programme curation. Apart from physical health, Candice’s top causes include mental health and the environment. She breaks a sweat cleaning up beaches and mangroves, and appreciates the restorative power of hiking and rockclimbing in Singapore and abroad. Candice holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

Adam Reutens-Tan
Principal Consultant, Philanthropy & Grants

After years in advertising and corporate communications, Adam became local telco StarHub’s first full-time Sustainability Advocate. There he managed the StarHub Sparks Fund, drove StarHub’s environmental efforts, raised staff volunteerism and launched RENEW, Singapore’s most extensive and inclusive electronic waste recycling programme. As a member of CFS’s Philanthropy & Grants team, Adam helps to drive Colabs.

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Adam holds a bachelor’s degree with merit from RMIT in Mass Communication and a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Climate Policy from Curtin University. He loves his wife and two kids, travelling to places of natural beauty, and sustainable living.

Yvette Lim
Principal Consultant, Philanthropy & Grants

Yvette started her career at The Esplanade Co Ltd before moving on to the Singapore University of Technology and Design, where she was first involved in donor stewardship and gift administration. Inspired by the generosity of donors and the positive impact made on the lives of the disadvantaged, Yvette joined CFS to play a more active role to encourage giving.

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Yvette graduated with an Honours degree from Cardiff Metropolitan University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration at Nanyang Technological University. She believes in giving back and finds fulfilment in volunteering at charitable and social organisations including the Singapore Red Cross, Cat Welfare Society and the People’s Association. In her free time, she teaches piano and enjoys singing and travelling.

Carolina Wong
Grant Officer, Philanthropy & Grants

Carolina joins CFS from Rainbow Centre where she facilitated early intervention of children with special needs. Prior to that, she was at the Ministry of Social and Family Development where she worked in various departments. In her current role, she is responsible for managing the administration of donations and disbursements.

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Outside of work, Carolina loves taking care of her pugs and also has a keen interest in concocting natural blends and remedies that include elements like apple cider vinegar, essential and carrier oils. Carolina holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Asian Studies.

Catherine Lee
Senior Manager, 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.

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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.

Debbie Ng
IT and Operations Manager

Debbie started full-time at CFS’s finance department in 2015 after graduating with a degree in accountancy. Previously, Debbie tried her hand at auditing, events management and even being a lorry driver. Besides being a whiz with numbers, Debbie’s duties at CFS include, but not limited to, being the gatekeeper, IT expert and in-house barista (she makes a mean cappuccino). In her free time, she enjoys frolicking around the fields with a ball in hand. She also loves exploring deserts, mountains and beaches.

Yvonne Yu
Senior Executive, Corporate Development

As Employee No. 1, Yvonne is a pioneer member of the CFS team. Prior to that, she has more than 10 years’ secretarial experience in the public sector plus 16 years’ merchandising experience in the apparel industry. As Senior Executive, Yvonne covers administrative, office management and corporate secretariat duties.

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Yvonne is a firm believer of continual learning as affirmed by the numerous awards and recognition she has received over the years. Yvonne has a soft spot for the elderly and nothing pleases her more than seeing them happy and healthy. She loves travelling, especially with her family and enjoys watching travel programs and documentaries. She keeps fit by cycling and swimming regularly.