Leaders Lab Webinar – Board Succession Planning for Charities


  • Description

Board composition is a critical determinant of the success of any charity. The board members who serve can enhance the charitable mission through their own or collective efforts and contributions. While boards continue to focus on proper governance of their charities, they must also be well prepared for smooth and thoughtful transitions of leadership and unexpected departures of existing board members. By putting in place a well-developed succession plan, charities can ensure sustainability and continuity of its vision and mission.


This webinar will help Charities to:

  • Understand the key steps for succession planning.
  • Identify the key competencies for leadership succession.
  • Assess potential board members and identify potential board members for succession.
  • Develop plans for succession, transition and grooming of potential leaders.



Dr Ang Hak Seng BBM Deputy Secretary (SG Cares) Commissioner of Charities Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth Dr Ang is the Deputy Secretary of MCCY leading the ministry’s efforts in Singapore Cares, the national movement to foster a more caring, compassionate, and inclusive society. He is concurrently appointed as Commissioner of Charities (COC) and Executive Director of the Registry of Co-operative Societies and Mutual Benefit Organisations. Prior to these appointments, Dr Ang served as the Chief Executive Director of People’s Association from 2013 to 2017. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Health Promotion Board which oversees national health promotion and prevention policies; and has served in the Singapore Police Force and Ministry of Home Affairs for more than 30 years. Chartered Accountants. Dr Ang is also an Adjunct Professor at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and also the Chairman of the Singapore Quality Awards (SQA) Management Committee. Dr Ang is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.


Dr S Vasoo Emeritus Professor in the Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore Dr S Vasoo obtained his Doctorate and Master of Social Work from the University of Hong Kong and holds a Diploma in Social Studies with distinction from the University of Singapore. He was awarded the Jean Robertson Book prize in his social work Master course. He authored a number of monographs on social issues and has published various such articles both internationally and locally. He was awarded the Honorary Life Member of the Singapore Association of Social Workers for his outstanding contributions to social work in Singapore. He was the Member of Parliament from 1984 to 2001 and he also served as Chairman of Government Parliamentary Committee for Community Development. He sits on various committees of social service organisations including the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (“MINDS”), the Down Syndrome Association and the Central Community Dev


Ms Lillian Lee Board member of Renci Hospital Ms Lillian Lee chairs the Renci Remuneration Committee that guides the HR department to look into leadership, learning and development and HR processes and policies in Renci Hospital. Ms Lee retired as the Head and SVP of HR and OD in Sembcorp Industries (SCI) in March 2019, having served the company for 22 years. In her tenure in SCI, she is responsible for the HR management of SCI globally. She was awarded the Medal of Commendation by the NTUC in May 2010 in recognition of her efforts in building up excellent labour management relations in SCI. Ms Lee spent 8 years in the then National Productivity Board and her last appointment was in management consultancy and training.

Course Facilitator

WONG Lai Chun

MSc, BA, DIP TM, Cert Counselling


Lai Chun’s extensive experience included both the corporate sectors, as well as in the Social Service sectors, training all levels of staff members from various industries (government organizations & MNCs in property, hospitality, retail, financial sectors, telcos, educational institutions etc). She has more than 20 years’ experience in local, as well as international training and consultancy work.


Trained in Social Work, Lai Chun also has a total of 11 years in the Social Service sectors providing suicide prevention/crisis work, family and children welfare services.


Lai Chun’s corporate training experience included training and consultancy work in the areas of service and culture-building in many public and international MNCs in South East Asia, North & South Asia, Middle East, Australia and Europe.


In 2019, Lai Chun authored a book – ‘Do I matter’ which focuses on the importance of self-esteem in being a ‘resilient’ shield to help us weather any life storms and maintaining our well-being.


Lai Chun also speaks at international conferences and company-wide events, as well as on radio and TV programmes.


For more than 20 years, Lai Chun taught a Module on ‘Interpersonal Skills’ for students of National University of Singapore (NUS) and just as any other programmes she facilitates, she received commendations for excellent teaching and facilitation from NUS.


Lai Chun has a Masters of Science in Training (University of Leicester), Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (National University of Singapore), Diploma in Training and Development Management (With Certificate of Commendation) (Singapore Institute of Management) (Institute of Personnel Development, UK), as well as a Certificate in Counselling (CTP) (Counselling and Care Centre, Singapore).


She has also received training from the Western Pacific Association of Transactional Analysis and the International Transactional Analysis Association.  She is also a Certified Behavioural Consultant from the Institute of Motivational Living Inc (USA), Certified Life Coach from American Union of NLP, as well as a Certified Trainer in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).

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