Board of Directors

Tax Academy of Singapore is a not-for-profit institution set up by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore in collaboration with the international accounting firms - Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and the Law Society of Singapore

Chairman

Mr Ong Yew Huat

Chairman, National Heritage Board
Chairman, Singapore Tyler Print Institute

Mr Ong was appointed the Chairman of Tax Academy on 2 August 2014. He is the Chairman of National Heritage Board and Chairman of Singapore Tyler Print Institute.

Mr Ong was appointed to the boards of United Overseas Bank in Singapore and Malaysia in 2013. At UOB Singapore, he is on the Audit and Board Risk Management Committees. He is Chairman of UOB Malaysia. Mr Ong is also a director of Singapore Power Ltd, where he is chairman of the Audit Committee. In the field of education, he serves on the NUS Business School BBA (Accounting) Advisory Board and is the Chairman of Andersen Primary School Advisory Committee. In 2011, he was awarded the Public Service Medal for his contribution to the arts.

Members

Mr Chiu Wu Hong

Head of Tax and Head of Enterprise
KPMG Singapore
Profile

Wu Hong has over 20 years of Singapore and regional tax experience in the areas of tax incentive applications, cross-border transactions, merger and acquisitions, tax compliance, consulting and planning for local and multinational companies, as well as consulting for the public sector. In his role as Head of Enterprise, Wu Hong focuses on advising innovative start-ups, large local businesses and helping family businesses to grow. He has contributed articles in academic journals and leading business publications. He is also a regular speaker at seminars and has provided comments and articles on Tax and Enterprise related issues to the media.

Mrs Eng-Tay Geok Lee

Chief Executive Officer
Tax Academy of Singapore
Profile

Mrs Eng is appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Tax Academy in November 2013. She is concurrently the Deputy Commissioner (Business) and Chief Compliance Officer of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore. She has experiences in the administration of taxes and formulation of tax policy.

Associate Professor Poh Eng Hin

Assistant Dean, Division of
Business Law
Nanyang Business School,
Nanyang Technological University
Profile

Associate Professor Poh has been with the Nanyang Business School, NTU since 1998. He currently serves as Assistant Dean for the Bachelor in Accountancy programme, and teaches taxation courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His research has been published in a number of peer-reviewed international journals. Outside of NTU, he has served at various times as Examiner for several professional accountancy bodies. He is an Accredited Tax Adviser and is currently a member of the Tax Academy’s curriculum and examination development committee and a member of the Income Tax Board of Review.

Mr Anthony Mallek

Chief Financial Officer
Singapore Press Holding Limited
Profile

Mr Anthony Mallek is the Chief Financial Officer for SPH. Before this appointment in January 2010, he served as Executive Vice-President, Finance from July 2006 and Senior Vice-President, Finance when he joined in June 2003. Prior to this, he was General Manager, Finance for Intraco Limited from 1999 to 2001. Originally from Hong Kong, he started his career in 1978 in the United Kingdom and has been with various U.S. multinationals until 1991 when he was posted to Singapore. His Singapore experience has mainly been in the healthcare industry, including general manager positions in finance and business development for Parkway Holdings Limited from 1994 to 1997. Mr Mallek holds a Bachelor of Technology (Honours) degree in Operations Management from The University of Bradford and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Ms Sim Siew Moon

Head of Tax
Ernst & Young Solutions LLP
Profile

With over 30 years of experience, Ms Sim Siew Moon has served multinationals and local clients from a broad range of sectors and worked closely with various government authorities and regulators on tax matters. Ms Sim is a frequent speaker at internally and externally organized seminars. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Accountancy (First Class Honours) degree. She is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and an Accredited Tax Advisor, Income Tax and GST, of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals.

Mr Eugene Lim

Head of Tax
Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow
Profile

Eugene Lim is the head of the Tax, Trade and Wealth Management practice in Singapore and the head of the Firm's Asia Pacific International Commercial & Trade Practice. He has extensive experience relating to the structuring of supply chain and distribution strategies in the Asia Pacific region as well as in international tax and trade matters.

Eugene is recognised by leading legal directories such as The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and International Tax Review, with Chambers Asia Pacific noting that "clients prize the practical nature of Eugene Lim's advice, and particularly appreciate his ability 'to analyse, find solutions and add value - not just as a legal counsel but as a business consultant too'." Who's Who Legal commented that Eugene is the “first port of call” for clients in the trade and customs field.”

Mr Low Hwee Chua

Regional Managing Partner
Southeast Asia Tax & Legal
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Profile

Mr Low Hwee Chua, Deloitte Singapore, is a tax partner with more than 25 years of experience including two years with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore. He is the regional managing partner for the tax practice in Deloitte Singapore and Deloitte Southeast Asia.

Hwee Chua specialises in corporate income tax and international tax; assisting local and multinational companies to manage their tax affairs efficiently and cost effectively. Hwee Chua has assisted on a variety of projects including restructuring; mergers and acquisitions; tax due diligence; structuring of inbound and outbound investments; and applications for tax incentives and grants. Hwee Chua is an accredited tax adviser (income tax) with the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP) and is a board member of the SIATP.

Mr Chris Woo

Head of Tax
PwC Singapore
Profile

Mr Chris Woo is the Tax Leader for PwC Singapore and PwC Myanmar. He is also a member of the leadership team of PwC Singapore. He has over 20 years of professional experience. Mr Woo specializes in the M&A tax needs of strategic, financial and private equity clients from Asia, the United States and Europe. He also worked in the M&A tax team in the London office of PwC UK.