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Acad & Exam Board

NTUC LearningHub Pte Ltd Academic Board

 

Kwek Kok Kwong, Chairman

Kwek Kok Kwong has been the Chief Executive Officer of NTUC LearningHub (LHUB®) since February 2013. Prior to joining NTUC, Kok Kwong served with distinction in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) for 27 years before retiring as a Brigadier General on 31 July 2012.

Under his leadership, LHUB has further strengthened its contributions as a key player in Singapore for training in Workplace Safety and Health, IT, Service Excellence and Workplace Literacy. Kok Kwong strongly advocates e-learning and LHUB has since collaborated with two international partners to offer e-learning through the LHUB e-shop. He is now leading a transformation journey for LHUB to offer companies and individuals with holistic solutions towards business and personal excellence.

Kok Kwong strongly believes in lifelong learning and is a keen learner himself. In his learning journey, Kok Kwong graduated with Honours in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 1989, a Masters of Arts (Arts and Social Sciences) in 1993, and a Masters in Public Administration, with the Lucius N. Littauer Fellow distinction in 2002. In his free time, Kok Kwong continues to learn through seminars and books, and he is today a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner.

 

 

 

Dr Gary Willmott, Member

Dr Willmott is the Executive Advisor to NTUC LearningHub.

Dr Willmott was appointed Deputy Chief Executive of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency in 2003. His key role then was to support the design, development and implementation of the national Continuing Education and Training (CET) system – now known as the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications System.

In 2008, Dr Willmott was appointed Executive Director of the Institute of Adult Learning. He retired from this position in 2010. In 2011, he was appointed to the role of Executive Advisor to LHUB which he continues to hold on a part-time basis.

Prior to coming to Singapore, he held senior positions in the vocational education and training sector in Australia and has worked as an academic and senior administrator in the higher education sector there.

Dr Willmott received a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) from The Flinders University of South Australia and a Master of Education from The University of Alberta. He also received a Bachelor of Economics from University of Sydney New South Wales.

To honour his work in Vocational Education and CET in Australia, he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2007. He was also awarded the “Friend of Labour” award by NTUC in 2010.


 

 
Bryan Quek, Member
Bryan is the Director of Trades Campus in LHUB™. As head of the largest campus in LHUB™, he is responsible for managing the trades training business that equip workers of all levels with practical skills required in the areas of Workplace Safety and Health, Heavy industries, Security, Cleaning and Manufacturing.
 
With more than fifteen years of sales, business development and P & L management experience in various industries like telecommunication, IT, transport and training, Bryan has held key management positions in various dynamic organisations. Prior to joining LHUB™, Bryan took on the role of General Manager for a transport company on a 12 years loss making streak and was instrumental in turning the company around to become profitable.
 
Bryan holds a B.Eng (Hon) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Loughborough University, UK and a MBA from Imperial College, UK.

 


 

Sivakami D/O Gopalakrishnan, Member

Sivakami is the Director of Employability Campus in LHUB. The Employability campus complements the work of the Labour Movement in helping workers gain work and life skills that transforms their lives, helping them to remain employable, and to grow and improve themselves through lifelong learning.

She started her career in LHUB since its incorporation as a Curriculum Manager before moving on to sales. In the last 7 years, Sivakami was able to be part of and managing the various sales teams in LHUB. In her last role as the assistant Director of sales, she had the opportunity to work with the full spectrum of customers that LHUB served – individuals, unions, labour intermediaries and corporate organizations.
Prior to joining LHUB, Sivakami spent 3 years in NTUC Administration and Research (ARU) Skills Development Department. She was involved in curriculum development and the running of the IT Training Centre.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science & English Language) from National University of Singapore.

 


 

 

Wu Ye-Her, Member

Ye-Her is responsible for business development, and has been actively involved in exploring new business opportunities and developing suitable business models in the adult learning landscape - in alignment with the objectives of the Labour Movement. She joined NTUC LearningHub to be an enabler in the development of quality training and education for working adults. She is also a keen advocate in the applications of digital solutions to help scale the adult learner’s individual and employer’s path to success.
Ye-Her headed the Employability Campus previously. In addition, she has extensive experience working at the intersection of business and government; facilitating conversations and creating value for both sides. Prior to NTUC LearningHub, she served in strategy and policy appointments in the civil service - where she interacted closely with businesses to understand the environments they function in. She also spent time in consulting where she worked with SMEs and social enterprises from different industries in areas such as business process re-engineering, job redesign and change management.
Ye-Her graduated from MIT’s Sloan School of Management with an MBA, which she attended under a Fullbright post-graduate scholarship. She holds a MSc in Criminology from LSE, and a BSc in Sociology from the University of Bristol.


 

 

Cynthia Lim, Member

Cynthia Lim oversees the Quality and Operations Department of LHUB. She is responsible for driving quality-compliance and improvements, pertaining to operations within LHUB.

 

Cynthia has more than 10 years of quality management experience under ISO and various quality standards. Prior to this, Cynthia also worked at the NTUC Admin Research Unit (ARU) managing systems, operations, membership recruitment and Skills Development Redevelopment funding administration.

Cynthia received a Bachelor of Science (Economics) from National University of Singapore.


 

NTUC LearningHub Pte Ltd Examination & Assessment Board

 

Bryan Quek, Chairman

Bryan is the Director of Trades Campus in LHUB™. As head of the largest campus in LHUB™, he is responsible for managing the trades training business that equip workers of all levels with practical skills required in the areas of Workplace Safety and Health, Heavy industries, Security, Cleaning and Manufacturing.
 
With more than fifteen years of sales, business development and P & L management experience in various industries like telecommunication, IT, transport and training, Bryan has held key management positions in various dynamic organisations. Prior to joining LHUB™, Bryan took on the role of General Manager for a transport company on a 12 years loss making streak and was instrumental in turning the company around to become profitable.
 
Bryan holds a B.Eng (Hon) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Loughborough University, UK and a MBA from Imperial College, UK.


 

Anthony Chew Chwee Kim, Member

Anthony heads the Capability Management Department (CMD) of NTUC LearningHub. Prior to that, he has worked in the education and training industry for the past 15 years, holding various functions.

After his 4-year stint as a Senior Academic Staff with Republic Polytechnic, Anthony joined NTUC LearningHub as a Senior Training Manager, overseeing courseware and trainers’ management. With his quest to better understand industry needs and demands and coupled with his vast sales experience, Anthony made an internal transfer to become the Senior Sales Manager, heading the Institute of Business Excellence sales team.

Anthony hopes to develop in-house pedagogy using more technology-based, engaging and modern teaching and delivery methods. Being experienced in sales management, he has a deep understanding of the industry’s business and training needs. In his current position as Head of CMD, Anthony is well positioned to lead his team to provide total solutions that are unique to each client.

Anthony graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Nanyang Technological University, majoring in Accountancy.


 

 

Sivakami D/O Gopalakrishnan, Member

Sivakami is the Director of Employability Campus in LHUB. The Employability campus complements the work of the Labour Movement in helping workers gain work and life skills that transforms their lives, helping them to remain employable, and to grow and improve themselves through lifelong learning.
She started her career in LHUB since its incorporation as a Curriculum Manager before moving on to sales. In the last 7 years, Sivakami was able to be part of and managing the various sales teams in LHUB. In her last role as the assistant Director of sales, she had the opportunity to work with the full spectrum of customers that LHUB served – individuals, unions, labour intermediaries and corporate organizations.
Prior to joining LHUB, Sivakami spent 3 years in NTUC Administration and Research (ARU) Skills Development Department. She was involved in curriculum development and the running of the IT Training Centre.
She Holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science & English Language) from National University of Singapore.

 

 

Cynthia Lim, Member

Cynthia Lim oversees the Quality and Operations Department of LHUB. She is responsible for driving quality-compliance and improvements, pertaining to operations within LHUB.

Cynthia has more than 10 years of quality management experience under ISO and various quality standards. Prior to this, Cynthia also worked at the NTUC Admin Research Unit (ARU) managing systems, operations, membership recruitment and Skills Development Redevelopment funding administration.

Cynthia received a Bachelor of Science (Economics) from National University of Singapore.