BOARD OF GOVERNORS
"The best legacy we can leave our children is to equip them for the future through education."
Tan Sri Dato Hew See Tong
Y. Bhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Chen Wing Sum, a Malaysian, aged 79, is by profession, an advocate & solicitor. He read law in Lincoln’s Inn, London and now serves as Consultant to Messes Michael Chen & Co. He also read Philosophy and Education in the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
He has been involved in politics and Government service since 1964 and has served as a member of Parliament from 1964 to 1986 and a member of the Senate from 1997 to 2003. He has also served as Parliamentary Secretary, Secretary General of Alliance, Minister with Special Function, Vice-President of MCA, Deputy President of MCA, Minister of Housing, Local Government and New Village, Treasurer General of Barisan Nasional, Deputy President of the Senate and President of the Senate during his tenure as a member of Parliament and the Senate.
He has held position of Chairman and Director in various corporations during 1972 to 2000. He also has vast experience in international affairs and during his term of office as President of the Senate, he had officially visited Japan, China, Middle East and Latin America.
Tan Sri Dato’ Chen is presently the Deputy Chairman of Malaysian South-South Corporation Berhad.
Tan Sri Hew started off as a tin miner until the late 1980s, when he ventured into property development and construction businesses. He was also an elected member of the Parliament for 3 terms from 1995 to 2008 for the Kampar constituency. His passion for education drives him to sit on the boards of various Chinese Schools, Chinese Associations and is presently an adviser to the planning & development committee of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman. He believes that the only way to move a nation forward is through education.
Dato’ Rahman is a mining engineer consultant by profession and is a graduate of Camborne School of Metalliferous Mining, Cornwall, England. He is also a fellow member of various professional engineering bodies. He has been involved in the mining industry, in particular tin mining, since the 1960s. In 2002, he became the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Osborne & Chappel Sdn. Bhd., a position which he currently holds.
Dr Hew is a Consultant Endocrinologist and Diabetologist in Puchong Medical Specialist Centre and Sime Darby Medical Centre (SDMC). He is the Chairman of the Independent Ethics Committee since 2008 and was a member and the secretary of the Medical Advisory Board in SDMC.
Prior to joining SDMC, he was the Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine in the University of Malaya. Dr Hew remains active professionally in the role of a teacher and trainer. Apart from being a panel member in the weekly column for the Star newspaper, he is regularly featured in radio and TV programmes.
Mr. Ho was trained as a chartered accountant in the UK and is currently the head of banking in Malaysia with an international bank. His work experiences include corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and overall banking matters. His many years of overseas education and experience lead him to believe that students who cultivate a passion for learning will have a springboard for their future successes. He hopes that Westlake International School will instill this passion.
Mr. Khoo began his career as a secondary school teacher but left the teaching profession to become a successful entrepreneur. He has vast business experiences in tin mining, trading and construction.
Mr. Hew is a civil engineer by profession. He is the managing director of Huges Group, which is involved in property development and construction businesses. He upholds the belief of an old saying, “Train a child in the way he should go, when he is old he will not turn from it.” He hopes Westlake International School will be recognised not only for academic excellence, but also for the positive impact it will have on the lives of its students.
Ms. Hew was trained as a chartered accountant in the UK. She had worked in the corporate finance sector with a leading accounting firm in Malaysia. Presently, she is involved in the senior management of a hospitality and services company.
Joyce Yuen is an educationist who began her career as a trained teacher more than four decades ago. She was a member of a team of educationists to establish one of the first colleges in Malaysia to offer foreign degree transfer programmes. She was recognised by Boston University Alumni Association for outstanding academic achievements. Her career experiences include being a university lecturer and the President and Chief Executive of an international private college in Malaysia. Her passion for life-long learning was the driving force in her leadership direction for her college and she aspires to help students to achieve their full potential.