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Dear all,  

I set the following Vision 2016 for AAS when I assumed the role of President at end March 2014:

    • To be a leading alumni association in Singapore with over 5,000 members
    • To be a strong facilitator to members in professional and business networking
    • To be a key promoter and supporter of Australian education to Singaporeans and Singaporean education to Australians  

 

In 2015, our membership grew by 36% from 1,100 to 1,500. It will be highly challenging to reach 5,000 by end of this year. However, considering there are 130,000 Australian Alumni in Singapore, over time, if we continue to improve the association and implement vital strategic initiatives, I am sure we will get there and beyond.

The two key highlights for the year were:

    • The Inaugural AAS Australian University Graduate Homecoming Celebration on 22 September, held at the Australian High Commission. It was the first large scale event involving the returning graduates from all the Australian universities. The Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, graced the event as our Guest-of-Honour. The event was supported by 33 Australian universities and 29 employers and exhibitors. It attracted a total of 630 participants.
    • AAS 60th Anniversary Annual Dinner and Dance held at The Shangri-La Hotel Singapore on 7 November, which attracted 670 guests including Guest of Honour His Excellency Mr Philip Green, High Commissioner of Australia to Singapore, Mr Ong Ye Kung, Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Senior Minister of State for Defence of Singapore, Her Excellency Ms Hazel Ngubeni, High Commissioner of South Africa to Singapore, Her Excellency Ms Yael Rubinstein, Ambassador of Israel to Singapore,  His Excellency Mr Tumur Lkhagvadorj Ambassador of Mongolia to Singapore, His Excellency Mr Cheth Naren, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Cambodia to Singapore, Mr Mah Bow Tan former Minister of Singapore

Over the last two years, we have implemented strategic initiatives including the following:

 

    • Outsourced our secretariat to an association management company
    • Raised sponsorship to support operating costs
    • Embarked on a membership drive
    • Established ongoing engagement and partnership with Australian Alumni Associations in Singapore
    • Strengthening collaboration with The Australian High Commission, The Australian Chamber of Commerce, The Australian and New Zealand Association and The Australian Universities

 

Going forward, we wish to deliver two more strategic initiatives:

 

    • Establish a Partner University Scheme with selected universities, which will provide among other benefits, all their alumni in Singapore to join AAS for free. James Cook University JCU Singapore is leading the charge on this front and has agreed to be our first Partner University
    • Set up a Council of Advisors (“Council”). This Council, which will be made up of highly regarded and successful Australian alumni, will provide guidance and support to the Management Committee to chart a long term, successful and sustainable AAS

 

I wish to take this opportunity to thank our Term Sponsors, in particular our Platinum Sponsor National Australia Bank, our Gold Sponsors Westpac and Lend Lease, Silver Sponsors Far East Organization, Helping Hand Group, Ocean Master Engineering, Hui & Kuah, Jetstar, Crown Group, The University of Newcastle and TrustCapital, Quartz Sponsors Eastern Carpets and Ngee Ann Adelaide Education Centre. Qantas has also come on board as our Official Airline.

This year, in conjunction with our Diamond Jubilee, James Cook University JCU Singapore have stepped up to contribute as our very special Diamond Sponsor. Thank you very much JCU Singapore.

I wish to also thank High Commissioner Philip and his fantastic team and our Management Committee for the excellent support so far.

Finally, my very special thanks to our Secretariat, June Tan, Gabriel Lim and team from Intellitrain who have done a tremendous job over the last two years to help bring AAS to where we are today. I am sad to share that they have decided to leave us on their own accord.

Gea Ban Peng and his team at*Link Management Consultants (“LMC”) have taken up the challenge to be our new Secretariat and join our journey for the next lap. LMC are the long serving Secretariat for Hong Kong Singapore Business Association and Singapore Trustees Association. I am confident we are in good hands.


Best Regards,
Christopher Cheah
President, Australian Alumni Singapore

The new Secretariat contact details for LMC will be made available shortly.

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