I set the following Vision 2016 for AAS when I assumed the role of President at end March 2014:
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:
Over the last two years, we have implemented strategic initiatives including the following:
Going forward, we wish to deliver two more strategic initiatives:
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.
President, Australian Alumni Singapore
The new Secretariat contact details for LMC will be made available shortly.