Gerard Ee has been elected as the President of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), the national accountancy body. He succeeds Dr Ernest Kan as ISCA President with effect from 19 April 2014.
Ee is joined by re-elected office bearers R. Dhinakaran, Managing Director, Jay Gee Group of Companies, as Vice-President and Ho Tuck Chuen, Group Chief Financial Officer of JTC Corporation, as Treasurer.
Their election follows the conclusion of ISCA’s 2013/2014 AGM and first Council Meeting held on 19 April 2014 which also saw eight newly elected and re-elected Council Members joining ISCA’s leadership team.
Dr Ernest Kan stepped down from ISCA’s Council in accordance with the Institute’s revised constitution which seeks to regularly refresh the leadership team, inject new perspectives and involve more members of the profession in spearheading the Institute.
Kan had helmed ISCA as President for the last five years since April 2009. Under his leadership, the Institute’s membership base grew from about 20,500 in early 2009 to about 28,000 today, representing an increase of about 36 per cent. A number of milestones were also achieved. These include the Institute’s rebranding to ISCA last year and its appointment as the designated conferrer and administrator of the Chartered Accountant of Singapore (CA (Singapore)) designation and the Singapore Qualification Programme (Singapore QP) respectively.
Ee is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore (FCA (Singapore)) with ISCA and had served as the Institute’s Vice-President and Chairman of its Investigation Committee from 2009 to 2011. He started his career as an accountant in 1974 and retired as a partner of Ernst & Young in 2005.
Active across the social service, academic and corporate sectors, he currently holds the chairmanship of Changi General Hospital, Council for Third Age, Public Transport Council and Singapore Institute of Management.
For his contributions to the business, social service and academic sectors, he was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM), Public Service Star (BBM) and Meritorious Service Medal (PJG) in 1993, 2003 and 2007 respectively.