UEN No.: 198802365N

JCI TEAM

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mr Andrew Chew

Chairman

Ms Venna Chai

Director

Mrs Liana Tang

Executive Director

OUR Team

Mr Andrew Chew

Chairman

Andrew is Chief Commercial Officer and a member of Executive Management at James Cook University (JCU), Singapore.  Concurrently he is Chairman of the board of directors of its wholly-owned subsidiary, James Cook Institute.  As Chief Commercial Officer of JCU Singapore, he is responsible for commercial strategy, marketing, external relations and growth of the organisation.  He spearheaded JCU’s entry into Continuing Professional Development (CPD) via the set-up of James Cook Academy and its acquisition of Eagle Infotech in 2021.  Subsequently he led the transformation and rebrand of Eagle Infotech to James Cook Institute, and the consolidation of James Cook Academy’s activities under this Institute.  James Cook Institute is a Registered Training Provider (RTP) with SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).  Offering a suite of technology and soft skill courses, James Cook Institute helps to equip around 7,000 learners per year with the capability to navigate a rapidly-evolving workplace.

Initially Andrew started his career in Melbourne in management consulting and auditing with BDO Chartered Accountants and Consultants.  Since then Andrew has worked in a variety of roles in hotel revenue management, property development, and education and training.  He holds a Bachelor of Commerce with double major in Accounting and Management from Monash University, and Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management from James Cook University with Academic Medal.

Andrew is Chair of the Sustainability Interest Group, Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC).  He represents JCU on the Management Committee of Singapore Association for Private Education (SAPE) and serves on the Council of Advisors to Australian Alumni Singapore (AAS).  Andrew is also a member of Singapore Institute of Directors (SID) and Australian Chamber of Commerce, Singapore (AustCham).

Ms Venna Chai

Director

Ms Venna Chai is the Chief Financial Officer at James Cook University (Singapore) and a member of the Finance and Risk Management Committee. Venna has over 20 years’ experience in the higher education sector, the majority of which has been operating at senior executive and management levels. She obtained her Master of Professional Accounting in 2005. She is a CPA Australia. She heads a Department that is responsible for the Financial, Procurement, Strategies planning and Risk Management.

Mrs Liana Tang

Executive Director

Liana, founder of Eagle Infotech in 1988, and currently the Executive Director, grew it from a two-staff organisation to its present staff strength of more than 20. Holding a Bachelor of Science from the National University of Singapore and a Post Grad Diploma in Management Consultancy, she has over 30 years of experience in the training and adult education sector. During the Circuit Breaker, she spearheaded the team to steer from classroom training towards virtual training so that companies could still upskill their workforce. Liana continues to provide leadership so that Eagle can continue to soar and partner organisations to provide their staff with cutting edge skills.

Mrs Liana Tang

Executive Director

Liana is the founder of Eagle Infotech and has more than 30 years of experience in the Training and Adult Education industry. Liana strongly believes that Education and Learning should be a way of life and developing a passion for learning is essential for overall growth. Coupled with her experience, her strong beliefs for continuous lifelong learning fuels the growth of the Company.

Ask me about: positive thinking, lifelong learning, fitness and travel

Joanna Tang

Interim CEO

Joanna joined James Cook Institute as Business Manager in 2018 to spearhead digital transformation projects across the Company. Prior to her Training and Adult Education career, Joanna worked as a Senior Consultant in a large international consulting firm. Currently, Joanna holds ACTA qualification and has a Bachelor of Accountancy.

Ask me about: the future of learning, digitisation, sports and food

Kate Aye

Operations & Admin Manager

Kate joined James Cook Institute in 2013 and has been an integral part of the Company’s marketing efforts. She oversees the company’s operational initiatives and procedures to ensure JCI’s classes run smoothly.

Ask me about: operational strategies, computers, social media and music

Henry Tan

Sales Manager

As the Sales Manager, Henry provide guidance for the Sales Team towards the achievement of corporate sales target. He works closely with Marketing team to plan the sales activities (e.g. roadshows, campaign and course previews) And supports the L&D team in their market research to identify market trends and demands from corporate clients which can be translated into corporate workshop and training.

Henry holds the ACTA qualification awarded by IAL in year 2015.

Ask me about: Mindfulness, fitness and food

Abigail goh

Learning and Development Manager

Abigail oversees the product portfolio at James Cook Institute, a proud affiliate of James Cook University. She thrives in the dynamic field of learning and development, bringing a deep passion for enhancing educational offerings. Her role involves collaborating with diverse individuals and exploring new knowledge and skills, which she finds incredibly enriching.

Outside of work, Abigail enjoys reading and taking leisurely walks through the vibrant city streets, embracing the myriad experiences life has to offer.

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