Gerard Ee


Gerard Ee

Gerard Ee Hock Kim (zh-sp|s=余福金|p=Yú Fújīn is a public figure championing social service rights and issues in Singapore. He is as known as the son of the late Ee Peng Liang, a Singaporean philanthropist and the "Father of Charity" in Singapore.

Born in 1949, Ee became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales in 1972. In 1974 Ee began his career as an accountant, becoming a practicing auditor in 1976. Ee was made a Partner of the Ernst and Young accounting firm, where he remained in the position until his retirement on 30 June 2005. In his active years, he served in various capacities, as He was a Nominated Member of Parliament from 1997 to 2002. He was appointed the President of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) from 1 August 2002, and Chairman of the Public Transport Council. He also was a member of the National Medical Ethics Committee, and the Governing Council of Singapore Institute of Management, and chairperson positions for the Medifund Advisory Council, ITE College East Advisory Council, Hai Sing Catholic School Management Committee. Ee also is the Chairman of the Finance Standing Committee of the North East Community Development Council.

In 2006, Ee retired from his position as President of the National Council of Social Service, and also as President of the Automobile Association of Singapore on 31 May in the same year.

NKF Controversy

Two weeks into his retirement from Ernst and Young, Ee was called upon by the Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan to help restore public confidence in the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), which was dealt with a corruption controversy by the former chief executive officer of the Foundation, T. T. Durai and certain board members. Khaw named Gerard Ee on 15 July, 2005, as the interim Chairman and acting CEO of the National Kidney Foundation Singapore and charged him with the task of conducting a full independent audit of NKF in the following week. Mr Ee was officially appointed as NKF chairman on July 17, 2005. [cite news|last=Perry|first=Margaret|title=Gerard Ee begins first day as NKF's interim CEO, rallying staff|publisher=Channel NewsAsia|date=2005-07-18|accessdate=2008-07-21|url=http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/158490/1/.html]

He is a Roman Catholic [http://www.praiseatwork.org/christatwork/programme.htm] and is married with a son, Sylvester Joseph Ee Seng Oon, and a daughter, Marianne.

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