3 new members appointed to board of Tote Board

SINGAPORE - The permanent secretary to the Ministry of Social and Family Development is one of three new members that have been appointed to the board of the Singapore Totalisator Board (Tote Board).

In a statement on Wednesday (May 25), the Finance Ministry (MOF) said that the appointment of Mr Chew Hock Yong, who is also a former chief executive of the Land Transport Authority, took effect from May 1 this year.

Aside from Mr Chew, the other two new appointments are full-time volunteer Ms Anita Fam and Far East Organisation advisor Mrs Fang Ai Lian. Their appointments will take effect from Jun 1.

Ms Fam serves as a board director in many voluntary welfare and non-profit organisations in the healthcare and social service sectors. Meanwhile, Mrs Fang is also active in the voluntary and philathropy sectors, having served as chairman of the Charity Council and president of the Home Nursing Foundation.

The Tote Board is a statutory board under MOF. It channels funds received from Singapore Pools, the Singapore Turf Club and the collection of casino entry levies to support projects that help to uplift the community and vulnerable groups in Singapore.

The three new members will replace two current board members, Mr Kon Yin Tong and Mr Patrick Lee Kwok Kie, who are stepping down after each serving for six years.

With the new appointments, the board of the Tote Board will comprise 11 members, including chairman Moses Lee.