NOTED accountant and charity veteran Gerard Ee Hock Kim has been elected as the new president of national accountancy body Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA).
He takes over from Deloitte's Ernest Kan, who has served as ISCA president for the past five years and grew ISCA's membership base from 20,500 in early 2009 to about 28,000 today.
ISCA advocates the interests of the accountancy profession. It is currently administering a post-university qualification for professional accountants called the Singapore QP.
Mr Ee, the son of late philanthropist Ee Peng Liang, began his career as an accountant in 1974. He retired as a partner of Ernst & Young in 2005.
He then helped restructure and re-establish public confidence in the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) following a scandal.
A former Nominated Member of Parliament, Mr Ee also oversaw the ministerial salary review in 2012, headed the National Council of Social Service, and currently chairs Changi General Hospital, the Public Transport Council, the Council for Third Age and the Singapore Institute of Management.
ISCA held its 2013/2014 annual general meeting on Apr 19. Re-elected office bearers are R Dhinakaran, managing director of the Jay Gee Group of Companies, who is vice-president, and Ho Tuck Chuen, group chief financial officer of JTC Corporation, who is treasurer.