In order to maintain academic integrity, adhere to strategic aims and uphold standards, TMC has set up structures to monitor and review academic processes and developments as well as to implement reform.
This includes an Academic Board and an Examination Board, plus standing and ad hoc committees tasked with curriculum design and development, library administration, course and assessment review and assessment appeal.
The Academic Board was established by the Board of Directors as the executive body within the TMC Academy with the authority to develop, establish and review the policies and procedures pertaining to the courses offered by the Academy. The role of the Board shall not be limited to overseeing existing courses but shall also include the development of new courses and other academic developments that will further the academic status of the Academy.
The Academic Board members are:
- Associate Professor Hui Weng Tat (Chair)
- Dr. Chin Kon Yuen (Honorary)
- Ms. Yeow Cheng Khim
- Ms. Pauline Ang
- Mr. Pinaki Dutta
- Mr. Adrian Raj
- Ms. Kesavan Preethi
- Ms. Malgorzata Maria Kucmierczyk (Gosia)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR HUI WENG TAT
Professor Hui Weng Tat was appointed as an external member and the Chair of the TMC Academic Board on 1 August 2012. Professor Hui is an Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY School) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He specializes in the impact of globalisation on labour markets, economic issues of migration, education, ageing and retirement, and labour market policies in Singapore. He has also taught in the Department of Economics at NUS before joining the LKY School in 2004. He has published in international labour and public economics journals, and co-edited and contributed to the book Singapore Economy in the 21st Century: Issues and Strategies (McGraw Hill). He has acted as a consultant to the Ministry of Manpower, the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and was the Associate Research Fellow of the then Singapore Institute of Labour Studies from 1991-1994.
He also served as a resource person to the National Wages Council and was a member of the Economic Review Sub-Committee Workgroup on Wages, the Institute of Policy Studies Economic Restructuring Working Group, the Economic Strategies Committee Workgroup on Workforce Skills and Low Wage Workers and REACH’s Policy Study Workgroup on Manpower Issues. He has held various administrative appointments which include Deputy Director of the Public Policy Programme (1997 – 1998), Deputy and Acting Head of the Department of Economics (1998 – 2000), Vice Dean (Research & Graduate Studies) of the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (2000 – 2003) and Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) of the LKY School (2004 – 2008). At the LKY School, he teaches graduate courses on Economics and Public Policy, Public Policy Research and Evaluation, and Labour Market Policy Issues.
DR. CHIN KON YUEN (HONORARY)
Dr. Chin Kon Yuen, one of the founders of the Company, has played a pivotal role in planning and charting the development of the Group since its inception in 1981. Presently serving as the Executive Chairman, he heads the board of directors. He is overall responsible for planning and charting the development, policies and strategies for business growth of the group as well as its top and bottom line.
Dr. Chin completed his tertiary education in Marketing from the Institute of Marketing, UK, and attained his tertiary qualification in Management Studies which was jointly awarded by the University of Chicago, US, and Singapore National Productivity Board. In 1994, he was conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Technology by Staffordshire University, UK, for his contribution in creating education opportunities for young people in Singapore to gain professional computing qualifications from Diploma level to Master Degree. Dr. Chin is currently the Second Vice President of Singapore Association for Private Education (SAPE), an association set up to represent private education institutions in Singapore.
MS. YEOW CHENG KHIM
Ms Yeow Cheng Khim, the Chief Executive Officer, has served the Company since 1984. She is responsible for the overall management and daily operations of the Group and ensuring compliance with the board of directors, corporate governance, SGX, CPE and other statutory and legal requirements.
She is instrumental in negotiating with international educators and university partners at the highest level on academic matters, and successfully brought in many bachelor and master degree programmes from various renowned Australian as well as UK universities. In addition, Ms. Yeow is actively involved in regular validation audits conducted by university partners and professional bodies as well as quality certification bodies. One of her significant contributions to TMC’s quality journey was her role in strategizing a systematic approach towards attaining the prestigious EduTrust Certification and, organizing and guiding the staff in preparing the final documentation for submission to the Council for Private Education (CPE). Ms. Yeow has accumulated more than 30 years of experience in managing various schools under TMC Academy.
She has taught as Course Director and Senior Lecturer, and has good knowledge of the education systems in Singapore, Australia and UK. Prior to joining TMC, Ms. Yeow was an Accountant cum Administration Manager with a UK MNC, and a Management Accountant with a public listed manufacturing company. Ms. Yeow received her Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from the University of Singapore and holds a Master of Science Degree (Business Systems Analysis and Design) from City University, UK. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Cost and Management Accountants, UK, and a Fellow of CPA Australia.
MS. PAULINE ANG
Ms Pauline Ang Hwee Hoon started her career with TMC Academy in 1990 as a Lecturer in Computer Mathematics and other computer software application packages. Over the years, she was promoted several times from Lecturer to Subject Leader, Senior Lecturer to Assistant Course Director and then Deputy Course Director to Dean. Ms Ang is presently the Registrar in the Academic division and is currently overseeing the Registrar’s office. She is also the Management Representative for EduTrust Certification. Ms Ang graduated with a Bachelor in Science (Mathematics) Degree from the National University of Singapore and holds a LCCI Higher Diploma in Accounting.
MR. PINAKI DUTTA
Mr. Pinaki Dutta is currently the Dean of the School of Hospitality and Tourism. Mr. Dutta started his career with TMC in 2007 as an Associate Senior Lecturer. He is experienced in teaching various hospitality and tourism courses under TMC. He completed his Master of Arts degree (full-time) in Hospitality Management from the University of Brighton, UK. He also has a Bachelor Degree in Science from the University of Calcutta and holds a Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management from IIAS, India. He has many years of experience in middle management positions in the UK and India. He has done a number of research works in the field of hospitality and tourism and his ongoing research articles have been published in TMC Academic Journal. His research interests include visitor management, sustainable tourism, tourism anthropology and marketing space tourism. He was elected as a member of the Hotel and Catering International Management Association in 2006 and a member of the Institute of Hospitality, UK, in 2008.
MR. ADRIAN RAJ
Mr Adrian Raj Angappan is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Business and Law. Prior to joining as a full time academic in October 2013, Mr. Angappan was a Sessional Lecturer with TMC since October 2011. At TMC, Mr Angappan has taught various modules including University of Gloucestershire’s Communications & Marketing, and New Business Development; Monash College’s modules in Marketing, Management, and Intercultural Business Communications; and TMC’s modules in Marketing Communications & Research, Introduction to Management and HRM Strategy.Before joining TMC, Mr Angappan lectured at another PEI in Singapore and Ateneo de Davao University, Philippines.
Mr Angappan completed his Master of Arts degree in Marketing from Northumbria University, UK and has the Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). Prior to being an academic, Mr Angappan was involved in various management roles in both foreign MNCs and local companies. Many years of experience working with European and Asian countries has given him an appreciation of cross-cultural communication.
Being TMC’s Link Tutor for University of Gloucestershire, Mr Angappan is responsible for all academic related matters pertaining to the university. He was also awarded the inaugural Academic of the Month. In addition to teaching, Mr Angappan is a member of the Staff Exco of TMC Student Club.
Mr Angappan’s passion to impart knowledge and values transcends TMC. He is actively involved with youth. He volunteers as a Rugby coach, is also a volunteer Doping Control Officer and a firm believer in fair play in sports. Mr Angappan is a Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow.
MS. KESAVAN PREETHI
Dr Preethi Kesavan is the Dean of the School of IT, Digital Media and Mass Communication. She has obtained a PhD in Management from the University Of Canberra, Australia. Her research interests are in the field of Knowledge Management, Organizational Learning, and Innovation in organizations. She is a member of the Singapore Computer Society, Member of IAL – Institute for Adult Learners (Singapore), and a Member of Society for Research into Higher Education (UK).
Dr Preethi Kesavan has also attained professional certification by EC council; a Certificate in Installing and configuring a Router; a Certificate in installing and configuring a Switch; and an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment. She has extensive teaching experience with executive oversight on academic policy, accreditation in teaching and learning quality. She is a passionate educator who believes in academic excellence and good student support. Her years of working experience in several Private Education Institutions in Singapore provided her knowledge in online learning and professional learning initiatives, curriculum development and assessment methods.
MS MALGORZATA MARIA KUCMIERCZYK (GOSIA)
Ms Malgorzata Maria Kucmierczyk (Gosia) joined TMC Academy in August 2015 and is currently a lecturer in School of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts.
After earning her degree in Tourism and Leisure, she spent three years working in Europe an Asia. She gained her experience in tourism and hospitality from working in international hotels and resort brands. Ms Gosia’s special areas of interest include tourist-host interaction in cross cultural contexts and sustainable tourism.
She believes that learning requires deep understanding that can be achieved when students actively apply knowledge in creative and meaningful ways. As such, her teaching philosophy is to provide students a challenging and creative learning environment to flourish socially and academically.