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)
  • Mr. Lee Chin Weng, John
  • Ms. Lee Soy Mei, Esther
  • Ms. Pauline Ang
  • Mr. Pinaki Dutta
  • Mr. Chua Zhao Wen Gabriel
  • Mr. Razif

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.

MR. LEE CHIN WENG, JOHN

Mr John Lee joined the company as Chief Executive Officer on 14 February 2018. Prior to TMC Academy, he founded TEG International College in 1991 and transformed it from a simple Language School into a regional education organisation. Mr John Lee has vast experience in the education industry since 1978, especially in the area of transnational education. Through his extensive networks, he has set up collaborations with several established institutions in Myanmar, Vietnam and China.

Ms. Esther Lee

MS. LEE SOY MEI, ESTHER

Miss Esther Lee joined the company as Academic Director on 14 February 2018. Prior to TMC Academy, she was the co-founder and Academic Director of TEG International College. She holds a Master of Arts in Education and a post graduate certificate in TEFL, Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Miss Esther Lee has been in the training field since 1973 and also holds an ACTA certificate (Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment) by WSQ.

MS. PAULINE ANG

Ms. Pauline Ang graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) from the National University of Singapore and she also holds a LCCI Higher Diploma in Accounting.

 

She started her career with TMC Academy in 1990 as a Lecturer teaching Mathematics, Statistics, IT and Accounting modules. She was promoted to Dean of School of Information Technology and TMC College and managed a team of lecturers and a range of courses such as O level preparatory course, Diploma, Higher Diploma as well as Degrees from partner universities. She co-led a team of system administrators in the maintenance of the IT services within the company and she was instrumental in the roll-out of the elearning project on the Blackboard platform. She also played a key role in the quality audits conducted by the authorities as well as universities.

 

When the EduTrust certificationwas introduced by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), she was re-designated to lead the Quality Assurance department. She was appointed as the Management Representative (MR) of TMC Academy for all CPE matters in 2010 and continues to be the MR to date. She led the team in successful renewals and interim assessments of the 4-year EduTrust certifications in 2012, 2014 and 2016.

 

Ms Ang was appointed the Deputy Registrar and subsequently promoted to the Registrar. She oversees the operations in the Registrar’s Office which include student admission, student services, resources, examinations, graduations, quality assurance and academic services.

 

Ms Ang is promoted to Deputy Academic Director and assists the Academic Director in the management of the schools within TMC Academy. She still holds the Registrar position.

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. CHUA ZHAO WEN GABRIEL

Mr. Chua Zhao Wen Gabriel is a teacher at TMC College. Mr Chua has taught in various schools under the Ministry of Education prior to joining TMC Academy in July 2015, where he teaches English and Humanities (Social Studies and Geography). His pedagogical approach involves learning through practical usage and presenting an array of perspectives so that students may practice critical thinking, thus becoming empowered to make informed decisions. Besides teaching academic subjects, he facilitates and encourages student bonding, character development, and personal growth for a more holistic education.

Mr. Chua completed his Bachelor of Arts (Geography) Degree, minoring in English Linguistics at the National University of Singapore before undergoing training at the National Institute of Education. He also worked in a Quality Management role in an MNC, facilitating ongoing ISO 9001:2008 certification.

MR. MOHD RAZIF BIN ALI

Razif has obtained a Bachelor Degree in Computing (System Development) and has been in IT training for more than 29 years. His extensive courseware development experience commenced when he was the Principal of a Computer Training Centre where he also trained IT Lecturers on various software packages.

Since joining TMC in 1991, Razif has served as Assistant Course Director – IT and Senior Manager – Corporate ICT. He is currently the Principal Lecturer of the School of IT, Digital Media & Mass Communication, where he is involved in teaching various IT and Mass Communication modules from Diploma to the Undergraduate level. He has been extensively involved in developing several courseware materials for new software packages in the market and conducting cross-training to prepare staff for these new packages.