Executive Committee

 

Mr. Yip Kwan Guan (President)

Yip presides over the SCF’s Council and Executive Committee (ExCo). As an avid kayaker who picked up canoeing in 1969 while in secondary school, he was instrumental in organising the Round Island Canoeing Expedition for young cadets in the National Cadet Corps (Sea). Yip is  determined to achieve ever-greater synergy within the Council and ExCo to transform the SCF into a focal point of excellence championing  canoeing in the community and abroad. As an educator with the Ministry of Education, he is a fervent supporter of outdoor activities, water  sports and canoeing.

 

Dr. Zason Chian Lit Khoon (Vice-President)

Zason, who lectures Physical Education and Sports Science at the National Institute of Education, oversees the development of athletes and coaches for the Canoe Sprint discipline. Paddle sport has always been a part of his life throughout his evolution from athlete to teacher to sports official. Looking forward, Zason is very positive about the vibrancy generated over the past decade for the Canoe Sprint discipline as Singapore’s paddlers ride the wake towards greater challenges and achievements.

 

Mr. Francis Ng (Vice-President)

Francis oversees the SCF’s strategic development. A former national kayaker who picked up competitive sprint kayaking in 1992 during his junior college days, Francis is heartened by the progress made by the SCF in recent years and is on the lookout for new and exciting directions for the SCF to grow in. A lawyer by training and civil servant by profession, he is married with four active children, at least one of whom he hopes will climb into the cockpit of a racing kayak in time to come.

 

 

Mr. Gideon Lu (Vice-President)

 As a Level 5 Kayak Coach (Sea and Open water), Gideon is keen to raise the standards of coaching and groom more coaches. He enjoys the tranquillity of long sea kayak expeditions as well as paddling technically challenging rapids in the river. Gideon is an adventurer at heart and works in the outdoor education industry professionally and passionately.

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Mr. Roy Chew (Vice-President)

Roy oversees the SCF’s high participation and the development of recreational kayaking.  This scope encompasses kayaking certification programmes, their syllabus and the framework for coaches.  Roy, who is Deputy Director in the People’s Association Water Venture, hopes to reach out to the community through kayaking and see recreational paddlers picking up kayaking skills and paddling frequently along our waterways and surrounding waters.

 Assistant Honorary Secetary - Herny Sim

Mr. Henry Sim (Honorary Secretary)

With his nearly four decades of institutional knowledge and experience as an athlete and later Council member, Henry now run the SCF’s secretariat. Henry also spearheads the SCF’s international relations effort using his network of contacts in both the International Canoe Federation and the Asian Canoe Confederation, a body that he was previously elected Treasurer of. Henry is married with five grown-up children and works in operations in a power plant.

 Treasurer - Qiu Yunru

Ms. Qiu Yunru (Assistant Honorary Secretary)

 A former national kayaker, Yunru picked up her paddles in 2000 during her junior college days. She represented Singapore at the 2003 SEA Games and is fuelled by her passion to grow the sport from strength to strength. An accountant by training, Yunru currently works in a global mining company.

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Ms. Yeung Xintian (Honorary Treasurer)

As Honorary Treasurer, Xintian oversees the SCF’s finance strategy. She started kayaking when the Kallang Basin was still salty and the Police Coast Guard vessels were creating waves for struggling beginners. Having participated in the 2011 Canoe Marathon World Championships held at the Marina Channel, she fully appreciates the remarkable progress of the sport and the nation. A civil servant by day (and sometimes by night), Xintian hopes to bring the values of prudent and purposeful financing to her role as Honorary Treasurer.

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 Elected Affliate - Richard Lee 2  

Mr. Richard Lee (Assistant Honorary Treasurer)

Richard supports and assist SCF’s Treasurer to develop and enhance canoeing with sound financial management.  As a Grassroots Leader as well as the Sports Convener for Tampines North Community Club, he overseas the water sports activities in the community.  A novice paddler with the determination and interests of evolving and promoting canoeing for the community, Richard currently runs his own engineering company.