Executive Management Team

Mount Alvernia Hospital’s leadership team brings integrity, skill, passion and vision to the company. Together with our Board of Directors, they provide sound fiscal management and operational excellence.

Dr James Lam Kian Ming

Chief Executive Officer

With more than 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, James brings with him strong leadership and expertise in the clinical and medical community. He formerly served as Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Medical Group where he was responsible for the Group’s business in Singapore.

James also led as Group Director of the Applied Sciences Group & Blood Services Group at the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) of Singapore. He also managed various departments in HSA including finance, operations, information management and emergency planning under corporate development, as well as the HSA Academy.

Additionally, he previously held various appointments in pharmaceutical companies in the Asia Pacific region in the areas of clinical research, medical and regulatory affairs.

James holds a Bachelor of Medicine Degree from the National University of Singapore, and a Master in Business Administration (Marketing) from the Leicester University, United Kingdom.

Mrs Annie Lim

Director, Finance

Annie joined Mount Alvernia Hospital in 1993. A fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and Fellow Chartered Accountant Singapore, she started her career as an auditor at Coopers & Lybrand, Singapore. Subsequently, she worked in the travel and manufacturing sectors in Australia, handling accounting & finance and information systems. Annie now oversees the accounting & finance, business office operations, material management and risk management functions of the Hospital.

Mr Bruce Leong

Director, Technology & Strategy

Bruce brings along with him more than 20 years of Information Technology experience in various industries and domains. He was with iHiS Pte Ltd supporting IT Infrastructure for Singapore’s northern cluster of restructured hospitals. He led various teams in commissioning IT Infrastructure for new hospitals such as Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Yishun Community Hospital, as well as Admiralty Medical Centre. Bruce has experience in building data centres, network, storage, cyber security, virtualisation, IT operations and vendor management. He was also responsible for all IT infrastructure project implementation. Bruce is also the hospital’s Chief IT Security Officer, responsible for the hospital’s cybersecurity hygiene.

Dr Djoni Huang

Director, Clinical Services

Djoni graduated from the University of Dundee with commendation in 1998 and subsequently obtained his postgraduate qualification in family medicine in 2007. He is currently a Member at the Royal College of General Practitioner in UK, MRCGP (UK). He brings with him a wealth of experience from his previous employment at National Healthcare Group (NHG) Polyclinic, National University Health System (NUHS) Regional Health System, Yishun Community Hospital and National University Polyclinic (NUP).

Mr Gus Teoh

Director, Hospital Operations

Gus has more than 20 years of local and overseas healthcare experience in the areas of operations, process improvement, service planning and business development in primary and tertiary healthcare institutions. He joined Mount Alvernia Hospital in 2019 and is currently overseeing the operations of the Hospital. Gus holds a Master of Business Administration from Murdoch University.

Ms Han May Ching

Director, Corporate Development and Community Outreach
Director, Human Resources

Graduating with B.A (Honours) in Political Science from the National University of Singapore, May Ching brings with her over 20 years of public and private healthcare experience both locally and overseas. Prior to joining Mount Alvernia Hospital, she was the Director/Head Group Service Operations with the National University Health System (NUHS). She saw to the successful Go-Live of the Ministry of Health’s national IT turnkey project, known as the Next Generation Electronics Medical Records (NGEMR), in Jurong Health Campus and National University Polyclinics. Additionally, she served as the Assistant Chief Data Protection Officer in the NUHS Corporate Office for two years. Her healthcare experience spans across various fields, including communications, marketing, business development and strategic planning.

Ms Karen Poon

Director, Mission

Karen joined Mount Alvernia Hospital in 2014. A lay associate of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood (FMDM) congregation, she is responsible for the Hospital’s social mission and oversees the Clinical Pastoral Care department. Previously, she held appointments as Brand Director and Head of Strategic Marketing for financial institutions and not-for-profit organisations. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.

Ms Shirley Tay

Director, Nursing

Shirley oversees the nursing division focusing on raising competency, standards, patient safety and care delivery service experience. She was previously with Tan Tock Seng Hospital and has held appointments at Raffles Hospital.

With more than 42 years of healthcare experience in both government and private institutions, she brings with her a wealth of experience in nursing leadership and quality. She holds a Bachelor in Nursing from Griffith University and attended the Managing Healthcare Delivery programme from Harvard Business School.

She is appointed by MOH as a member of the National Nursing Education Committee, National Antimicrobial Resistance Control Committee (NARCC) and recently Acute Hospital Advisory Committee under the new Healthcare Services Act.

Ms Cecil Ng

Deputy Director, Centre for Quality, Informatics & Innovation [CQI2]

Cecil brings with her 20 years of healthcare experience in healthcare operations, nursing, quality improvement and business development. Her leadership at Tan Tock Seng Hospital resulted in successful implementations of various Ministry of Health policies. She was instrumental in leading informatics discussions in the 1 Bill, 1 Queue Project and she was presented two awards at the NHG Quality Platform.

Here at Alvernia, she spearheaded a key project that converted our hardcopy medical records into the electronic medical record system.

In 2019, she became the Assistant Director to the Clinical Quality & Informatics Department heading Clinical Informatics, Quality Resource Management, the Bed & Surgical Booking Office, and the Medical Records Office. In 2021, with the addition of the Innovation Unit to her portfolio, the department was renamed the Centre for Quality, Informatics, and Innovation (CQI2)

Cecil holds a Diploma in Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Management, and a Master in Business Administration with Merit.