Andrew is the Owner/Director for a few local businesses including GoDigital Australia (an IT consultation & Solutions provider), CS-II Australia (Importer & Distributor of US-brand car coating products), Bohemian Gypsy Pty Ltd (Lifestyle & Boutique Wine Maker), and the Asian Business Development for Gold Wing Global Distributors.
He moved to Adelaide in 2015 and brought with him over 10 years of experience in managing cross discipline and cross continent R&D teams within Multi-National Companies. He was also engaged as an Adjunct Consultant with The National University of Singapore, Institute of Systems Science before his move, and is a strong believer and advocator of collaborative business modelling and Agile methodology. He enjoys exploring use of meaningful technology to meet the different business challenges.
Andrew started in SBSA as the webmaster for the Association’s website and social media. He brought along experience from his involvement with The China Business Network of South Australia as the chair for marketing from 2016 to early 2018.
His vision for SBSA in his 2nd term as the President is to build stronger partnerships with Singaporean-owned businesses, create opportunities for collaborations with locally-owned businesses and the government, and contribute to the Singaporean community and the economy of South Australia. In contrast, SBSA will also be a social platform for Singaporean families and friends to build relationships upon, and support each others in times of need.
Mah Mei Hui
I moved to Adelaide with my 3 teenagers in 2016. At present, I am practising as a pharmacist in Adelaide. I am also the Managing Director of The Skin Pharmacy, a chain of shops specialising in skincare, in Singapore. My husband is currently based in Singapore, running our companies.
I can identify with the many ‘single’ Mums (and some Dads) who have emigrated to Adelaide while their spouses are still in Singapore. I also identify with the ‘mature’ migrants who have moved here in their mid-career and have to start all over again. And because I am also an employee and business owner, I identify with those wanting to start all over again by being an entrepreneur.
With these experiences, I hope to add diversity to the SBSA and to foster closer ties amongst its members and the wider Singaporean community.
My personal vision for the SBSA is to see it grow its membership numbers to include all Singaporeans and those with ties to Singapore. And in turn, with other committee members, I hope that the SBSA will be an association for providing support, organising integrative social activities, giving responsible advice and being the best representation of the Singaporean community in Adelaide.
I was born in Singapore and had my early education in Singapore until year 8. I then moved to Adelaide with my family. I completed high school here before going back to Singapore for national service. When I returned to Adelaide, I completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) at the University of Adelaide, and am currently perusing a Post Graduate Diploma of Health Economics at the same university. In 2018, my father and I started up our own brand (QUOVO) of medical and dental consumables. My aim is to establish QUOVO as a global brand within the first 24 months.
I hope to be able to be to support the SBSA growing to become the premier organisation for all business relationships between South Australia and Singapore. Additionally, I hope to be able to assist in creating a community within South Australia that encourages and facilitates innovative thinking.
Eric came to Adelaide in 2012 to pursue his tertiary education in Bachelors of Science in Forensic and Analytical Chemistry (HONS) at Flinders University, which he completed in 2015 with top honours and conferred the University Medal for academic excellence. He is currently working as a forensic toxicologist in Forensic Science SA (FSSA) with authority to conduct investigations independently as a testifying scientist in court.
He have presented results of his scientific research at international conferences and have published articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals on the topic of forensic toxicology. He is also a member of numerous scientific associations including the Forensic and Clinical Toxicology Association (FACTA); The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT); the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS).
He is also a professional freelance photographer, which he does on his spare time beside his professional job during the week. He specialized in low light events, such as weddings, engagement, birthday parties and so on. Outside of this paid profession, Eric enjoys engaging in nature and pursuing his passion in landscape and astrophotography, endeavouring to provide inspiration through his photographic adventures.
Having gone through difficult challenges faced as an international student being away from family for long periods of time (4 years consecutively was the longest he was away without returning to SG), he understands that there are many aspects that contributes to the struggles that goes beyond just academic studies in Australia.
He hopes that his experience can provide some assistance to the Singaporean student community in Adelaide to pursue their passions outside of academic studies through SBSA activities and functions. He also hopes that he can make a difference by being part of the team.
Paul Louis Liew
Paul came to Adelaide in 2011 and pursued a Bachelors of Law and Legal Practice at Flinders University and is a currently and admitted lawyer in South Australia. Paul’s currently specialises in compliance, investigative and enforcement of legislations administered by the Consumer and Business Services (CBS) in the South Australian Government. He also possess experiences in liquor and gambling licensing, regulatory work and product safety in South Australia.
Prior to his time in Adelaide, He undertaken commercial and finance roles with the Singapore Sports Council, as Head of Events and Special Projects in the Singapore Flyer. Having had a hand in planning and executing signature sports events in Singapore and working with his networks to develop events and special projects, Paul is particularly passionate about the Singapore Formula-1 and signature sports events around the world.
Paul is an proud ex-Patrician (i.e. an alumni of St Patrick’s School, Singapore) and welcomes with great delight the opportunity to connect with past Patricians and Lasallians here in South Australia. As all of Paul’s family are back in Singapore, he returns regularly to visit as well as build more networks while he is back in town. He currently resides here in Adelaide with his partner Genevieve.
Paul also contributes his time to the not-for-profit causes like housing homeless young people, volunteering advocacy and serves in the capacity of a volunteer solicitor with JusticeNet SA and welcomes anyone to contact him regarding partnering and contributing to not-for-profit and charitable causes in South Australia.
Paul’s vision for SBSA is to help develop partnerships and resources that can help Singaporeans and Businesses in South Australia and Singapore to interact and develop opportunities that facilitates trade, investment, sponsorship and employment, as well as advocating and advancing the social interests of the Singaporean in South Australia.
Membership, Assistant Treasurer
David has lived most of his life in Adelaide, where he enjoys the city’s more relaxed environment and diverse culture. He has operated his financial planning advice business for the last 25 years, being built upon strong personal relationships with clients and other professionals.
David has served on the board of a community housing organisation that assists young people who
face social challenges. He is also a committee member and highly involved in his local tennis club.
David also conducts financial education sessions for employee and community groups to help realise
their financial potential. He values the significant contribution of Singaporeans to the Adelaide
David’s goal is to facilitate the involvement of new members in the SBSA and better understand the priorities of SBSA members so that an appropriate balance of business and social activities can be created to meet their needs and attract new members.
Alan is a well travelled business professional with experience in import and export of food and drink, specialising in Australian produce but having experience globally.
Primarily operating as Director of Merchant 138 Pty Ltd sourcing and distributing high quality Brazilian and Australian produce, but also active with my other two roles as a consulting partner of Fragile to Agile, an enterprise architecture specialist, and as co-founder and director of Bohemian Gypsy, which brings to the Australian market premium quality boutique wines developed through minimal intervention techniques from grape to bottle.
Also an accomplished IT and consulting professional with over 20 years experience working in three different continents and across diverse industry sectors such as banking and finance, health insurance, telecommunications, utilities, transport, electrical engineering, manufacturing and public service.
Born and raised in Sheffield, England, he moved to Adelaide 22 years ago after living in America for a couple of years.
A well-developed and unique balance of technical knowledge and business skills provides an ability to translate business intent and strategic aspirations into well designed and executable solutions that deliver tangible business value. Alan is hoping to leverage these skills to provide a sustainable strategic direction for SBSA into the future.
Sherry has been in Adelaide for over 30 years. She migrated with her family in the late 80’s. She has completed a Bachelors, Masters and PhD in Engineering. She is currently the Teaching Program Director in Engineering and Design at Flinders University. She is also the current chair of the South Australian section of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers).
She has been part of the SBSA committee since its inauguration in 2016. Her vision is to see a vibrant SBSA provide exciting activities and relevant events that will enable the association to grow and flourish.