Our Council Members 2022

CBD is made up of eminent members appointed by the Minister for Social and Family Development, with President Halimah Yacob as its patron. As leaders with strong networks across boards of the private, public and people sectors, the Council is well positioned to lead the board diversity agenda and influence their respective sectors.

Madam Halimah Yacob

Patron

“The pandemic has highlighted the importance of diversity in leadership. Having people with varied experiences, skillsets and perspectives enables organisations to be more nimble in seeking out opportunities and alert to potential risks. Organisations with few or no women directors should therefore consider embracing diversity and its benefits. Those that cast the net wide for the best talents and experience to contribute to their boards will position their organisations well for long-term success.”

Read her speech at the launch of CBD in January 2019.

Madam Halimah Yacob

Patron
“The pandemic has highlighted the importance of diversity in leadership. Having people with varied experiences, skillsets and perspectives enables organisations to be more nimble in seeking out opportunities and alert to potential risks. Organisations with few or no women directors should therefore consider embracing diversity and its benefits. Those that cast the net wide for the best talents and experience to contribute to their boards will position their organisations well for long-term success.” Read her speech at the launch of CBD in January 2019.

Mr Loh Boon Chye

Co-Chair

“Investors and customers also now expect companies to go beyond the financial bottom-line and incorporate ESG into company strategies and policies. Gender diversity is one of many factors considered in ESG discussions. We have already started to see some institutional investors vote against boards without sufficient diversity.”

Mrs Mildred Tan

Co-Chair

“We hope that more organisations – including companies and statutory boards – will seek out women talents and give them equal opportunity to take the first step onto a board. When all organisations keep an open mind and appoint such qualified women onto the boards, it expands the pool of candidates for the entire country.”

Members

Members of the Council for Board Diversity

Members of the Council for Board Diversity

Members of the Diversity Action Committee

Members of the Diversity Action Committee