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Dear Member,

SID turns 25 in July, and we’ve ramped up our activities to increase our value to members and amplify our work in uplifting the directorship profession and championing good governance.

Last month, we held the first SID Fellows Evening since the pandemic. About 100 SID Fellows gathered for this annual tradition of camaraderie and celebration. Thanks to EY, the evening featured a live string quartet, a fireside chat between two Fellows (Banyan Tree’s Executive Chairman Mr Ho Kwon Ping and Egon Zehnder’s Ms Elaine Yew), a tribute to our Honorary Fellows, and a publication launch. Check out the photos and video

SID Fellows are a source of inspiration, guidance and leadership in our community. If you are a Fellow or an experienced board director, and have an interest in contributing to the next generation of directors, come share your wisdom and experience as a Mentor; drop us an email.

SID has also been active on the thought leadership and advocacy front. At the Fellows Evening, we launched the fourth volume of Boardroom Matters, a collection of 50 articles published monthly in The Business Times.

Members can look forward to more courses and events over the next few weeks, including the annual fundraising Golf Tournament (9 June), SGOOD offerings for nonprofit board directors (20 June), Board and Director Fundamentals (2728 June), and the Listed Entity Director Programme series (426 July). 

We are also launching our Board Readiness Programme for aspiring directors and an accreditation framework. As we continue to deliver more initiatives, we will be adjusting membership fees, which have remained constant since 2018. In order to bring greater value to members and support our new initiatives, we will be aligning Associate and Ordinary membership rates and adjusting entrance fees effective 1 July 2023. Click here to view the details.

Meanwhile, we hope you’ll continue to grow professionally, expand your horizons and network. Here are some dates of key events not to be missed:

  • 28 July: SID’s 25th Anniversary Commemorative Event with an address by DPM Lawrence Wong and a fireside chat with past Chairs of SID. The event will be live-streamed on SID’s LinkedIn page (please follow the page).  
  • 20 September: SID Directors Conference at The Esplanade. The flagship event takes on a “choose your own learning adventure” format this year featuring some 80 speakers and panellists. Details coming soon
  • 26 October: Corporate Governance Roundup and Annual General Meeting. A “crash course” in directorship and governance trends over the past 12 months, the Corporate Governance Roundup also looks ahead. The Annual General Meeting is held directly after. Details will be out in August. 
  • 30 November: SID Members Gala Evening at Marina Bay Sands. This special event is aimed at bringing members together to commemorate SID’s 25th anniversary. Join us for an evening filled with festivities, entertainment and networking. Details will be out in August.
Look out for more exciting news in July – including a refreshed look and more member giveaways to celebrate our 25th anniversary.


Yours in directorship,

Su-Yen and Terence


SID Golf Tournament 
9 June 2023 

Counting down to a special 25th anniversary edition of our annual golf tournament on 9 June 2023 at the Sentosa Golf Course! With just a week to go, there is still time to sign up for our limited golf flights. This year, we have partnered with the Singapore Golf Association whose squad players will be on hand to provide golf tips at the novelty games. Contact [email protected] to participate or book a flight.   



 SGD 2: Board Dynamics
20 June 2023

Learn how nonprofit boards can benchmark and evaluate their own performance in fulfilling their roles and responsibilities. Using results of board assessments to enhance performance, boards can conduct a review of their structure, control processes, competencies and diversity mix. This can facilitate greater team cohesion and clarity of focus to achieve the nonprofit organisation’s vision and mission.
SGD 3: Board and Management Dynamics 
20 June 2023

The effectiveness of the organisation is dependent on senior management working together with the board and its committees. This session examines the dual role of board members as governors and volunteers. It highlights the necessary policies and practices to improve communication, foster trust and promote collaboration on strategic and operational matters between board and management.

Training grants available from the Charities Capability Fund by NCSS, subject to approval. 

    Board and Director Fundamentals
27 – 28 June 2023 

What does it take to have an effective board? This session covers the duties, responsibilities and liabilities of corporate directors, and offers an overview of the regulatory and corporate governance landscape in Singapore. The course is specially designed for directors of companies incorporated under the Companies Act in Singapore.
Listed Entity Director Programme (LED 1-9)
4 – 26 July 2023

The Listed Entity Director (LED) Programme is a pre-requisite course supported by the Singapore Exchange for first-time appointees on boards of listed companies. Sign up for any of the core and/or elective modules that will provide you with the skills and knowledge to execute your director duties effectively. 


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SID Fellows Evening - 25th Anniversary Edition
12 May 2023

SID Fellows Evening returned in full force at the Raffles Hotel Palm Ballroom, after a pandemic-induced hiatus. Guests were treated to a unique blend of culinary delights, fine wines, heritage whisky, a live string quartet and an engaging fireside chat. A highlight of the evening was the recognition of SID Honorary Fellows and the induction of founding President Chew Heng Ching to the stable. Attendees were presented with a copy of the newly-launched Boardroom Matters IV, the fourth collection of articles published in The Business Times. The evening of fellowship was kindly sponsored by EY Singapore. View photos here and highlights below.



Culture Moves Up the Board

Boards influence organisational culture through their decisions and actions. They can ensure a positive impact by giving more deliberate attention to culture. The world’s most valuable and successful companies tend to have highly distinctive cultures. Check out the article by Jiat-Hui Wu in the SID Directors Bulletin.
  Directors Need Social Media Strategies 

To ensure the effective and responsible use of social media, companies should conduct scenario planning and be prepared for cyber attacks. Richard Hartung looks at how clearly defined social media strategies can help directors better engage with stakeholders and avoid potential pitfalls. 


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