Leadership at NUHS
The National University Health System (NUHS) was established on 23 January 2008, with Professor Tan Chorh Chuan (now President, National University of Singapore) (NUS) as its first Chief Executive. Professor Tan ensured new, integrated governance structures were established and strategic planning and resource allocation frameworks were aligned across the National University Hospital (NUH), NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (YLLSoM) and the Faculty of Dentistry (FoD).
On 1 Dec 2008, neurologist and academic Associate Professor Benjamin Ong succeeded Prof Tan as the Chief Executive, while Professor John Wong, a medical oncologist and academic, assumed the appointment of Deputy Chief Executive in January 2008. Under their leadership, critical synergies between clinical care, research and education are actively fostered to enable the NUHS to fulfil its mission as an academic medical centre.
The NUHS Board was appointed by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education to guide the strategic directions of the organisation. The Board was led by Mr Lim Yong Wah from January 2008 till March 2011. Mr Lim is the Chairman of Pteris Global Limited (previously Inter-Roller Engineering Limited) and former Chairman of the SingHealth and NUH Boards. Currently, the NUHS Board is led by Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, President, National University of Singapore (NUS).