Mr. Joshua Siow is responsible for directing all audit, risk and consultancy services. He has many years of audit and management experience in operations, business systems, information technology, finance and accounting, working with numerous companies around the globe. Joshua has assisted exchanges, depositories and listed firms to: establish their internal audit function; develop their enterprise risk management framework; assess their risk/control environments; strengthen their systems of internal controls; and evaluate their internal audit performance. Joshua is a Certified Internal Auditor, Chartered Accountant, Certified Risk Management Professional and Certified Accountant, with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Warwick. He is a member of The Singapore Institute of Directors and has successfully completed the International Directorship Programme with INSEAD Business School.
Mr. Alvin Tan is responsible for audit, corporate governance and risk assessment engagements by the firm. He has many years of experience developing and executing internal audit plans for SGX-listed companies to strengthen their internal controls and corporate governance practices. Alvin also has experiences in the business and capital markets areas through his previous role in the Singapore Exchange, including in areas such as strategic planning, policy development, equities product and market development, IT planning and regulatory compliance. Alvin has an honours degree in the Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Warwick. Alvin is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) Professional with The Institute of Internal Auditors. Alvin is also a Certified Sustainability Reporting Specialist with the Institute of Certified Sustainability Practitioners.
Professor John Lee
Professor John Lee is a certified Sustainability Reporting Specialist and heads-up the Sustainability Reporting team as the Project Director. He has over 28 years of business experience and has worked in various capacities with world class multi-national corporations like CP Group of Thailand, Zuellig Group of Switzerland, Rhone Poulenc Group of France and Kemin Industries of U.S.A. His last corporate assignment was as the Chief Executive Officer of Sino-Singapore Jilin Food Zone in PRC, a landmark joint-venture between the Jilin City Government and a subsidiary of the Temasek Group, Singapore. As an adjunct professor of Beihua, and Jilin Agricultural Science and Technology University with special interest in sustainability, he authored and co-authored a number of books on food safety and sustainability. His latest book “Sustainable Agriculture” looks at the contemporary issues of feeding an increasing global population with finite resources complicated by climate change, pollution, shift in consumption patterns and finite resources becoming scarce due to competing uses and abuses. John is also an independent director and advisor to a number of organisations and an active committee member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
Mr. Melvinder Singh is responsible for planning and leading enterprise risk assessments and internal audit engagements for listed companies. Melvinder has several years of audit experience and he has been involved in financial and operational audits, and special projects including Initial Public Offerings with various listed companies. Prior to joining Virtus Assure, he was with Deloitte & Touche LLP in Singapore. Melvinder graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Western Australia, and he is a Member of the Certified Public Accountants of Australia.
Hon. David Butcher
As Senior Advisor, Mr. Butcher provides strategic guidance and experience as a sounding board, to assist Virtus Assure in fulfilling its mission in assisting our ciients. The firm’s directors and management take seriously their commitment to operationalise the experience of the Senior Advisor. David was trained in economics, worked as an economist and union field officer, and is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC). Elected to the New Zealand (NZ) Parliament in 1987 he served for 12 years and for 6 years was a minister in NZ’s Government. He was responsible for all aspects of Agriculture, Lands and Forests, subsequently for energy Trade and Industry, Commerce and briefly for Finance. Democratically retired from politics in 1990, he has made a career in public sector reform, including commercialisation, corporatisation and privatisation, applying in African, Asian and Middle Eastern Countries the lessons of a reforming government. These reforms are increasingly being applied to the private sector, where governance reform is often appropriate.