Building Strengths - SLA Annual General Meeting

The SLA 47th Annual General Meeting (AGM) came to a successful close on 28 May 2021. A total of 60 proxy forms were received, and 28 Ordinary Member Representatives, eight observers, as well as SLA's Legal Counsel from Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC and SLA's Auditors from PKF-CAP LLP were present during the meeting.

In organizing the meeting, all efforts had been made to observe the provisions in the SLA Constitution as well as the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 - Alternative Arrangements for Meetings for Registered Societies. As the SLA Constitution currently did not specifically allow online voting, Ordinary Member Representatives were required to submit their proxy forms in advance and also to appoint the Chairperson of the meeting as their proxy to vote.

Mr Dave Ng - Chairman of the Association presided the meeting. In his Chairman Address, he recapped the challenging year in 2020 which was best remembered as the pandemic year. Nevertheless, it also stirred the Association to continue exploring several innovative ideas with an aim of driving collaborations to support the members and the industry.

Through proxy and with a simple majority, the meeting approved the:

  • Minutes of the 46th AGM held on 29 May 2020
  • Report of the Council for Year 2020 and SLA Group Financial Statements for the Year Ended 31 December 2020
  • PKF-CAP LLP as Auditors until the next AGM
  • Resignation of Mr Kay Kong Swan as a Trustee and appoint both Mr Ng Wee Peng Dave and Mr Tan Yue Boon Gerry as new Trustees (together with the existing Trustees, Mr Stanley Lim and Mr Poh Key Boon)
  • Revisions made to the SLA Constitution

In his closing remark, Mr Dave Ng encouraged members to take this opportunity to collaborate and leverage on each other’s strengths, as well as adopt digital technologies whenever possible through a series of enhanced measures, initiatives and resources to redesign their business operations.

The meeting also remembered the late SLA Chief Executive, Mr Tan Puay Hin, who departed on 4 December 2020. He had carved in our memory as an excellent leader who remained steadfast and passionate to the cause of the Association. He will be sorely missed as we continue to build on the legacy he left behind.

However, the Association is very privileged to have Mr Oh Bee Lock joining the Association as CEO on 1 January 2021.  He will lead and boost the management team, and work closely with the Council and members to develop the Singapore’s logistics sector.

In closing, Ms Gina Toh, on behalf of the Council and all, thanked Mr Dave Ng for steering the association in the past year under his capable leadership.

Everyone present ended the AGM with thumbs up and a round of applause.

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