The Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) Leadership Council is regarded as an international advisory panel to CHI’s network of co-learning partners.
Comprised of distinguished thought leaders in their respective fields, Council members demonstrate commitment to pioneering systems innovation and driving change. They provide thought leadership to CHI and its partners in spearheading transformation across the health system, while fostering co-learning, collaborations, and facilitating innovation.
Council members contribute their expertise by providing insightful guidance, developing new paradigms for change, and collaborating in the shared mission to advance health and social care transformation in Singapore.
Our Leadership Council Members
Eugene serves in various leadership roles in public healthcare. He contributes to the development of population health systems, integrated care, hospital management and healthcare innovation.
With the National Healthcare Group, Eugene joins up care with partners to serve 1.5 million local residents in Central and North Singapore. At Tan Tock Seng Hospital, he leads the development of future tertiary care models, digitalisation and workforce transformation towards a Hospital Without Walls.
To change healthcare, Eugene inspired the set up of the Centre for Healthcare Innovation by bringing together innovation partners from across the health system, across industries and across borders to co-learn and co-create value.
A/Prof Cherdchai is a respiratory physician by training, and has more than 20 years of experience in Quality improvement, and was instrumental in the setup of R2R unit and methodology.
Siriraj Hospital is the first and largest university hospital in Thailand, with almost 2,000 beds and 15,000 employees. It is also the first 5G Smart hospital in the region, with a strong partnership with Huawei Technologies and the National Broadcasting & Telecommunications Commission.
Göran has more than 30 years of experience in management in the Swedish healthcare system. He was the Chief Executive of Qulturum, a centre for quality, leadership, and management development in Jönköping County for 27 years and recently assumed the position as Senior Strategic Advisor for Region Jönköping.
Göran has also been Jönköping's project director for the Pursuing Perfection initiative over the last four years.
Göran is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and is also part of the Strategic Committee ta the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare organized by the British Medical Journal and IHI.
Hahrie is a scholar and award-winning author who specializes in the study of organising, social movements, and democracy. She was named the 2022 Social Innovation Thought Leader of the Year by the World Economic Forum's Schwab Foundation and is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Through her research, she has partnered with a wide range of civic and political organizations and movements around the world, including those in the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere. She served on the Obama-Biden Transition Team in 2008-09 and has worked with multiple campaigns.
Jonathon is a passionate leader of large scale change, and brings over twenty years of experience as a clinician, academic, executive team member, and as a director of local, national and international improvement and innovation.
Notably in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic, he led the design, build and operation of Cardiff’s surge hospital. Built in a sports stadium in 4 weeks, the Dragons Heart Hospital was the largest hospital in Wales, and the second largest in the United Kingdom. Jonathon now runs ‘CLIMB’ the national program designed to support young system leaders who ‘ran towards the fire’.
Jonathon is also a CHI Consultant, supporting keys initiatives such as the CHI Fellowship, CHI Faculty, and the setup of the Health & Social Change Academy.
Jonty is a practicing GP, author and broadcaster whose ongoing work on the frontline of primary care allows him to retain perspective on both the challenges facing healthcare providers and the needs of patients.
Jonty has worked as a system leader in London for nearly fifteen years, with experience and passion for digital innovation and data driven population health improvement.
Junaid is the Chief Medical Scientist at Microsoft Research and a practising physician in the the UK’s National Health Service.
Junaid has worked across primary care, secondary care, and public health settings in addition to acting as a payer, and policy maker within the UK, where he specialized in informatics, digital transformation, and leadership.
He has consulted for health care systems across the US, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Singapore, and Europe. Academically, he is a Clinical Associate Professor at UCL (University College London), an Associate Fellow at the Stanford Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Imaging (AIMI Center), and a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Professor Yik-Ying Teo is the Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore.
Prior to his Deanship, he was the Founding Director of the School’s Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) and also served as the Director of the Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research (CIDER) from 2015 to 2017.
He is presently a member on the Council of Scientists for the International Human Frontier Science Program, as well as a governing board member of the Regional Centre for Tropical Medicine and Public Health Network for Southeast Asia.