Wan Chung, Lai MSPS MISCP
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Wan Chung is an organisational psychologist with 10+ years serving at a regional director-level in learning and talent development. His career spans all three sectors – private, public and non-profit.
As Regional Learning & Development Director at a global FTSE100 organisation, Wan Chung led multiple portfolios including talent development and acquisition, performance management and employee engagement across 12 countries in Asia.
Prior to that, he served in an equivalent role at one of the largest global development and humanitarian NGOs (World Vision International).
Wan-Chung takes a hands-on approach, and personally designs and delivers leadership development programmes which won him a global HR award. He actively coaches executives and leaders, and has equipped over 1,000 leaders across the Asia-Pacific region in three languages.
Wan Chung is a member psychologist with the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS) and the International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP). For him, coaching is ultimately about creating a 'sense of safety'. When people feel safe, they take risks, say 'yes' to who they are, and do their greatest work.
CM Loke MBA (ENTERPRISE INNOVATION)
Co-Founder & Chief Coaching Officer
CM was a trained mechanical engineer in his earlier career life, who knew in his heart that his greater destiny laid beyond the realm of physics, systems and mechanics – in the world of people, culture and transformation.
In preparation for his next season, he equipped himself with an MBA in enterprise innovation, and was subsequently appointed Vice-President of Leadership Development at Eagles Communications, a 50-year pioneer consulting firm based in Singapore that’s devoted to growing leaders in a changing world.
CM’s expertise in systems and heart for empowering people provided the unique inspiration and architecture for a piece of coaching technology – the MasterCoach App. Together with Wan Chung, they took MasterCoach from the drawing board into the Apple App Store.
CM has consulted with major corporate and non-profit organisations, providing leadership and coaching training. A key highlight of his career was coaching 30 community-based managers from World Vision International (Vietnam) over 6 months. Another was partnering the Managing Director of the Heritage Hotels Group (New Zealand) to create a common language of shared values and equip every key manager to embrace coaching as an essential management and life tool.
Ricky is a Partner at Quest Ventures, a leading venture fund for technology companies that have scalability and replicability in large internet communities.
Prior to this, Ricky was President Asia Pacific for WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks (formerly Turner International), where he had executive oversight for all the company’s entertainment brands and kids networks operations, digital and media services including advertising sales and the distribution of all networks including CNN.
Most notably, Ricky led the growth of the company in non-traditional TV revenue streams from gaming to licensing and merchandising, as well as themed entertainment; developed its business in China; and significantly increased investment in Asian original and co-productions from animation to film and HBO Asia Original drama series, many of which have won multi-awards both regionally and internationally.
Ricky has over 20 years of experience in media, advertising and production, with major global media companies in Asia including Sony Pictures Television, CNBC and Dow Jones. He currently serves on the board of the Singapore Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). He has also previously served on the Board of the Asia Video Industry Association (2015 – 2019) and was Chairman of the Asian Academy Creative Awards (2018 – 2020).
Big on innovation and technology, he is an early adopter of the latest gadgets and is a mentor to entrepreneurs and startups.
Andrew Currie FCIPD
Director, MasterCoach UK
Andrew is an effective leader and a highly experienced learning & development director, who passionately believes in the potential of people to transform an organisation, and who over the last 10+ years has been fortunate to experience the difference people make to business performance.
Whether working across EMEA for Burger King, within the UK for a division of Rentokil-Initial or at Gatwick Airport, the world's most efficient single runway, all have reinforced the principle that a people-centred approach delivers sustainable results.
Andrew creates positive outcomes through engaging key stakeholders in the vision, developing high performing teams and evaluating success against agreed business metrics.
For him, coaching offers the most effective way for busy managers to bring about a change in the performance of their people based on asking great questions and listening intently to the answers.
Barry Tan PhD
Business Engagement Manager, MasterCoach International
Barry is a Chemical Engineer by training who started his career in Research and Development with Union Carbide Corporation in the US, moving later to a more business-oriented role as a Business Analyst and Technology Manager after obtaining his MBA. His career of 25 years in management has been in the chemical manufacturing sector, holding senior roles including Managing Director and CEO. During this time, change management has been a prominent activity in driving success in his role.
Barry has also held the position of Director of Corporate Services in two international NGOs, WorldFish and the International Water Management Institute located in Malaysia and Sri Lanka respectively. He is also a qualified Risk Manager from the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) UK.
Over the past four years, Barry has developed a passion for coaching and mentoring, and is a certified coach and Masteries Practitioner with the International Association of Coaching (IAC). He believes coaching has a powerful role in management today.