[21 June 2019] Extra•Ordinary People has strengthened its senior leadership with the appointment of Mr Dickson Lim as Chief Executive Officer. Starting from July 2019, Mr Lim will lead the 2-year-old charity and Institute of Public Character (IPC), which in its short history has already achieved much success in its mission to serve all persons with special needs in Singapore through community-supported initiatives.
Mr Lim is no stranger to the charity and the social service sector. After 10 years of engineering business development in the semiconductor industry, he has spent the past 15 years serving in senior roles in various charities in Singapore, including National Kidney Foundation, where he led efforts to restore public confidence in the charity, and the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre, where he was responsible for raising funds for medical research.
More recently, Mr Lim has served as the Singapore Head of Philanthropy Advisory in a leading bank’s wealth management division since 2016, serving wealthy philanthropists across Asia Pacific. It was in this capacity that he was involved in the establishment of Extra•Ordinary People, co-founded by Ms Wee Wei Ling and Mr Wee Boo Kuan. He will continue serving in both capacities come July 2019.
“Dickson has been a critical member of the founding team which identifies the needs and gaps thatExtra•Ordinary People exists to serve, so it is only fitting for him to lead the team to achieve its mission. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in social services, which is an important asset for the next phase of our work,” said Mr Wee.
Extra•Ordinary People provides persons with special needs access to performing arts, multiple integrated therapies under one roof, supported employment for the less employable, and caregiver support, embracing a lifecycle approach in a holistic model of care. Established since July 2017 as a charity and IPC, it operates from multiple centres and is the organiser of An Extra•Ordinary Celebration, Singapore’s largest inclusive concert.