Who We Are

A Community of Volunteers

The Lighthouse Club (Singapore) is a fellowship of Singaporean construction industry professionals who are driven by a spirit of volunteerism and a need to give back to the industry while forming close bonds and friendships with their fellow Lighthouse Club members. Our members hail from all corners of the world and we pride ourselves on being diverse. Many members are new, some members have been with the Club for over a decade, all members are continuously committed to accomplishing the Club's goals. 

Learn more about our Council, which helps move the Club towards those goals and organises its work and members.

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Meet the Council

The Council manages the Lighthouse Club. It helps it accomplish its aims and facilitate its projects.

 
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Punitha Govindasamy

PUBLICITY OFFICER

Punitha has been member of the Lighthouse Club since 2002 as a Council member, Events officer, President (2007 to 2010) and came back to join as Publicity officer in 2020.

 

Born and raised in Singapore, she has been involved in the construction industry since 1994 as editor of Southeast Asia Construction, then as Marketing Manager at Manitowoc Cranes and is currently Senior marketing Manager at Lintec & Linnhoff in Singapore. Other interests include hockey and karaoke.

OUR Council

The Lighthouse Club Council is elected at the Annual General Meeting for a term of one year

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Nuala McGlynn

VICE PRESIDENT

Nuala is an active member of the Lighthouse Club Committee for 4 years and having recently been a Welfare Officer and the Membership Secretary.

She is a Vice President with Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd developing turnkey design and construction of roof-top and large scale ground mounted photovoltaic power plants in Asia Pacific.  Nuala first moved to Singapore to work at the redevelopment of the Singapore National Stadium In her spare time, she is the president of the Gaelic Dragons Dragon Boat Team based in Singapore and takes part in races in Singapore and South East Asia throughout the year.

Jim Chessell

PRESIDENT

Jim has been a member of the Club for nine years and on the Council for seven. As well as his efforts here in Singapore, Jim is also a representative for Lighthouse Club International, the global branch of the Club which coordinates and liaises with over 50 LHC chapters worldwide, and helps in the establishment of new branches.

 

Jim is the General Manager and Director of BKAsiaPacific, a regional based construction consultancy practice, specialising in quantity surveying, dispute resolution and commercial and contract advice.

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Aditya Karkera

COUNCIL MEMBER

Aditya serves on the LHC Council as a Member supporting Publicity and the Secretary.

 

A recent graduate of Yale-NUS College, where he studied mathematics and dabbled in economics and philosophy, Aditya was born in India and raised in the Middle East before moving to Singapore for his university education. Presently, he is setting up Ocelot—a news and publishing company for the Singaporean construction industry, and has worked with the Singapore Institute of Building Limited and Singapore Press Holdings. Having lived his entire life as an immigrant, and especially as an Indian in the Middle East, he is enthusiastic about working with LHC Singapore in advancing its work for migrant workers in Singapore.

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Sean Hardy

SECOND OFFICER (WELFARE)

Sean is currently the Welfare Officer on the Lighthouse Club Singapore Council and is in charge of identifying individuals and families in need and managing financial assistance from the Lighthouse Club’s benevolent fund.


He is a lawyer with Pinsent Masons MPillay where he advises on infrastructure, energy and construction projects, with a particular focus on international arbitration and advising on risk management during project delivery
 

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Brian Lim

COUNCIL MEMBER

Brian is a Council member with the Lighthouse Club since 2019. He is responsible for the Club’s initiatives with education as well as local Migrant Worker engagements, and is also part of the events sub-committee.

 

Brian is in the civil infrastructure sector, with a focus on delivering regional projects that have a high social impact.The synergy with his work has resulted in him being appointed as the Club’s liaison with the local universities. Brian is also specialised in hotel investments and real estate development, having previously worked for a US-based fund. In his free time, Brian enjoys hiking, running and volunteering with meaningful causes. He runs a sports outreach program, and spends much time on Migrant Worker causes.

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Khanh Nguyen

SECRETARY

Khanh is a civil / geotechnical engineer. She was born in Vietnam, educated in the US and has worked on projects all over the APAC region.

 

Before moving to Singapore in 2019, she was based in Hong Kong where she was also active in the Lighthouse Club Young Members Group.

She is currently a Senior Engineer with AECOM Singapore Ltd working on transportation and infrastructure projects and brings with her a wealth of international experience to Singapore’s fast paced and dynamic construction industry.

When Khanh is not chasing the Council Members around with her action list, she enjoys dragon-boating with La Armada Dragon Boat Team, taking her baby to the pool and having chicken rice at the neighbourhood’s hawker centre.

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Ivan Ivanovas

COUNCIL MEMBER

Ivan has been co-supporting Lighthouse Club’s fund-raising events and charitable causes since 2018 and is with Marking Services Inc., turnkey process and asset identification contractor, where he is taking care of business development in energy, water and construction industries.

Spare time is spent with family actively exploring Singapore’s cultural gems.

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Karthini Mahendranathan

EVENTS OFFICER

Karthini was an active member of the Lighthouse Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for years before relocating to Singapore in 2020 and joining the Lighthouse Club Committee here. She is part of the in-house legal team in Marina Bay Sands overseeing the expansion plan of the integrated resort, which includes the refurbishment of the three towers and the construction of a fourth.

In her free time, she enjoys playing sports and is presently into dragonboat, netball and poker (surely that counts as a sport, especially in nations under lockdown). She is also very proud of her ability to perform one magic trick to perfection (few council members who were lucky enough to witness it can testify to this).

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Sam Asher

TREASURER

Sam serves on the LHC Council as Treasurer and has been a member for the last 4 years. He enjoys attending the social gatherings to meet industry peers and to promote the LHC’s. Sam’s main reason for being a member is to help the individuals within the industry that require it and raise awareness of such issues. Sam  has previously been involved with the Stephen Lawrence Trust and the CIDB as Construction Ambassador in the UK, and more recently as a Mentor for SINDA in Singapore. 


Sam studied and started his career in UK and has been in Singapore for over 6 years. As a chartered surveyor, he works for WT Partnership as their Infrastructure and Asset Management Lead for the SEA region.

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Srinivisan

Sivaraman

COUNCIL MEMBER

An active member since 2007, Srinivasan held previous position in the committee as an adviser/observer. He is an Instrumentation & Control design engineer for the Oil and Gas processing facilities EPC projects. He has experience in  business development, internal quality and talent acquisition. He also networks with people for synergies in this region.


His hobbies are Music and languages.

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Woo Sek Han

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY

Woo has been in the Construction Industry for the last 30 odd years from Foundation Specialist to Main Contractors & currently in Materials Engineering.

 

He is currently the Membership Secretary in the Lighthouse Club Singapore & also is involved in other Charity Organization like the Lions Club of Singapore West & serving as a Board of Director in the Singapore Concrete Institute. I always believed in the slogan “Charity begins at Home” & that has put a perspective in my outlook in life. Like they say “Greatest Satisfaction is achieved when you see the Happiness in their Faces”.

Chris Rudland

COUNCIL MEMBER

Chris is a Director at BRG Consulting (Singapore) and a Chartered Quantity Surveyor.  He is a relatively new member of the Lighthouse Club and was instantly taken by the positive energy within the Club and the vision to help those who really need it.  Although Chris has lived and worked in Singapore for 6 years, it has been his second home for over 30.  He has 4 young children who add a lot of fun and energy to his home life and who act as a constant reminder that not everyone is as fortunate and that we should all be doing more to help those around us on a daily basis. Chris fully intends to remain involved with the Lighthouse Club long beyond his 2-year tenure as Treasurer and to work with the Council to grow the membership and reach of the club over the coming years and decades.

Lighthouse Club (Singapore)

The Lighthouse Club (Singapore) is the Singaporean chapter of the Lighthouse Club–the construction industry charity. 

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