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語文及通識教育學院

教學人員

卓建南教授 PBM

院長

電郵 ktoh@thei.edu.hk

卓建南教授 PBM

Prof Toh was appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Management, Hospitality and General Education in September 2020. Prior to that, he was the CEO of the Basketball Association of Singapore.

 

In 1998, KL started his academic career in Hong Kong Baptist University as an Assistant Professor and course coordinator in the Department of Sport and Physical Education. In 2001, he joined the then Hong Kong Sports Development Board (now Hong Kong Sports Institute) as the Head of Technical Services Division, providing Sports Science and Medicine support to the elite athletes.

 

Subsequently, KL was head-hunted by the then Singapore Sports Council (now Sport Singapore) to assume various key positions including Director of Sports Management Division, Chief of High Performance Group and Chief of Integrated Projects & China Relations Group. During his tenure, KL spearheaded the US$1.36 billion (NPV) Singapore Sports Hub Project procured using the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model, the first of its kind in the world.

 

In 2008, KL founded a sports & leisure consultancy firm catering to both local & international clients, before joining Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore in 2010 to helm several senior positions during his decade-long service. These include Director (Special Projects) in the China Affairs Office, Director of International Affairs Office and Executive Director of the Local Community Engagement Office. He also designed and taught several modules related to performance management and community engagement for senior government officials from China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and the Philippines at NTU’s Nanyang Centre for Public Administration.

 

Passionate about serving his community, KL has been volunteering actively as a grassroots leader in Singapore over the past 20 years. He was the Chairman of the Projects & Development Committee, Nee Soon Town Council and the Chong Pang Citizens’ Consultative Committee, the apex grassroots organisation in the constituency. For his selfless public services, KL was conferred the prestigious Public Service Medal (PBM) by the President of the Republic of Singapore at the 2012 National Day Awards presentation.

 

As a sports enthusiast, KL enjoys all kinds of sports, especially Tennis and Table Tennis. He represented Singapore National Youth Table Tennis team in mid-1980s. As an accomplished table tennis coach, his notable achievements include leading Taiwan Chung Yuan Christian University women’s team to the final four of the National Varsity Table Tennis Championship (B Division), the best achievement ever for this university. KL also likes reading autobiographies.

 

KL holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Indiana University (USA), Executive Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore, Master of Science from the Indiana University (USA) and Bachelor of Education from the National Taiwan Normal University.

QUALIFICATIONS

1988-1992

Bachelor of Education, National Taiwan Normal University

1993-1994

Masters’ of Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

1994-1997

Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

2005-2007

Executive Masters’ of Business Administration (EMBA), National University of Singapore

2009

Certificate of Chinese Proficiency (Obtained Grade A at the Advanced Level, the highest possible grade),

The State Commission of the Chinese Proficiency Test 

EMPLOYMENT

2019 – 2020

CEO

Basketball Association of Singapore (Seconded from Singapore National Olympic Council)

2016-2019

Executive Director, Local Community Engagement Office

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 
2012-2017

Director, Office of International Affairs

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2010-2012

Director (Special Projects), Office of China Affairs

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2013-2019

Adjunct Faculty, Nanyang Centre for Public Administration & National Institute of Education

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2009-2010

Deputy Director, Training Safety & Audit

Home Team Academy, Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs 
2008-2009

Founder & CEO

Raffles Sports & Leisure Consulting, Singapore
2005-2008

Chief, Integrated Projects & China Relations Group

Singapore Sports Council (now Sport Singapore)
2004-2005

Chief, High Performance Group

Singapore Sports Council (now Sport Singapore)
2003-2004

Director, Sports Management Division

Singapore Sports Council (now Sport Singapore)
2001-2002

Head, Technical Services Division

Hong Kong Sports Development Board (now Hong Kong Sports Institute)
1998-2000

Course Coordinator and Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education

Hong Kong Baptist University
1998-1998

Business Development Manager

Sijori Resort (Sentosa) Pte. Ltd. Singapore
1994-1997

Associate Instructor, Department of Recreation and Park Administration

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
1992-1993

Teaching Assistant & Table Tennis Head Coach

Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan

 

 

 

 

AWARDS

2012 Public Service Medal (PBM), conferred by the President of the Republic of Singapore
2010 Torch-Bearer, Inaugural Youth Olympic Games, 2010
2010

Hone Team Achievement Award (High Risk Areas of Commonality Teams), Singapore Ministry of

Home Affairs

2005-2007 Singapore Sports Council (SSC) Scholarship (to study EMBA at NUS)
 

PUBLIC SERVICE (last 10 years)

2018 Presidential Candidate, Singapore Table Tennis Association
2016-2018 Chairman, Chong Pang Community Club Management Committee, Singapore
2014-2016 Chairman, Chong Pang Citizens’ Consultative Committee, Singapore
2013-2014 Chairman, Projects & Development Committee, Nee Soon Town Council, Singapore
2011-2015

Vice Chairman, Town Development Sub-Committee, Sembawang/Woodlands/

Yishun Town Facilities Coordinating Committee, Singapore

2013-2015 Member, Yishun Secondary School Advisory Committee, Singapore
2010-2014 Vice Chairman, Chong Pang Citizens’ Consultative Committee, Singapore
 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

2009-2014 Vice President, Asian Association for Sports Management (AASM)
2007-2013 Executive Board Member, Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science    
1998-present Life Member, World Leisure
1998-present Life Member, Hong Kong Recreation Management Association

 

EXPERTISE

  • Governance & Management of National Sports Governing Bodies
  • University Excellence & Internationalization
  • Mega Sports & Leisure Project Management
  • High Performance Sports

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Sports Governance

KEYNOTE/INVITED ADDRESSES

  • Toh, K. L. (2014, June). Cultural issues in international collaboration. Invited presentation at the 10th Asian Association for Sport Management Conference, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

 

  • Toh, K. L. (2012, August). NTU – One of the fastest rising universities in the world.  Invited presentation at the 8th Asian Association for Sport Management Conference, Changchun, Jilin, PR China.

 

  • Toh, K. L. (2012, April). Direction of Asian Professional Sports Development. Invited presentation at the Sports Management Association of Thailand (SMAT) Conference 2012, Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand.

 

  • Toh, K. L. (2010, October). How to make the sports hub vibrant? Invited presentation at the Asia Association for Sports Management (AASM) Conference 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

  • Toh, K. L. (2009, November). Tourism, integrated resorts & Singapore’s economy. Keynote presentation at the 2009 Creative Management of Local Enterprises Forum, Hsin Chu, Taiwan.

 

  • Toh, K. L. (2009, July). Innovative infrastructure procurement – Using Singapore sports hub as an example. Invited presentation at the 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Exercise and Sports Science (APCESS) & 8th International Sports Science Conference (ISSC) 2009, Kelantan, Malaysia.

 

  • Toh, K. L. (2008, June). Development of Sports in Singapore. Keynote presentation at the 2008 International Conference of Sport and Recreation Management, Tao Yuan, Taiwan.

 

  • Toh, K. L. (2008, March). PPP Model - Singapore Sports Hub Project Development. Keynote presentation at the 2008 International Service Innovation Conference, Hsin Chu, Taiwan.

 

  • Toh, K. L. (2007, December). High Performance Management. Invited presentation at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Exercise & Sports Science 2007, Hiroshima, Japan.

 

  • Toh, K. L. (2007, 3 December). Singapore Sports Hub PPP Project. Invited presentation to the Pakistanis Government Delegation at the Civil Service College, Singapore.

 

  • Toh, K. L. (2006, May). Public Private Partnership (PPP) and the Development of Singapore Sports Hub. Keynote presentation at the 6th International Conference of Sports and Leisure Management, Taipei, Taiwan.

 

  • Toh, K. L. (2004, July). Governance of National Sports Associations (NSAs). Invited presentation at the International Conference on Physical Education (ICPE) 2004, Hong Kong.

 

  • Toh, K. L. (2003, 25 July). Governance & Management of National Sports Associations (NSAs). Invited presentation at the School of Business Management, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore.

 

  • Toh, K. L. (2003, 16 March). Sports Management and Competencies of Sport Managers. Keynote presentation at the “Towards Sports Excellence Seminar” of the Singapore North Zone School Sports Council, Batam, Indonesia. 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Toh, K. L. (2008). Development of Sports in Singapore. Asian Sports Management Review 2(1), 31-46.

 

  • Toh, K. L. (2007). High Performance Management. Refereed Abstracts of the Asia-Pacific Conference on Exercise & Sports Science 2007, Hiroshima, Japan, 56-57

 

  • Toh, K. L. (2006). Public Private Partnership (PPP) and the Development of Singapore Sports Hub. Refereed Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference of Sports and Leisure Management, Vol A, 101 - 121. Taiwan: National Taiwan Normal University.

 

  • Toh, K. L. (2001). Developing the business of sport in Asia: Public sport and recreation in Hong Kong. Perspectives, 3, 121-130.

 

  • Jamieson, L. M., & Toh, K. L. (2001). Toward a conceptual framework for sport management curriculum: An exploratory study. NIRSA Journal 25(2), 16-28.

 

  • Toh, K. L., & Jamieson, L. M. (2000). Constructing and validating competencies of sport managers (COSM) instrument: A model development. NIRSA Journal 24(2), 38-55.

           

  • Toh, K. L., & Yeung, S. Y. (2000). International leisure travel motivation among university students in Hong Kong. ICHPER*SD Journal, 36(4), 55-58.

 

  • Jamieson, L. M., & Toh, K. L. (2000). Professional preparation in sport management: A narrative meta-analysis. NIRSA Journal, 24(1), 31-43.

           

  • Toh, K. L., & Ho, H. W. (2000). Gender difference in perceived effectiveness of the media used for advertising public recreational programs in Hong Kong: Implications for promoting recreational programs. Refereed papers from the 3rd Sport in the City Conference, Indianapolis, IN, 221-230.

 

  • Toh, K. L. (2000). How to work effectively with people: Recreation leadership for the 21st century. Hong Kong Recreation Review, 12, 7-11.

           

  • Toh, K. L. (1999). Important developments of leisure education in American public schools: What can we learn from them? Journal Physical Education & Recreation (Hong Kong), 5(1), 43-48.

           

  • Toh, K. L. (1999). Stakeholders: An overview. Hong Kong Recreation Review, 11, 22-33.

           

  • Toh, K. L., & Jamieson, L. M. (1999). Constructing and validating competencies of sport managers (COSM) instrument: A model development. Refereed Abstracts from the 14th Annual Conference of North American Society for Sport Management, Vancouver, B. C., Canada, 95.

 

  • Toh, K. L. (1998). Sport management competency: A review of literature. Journal of Physical Education & Recreation (Hong Kong), 4(2), 56-62.

           

  • Toh, K. L. (1997). Qualitative inquiry in leisure research. Illuminare, 5(1), 78-85.

           

  • Jamieson, L. M., & Toh, K. L. (1996, October). Professional preparation in sport management: First phase of meta-analysis. Refereed Abstracts from the 1996 Symposium on Leisure Research of the National Recreation and Park Association Conference, Kansas City, MO, 25.

           

  • Toh, K. L. (1990). A discussion on the 41st World Table Tennis Championships (in Chinese). NTNU Journal of Physical Education, 28.

 

  • Toh, K. L. (1989). Prevention and treatment of tennis injuries (Chinese translation). NTNU Journal of Physical Education, 27.

 

Dissertation / Thesis

  • Toh, K. L. (2006). Sports excellence in Singapore: The way forward. Unpublished master’s dissertation, School of Business, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

 

  • Toh, K. L. (1997). Constructing and validating competencies of sport managers (COSM) instrument: A model development. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Indiana University, Bloomington.

 

  • Toh, K. L. (1994). A handbook for marketing private recreational and leisure services. Unpublished master’s project, Indiana University, Bloomington.

 

Book (Chapter / Editorial)

  • Toh, K. L. (2004). Governance of National Sports Associations (NSAs). In M. Chin, L. D. Hensley, P. Cote & S. Chen (Eds.). Global perspectives in the integration of physical activity, sports, dance, and exercise science in physical education: From theory to practice (pp 243-249). Hong Kong, China: The Hong Kong Institute of Education.

 

  • Toh, K. L. (2002). (Member of editorial board). Theory and practice of altitude training. Beijing, China: People’s Sports Publishing House of China.