Michael Loh

Loh is General Manager of Heartware Network (www.heartware.org), a charitable youth organization that engages Singaporean youths in meaningful community work to equip them with the social ‘heartware’ to be active citizens.  Prior to his current appointment, Loh was the Volunteer Coordinator for Dover Park Hospice.  In this position, Loh won the Inaugural National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre’s  (NVPC) National Volunteerism Award for Best Volunteer Management System (2001) and the President’s Social Service Award for Best Volunteer Informal Group (2002). 

Prior to Dover Park Hospice, Loh served 14 years as the Executive Secretary/Chief Administrator of the Singapore Medical Association, the national body representing registered medical practitioners in Singapore. 

With nearly 20 years heading non-profit organizations, Loh has wide-ranging experience in managing non-profits including governance issues, board matters, project management and secretariat administration.  He is particularly interested in training, and has conducted  a series of courses in volunteer management at both the NVPC and the Social Service Training Institute of the National Council of Social Service since 2006.  He has been a conference speaker and workshop leader for numerous Singapore organisations, including NVPC, Singapore International Foundation and the Singapore Community Development Council. Over the years, Loh has presented original papers in volunteer management at international conferences such as the IAHPC World Congress in Osaka (2003), IAVE World Conference in Barcelona (2004) and IAVE Regional Conference in Hong Kong (2005).  In 2006, Loh became the first Singaporean to publish an original paper in IJOVA (International Journal of Volunteer Administration, USA). 

Loh is co-founder and chairman of MOVE (Managing and Organising Volunteer Efforts), Singapore’s new professional association for volunteer coordinators.