Bernard Tay

Non-Executive Chairman
Crowe Horwath First Trust LLP

Mr Bernard Tay Ah Kong is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Crowe Horwath First Trust LLP, which is a Singapore Public Accountants and Chartered Accountants firm, a Non-Executive Director of RHT Rajan Menon Foundation Limited, a council member of RHT GRACE Institute and an Independent Non-Executive Director of RHT Capital Pte Ltd (RHT). RHT is a Capital Market Services (CMS) licence holder of MAS and a Full Sponsor approved by the SGX.

He is a Justice of the Peace, appointed by the President of the Republic of Singapore. President of the Automobile Association of Singapore and Chairman of Singapore Road Safety Council. Mr Tay is the Region 2 (Asia Pacific) Vice- President of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and member of the World Council for Automobile & Tourism; concurrently he is also a member of the FIA Audit Committee. He is a Member of Ministry of Home Affairs – Board of Visiting Justices & Board of Inspection and Inmates’ Families Support Fund Board. He is also a member of the Ministry of Transport – Active Mobility Advisory Panel. He was appointed, Senior Advisor to the Government of Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province of the People’s Republic of China.

He is a recipient of the Minister for Home Affairs National Day Award, Service to Education Awards (Gold/Silver/Pewter) and Community Long Service Medals. He was conferred the Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Star) and Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal) by the President of The Republic of Singapore.

In addition, he was a Member of the Resource Panel of the Government Parliamentary Committees for Home Affairs and Communications. He had also served on several committees under the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority which includes the Complaints and Disciplinary Panel – Public Accountants Oversight Committee, Standing Law Review Focus Group and Directors’ Duties Study Team. He was also a Member of the Singapore Corporate Awards Judging Panel for the Best Annual Report Award. He was the Vice President of the Singapore Productivity Association.

Mr Tay is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (U.K.), the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and the Singapore Institute of Directors. He is also a Chartered Accountant of Malaysia. He had attended the FIA University Senior Executive Programme at Columbia Business School, Columbia University (USA).

Mr Tay has a wide range of experience, from having worked in public accounting firms in the United Kingdom and Singapore, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and companies in commerce, industry and management consulting for over 40 years. He has served many years as Independent Non- Executive Director of Companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Singapore and Hong Kong.