Ms Denise PHUA

President
Autism Resource Centre

Ms Denise Phua Lay Peng is the Mayor of Central Singapore District and a Member of Parliament (MP) in the Jalan Besar GRC. She is also the President of Autism Resource Centre (Singapore) and a Board member of the Autism Association Singapore. She supervises 2 special schools, the Pathlight School—which she co-founded—and the Eden School. As an MP, Ms Phua has focused on advocating for the vulnerable, especially for persons with disabilities and those from poor and needy backgrounds. She is part of the team behind Singapore’s two 5-year Enabling Masterplans which chart services and programmes for persons with disabilities. Prior to her current portfolio, she acquired more than 20 years of corporate management experiences in Hewlett-Packard, the Wuthelam Group and founded the Centre for Effective Leadership (Asia), a training and consultancy firm that honours principle-centred leadership.