Mdm Kay Kuok is a Barrister-at-Law from Gray’s Inn, London and works full-time in her family business, the Kuok Group of Companies that is involved in trading, manufacturing, property and shipping and the Shangri-La Group of hotels. In 1986, she was appointed Company Secretary of Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore where she handled its corporate and legal affairs, and its hotel operations. In 1998, she joined the board of Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore and currently holds the position of Executive Chairman. Mdm Kuok is the Managing Director of Shangri-La Hotels (M) Berhad and Director of Allgreen Properties Limited. She is also the Chairman of the Board of National Healthcare Group, President of the Singapore Hotel Association, Director of the Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund and sits on the National Youth Achievement Award Council. She has served on several community service and statutory boards including the Singapore Tourism Board, South West CDC, National Arts Council, Singapore Environment Council, and National Environment Agency. Mdm Kuok has been a member of the National University of Singapore (NUS) Board of Trustees since 1 April 2008. Mdm Kuok received several honours and awards including the Public Service Medal (PSM) in 1998 and the Public Service Star (BBM) in 2005.