The 14th Annual General Meeting of the Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) was held on Thursday, 22 September 2016 at the Singapore Aviation Academy. The meeting was attended by representatives from over 40 corporate members and presided over by members of the 10th Management Committee, chaired by AAIS President Mr Philip Quek.
In his opening address, Mr Quek touched on the rapid changes in technologies and the global business environment that had started to create impact in the domestic aerospace landscape. He called for industry transformation and greater initiative by and from the industry to maintain its competitiveness. Mr Quek also described the evolving role of AAIS in facilitating the aerospace ecosystem. This had served as an impetus for the Association to embark on a Strategic Review of its mission, vision and strategies in a process involving members and other stakeholders. Outcomes of the Strategic Review process were later shared with members in a presentation by Honorary Secretary Mr Steven Pearson.
The AGM also saw the election of Mr Allan Ferrie, Operations Director of Rolls-Royce Singapore, to the position of AAIS 2nd Vice-President. Mr Ferrie filled the position left by Mr Ho Tin Pau, who stepped down in mid-2016. Tokens of Appreciation were presented to Mr Ho as well as Mr Philip Ang, both of whom were lauded for their great contributions to AAIS through their appointments in the Management Committee since its early days.
Members present also endorsed the FY2015/16 Annual Report and Financial Statements, and agreed unanimously to reappoint Mr Paul Sandosham of Clifford Chance as the Honorary Legal Advisor and Ernst & Young as the Honorary External Auditor.