Management Team


 

 

Rick Coate

General Manager

 

Rick Coate joined The American Club on October 21, 2020. Rick brings a remarkable career spanning multiple continents and more than 30 years’ service & management experience to his position.

 

After beginning his career in retail, and then the airline industry, Rick moved into the world of sports club management. From 2002, he managed some of Australia’s most renowned golf clubs before taking over as the General Manager of the prestigious Hong Kong Cricket Club in 2012. After a three-and-a-half-year stint at the helm, he moved back to Australia where he managed the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron and was Sports Project Manager at Melbourne Cricket Club before taking over as CEO of Disabled Wintersport Australia.

 

In addition to his expansive management portfolio, Rick has undertaken formal management training and post-graduate education across a wide range of service-based industries, including an MBA from Deakin University and a professional certification from Harvard University.

 

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Angie Ng

Senior Director of Finance

 

Angie oversees the Club’s Accounts, Store, Payroll, Purchasing and IT functions. She played a key role in formulating the Club’s five-year business plan and launched an enhanced cash flow management system which helped drive growth in revenue and Gross Operating Profit.

 

Angie also spearheaded the Club’s digital transformation to integrate new IT systems including a booking app, membership app and point-of-sale system.

 

A seasoned Finance professional, Angie has held finance leadership roles in the hospitality, retail and service industries, including listed companies. Some of her past achievements include the successful acquisition of two hotels in East Asia for Park Hotel Group and securing favorable refinancing to help retail giant, CK Tang, get back on track financially. 

 

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Dan Durkin

Director of Food & Beverage

 

Dan oversees the planning and operations of the Club's dining and retail outlets. He was instrumental in setting up TAC2Go! and Bottles2Go!, the Club’s popular delivery service, and is continually working with his team to expand service offerings.

 

Dan also launched two programs for wine aficionados – UNCORKED, a club for fellow vinophiles to connect and learn more about wine, and the Club’s signature Virtual Wine Tasting sessions.

 

Dan is an accomplished chef and has more than 20 years of senior management experience in the hospitality industry. As a Food & Beverage Program specialist, Dan's achievements include the regional expansion of Brewerkz Restaurants & Microbreweries and Bangalore-based Habanero Foods International.

 

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Jon Lim

Director of People Development

 

Jon oversees the People Development practice in the Club. Under his leadership, the Club was named A Great Place To Work and has adopted the Senior Worker Early Adopter Grant (SWEAG) and the Part-time Re-employment Grant (PTRG).

 

He also spearheaded the Club's partnership with the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) to provide support, training and job placement opportunities.

 

Jon's Human Resource experience includes a stint at the Millennial Hotel Group and Marina Bay Sands.

 

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Rachel Ang

Acting Director of Membership & Marketing

 

Rachel oversees the Club’s Membership and  Marketing Communication functions. She was pivotal in creating a refreshed content strategy, resulting in an exponential growth in member engagement across all digital touchpoints. She also spearheaded the Club’s new website redevelopment project by modernizing its interface and ensuring seamless user interaction, in an effort to attract new Members and enhance existing Members’ online experience.

 

Rachel is a marketing champion with vast experience in advertising and brand management in Southeast Asia and China. In the span of her career, she has created integrated campaigns focused on customer acquisition, engagement and loyalty for major consumer brands and government agencies.

 

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Eleen Yap

Assistant Director of Club Services

 

Eleen oversees the operation and growth of sên Spa, Youth and Bowling.  She played a pivotal role in the reopening of sên Spa in 2013, and the design and redevelopment of the spa in 2017. Eleen conceptualized the Signature Jade Radiance Facial, a highly sought-after service at the spa. She also helped to bring in robust retail offerings with hard-to-find brands in Singapore, making them accessible to Members.

 

In 2016, she won the Best Education Award by Aveda, a testament of her contributions in the world of wellness.

 

Eleen is a long-time hospitality professional who has worked in Singapore, Australia and Macau. She developed spa and leisure programs for brands like Swissôtel, Conrad, City of Dreams and Wynn.

 

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Nerang Mohammad

Assistant Director of Facilities and Security

 

Nerang oversees the operation of Engineering, Housekeeping and Security in the Club. He leads the Green Team in the Sustainable Working Group, where his energy saving initiatives has helped the Club save significant amounts on utilities cost every month. Nerang also played an important role in the Club’s redevelopment project in ensuring compliance to building and safety standards.

 

Some of Nerang’s achievements include the setting up and commissioning of cleanrooms in Malaysia ranging from Class 10 to Class 1000 and a medical plant in Chai Chee, where he won an Exemplary Employee Award for his contributions.

 

Nerang is a certified Water Efficiency Manager and also a Senior Fire Safety Manager registered with the Singapore Civil Defence Force.

 

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Julie Zul

Assistant Director of Member Services

 

Julie oversees the Concierge, Thinkspace and the Libraries in the Club. A seasoned hospitality professional, Julie successfully restructured and streamlined the Front Office and Thinkspace’s functions by establishing high service standards for daily operations and service excellence. She also developed a set of professional grooming guideline to upgrade the team members’ image and presentation.

 

Julie brings with her a long experience from the airline industry. She was a former flight attendant and cabin crew trainer with Silkair where she has mastered the art of customer service and training teams.

 

Julie is currently pursuing a Diploma in Business Practice - Hospitality Management.

 

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Mark James

Assistant Director of Fitness & Leisure

 

Mark oversees the Fitness and Recreational operations and activities in the Club. He played a key role in bringing back golf socials and events in response to a growing community of avid golfers at the Club. With health and well-being becoming increasingly important, Mark and his team are working to expand the Club’s offerings beyond fitness and leisure to include more holistic wellness activities.

 

Mark is one of the most experienced Sport and Recreation professionals in the Singapore, with a career in Club management spanning 20 years across Singapore Cricket Club, The British Club, Singapore Swimming Club and The Tanglin Club.

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Rachel Ang

Acting Director of Membership & Marketing

 

Rachel oversees the Club’s Membership and  Marketing Communication functions. She was pivotal in creating a refreshed content strategy, resulting in an exponential growth in member engagement across all digital touchpoints. She also spearheaded the Club’s new website redevelopment project by modernizing its interface and ensuring seamless user interaction, in an effort to attract new Members and enhance existing Members’ online experience.

 

Rachel is a marketing champion with vast experience in advertising and brand management in Southeast Asia and China. In the span of her career, she has created integrated campaigns focused on customer acquisition, engagement and loyalty for major consumer brands and government agencies.

 

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