The MtSS recently welcomed to its ranks Eric Tan in the newly created role of General Manager, overseeing the administrative and ministry operations at both the Jurong port drop-in centre and the office at Telok Blangah House.

Eric holds a MBA and previously worked in the logistics and supply chain management industry. His primary roles include engaging the stakeholders such as churches, Diocese of Singapore and other corporates including government agencies such as the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore.  Together with a small yet formidable team of chaplains and dedicated staff, Eric will spearhead initiatives to advance the work of MtSS.

As a calling to give back to society, Eric’s vision is to bring the MtSS to greater heights by raising the profile to expand to a previously untargeted audience, thereby increase fundraising needed to continue to provide the vital services to seafarers.

Eric said of his appointment, "The Mission to Seafarers plays a crucial role within the maritime industry, I am excited about the future and am ready to embrace the challenges that lie ahead."