Mrs Liew née Ng Sau Pheng

A university lecturer turned entrepreneur turned child rights advocate, Mrs. Liew ventured into the field of early childhood care and education in 1983 and set up a company which operated several successful child care centres and kindergartens. She also provides consultancy services to private individuals, businesses and agencies in the setting up of child care and preschool centres as well as upgrading existing ones and conducts in-house care provider/teacher training, staff motivation, and parent education seminars for child care centres, kindergartens and corporations.

As one of the Founders and a Governor of Malaysian Child Resource Institute (MCRI), she is a well-known speaker in the field of parenting and early childhood care and education and has been invited to present papers both locally and internationally.

Dr. Goh Chee Leong

Dr Goh currently serves as the Vice President of HELP University College. He also serves as Dean of the Faculty of Behavioral Sciences at HELP University College, Kuala Lumpur, which houses the largest Psychology undergraduate program in South East Asia. There, he lectures in a variety of areas, including Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology, Research Methodology, Human Motivation, Developmental Psychology and Cognitive Psychology.

He obtained his PhD in Psychology from the University of Otago, in New Zealand, where he was conferred the Otago Postgraduate Award. Prior to that he completed an honors degree in Psychology also at Otago University.

He also serves as President-Elect for the ASEAN Regional Union of Psychological Societies (ARUPS) and is Vice President of the Malaysian Psychological Association (PSIMA). He has also been appointed the Consultant Psychologist for MENSA Malaysia.

He has served as the project leader for several UNICEF interventions in Malaysia, and is a member of the Ministry of Health’s National Disaster Taskforce for Mental Health. He has published in the area of memory and eyewitness testimonies among children.

He has served as a consultant and facilitator for corporations such as Ogilvy and Mather, Petronas, Maxis, MISC, Zaid Ibrahim and Co, CIMB, Public Mutual, Prudential, Standard Chartered Bank, Digi, Great Eastern, Kraft, Sime Darby, Bank Negara, Prudential, Hitachi, Mimos, Toyota and BASF. He has designed and presented courses for the financial service industry for the last 12 years.

His areas of specialization include the application of psychology to change management, conflict mediation, customer service, people management, stress management, talent management and leadership.

He is a columnist for parenting issues for Parenthood Magazine (Malaysia and Singapore), has written regularly for the Star on both corporate and family issues and is a regular contributor for BFM. He has conducted numerous workshops for parents around the country. To date over 10,000 parents have attended his parenting sessions.

Aisha Zanariah Abdullah

Aisha manages her own child enrichment centre in Shah Alam, Selangor. She attained her Early Years qualification in 1989. She also provides consultancy work for setting up preschools as well as teacher-training and volunteers as a trainer/facilitator with local child-centred initiatives. A lawyer by training, Aisha authored the book “Why Montessori? Choosing the Right Preschool”, (“Mengapa Montessori? Memilih Prasekolah yang Sesuai”) published by Times Media Pte Ltd. in 2001.

Aisha Z. Abdullah lives in Shah Alam, Selangor and is a mother of 5 young children. She supports child rights through advocacy work as Board member of MCRI as well as in her role as President of the Montessori Association of Malaysia. Aisha attained her Training of Trainers Certificate in Montessori Training with MCRI in 2009.