As Group Chief Operating Officer, Mr Liak assists Mr Pua Seck Guan, Chief Executive Officer of Perennial, to oversee and manage the general business of Perennial. As Chief Executive Officer of Perennial Healthcare Pte Ltd, Mr Liak assists Mr Pua to provide strategic leadership in the development and management of Perennial's healthcare businesses in Singapore and China.
Mr Liak is well-recognised as a healthcare industry veteran with over 40 years of experience. Prior to joining Perennial, Mr Liak was Group Chief Executive Officer of Alexandra Health System. Earlier, he held various positions as Group Chief Executive Officer of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Alexandra Hospital, Changi General Hospital and Toa Payoh Hospital. He was also involved in the restructuring of major hospitals including The National University Hospital, Kandang Kerbau Hospital (now known as KK Women's and Children's Hospital) and Singapore General Hospital.
Mr Liak is currently Chairman of the National Environment Agency. He also serves on the boards of NTUC Health Co-operative Limited, Pathlight School, Civil Service College's Service Management Advisory Panel and the Centre for Liveable Cities’ Advisory Board.
Mr Liak holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences) from the University of Aston, Birmingham, United Kingdom.