Dr. William Wan is the General Secretary of the Singapore Kindness Movement and is actively involved in several boards and committees of non-profit organizations and government agencies. He is also a winner of the Active Ager Award (Council of the Third Age) 2011. He was also instrumental in the founding of the charity servicing ex-offenders that was renamed Prison Fellowship Singapore, of which he is the current chairman.
His work in the community was recognized by a Muslim Foundation when they honoured him as a “Community Leader Extraordinaire” with the Abdeali Tayebali Life-Time Achievement Award 2015. He was also appointed by the President of Singapore as the Justice of the Peace.
Prior to taking on this role as General Secretary, he was practising law and managing a psychometric company. His original law firm was a pioneer in pro bono practice and he was one of the first to have engaged ex-offenders on his staff.
As a published author, Dr. Wan contributes regularly to the Straits Times Opinion Page and numerous other newspapers and magazines. He was a columnist for a local magazine and the Community News of Ottawa. He has also contributed chapters to several books and his published books cover a wide range of subjects.