Migrant Worker Charity HOME Suspends Executive Director For Alleged Funds Misappropriation, Authorities Informed

HOME Executive Director Deshi Gill Suspended Pending Misappropriation Claims

The Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) charity released a statement on Tuesday (17 Jan) saying that it has suspended executive director Deshi Gill.

Source: HOME via Wayback Machine

She is suspected of misappropriating funds from HOME and authorities have been informed.

Ms Gill has been HOME’S executive director since 2020 after working with the organisation since 2017.

HOME executive director Deshi Gill suspended

According to the statement, Ms Gill has been suspended while HOME conducts internal inquiries.

“After preliminary investigations, we believe there is a basis for suspected misconduct,” it said.

It confirmed that authorities have been informed and that the board, as well as staff, will provide all necessary information as part of any investigations.

HOME declined to comment further on the nature of the allegations as the matter is with the authorities.

Between Jan 2017 and Jun 2020, Ms Gill was the senior finance manager at HOME.

According to her profile, she completed an Australian CPA programme and graduated from the University of Western Australia.

Reviewing controls

HOME stated that it is currently reviewing its governance controls to ensure the rigour of its internal processes so that such lapses will not occur again.

Thanking donors and members of the public, HOME said operations and service will continue to function as they strive to improve migrant workers’ well-being and dignity in Singapore.

“HOME’s commitment to advance the migrant worker cause remains unwavering,” it said.

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