URA, BCA announce new appointments to boards, effective Thursday

Published Wed, Mar 31, 2021 · 04:25 PM

THE Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and the Building Construction Authority (BCA) announced key appointments to each of their boards in separate statements on Wednesday.

At the URA, four new members will be on the board from April 1:

* Sarjit Singh Gill, senior counsel and senior partner at Shook Lin & Bok;

* Goh Thien Phong, partner and head of corporate restructuring at PricewaterCoopers;

* Dr Thang Leng Leng, associate professor and head of department of Japanese Studies in the faculty of arts and social sciences at the National University of Singapore; and

* Keith Tan Kean Loong, chief executive at Singapore Tourism Board.

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Board chairman Peter Ho Hak Ean, who is also senior advisor at the Centre for Strategic Futures at the Prime Minister's Office, will be reappointed along with seven other members:

* Khew Sin Khoon, president and group chief executive at CPG Corporation;

* Judy Hsu, chief executive officer of consumer, private and business banking at Standard Chartered Bank;

* Angelene Chan, chairman at DP Architects;

* Bill Chang York Chye, chief executive officer, group enterprise, Singtel;

* Ong Kim Pong, regional chief executive (South-east Asia) at PSA International;

* Khairudin Saharom, principal and director of Kite Studio Architecture; and

* Lim Eng Hwee, chief executive officer at URA.

Five members, whose terms end on March 31, will step down from the board:

* Tan Chee Meng, senior counsel and deputy chairman at WongPartnership;

* Nagaraj Sivaram;

* Professor Brenda Yeoh Saw Ai, director of Humanities & Social Science Research, Office of Deputy President (Research & Technology), National University of Singapore;

* Dr Cheong Wei Yang, deputy secretary (Special Projects), Ministry of Health;

* Ngien Hoon Ping, chief executive officer, Supply Chain Business, FairPrice Group.

With these changes, the URA board will have a dozen members, including Mr Ho. All appointments will be for a two-year term until March 31, 2023.

The BCA will be led by a new chairman and deputy chairman from April 1.

Lim Sim Seng, group head of consumer banking and wealth management at DBS Bank, will succeed Lee Fook Sun as chairman. Professor Tan Thian Soon, president of Singapore Institute of Technology will succeed Norman Ka Cheung Ip as deputy chairman of the board.

The statutory board announced that five new members will join the board. The new appointees are:

* Angelene Chan Li Chen, chairman at DP Architects;

* Jasmin Lau, executive director of Singapore Global Network, Economic Development Board;

* Lee Bee Wah, group director of Meinhardt (Singapore).

* Max Loh Khum Whai, managing partner for Singapore and Brunei, Ernst & Young;

* Khiatani Manohar Ramesh, senior executive director at CapitaLand Limited.

Five members have been re-appointed: 

* Kelvin Wong, chief executive officer of BCA;

* Kala Anandarajah, partner at Rajah & Tann;

* Johnny Lim Chee Hwa;

* Mohamad Saiful Bin Saroni, partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers; and

* Wong Heang Fine, group chief executive officer at Surbana Jurong Private Limited.

Seven members will step down from office upon completing their term of office:

* Frankie Chia Soo Hien, managing partner, BDO;

* Terence Ho, associate professor (Practice), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy;

* Sherman Kwek Eik Tse, group chief executive officer, City Developments Limited;

* Kenneth Loo, executive director and chief operating officer, Straits Construction Group; and

* Ar Tang Kok Thye, associate partner, ADDP Architects.

The term for the new board will run until March 31, 2023.

Mr Lee and Mr Ip have been on the BCA board since 2011 and 2009 respectively, and had been chairman and deputy chairman since 2016. BCA recognised their contributions to the board and the sector in a statement on Wednesday. It said that Mr Lee and Mr Ip provided guidance to drive the transformation of the built-environment sector, including the development of the Construction Industry Transformation Map in 2017 and the introduction of the Super Low Energy (SLE) Building programme in 2018.

Amendment note: An earlier version of this article stated Judy Hsu is the CEO of consumer, private and business banking at Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore). Standard Chartered has clarified that Judy Hsu is the CEO of consumer, private and business banking at Standard Chartered Bank globally, and not only in Singapore. The article has been revised to reflect this.

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