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SPH CEO Alan Chan Made a Member of the PSC (BT)

BackSep 07, 2010

SINGAPORE Press Holdings chief executive Alan Chan was yesterday appointed a member of the Public Service Commission (PSC) for a five-year term.

With the appointment of Mr Chan, the PSC will now have 12 members. The body's aim is to be independent and neutral to safeguard integrity, impartiality and meritocracy in the civil service.

Besides being the CEO of SPH, the 57-year-old is also on the board of Singapore Power and its associate companies; MediaCorp TV and MediaCorp Press; and OpenNet Pte Ltd. Mr Chan is also chairman of the Urban Redevelopment Authority and the Corporate Governance Council - set up by the Monetary Authority of Singapore to promote a high standard of corporate governance in companies listed here.

Before joining SPH, Mr Chan was an administrative officer in the civil service. Some of his appointments include permanent secretary of the Ministry of Transport, deputy secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and principal private secretary to then-senior minister Lee Kuan Yew.

He is a President's Scholar and was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Gold and Silver) for his contributions to the public service.

Said PSC chairman Eddie Teo on Mr Chan's appointment: 'Alan has the unique advantage of having worked extensively and at a senior level in both the public service and the corporate world. He can share with the PSC his knowledge of HR and talent management issues as seen from both the public sector and private sector perspectives.

'His French educational background - both his Engineering degree from a French Ecole (school) and his MBA from Insead - is quite different from that of other PSC members. Alan's presence will add to the diversity of views in the PSC.'