SPH CEO made URA chairman - Apr 01, 2006 (BT)

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SPH CEO made URA chairman

Apr 01, 2006
The Business Times

AFTER a five-year term, Bobby Chin has stepped down as chairman of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). His term expired yesterday.

Alan Chan, CEO of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), will replace him with effect from today.

Mr Chin joined the URA Board as a member on April 1, 1997 and was appointed chairman on April 1, 2001.

Under his chairmanship, URA introduced a number of strategic planning and development initiatives. These include creating a vision and establishing plans for Marina Bay, and introducing the Architectural and Urban Design Excellence programme.

Mr Chin, a former partner of KPMG, remains chairman of Changi Airport Managers and Partners (Champs).

Mr Chan is a Civil Service veteran with 24 years' experience, and has been CEO of SPH since Jan 1, 2003.

Other changes to the URA Board include the departure of Wong Mun Summ of WOHA Architect; Lim Jim Koon, chief editor of Lianhe Zaobao; Chin Ean Wah, CEO of Wiser Asset Management; Lim Neo Chian, CEO of Singapore Tourism Board; and Sim Gim Guan, chief of staff (naval staff), Head Naval Operations.

New board members include Tham Khai Meng, co-chairman of Ogilvy and Mather Asia-Pacific; Ong Chong Tee, deputy managing director, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Chan Sui Him, chairman of DP Architects and president, Board of Architects; Mok Wei Wei, managing director of W Architects; Chong Lit Cheong, CEO of JTC Corporation; and Bernard Tan Kok Kiang, director, joint intelligence, Singapore Armed Forces.