Mr Niam Chiang Meng is the Chairman of Gardens by the Bay, the Maritime and Port Authority, and Mediacorp Pte Ltd.
Mr Niam had an extensive career in the civil service. He was Permanent Secretary for Communications and Information, Community Development, Youth and Sports as well as for Law, and CEO at the Housing and Development Board. In recognition of his dedicated service, Mr Niam was awarded The Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2001 by the Ministry for Community Development, Youth and Sports and The Long Service Medal in 2006 by the Ministry of Information and the Arts.
Mr Niam held concurrent appointments as Permanent Secretary of the National Population and Talent Division (NPTD) in 2011 and as Permanent Secretary of the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS), Prime Minister’s Office, in 2012 until his retirement in 2016.
Mr Felix Loh is the CEO of Gardens by the Bay. Mr Loh is also the Co-Chairman of the Tripartite Cluster for Landscape Industry and is the Deputy Honorary Secretary of the Singapore National Employers Federation.
Mr Loh, a horticulturist by training, joined the Gardens in 2014 as Chief Operating Officer. He has over 20 years of experience in parks management, horticulture and landscape industry development, and policy development.
A former National Parks Board scholar, Mr Loh had served in the Ministry of National Development in various capacities, overseeing infrastructure policies, human resource, finance and corporate development functions. In recognition of his dedicated service, Mr Loh was awarded The Public Administration Medal (Bronze) in 2005 and The Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2012.
Mr Kenneth Er is CEO of the National Parks Board (NParks). He also sits on the boards of the Land Transport Authority, Tropical Marine Science Institute (NUS) and Singapore Garden City Pte Ltd. Mr Er previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Gardens by the Bay, and played a critical role in bringing the latest sustainable technologies into the design and operations of the Gardens.
A forest ecologist by training, Mr Er has deep interests in conservation biology, with an emphasis on the design and management of nature reserves within an urban landscape. He has published in several international journals and presented at various conferences over the years. He was awarded The Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2016.
Ms Geraldine Low is currently Deputy Secretary (Planning) at the Ministry of National Development, where she oversees land use planning, infrastructure, and research & development issues, as well as the Tianjin Eco-City Project Office.
Prior to joining MND, Ms Low was in the Ministry of Transport where she oversaw policies related to public transport, private vehicles, active mobility, and the Singapore-Johor Bahru Rapid Transit System Link Project.
Ms Low has also held positions in the Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Trade & Industry, and Ministry of Defence.
Mr Tan Jiew Hoe is President of the Singapore Gardening Society. He is also a Director of the Singapore Chinese Girls’ School (SCGS) and several private companies in Malaysia and Singapore.
Mr Tan was awarded gold and silver medals by the Ministry of Education for over 20 years of service as a Director of SCGS. Mr Tan was also awarded The Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) by the President of Singapore in November 2013 for his contribution to Public Service under the National Parks Board, as well as his over 30 years of contribution to and support of plant introduction and botany publications.
Mr Tan was conferred the prestigious Veitch Memorial Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society in April 2019. This annual award is an international prize that honours persons who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement and improvement of the science and practice of horticulture.
Mr Zakir Hussain is Singapore Editor at The Straits Times. He was previously the newspaper’s Foreign Editor, and its Political Editor.
Mr Zakir Hussain has authored several publications. He was a recipient of the Singapore Press Holdings Scholarship and has a Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University.
Ms Susan Chong is CEO of Greenpac (S) Pte Ltd, a knowledge-based company that specialises in re-engineering, designing and distributing innovative, environmentally-friendly packaging products and solutions in Singapore.
Ms Chong was conferred the NUS Business School Eminent Business Senior Alumni Award where she holds an EMBA. She is also the Alumni of Harvard Business School USA. Ms Chong is Vice Chairman of the Singapore Business Federation, SME Committee, a Director on the Board of Keppel Infrastructure Fund Management Pte Ltd and is a member of the Resource Panel of the Government Parliamentary Committee, Finance and Trade and Industry.
In 2014, Ms Chong was awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She is the first Asian and female to be recognised as a Finalist in The Circular Economy Leadership by World Economic Forum, and was named Her World Woman of the Year 2019.
Mrs Koh Juat Jong is the Chairman of the Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre (FIDReC). She is also a Principal Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre.
Mrs Koh started her career in public policy work in the Ministry of Finance in the area of taxation and personnel policies. She subsequently took up a legal career and spent many years as a judge, presiding over civil and family cases in the Subordinate Courts. She headed the Family Court for a number of years. She was then appointed as the Registrar of the Supreme Court from 2003 to 2008 and the Solicitor-General from 2008 until her retirement in 2014.
A President’s Scholar, Mrs Koh graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from University College London. She also has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Laws degree from Harvard University. She was awarded The Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2005, The Long Service Medal in 2007 and The Public Administration Medal (Gold) (Bar) in 2011.
Ms Beatrice Chong is Divisional Director, Curriculum Planning and Development 2 at the Ministry of Education (MOE).
An educator by training, Ms Chong is privileged to have had the opportunity to serve in various key appointments within the education service, including as the Principal of Dunman Secondary School and Anglo-Chinese Junior College. She also has policy making experience at the Educational Policy Branch, Planning Division, MOE. Ms Chong is a member of the National Heritage Board and a member of the National Library Advisory Committee.
Ms Chong received a Public Service Commission scholarship to read History at the National University of Singapore, and has a Masters of Education from Harvard University. In recognition of her dedicated service, Ms Chong was awarded The Efficiency Medal 2005, The Public Administration Medal (Bronze) in 2014 and The Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2020 by the Ministry of Education.
Ms Jeannie Lim assumed the position of Assistant Chief Executive, Policy and Planning Group, Singapore Tourism Board (STB), in March 2019.
In her current role, Ms Lim leads policy and strategy matters across STB and drives industry development and regulatory efforts for core tourism industries of hotels, travel agents, tourist guides and cruise; as well as infrastructure planning and management of key tourism assets. Over her tenure with the Board, Ms Lim has overseen key strategic tourism projects such as the opening of the Singapore Flyer, the development of River Safari, and the conceptualisation of the Hotel Industry Productivity Roadmap.
Mrs Quek Bin Hwee is a director of CapitaLand Commercial Trust Management Limited. She is also a board member of various statutory boards including the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Health Promotion Board and National Heritage Board.
A former partner and Vice Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Singapore, Mrs Quek held global and regional positions including Deputy Markets Leader of PwC Asia Pacific and Americas, and was a member of the PwC Global Markets Leadership Team and PwC Asia Pacific Executive Team.
Mrs Quek was previously President of Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association and Deputy Chairman of National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, and was a board member of Housing & Development Board. In recognition of her community service, she was awarded The Public Service Medal in 2012 and The Public Service Star in 2017. Mrs Quek was also conferred Justice of the Peace in 2018.
Mr Lim Hock Yu is the Chief Executive Director of the People’s Association (PA). As part of Whole-of-Government efforts, he led the PA in supporting the delivery of last mile efforts, with a focus on public health and safety, strengthening social resilience and rendering financial assistance and support, as part of the organisation's response to COVID-19 and efforts in meeting the nation's needs. He also inspired the PA Chingay Team to bring about a breakthrough with the launch of the first ever Digital Chingay in 2021, enabling the annual festivity which has been held since 1973 to proceed safely amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Apart from developing and strengthening operational capabilities, Mr Lim also oversees the longer term strategic plans and drives the transformation efforts in PA. He also played a significant role in transforming the learning and instructional systems at the National Community Leadership Institute, the training arm of PA responsible for training and education of staff and grassroots leaders.
Mr Lim retired as a Brigadier General from the SAF before joining PA as Deputy Chief Executive prior to assuming the role of Chief Executive Director. Mr Lim was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) (Military) for overcoming SARS in 2003 and the Public Administration Medal (Silver) (Military) in 2009.
Mr Sam Liew is currently Managing Director at Singtel NCS Group. He leads the Government Strategic Business Group of practices which serves the Singapore Public Service, Defence and Homeland Security agencies, and government clients across Asia Pacific.
Prior to Singtel NCS Group, Mr Liew was the Managing Director of GIC. He was the Director, Technology Group and also heads GIC’s Business partner and Solutions Division. Mr Liew is also a member of GIC’s Corporate Management Committee and the Group Risk Committee. In addition to these corporate roles, Mr Liew co-chairs the Business Continuity Management Committee and sits on GIC’s Technology Investment Business Group.
Mr Liew started his career at Andersen Consulting (Accenture). He was Managing Director for Accenture ASEAN Technology and had successfully delivered major technology and data projects across Singapore, Australia, China, and countries across ASEAN.
Mr Liew sits on the Board of SMU's School of Computing and Information Systems. He is also an Advisory Committee member with Singapore Polytechnic’s School of Computing. In addition, he is a Council Member on the IT Standards Committee for Enterprise Singapore. Mr Liew has been conferred a Fellow by the Singapore Computer Society (SCS) and serves as the Vice President and Council member on the SCS Exco Council.
Gardens by the Bay was incorporated on 11 November 2011 under the Companies Act (Cap 50) of Singapore as a public company limited by guarantee (Registration number 201132829N). The Gardens is committed to high standards of corporate governance, professionalism and integrity to safeguard the best interest of its stakeholders. We recognise that a good corporate governance structure with clear internal control systems, reporting and responsibility lines, and procedures is essential for the Gardens to achieve its vision to be a people's garden and a world-class attraction.
The Gardens has established a whistle-blowing policy to provide an avenue for all employees to raise concerns about possible improprieties and obstructive actions which they may become aware of in course of their work, and to provide reassurance that they will be protected from reprisals for whistle-blowing in good faith and without malice. All cases reported will be objectively investigated and appropriate follow-up action will be taken accordingly. Incidents of wrongdoings can be reported to the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee, the Chief Executive Officer and his deputies, or Director of Human Resource & Administration.