Mr Niam Chiang Meng (from 1 December 2016)

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 (from 15 February 2018)

Mr Felix Loh is the CEO of Gardens by the Bay. Mr Loh is concurrently a Board member of Workforce Singapore, Deputy Honorary Secretary of the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF), as well as Co-chair of the Tripartite Cluster for the Landscape Industry and Tripartite Cluster for Waste Management.

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 (from 1 June 2023)

Mr Kenneth Er was appointed Deputy Secretary (Planning) at the Ministry of National Development (MND) on 1 June 2023 where he will oversee land use planning, infrastructure, research & development issues.

Prior to this, Mr Er was the CEO of the National Parks Board (NParks) since 2014. During Mr Er’s nine-year stint as CEO/NParks, he played a key role in the conceptualisation of the City in Nature vision and drove the establishment of Nature Park Networks to buffer Singapore’s nature reserves from surrounding urban development.

Mr Er was instrumental for new island-wide connections, such as the Round Island Route and oversaw several major milestones most notably the inscription of Singapore’s Botanic Gardens as a Unesco World Heritage.

He also sits on the board of the Land Transport Authority.  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 and the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2023.

Ms Hwang Yu Ning (from 1 June 2023)

Ms Hwang Yu-Ning is the Chief Executive Officer of National Parks Board. She was the former Deputy Chief Executive Officer and chief planner of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). She has served in Singapore’s public service as an urban planner and policy maker for close to 30 years, including at the Strategy Group of the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of National Development.

Ms Hwang was instrumental in leading the development and implementation of planning strategies across Singapore. She led URA through the recently concluded Long-Term Plan Review (LTPR), an important national exercise to map out the strategic land uses and infrastructure needs of Singapore over the next 50 years and beyond.

Ms Hwang also steered the review of the Draft Master Plan 2019 (DMP19). Key proposals unveiled under DMP19 included strategies that focused on planning sustainable, green and inclusive neighbourhoods, rejuvenation of neighbourhoods and creating capacity for our future.

Under Ms Hwang’s leadership, URA’s conservation programme and efforts to enhance the integration of built heritage into our urban environment also reached new heights. Notably, in addition to several newly-conserved buildings, URA conserved Golden Mile Complex—the first large strata-titled development to be gazetted for conservation—and implemented the Heritage Impact Assessment Framework.

Ms Hwang graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons). She subsequently obtained a Masters in Public Policy (Urban Planning) from Harvard University.

Mr Jimmy Toh  (from 1 Jan 2023)

Mr Jimmy Toh Yong Leng was appointed as the Chief Executive Director of the People's Association with effect from 1 January 2023. Prior to this appointment, Mr Toh was the Deputy Chief of Government Communications (Operations) at the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI). He played a vital role in coordinating the whole-of-government initiatives within MCI's Information Group and across the Government. Prior to his role at MCI, Mr Jimmy Toh served as senior director of the Prime Minister's Office-Communications Group, and senior director (engagement) at MCI.

In 2017, Mr Toh received the Public Administration Medal (Silver) for his contributions to the public service. Mr Toh was also awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) Covid-19 which is awarded to those who have rendered outstanding contributions during Singapore’s fight against Covid-19. The recipient of this award is recognised for having provided significant leadership to large-scale efforts that helped shape the nation’s response to Covid-19. The award is also in recognition of having displayed foresight, agility and leadership in the face of fast-changing circumstances brought about by the pandemic.

Ms Ong Huey Hong  (from 1 May 2023)

Ms Ong Huey Hong assumed the position of Assistant Chief Executive, Planning & Policy Group, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) on 1 May 2023, and Chief Sustainability Officer, on 3 April 2023. As Chief Sustainability Officer, she oversees various strategy implementation efforts to transform Singapore into a sustainable tourism destination. As head of the Planning & Policy Group, she leads on policy and strategy matters including driving industry development and regulatory efforts for tourism industries. She also oversees tourism sector human capital strategies, as well as infrastructure planning and management of key tourism assets like the integrated resorts, cruise terminals and MICE venues.

Prior to this appointment, Huey Hong held various key positions in STB. As Executive Director, Industry Technology Transformation, she developed strategies and drove plans to transform tourism industry through innovation and data analytics. As the former Director, Hotels and Sector Manpower she led the Hotel Industry Transformation Map to transform the hotel industry for sustainable growth.  For her achievements as Director of Cruise, Huey Hong was the First Recipient of the Rama Rebbapragada Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Cruise Industry in Asia.

Huey Hong holds a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) in Naval Architecture (1996) from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. She has a Master of Business Administration (Banking and Finance) from Nanyang Technological University.  

Mr Tan Jiew Hoe (from 1 December 2013)

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 (from 1 December 2015)

Mr Zakir Hussain is Associate Editor at The Straits Times. He was previously the newspaper’s Singapore Editor and Political Editor, and had a stint as Foreign 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.

Mrs Koh Juat Jong (from 1 April 2018)

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 (from 1 December 2018)

Ms Beatrice Chong is the Deputy Director-General of Education (Professional Development) 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.

Mrs Quek Bin Hwee (from 1 December 2019)

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 Sam Liew Lien Ban (from 1 December 2020)

Mr Sam Liew is the Chief Executive, Government Strategic Business Group, NCS. He leads the Government Strategic Business Group which serves the Singapore Public Service, Defence and Homeland Security agencies, and government clients across Asia Pacific.

Prior to NCS, Mr Liew was the Managing Director of GIC. He was the Director, of Technology Group and also headed GIC’s Business partner and Solutions Division. Mr Liew started his career in Accenture. As Managing Director for Accenture ASEAN Technology, Sam successfully delivered major technology and data projects across Singapore, Australia, China, and countries across ASEAN.

Mr Liew is the President of the Singapore Computer Society (SCS) and has been conferred as Fellow by SCS.  Mr Liew also sits on the Board of SMU's School of Computing and Information Systems, and is also an Advisory Committee member with Singapore Polytechnic’s School of Computing and Republic Polytechnic’s School of Computing and is a Council Member on Singapore’s IT Standards Committee.

Mr Pua Seck Guan (from 1 Dec 2022)

Mr Pua Seck Guan is the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Perennial Holdings Private Limited, an integrated real estate and healthcare company. Concurrently, he is the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director (“ED”) of Asia’s leading agribusiness group Wilmar International Limited, which is listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, and a Non-ED of Yihai Kerry Arawana Holdings Co., Ltd, which is listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

Mr Pua has over 30 years of experience in real estate and healthcare businesses spanning across Asia in the areas of investment, development and management of various asset classes, as well as healthcare, medical care and eldercare facilities. He also has a strong track record in the establishment, syndication and management of both private and listed funds. ​

Mr Pua holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America and a Bachelor of Science degree in Building (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore.

Mr Eugene Wong  (from 1 Dec 2022)

Mr Eugene Wong is the founder and Managing Director of Sirius Venture Capital. He has over 20 years of experience investing in private companies in the Food & Beverage Industry, such as Ajisen China, Japan Foods, Paradise Group, OJJ Foods as well as sustainable Agri-Foodtech startups in Singapore and overseas. He is the Deputy Chairman of Japan Foods Holding, the largest Fast Casual Japanese food chain in Singapore, listed on SGX.

Mr Wong is the founding Chairman of Tangram Asia Capital LLP, NTUC Enterprises’ Corporate Venture arm. He is also the Deputy Chairman of NTUC Learninghub Pte Ltd. and sits on the Boards of several SGX listed public companies.

Mr Eugene Wong graduated with First Class Honours from the National University of Singapore Business School. He holds an MBA from Imperial College Business School and the Owners’ President Management qualification from Harvard Business School. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Director as well as a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID) and UK Institute of Directors (IoD) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).


Gardens By The Bay Corporate Structure


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.