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Temasek spokesman expected to take up SMRT's hot seat

Published on Oct 1, 2012 10:09 AM
Mr Forshaw (above) is likely to replace Mr Goh Chee Kong, who leaves on Oct 31. -- PHOTO: SIA

Train operator SMRT Corp may have found a new spokesman, to fill a seat deemed hottest after the chief executive's.

The Straits Times understands that it is looking to Mr Stephen Forshaw, currently managing director of corporate affairs at government investment group Temasek Holdings, to replace Mr Goh Chee Kong, who leaves the group on Oct 31.

Mr Goh, 56, who has been SMRT's spokesman for the past 10 years, also took up other responsibilities such as corporate marketing, safety, security services and information technology after former deputy chief executive Yeo Meng Hin left last year.

Temasek is the main shareholder of SMRT, owning about 54 per cent of the rail company. Mr Forshaw, 42, an Australian who is a permanent resident here, is expected to sign on the dotted line soon.

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