Singapore Press Holdings appoints new independent director

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has appointed Mr Quek See Tiat to its board as an independent director, the media group said on Monday.

Mr Quek, 59, has been named a member of SPH's audit and board risk committees, with effect from Sept 1.

From 1987 to last year, Mr Quek was a partner at and subsequently deputy chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He was also a member of the audit firm's executive committee in Singapore as well as its Asia-Pacific regional executive team, and was involved in planning, executing and managing audits of listed companies here.

Mr Quek also serves as the chairman of the Building and Construction Authority and is a board member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Neptune Orient Lines, Energy Market Authority and Singapore Technologies Engineering.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on SPH's board. I look forward to working with the board to ensure SPH's continued success and prosperity against a rapidly changing media landscape," he said in a statement.

SPH chairman Lee Boon Yang welcomed Mr Quek to SPH's board, saying: "With his experience and qualifications, I am confident that he will be able to work closely with the rest of us to harness the company's strengths and steer it to greater heights."

Mr Quek graduated with honours from the London School of Economics & Political Science, and is also a fellow with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.