Jeanne Liew to take over Chan Lee Mun as Nanyang Polytechnic principal and CEO from July 1

SINGAPORE - From July 1, Ms Jeanne Liew will be appointed as the new principal and chief executive at Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP).

Ms Liew is the current deputy principal, student & academic affairs, and registrar of Singapore Polytechnic (SP).

She will take over from Mr Chan Lee Mun, who is retiring as principal and CEO of the Polytechnic on June 30.

Ms Liew started her career with Ngee Ann Polytechnic as a lecturer in 1997. In March 2007, she was seconded to the Ministry of Education as a deputy director in the Higher Education Division where she oversaw finance and quality assurance.

On Jan 1, 2014, Ms Liew was seconded to SP as deputy principal and registrar where she led a major review of academic processes which included examinations and award processing, and played a pivotal role in the Applied Polytechnic and ITE Review (Aspire).

Mr Chan has spent almost 40 years in the polytechnic sector, having started his career as a lecturer with Singapore Polytechnic in 1976.

Mr Tan Tong Hai, chairman of NYP's board of governors, thanked Mr Chan who "has been an integral pillar of this institution, ever since he was a part of the pioneering team that helped to set up NYP in 1992."

"Under his dynamic helm as principal and CEO since 2007, NYP has broken new ground on many occasions and through a multitude of initiatives and programmes to strengthen both teaching and learning," he said.

Mr Tan also welcomed the incoming Ms Liew.

"We would also like to welcome Jeanne on board and look forward to working with her in further strengthening NYP's vision of becoming an institution of global distinction," said Mr Tan.

kchitra@sph.com.sg