New appointments at three government agencies

New appointments were announced yesterday for three government agencies - the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) and the People's Association (PA).

The Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) announced the appointment of Mr Tan Kiat How as the new chief executive of IMDA, effective from Jan 1.

Mr Tan, currently deputy secretary (cyber and technology) at MCI, will take over from Mr Gabriel Lim, who will continue to serve as second permanent secretary (communications and information).

Meanwhile, MCCY announced Dr Ang Hak Seng's appointment as commissioner of charities-designate, to be made official on Jan 16.

Dr Ang, who is currently chief executive director of the PA, will take on two other appointments - executive director at the Registry of Co-operative Societies and Mutual Benefit Organisations (RCS) and deputy secretary-designate to lead Singapore Cares, a national movement for a more inclusive society.

Dr Ang was appointed as the PA's chief executive director on April 1, 2013, after having served as a grassroots leader in Yuhua and a councillor in the South-West Community Development Council for 15 years.

He will take over his new role from Mr Low Puk Yeong, who was appointed commissioner of charities in 2006. Mr Low will also step down from his post as senior director at RCS on Jan 16.

Dr Ang's vacated post as the PA's chief executive director will be filled by Brigadier-General Desmond Tan Kok Ming, MCCY also said in its release.

BG Tan will be officially appointed on Jan 16.

He has held posts in the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) and the Singapore Armed Forces, including as commanding officer of the 1st Battalion Singapore Infantry Regiment and as director of Mindef Public Affairs.

Lydia Lam

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 17, 2016, with the headline 'New appointments at three government agencies'. Print Edition | Subscribe