6 new members appointed to board of Land Transport Authority

The six new LTA board members are (clockwise from top left) Mr Mohd Sa'at Abdul Rahman; Ms Fiona Chan Su-Min; Mr Cheong Chee Hoo; Mr Melvin Yong; Mr Edwin Tong and Prof Tan Thiam Soon.
The six new LTA board members are (clockwise from top left) Mr Mohd Sa'at Abdul Rahman; Ms Fiona Chan Su-Min; Mr Cheong Chee Hoo; Mr Melvin Yong; Mr Edwin Tong and Prof Tan Thiam Soon. PHOTOS: ST FILE, BERITA HARIAN, FACEBOOK, NTUC, KENG PHOTOGRAPHY

SINGAPORE - Six new members have joined the Land Transport Authority's (LTA) board, said the Ministry of Transport on Thursday (Aug 31).

The six are:

  • Berita Harian editor Mohd Sa'at Abdul Rahman;
  • Singapore Press Holdings' head of media strategy and analytics Fiona Chan Su-Min;
  • DSO National Laboratories CEO Cheong Chee Hoo;
  • Singapore Institute of Technology president Tan Thiam Soon;
  • Allen & Gledhill LLP partner Edwin Tong;
  • National Transport Workers' Union executive secretary Melvin Yong.

They will join eight returning members, including LTA chairman Alan Chan, for a three-year term starting Sept 1.

All 14 were appointed by Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan.

LTA chief executive Ngien Hoon Ping, who was re-appointed as a board member in an ex-officio capacity from Nov 12 last year, is the board's 15th member.

Meanwhile, six members will step down from the board. They are:

  • Mr Alwi Abdul Hafiz, sustainability advisor of Golden Veroleum Liberia and director/co-founder of Intuitif Technologies Pte Ltd;
  • Mr Chong Keng Cheen, vice-president of Shell Lubricants APMESA, Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd;
  • Mr Chua Chim Kang, Lianhe Wanbao editor and managing editor (Chinese radio) of SPH's Chinese Media Group;
  • Ms Ellen Lee, a consultant at Belinda Ang Tang and Partners;
  • Mr Patrick Tay, NTUC assistant secretary-general;
  • Professor Yong Kwet Yew, vice-president (campus infrastructure) at the National University of Singapore.

Correction note: In an earlier version of this story the name of Mr Alwi Abdul Hafiz was spelt incorrectly. We are sorry for the error.