SINGAPORE - Media group Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has appointed Mr Ng Yat Chung as an independent director to its board with effect from Aug 1.
Mr Ng, 54, is currently the executive director of Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), a position he has held since June 9.
He was previously NOL's group president and chief executive officer designate from May 1, 2011, to Sept 30, 2011.
Mr Ng will be a member of the board risk committee.
He had held different portfolios with Temasek Holdings between 2007 and 2011, after holding various positions with the Ministry of Defence, including as the Chief of Defence Force from July 2003 to April 2007.
Mr Ng, 54, graduated with Honours in Engineering from University of Cambridge in 1983.
He went on to obtain three master's degrees - Master of Arts (Mathematics) from Cambridge University, Master of Military Art and Science (General Studies) from Command & General Staff College, USA, and Master of Business Administration from Stanford University.
Besides SPH, Mr Ng serves as chairman of the board of trustees with the Singapore Institute of Technology.