New CEO to helm exams board from April

SEAB chief executive Tan Lay Choo is retiring after 37 years in the education service. Mr Yue Lip Sin is now SEAB's deputy chief executive, and will take over as CEO from April 1.
(Left) Mr Yue Lip Sin is now SEAB's deputy chief executive, and will take over as CEO from April 1. (Right) SEAB chief executive Tan Lay Choo is retiring after 37 years in the education service.

The Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) will be headed by a new chief executive from April 1.

Mr Yue Lip Sin, 53, who is currently deputy chief executive of SEAB, will be taking over from Miss Tan Lay Choo, 61, who will be retiring on March 31, the Ministry of Education (MOE) and SEAB announced in a statement yesterday.

Miss Tan's retirement was announced last December. She joined the education service in 1981, and has held several key positions in MOE in her 37 years of service.

She has taught in several schools, including Raffles Institution and Bukit Panjang Government High School, where she served as its principal.

She was appointed chief executive of SEAB on April 1, 2008.

She was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2003 for her contributions to the education service.

Her successor, Mr Yue, has held various key positions in MOE, having served as the ministry's director of mother tongue languages and principal of Chung Cheng High School.

He joined SEAB in December 2011 as the director of assessment and research, and was appointed director of assessment planning and development in April 2014.

MOE and SEAB said in the joint statement: "With 29 years of experience in the education service, Mr Yue will continue to ensure that SEAB builds on its capabilities in the development and conduct of the national examinations system."

Choo Yun Ting

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2019, with the headline 'New CEO to helm exams board from April'. Print Edition | Subscribe