Lee Fook Sun appointed Building and Construction Authority chairman from April 1

Mr Lee Fook Sun.

SINGAPORE - Mr Lee Fook Sun, president of ST Electronics Limited, will be appointed chairman of the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) board for a three-year term from Friday (April 1).

Currently the deputy chairman, Mr Lee, 59, succeeds Mr Quek See Tiat, who is stepping down from the BCA board at the end of the current term.

Mr Quek, 61, has served on the board for the past 15 years, and has been chairman since 2007.

BCA, in a joint statement with the Ministry of National Development, said Mr Quek provided guidance on the introduction of policies and initiatives to promote the development of green, high-quality and user-friendly buildings in Singapore.

He also oversaw major reviews to enhance the safety standards in the built environment, including the expansion of BCA's functions to include the inspection of amusement rides and coastal protection management.

In addition, Mr Quek guided BCA in the development of the Construction Productivity Roadmap launched in late 2010. This steered the built environment sector towards higher productivity through technology adoption, more integrated building processes as well as raising the quality of the workforce in the sector.

Commenting on his new role, Mr Lee said: "The past five decades have seen the built environment sector undergo immense growth and progress. These are exciting times as we step into the future to create buildings that are safer, more productive and operationally efficient.

"I look forward to working with the members to support BCA's efforts to encourage productivity improvement and the adoption of technology to create a sustainable and intelligent built environment for Singapore."

Existing board member Mr Norman Ip, chairman of WBL Corporation Limited, will succeed Mr Lee as deputy chairman.

Six board members will be re-appointed, to be joined by six new members. All appointments are for a three-year term from April 1.