New chief executive for Workforce Development Agency

Mr Ng Cher Pong, 41, currently deputy secretary (policy) of the Education Ministry, will be the new chief executive of Workforce Development Agency. --PHOTO: WDA
Mr Ng Cher Pong, 41, currently deputy secretary (policy) of the Education Ministry, will be the new chief executive of Workforce Development Agency. --PHOTO: WDA

A new chief executive will helm the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) from Nov 1. Mr Ng Cher Pong, 41, currently deputy secretary (policy) of the Education Ministry, will succeed Mr Wong Hong Kuan, 42, who assumed the role of director at the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) on Tuesday.

Mr Ng joined the administrative service in 1996. He holds a Master in business administration from Insead and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cambridge in Britain.

Mr Ng has served in various portfolios in the Ministry of National Development, the Urban Redevelopment Authority, the former Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts, the Ministry of Manpower and the Ministry of Defence. He was appointed Deputy Secretary (Services) at the Ministry of Education in 2009 and Deputy Secretary (Policy) in 2010.

Mr Goh Eng Ghee, currently WDA's deputy chief executive, will serve as chief executive in the interim. He was appointed as the acting head on Sept 1.