New GM for Ang Mo Kio Town Council

Mr Ang Boon Peng (left) took over as secretary and general manager of Ang Mo Kio Town Council. Former general manager and secretary Victor Wong was removed from duty in November 2016.
Mr Ang Boon Peng (left) took over as secretary and general manager of Ang Mo Kio Town Council. Former general manager and secretary Victor Wong was removed from duty in November 2016.PHOTO: LINKEDIN, ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW
Mr Ang Boon Peng took over as secretary and general manager of Ang Mo Kio Town Council at the start of this month.
Mr Ang Boon Peng took over as secretary and general manager of Ang Mo Kio Town Council at the start of this month.

Ang Mo Kio Town Council has appointed a new general manager, about five months after its previous one was removed from duty and investigated by the anti-corruption watchdog.

Mr Ang Boon Peng took over as secretary and general manager of the town council at the start of this month, according to a notice published in the Government Gazette on Monday.

The general manager is the most senior executive in the town council, similar to a chief executive in a private company.

Mr Ang takes over from acting general manager Lim Kian Chiong. Both men work for CPG Facilities Management, the managing agent of the town council. Mr Lim was appointed to the post in the interim after former general manager and secretary Victor Wong was removed from duty last November.

The town council had received a complaint about Mr Wong last September, about "the way he handles contracts and dealings in the town council".

Mr Ang Hin Kee, chairman of Ang Mo Kio Town Council, had told The Straits Times last December that the complaint "arose out of (Mr Wong's) dealings which relate to probable behaviour needing investigation done by CPIB". The town council referred the matter to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB), which is still looking into the matter.

A town council spokesman yesterday said it selected Mr Ang Boon Peng via an executive search firm.

"Boon Peng has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry covering various areas of tenancy, lease and property management," said the spokesman.

According to Mr Ang's LinkedIn profile, he was formerly deputy director of lease land management at the Housing Board's Industrial Properties Group.

The town council spokesman said Mr Ang served in other groups at HDB, such as its branch office and community relations.

Before joining the town council, he was responsible for the operational performance of a real estate investment trust.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 07, 2017, with the headline 'New GM for Ang Mo Kio Town Council'. Print Edition | Subscribe