Sports Hub's Oon Jin Teik caught between a rock and a hard place

The Straits Times understands there was a disagreement between Sports Hub chief executive Oon Jin Teik (left) and the SportsHub Pte Ltd (SHPL) board on the direction of the Sports Hub.
The Straits Times understands there was a disagreement between Sports Hub chief executive Oon Jin Teik (left) and the SportsHub Pte Ltd (SHPL) board on the direction of the Sports Hub.ST FILE PHOTO

CEO's shock resignation highlights tensions between social objectives and profit motive

Envisioned as a leading example of a successful public-private partnership, the Singapore Sports Hub has been anything but in practice.

Mr Oon Jin Teik, who on Monday announced his shock resignation as Sports Hub chief executive after just a year in the role, became the latest to get caught up in the delicate balancing act between the public sector's social objectives and the private sector's profit motive.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 30, 2019, with the headline 'Sports Hub's Oon caught between a rock and a hard place'. Print Edition | Subscribe