SINGAPORE - The Singapore Rugby Union (SRU) has elected its first new president in 11 years, as Terence Khoo defeated Cheo Chai Hong in Tuesday's (June 20) election.
Khoo, 46, is a former national rugby captain who currently runs his own sports marketing company.
"I'm deeply humbled (by the result). It's something I prepared a lot for," he said. "The first thing I need to do now is to tap on the expertise of my learned colleagues."
Cheo, the SRU's incumbent honorary secretary, is expected to continue at his position until his two-year term runs out next year.
A total of five positions were up for grabs in the election held at the Delta Sports Complex - president, vice-president, honorary treasurer, assistant honorary secretary, and management committee member - with the first three seeing contests.
In each of three contests, the incumbent SRU management committee member lost out to the challenger.
Martin Williams beat out Jonathan Leow for the vice-president position, while Lim Tuck Beng will be the SRU's new honorary treasurer after defeating incumbent assistant honorary treasurer Jonathan Hui.
The remaining six positions on the SRU's 11-member management committee will come up for election next year, when the incumbents' two-year terms expire.