The current HDB Board Chairman and Members.
Mr Bobby Chin Yoke Choong
Chairman, Housing & Development Board
Mr Bobby Chin assumed the position of Chairman on 1 Oct 2016 after serving as the Deputy Chairman from 1 Oct 2015 to 30 Sep 2016.
Mr Chin is the Chairman of NTUC FairPrice Co-operative Ltd, NTUC Fairprice Foundation Ltd and the Corporate Governance Advisory Committee. He also serves as Deputy Chairman of NTUC Enterprise Cooperative Limited. He holds directorships in Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd, Frasers Logistics & Commercial Asset Management Pte Ltd and the Singapore Labour Foundation.
Mr Chin was the Managing Partner of KPMG Singapore from 1992 until his retirement in 2005. He was the Chairman of the Urban Redevelopment Authority from 2001 to 2006, and prior to that, served as its board member from 1997 to 2001. He also served as the Chairman of the Singapore Totalisator Board from 2006 to 2012. Mr Chin chaired the MediShield Life Review Committee in 2013.
Mr Chin is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He was awarded the Public Service Star in 2011, the Friend of Labour Award in 2013, and the Meritorious Service Medal in 2017.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Housing & Development Board
Dr Cheong Koon Hean was appointed the CEO of HDB and a Board Member in August 2010.
Prior to this, she was CEO of URA for 6 years, during which she spearheaded the major transformation of Marina Bay and development of new growth areas at Jurong Lake District, Kallang Riverside and Paya Lebar Central.
Dr Cheong is a Colombo Plan scholar and graduated with a 1st Class Honours degree in Architecture from the University of Newcastle, Australia. She also holds a master's degree in Urban Development Planning from University College London and has completed the Harvard Advanced Management Programme.
Dr Cheong is also a board member of the NUS Board of Trustees and a Council member of the International Federation of Housing & Planning. She was previously a board member of the Civil Service College.
Dr Cheong was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 1997, Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2005, and the Meritorious Service Medal in 2010.
Mr Tham Sai Choy was appointed as a member of the HDB Board in October 2012.
As a chartered accountant in professional practice, he has led audits, investigations, and consultancy work at a wide range of Singapore companies. He held a number of leadership positions in KPMG, retiring as the chairman of its Asia-Pacific region in 2017. He was for several years a member of KPMG’s global board and a member of its executive committee.
He serves on the boards of Nanyang Polytechnic and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, chairing their audit committees, and on the boards of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority and DBS Group Holdings Limited. He is the chairman of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
Mr Tham is a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Editor, Berita Harian/Berita Minggu, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Mr Mohd Sa’at Bin Abdul Rahman was appointed as a member of the HDB Board in June 2014. He is the Editor of Berita Harian/Berita Minggu of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH).
Mr Sa'at, who has a Master of Business Administration, has been in journalism with SPH for more than 25 years, and has covered various issues and developments. He serves on several national and community committees, including the National Integration Council (NIC), the National Translation Committee, and the Malay Language Council.
Mr Mohd Sa'at is also a Board Member of the Land Transport Authority of Singapore.
Lum Chang Chair Professor, School of Design & Environment, National University of Singapore
Professor Heng Chye Kiang was appointed as a member of the HDB Board in October 2015. He is the Lum Chang Chair Professor at the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore.
Professor Heng is a Board Director of the Nanyang Institute of Fine Arts. He is also a Member of the Board of Trustee for the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).
Prof Heng studied architecture at the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture, and urban design at the Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de L’Etat, France. He attained his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, USA.
Professor Heng was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) and the Public Service Medal in 2011, the Long Service Medal in 2014, as well as the Public Service Star in 2017.
President and Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University
Professor Lily Kong was appointed as a member of the HDB Board in October 2015. She is the President of Singapore Management University and Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Social Sciences.
Professor Kong is SMU’s fifth President, and the first Singaporean to lead the 19-year old university. She is also the first Singaporean woman to head a university in Singapore. She was previously Provost of SMU, Vice Provost and Vice President at the National University of Singapore (in various portfolios), and Executive Vice President (Academic) of Yale-NUS College.
Professor Kong is widely known for her research on religion, cultural policy and creative economy, urban heritage and conservation, and national identity.
An award-winning researcher and teacher, Professor Kong has received five international fellowship awards and has also won the Association of American Geographers Robert Stoddard Award for Distinguished Service (Geography of Religion and Belief Systems).
Professor Kong was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2006.
Executive Director, PAVE
Dr Sudha Nair was appointed as a member of the HDB Board in October 2015. She is the Executive Director of PAVE, the first family violence specialist centre. Dr Sudha Nair is a practising social worker. She is also a member of the Public Service Commission. Dr Sudha Nair also serves on the Board of Term Trustee for SINDA.
She was a faculty member at the National University of Singapore for 10 years, teaching social work. Her research interests include community-based family services, community development issues and social policies related to low-income families.
She holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Washington University, St Louis, USA, and a PhD in Social Work from the National University of Singapore.
Dr Sudha Nair was conferred the Public Service Medal (PBM) in 2017. She was also awarded the Outstanding Social Worker Award in 1998 by the National Council of Social Service. Dr Sudha Nair was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award by the National University of Singapore in 2010.
Chief of Army, Singapore Armed Forces, Ministry of Defence
MG Goh Si Hou was appointed as a member of the HDB Board in October 2018. He is currently the Chief of Army, Singapore Armed Forces.
Prior to his appointment as Chief of Army, MG Goh held various key appointments in the SAF and Ministry of Defence. These included Commander, 6th Singapore Division, Assistant Chief of the General Staff (Plans), and Director (Personnel Policy) in MINDEF.
MG Goh graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Cambridge, Master of Arts in International Policy Studies from Stanford University, and a Master of Science in Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He was also a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College.
MG Goh was awarded the Public Service Administration Medal (Bronze) in 2015.
CEO, SQL View Pte Ltd
Mr Stephen Lim was appointed as a member of the HDB Board in October 2018. He is the CEO and Managing Director of SQL View Pte Ltd. He founded SQL View Pte Ltd in 1992 and today it is recognized as the pioneer and leading provider of Knowledge and Record Management Solutions.
Mr Stephen Lim is the Chairman of NTUC Link Private Limited and Board Director of NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd.
Mr Stephen Lim was the Chairman of the Technology Committee of SCCCI. He had served as a board member of several organisations such as IDA, SPRING, ST Electronics for Info-Software Systems, E-Services and Enterprise 1. He had served as a member of Finance and Information Technology (FIT) Committee for Sentosa Development. He was also a member of several other committees and organisations, including the National Internet Advisory Committee (NIAC) and Temasek Polytechnic Information Technology School Advisory Committee, Republic Polytechnic ICT School Advisory Committee and National Trust Council (NTC).
He is the main founder of Singapore Enterprise Chapter (SEC) in Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) and served as Chairman from 2001 - 2003. He served as SiTF Vice Chairman from 2002 to 2004 and Chairman from 2004 to 2006.
Mr Stephen Lim graduated with a Master in Management Science from Imperial College, London University and a Bsc in Electronic Engineering from Birmingham University, UK.
He was conferred the Singapore Youth Award (SYA) in 1993 for his entrepreneurial achievements. He was also named the “Person of the Year” in the Singapore Computer Society (SCS) IT Leader Awards 2007, an award to honour individual who has made outstanding contributions to IT industry in Singapore.
Deputy Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Ms Jacqueline Loh was appointed as a member of the HDB Board in October 2018. She is currently the Deputy Managing Director overseeing the central banking functions of Monetary Policy, and Markets and Investments in MAS. She is also in charge of the Development and International, and FinTech and Innovation Groups.
Ms Jacqueline Loh joined the MAS in 1987. She has experience in several functions across MAS, including overseeing the Finance, Information Technology and Risk Group from 1 April 2010 to 31 January 2012.
She graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington in 1986. She is a Director at the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office Ltd, a Member of the Institute of Banking & Finance Council and a Member of the Board of Governors of the Wealth Management Institute@Nanyang Technology University. She is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of pension savings schemes in a number of Ministries.
Ms Jacqueline Loh was awarded the Public Administration (Silver) Medal in 2010 and Public Administration (Gold) Medal in 2018.
Assistant Secretary-General of National Trades Union Congress (NTUC)
Mr Patrick Tay was appointed as a member of the HDB Board in October 2018. He is currently Assistant Secretary-General of National Trades Union Congress (NTUC). He is Director of NTUC’s Legal Services Department as well as Future Jobs, Skills & Training Department and Tripartism. Mr Tay is also the Executive Secretary (ES) of the Singapore Manual and Mercantile Workers' Union (SMMWU) and serves as Adviser and Trustee to numerous unions.
Graduating from NUS with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) in 1995 and Master of Laws in 1999, he is an Advocate & Solicitor (Supreme Court of Singapore), an Associate Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre and Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) in 2005 and the Public Service Star (BBM) in 2010.
Mr Patrick Tay is the elected Member of Parliament for West Coast GRC (Boon Lay). He is Chairman of the GPC for Manpower and Member of GPC for Law & Home Affairs. He is Chairman of West Coast Town Council and Vice-Chairman of SouthWest CDC. He also serves as a Board Member in the Economic Development Board and Workforce Singapore.