New Appointments to the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Board

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

BCA Board Members Mr Lim Sim Seng (林森成), Group Head, Consumer Banking & Wealth Management, DBS Bank Ltd, and Er. Prof. Tan Thiam Soon (陈添顺), President, Singapore Institute of Technology, will succeed Mr Lee Fook Sun and Mr Norman Ip as Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Board, respectively, from 1 April 2021. Five new members will also join the BCA Board while seven existing members will be stepping down.

The new Board will continue to play a pivotal role in guiding BCA in the development of policies and strategies to transform the built environment sector into one that is more productive and technologically advanced. All appointments will be for a two-year term with effect from 1 April 2021. The full list of BCA Board members is appended in the Annex.

New Board Members

The five new BCA Board members bring with them broad expertise and experience from the public and private sectors. They are:

  • Ar. Angelene Chan Li Chen (陈丽君)
    Chairman, DP Architects and its Group of Companies

  • Ms Lau Jasmin (刘洁敏)
    Executive Director, Singapore Global Network, EDB

  • Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah (李美花)
    Group Director, Meinhardt (Singapore) Pte Ltd

  • Mr Max Loh Khum Whai (羅錦偉)
    Managing Partner, Singapore & Brunei, EY

  • Mr Khiatani Manohar Ramesh
    Senior Executive Director, CapitaLand Limited

Re-appointment of Board Members

Five other members have been re-appointed. They are:

  • Ms Kala Anandarajah
    Partner, Rajah & Tann LLP
  • Mr Johnny Lim Chee Hwa (林志华)
  • Mr Mohamad Saiful Bin Saroni
    Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Mr Wong Heang Fine (黄显辉)
    Group Chief Executive Officer, Surbana Jurong Private Limited
  • Mr Kelvin Wong (黄伟翔)
    Chief Executive Officer, BCA

Board Members Stepping down

Seven Board members will step down upon completing their term of office. They are:

Mr Lee Fook Sun (李福燊)
Chairman, Ensign InfoSecurity Pte. Ltd

Deputy Chairman
Mr Norman Ka Cheung Ip (葉家祥)

Mr Frankie Chia Soo Hien (谢守贤)
Managing Partner, BDO LLP

Mr Terence Ho (何伟伦)
Associate Professor (Practice), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Mr Sherman Kwek Eik Tse (郭益智)
Group Chief Executive Officer, City Developments Limited

Mr Kenneth Loo (卢柏荣)
Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Straits Construction Group Pte Ltd

Ar. Tang Kok Thye (邓国泰)
Associate Partner, ADDP Architects LLP

Mr Lee and Mr Ip have served on the BCA Board since 2011 and 2009 respectively and have been BCA’s Chairman and Deputy Chairman since 2016. They provided guidance to BCA on policies and initiatives to drive the transformation of the built environment sector, including the development of the Construction Industry Transformation Map in 2017 and the introduction of the Super Low Energy (SLE) Building programme in 2018 that pushed the envelope of environmental sustainability in Singapore. Their tenure also saw major reviews to enhance safety standards in the built environment sector, among which was the tightening of the lift maintenance regime, as well as the introduction of new escalator safety regulations.

MND and BCA welcome all new Board members and would like to extend our deepest appreciation to the outgoing members for their guidance, invaluable service and contributions.

Download PDF version of Media Release and Annex here (Full List of BCA Board Members)

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