New Board Chairman Appointed to GovTech
New Board Chairman Appointed to the Government Technology Agency
1 Apr 2022
The Smart Nation and Digital Government Group (SNDGG) announced today the appointment of Mr Leong Weng Keong Joseph as the chairman of Government Technology Agency’s (GovTech) Board. He takes over from Mr Ng Chee Khern, who has served as GovTech’s chairman since October 2016.
Mr Leong is Permanent Secretary (Smart Nation and Digital Government Group) and holds two other appointments as Permanent Secretary (Communications and Information), and Permanent Secretary (Cybersecurity), Prime Minister’s Office. His concurrent appointments will bring greater synergies to the development of our Digital Government, Digital Economy, and Digital Society, and strengthen our digital infrastructures and cybersecurity regime as we chart the next course for Smart Nation.
Mr Leong joined the Singapore Armed Forces in 1990 and served in the Republic of Singapore Navy for 24 years. He held various key appointments including Director of Military Intelligence and Chief of Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence. From 2014 to 2019, he was Director in the Security & Intelligence Division. Thereafter, Mr Leong was Permanent Secretary (Defence Development), MINDEF, and concurrently, Second Permanent Secretary, MCI.
Mr Leong is also currently Chairman, Defence Science Organisation National Laboratories. His previous board appointments include Defence Science and Technology Agency, Singapore Technologies Engineering and the Housing & Development Board.
The management of SNDGG would like to extend its appreciation to Mr Ng Chee Khern for his invaluable contributions. As GovTech’s founding Chairman, Mr Ng was instrumental in setting up the necessary foundations and structures for GovTech to achieve its mission of “Engineering Digital Government, Making Lives Better”. He provided strong focus to GovTech in establishing clear frameworks and outcomes to enable the delivery of digital services to benefit citizens, businesses, agencies and public officers, and in transforming the organisation and workforce for sustainable growth.
For media enquiries, please contact:
(Mr) Adrian Chan
Senior Manager, Communications and Marketing Group
Government Technology Agency
Tel: 6955 0525
(Ms) Chia Suat Ning
Manager, Adoption and Engagement Directorate
Smart Nation and Digital Government Office, Prime Minister’s Office
Tel: 8182 8052