The President has appointed Mr Alan Chan Heng Loon as a member of the Public Service Commission (PSC) with effect from 6 September 2010, for a five-year term in the first instance.
Under the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore, the PSC shall have a Chairman and no less than five but no more than 14 other members. With the appointment of Mr Chan, the PSC will have 12 members assisting the Chairman, Mr Eddie Teo.
Mr Chan, 57, holds a Diplome d’Ingenieur from the Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile, France and MBA (with Distinction) from INSEAD, France. He was first appointed Group President of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) in 2002, before he was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2003.
Mr Chan is currently on the boards of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd and its associate companies; Singapore Power Pte Ltd and its associate companies; MediaCorp TV Pte Ltd and MediaCorp Press Pte Ltd and OpenNet Pte Ltd. He is also the Chairman of the Urban Redevelopment Authority and the Corporate Governance Council.
Before joining SPH, Mr Chan was an Administrative Officer in the Civil Service. Some of his appointments included the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport, Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Principal Private Secretary to then Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew.
He is a President’s Scholar and was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Gold and Silver) for his contributions to the public service.
Mr Chan is married with two children.