Mr Richard Magnus
Member, Public Service Commission

Mr Richard Magnus was appointed a Member of the Public Service Commission in January 2009. He is a retired Senior (now termed Chief) District Judge.  Mr Magnus is also Chairman of the Public Transport Council, Public Guardian Board, Political Films Consultative Committee, Bioethics Advisory Committee, and the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Remote Gambling Act Appeals Advisory Panel, and is a Member of the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Independent Review Panel. He was the Founding Chairman of the Casino Regulatory Authority. In the private sector, Mr Magnus serves on the boards of Temasek Cares CLG Limited, Changi Airport Group, and Singapore Consortium Investment Management Limited, and is Chairman of CapitaLand Mall Trust Management Limited and Human Capital (Singapore) Pte Ltd.  He is also Singapore’s First Representative to the ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights; and Vice-Chairman of UNESCO’s International Bioethics Committee, as well as an alumnus of the National Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum. 


For his exceptional public service, Mr Magnus was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 2009, the Outstanding Volunteer award by the Ministry of Social and Family Development in 2014; and the Public Service Star by the State in 2015. 


Mr Magnus graduated from National University of Singapore with a Masters of Law. He is also an alumnus of the Harvard Business School and the John F Kennedy School of Government.