The names of the five-men Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) were finally revealed on Friday, after the committee submitted its report to Parliament.
While little was known prior to the revelation, we can now take a look at who each of the members are.
The committee is chaired by the Secretary to the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, Tan Kee Yong. The Online Citizen (TOC) featured him here: “Secretary to PM chairs Electoral Boundaries Review Committee“.
The other members are:
– Dr Cheong Koon Hean – Chief Executive Officer, Housing Development Board (HDB)
– Mr Tan Boon Khai, – Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Land Authority (SLA)
– Ms Wong Wee Kim – Chief Statistician at Singapore Statistics
– Secretary, Mr Lee Seng Lup – Head of Election Department
In this report, we take a look at Mr Tan Boon Khai, the CEO of SLA.
Mr Tan took over at the helm in SLA only on 1 May this year. This is an interesting point to note as it would be in May that the Prime Minister appointed the EBRC as well.
According to the Business Times:
Mr Tan, 41, joins SLA from CapitaLand, where he has been head of group procurement since the beginning of the year. Before that, he was regional general manager (Singapore and Malaysia) for The Ascott, a CapitaLand subsidiary.
Before joining the private sector, Mr Tan served as a Justice’s law clerk and assistant registrar of the Supreme Court, as well as District Judge in the then Subordinate Courts of Singapore.
In 2006, he was seconded to the Ministry of Health as general counsel and company secretary of Ministry of Health Holdings. His last appointment in the public service was as deputy senior state counsel/deputy public prosecutor in the Attorney-General’s Chambers of Singapore.