Pen Pictures of LSC Members

Justice Steven Chong

Justice StevenChongJustice Steven Chong graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the NUS in 1982. He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1983 and entered legal practice that same year with one of Singapore’s top law firms (Drew & Napier). He became its Joint Managing Partner at the end of 1997. He joined another leading Singapore law firm (Rajah & Tann) in 1998 and was appointed Senior Partner and thereafter Managing Partner. He was also appointed Senior Counsel in 1998.

Justice Chong was a leading commercial lawyer and was involved in numerous landmark cases. He was also a senior member of the Singapore arbitration community and participated in various arbitrations both as counsel as well as arbitrator.

Justice Chong was appointed to the Supreme Court Bench on 1 Oct 2009 as a Judicial Commissioner and later appointed (on 1 Jun 2010) a Judge of the Supreme Court.

Justice Chong assumed office as the Attorney-General of the Republic of Singapore on 25 Jun 2012 for a two-year term. In his capacity as Public Prosecutor, he introduced several initiatives to enhance the administration of criminal justice and strengthen the working relationship between stakeholders in the criminal justice process. He also took steps to engage the public in explaining the work and significant decisions of the Public Prosecutor by establishing the Media Relation Unit and launching the Public Prosecution Outreach Programme. In addition, under his leadership, the AGC played an instrumental role in the successful conclusion of key international treaties, including the European Union-Singapore Partnership and Cooperation Agreement. It enhanced legal representation and support for statutory boards through the enactment of the Attorney-General (Additional Functions) Act in 2014 and embarked on an exercise to make Singapore legislation more accessible.

Justice Chong was re-appointed to the Supreme Court Bench on 25 Jun 2014 and re-appointed a Member of the LSC wef the same date.

Justice Chong was appointed Judge of Appeal wef 1 Apr 2017.

 

Justice Lee Seiu Kin

Justice Lee Seiu Kin

Justice Lee Seiu Kin was appointed a Member of the LSC on 19 Apr 2006.

Justice Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from the University of Adelaide in 1976.  He worked as an engineer in the Public Works Department from 1977 to 1984.  He obtained a Masters of Science from the NUS in 1982 and an MBA (with Distinction) from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France in 1983.

Justice Lee went on to complete his law degree at the NUS in 1986 and an LLM at the University of Cambridge in 1987.  He joined the Singapore Legal Service in 1987 and was posted to the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) and appointed a State Counsel.  He was the Deputy Head of both the Civil Division and the International Affairs Division of the AGC (prior to his elevation to the Supreme Court in 1997).

Justice Lee was appointed a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court from 15 Oct 1997 to 14 Oct 2002.  He was concurrently the President of the Industrial Arbitration Court from 1 Sep 1999 to 14 Oct 2002.  He was thereafter appointed the Second Solicitor-General at the Attorney-General’s Chambers on 15 Oct 2002.  He was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court on 11 Apr 2006.

Justice Lee chaired the Legal Service Personnel Management Review Panel which undertook a comprehensive review of the HR framework and practices in the Legal Service in 2006.  He also chaired the Legal Service Remuneration Review in 2007.

 

Justice Audrey Lim

Justice Audrey Lim

Justice Audrey Lim graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1993 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1998.  

Justice Lim joined the Singapore Legal Service in 1994 and had been appointed to various positions including as a Justices’ Law Clerk, District Judge of the then Subordinate Courts, Deputy Registrar of the Supreme Court, Deputy Chief Legislative Counsel of the Legislation Division of the Attorney-General’s Chambers and Deputy Chief of Staff of the Singapore Legal Service.
 
Justice Lim was appointed a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 1 Aug 2016 and a Judge of the Supreme Court on 1 Aug 2019.


Mr Adrian Chan Pengee

LSC_Mr ChanMr Adrian Chan is the Head of the Corporate Department and a Senior Partner at Lee & Lee. He graduated from the NUS with an LLB (Hons), was called to the Singapore Bar in 1990 and has been in corporate practice at Lee & Lee since then.

Mr Chan is a Board Member of the Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (the ACRA) and chairs its Panel of the Institute of Corporate Law. He is the lead independent director of Yoma Strategic Holdings, AEM Holdings and Global Investments and an independent director of Ascendas Funds Management (manager of Ascendas REIT), Best World International and Hong Fok Corporation, all of which are listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange (the SGX). He also serves as a Director of Astrea III, Astrea IV and Azalea Asset Management, which are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Temasek Holdings. In addition, the SGX has appointed him to the Catalist Advisory Panel to review Catalist Sponsor and Registered Professional applications.

Mr Chan was the First Vice-Chairman of the Singapore Institute of Directors and currently serves as the Deputy Chairman of its Advocacy and Research Committee. He is a Council Member of the Law Society of Singapore and chairs its Corporate Practice Committee. He serves as the Honorary Secretary of the Association of Small & Medium Enterprises and sits on the Corporate Governance & Regulations Committee of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Shared Services for Charities Limited, which is a not-for-profit charitable organisation and an Institution of a Public Character, and on the Ethics Review Committee of the Singapore Polytechnic.

Mr Chan has been appointed to the Corporate Governance and Directors’ Duties Working Group of the Steering Committee that was established by the Ministry of Finance to review and rewrite the Companies Act of Singapore. He has also co-authored Singapore’s first “Annotated Code of Corporate Governance” for Lexis-Nexis that is published in Woon’s Corporations Law.

Mr Chan currently serves on the Pro-Enterprise Panel, chaired by the Head of the Civil Service and supported by the Ministry of Trade & Industry (the MTI), which addresses feedback from the private sector on unnecessary or outdated Government rules that hinder businesses and stifle entrepreneurship with a view to eliminating red-tape.

Mr Chan was appointed to the Audit Committee Guidance Committee, established by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (the MAS), the ACRA and the SGX to develop practical guidance for audit committees of SGX-listed companies and raise corporate governance standards.  He was also appointed by the Corporate Governance Oversight Committee (comprising the MAS, the ACRA, the SGX and the Commercial Affairs Department) to the Working Group to review and update the Guidebook for Audit Committees in view of the 2012 iteration of the Code of Corporate Governance.

Mr Chan served on the SPRING/CPIB Working Group to develop the ISO 37001 Standard on Anti-Bribery Management Systems and on the Working Group and Steering Committee that developed the Singapore Stewardship Principles for Responsible Investors.

In addition, Mr Chan has served on the Lemon Law Taskforce set up by the MTI and the Consumers Association of Singapore to make recommendations to the Government on the scope and form of lemon laws in Singapore. He has also served on the Taxpayers Feedback Panel of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.
 
For the Singapore Institute of Legal Education, Mr Chan lectures on “Corporate Governance”, is an Examiner for the Corporate and Commercial Practice paper for the Bar Admissions and Examinations and is the Principal Examiner for Company Law for the Foreign Practitioner Examinations. As part of his pro-bono work, he conducts training for the ACRA’s Director Compliance Programme for errant directors.

 

Ms Goh Swee Chen

LSC_Goh Swee Chen

Ms Goh Swee Chen was the Chairperson of Shell companies in Singapore from 1 Oct 2014 to 31 Dec 2018. 

Ms Goh joined Shell in 2003 as the Chief Information Officer with scope covering Singapore, the Asia Pacific, Oceania and the Middle East.  She also led various: services/operations in the Netherlands; global business improvement teams/globalisation of business processes from Singapore; and businesses covering the Asia Pacific and the Middle East/Pakistan from Beijing, China.  She retired from Shell at the end of Jan 2019.
 
Ms Goh had, prior to joining Shell, worked in various portfolios at: IBM Australia and IBM USA (Austin, Texas); and Procter & Gamble (Malaysia, Japan, Singapore and Asia Pacific). 

Ms Goh graduated in 1982 from the Victoria University of Wellington (in New Zealand) with a Bachelor of Science in Information Science.  She was awarded a Master of Business Administration in 2003 by the Booth School of Business (of the University of Chicago). 

Ms Goh has been: the Chairperson of the Institute for Human Resource Professionals Ltd (since 9 Aug 2016); an Advisory Board Member of The Centre for Liveable Cities (since 1 Jul 2017); and the President of Global Compact Network Singapore (since 1 Jan 2017).  She is on the Board of Trustees of the Nanyang Technological University.  

Ms Goh was appointed a Justice of the Peace in Apr 2018.  She was awarded in 2018 a Distinguished Alumni Award by the University of Chicago.

Ms Goh was appointed a Director of CapitaLand Ltd on 1 Sep 2017; a Director of Singapore Airlines Ltd on 1 Jan 2019; and a Non-Executive and Independent Director of SP Group on 1 Aug 2019.  She was appointed a Council Member of the National Arts Council on 1 Sep 2018 and appointed Chairperson (of the National Arts Council) on 1 Sep 2019.  

Ms Goh’s prior Board appointments include: Director of the Civil Service College (2010 – 2012); Deputy Chair of Al Jomaih Shell Lubricating Oil Company, Saudi Arabia (2011 – 2014); Director of Hankook Shell Oil Company (2011 – 2013); Chairperson of Shell Tongyi (Beijing) Petroleum Chemical Co. Ltd (2011 – 2016); and Director of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (2014 – 2017). 

 

Mrs Deborah Ong

Mrs Deborah Ong

Mrs Deborah Ong is a partner in the Assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Singapore and has over 30 years of public accounting experience, providing audit and advisory services to clients in various industries. Mrs Ong has a proven record of accomplishment in managing audits of large listed clients involving overseas PwC firms. 


Mrs Ong is an International Team Leader in the Global Assurance Quality – Inspections Group. In this role, she interacts with PwC Leadership of a portfolio of countries regarding how quality and risk is managed in each of the firms; the countries include the UK, Korea and Japan. Prior to this appointment, Mrs Ong was a member of the Leadership Team for PwC Singapore. She was also the firm’s Risk and Quality Leader.

Mrs Ong helmed the Human Capital function for PwC Singapore from 2002 to 2012.  During her tenure as the HC Leader, the firm saw significant shifts in managing the people agenda. An advocate of a coaching culture, Mrs Ong worked closely with her fellow partners to create a conducive environment encouraging staff development.  These efforts were duly recognised when PwC was voted the Employer of Choice since 2011.

In addition, Mrs Ong currently chairs the Audit and Risk Committees of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine Governing Board at the Nanyang Technological University, the Council for Estates Agency, Workforce Singapore as well as SkillsFuture Singapore.  She is also the Deputy Chairperson of the Ngee Ann Polytechnic Council, and the Audit Committee Chair. She was previously the Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Singapore Tourism Board and Deputy Chairperson of the National Parks Board.