Mr Tan Meng Dui has been appointed as the next chief executive of the National Environment Agency (NEA). Mr Tan is the latest appointment of a former top Singapore Armed Forces officer to a high-profile role. He will assume the role with effect from 2 October.
Mr Tan was the Deputy Secretary (Development) of the Ministry of National Development (MND) before this appointment. He oversaw the Ministry’s Housing, Research & Strategy Management (RSM), Corporate Communications and Corporate Development Divisions. In the area of Housing, he is responsible for formulating and implementing housing policies to address the needs of different segments of Singapore’s population.
He also guided the RSM division in their economic and social research, and in charting the strategic direction for the Ministry. He was also responsible for strengthening the HR, Finance, IT and Corporate Communications systems at the Ministry HQ and its statutory boards, including the risk management and emergency planning functions.
Mr Tan joined the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in 1986 and served in several key appointments in the SAF and Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), before retiring from regular military service as a Brigadier General in 2011. Before assuming his current appointment in MND, he held the appointment of Deputy Secretary (Technology) in MINDEF.
Mr Tan graduated from the Imperial College London with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He has a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, and attended the Advanced Management Programme at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Mr Tan is an Administrative Service officer in the Singapore Public Service. He was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) (Military) in 2006. He sits on the board of the Centre For Liveable Cities Limited (CLC).