Title: Adaptive Governance: Singapore’s Experience
Speaker: Ms Ong Toon Hui
Dean & CEO, Civil Service College
Deputy Secretary (Development), Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office
Moderator: Professor Xue Lan
Dean, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University
Time: 14:15-15:15, Thursday 12th May 2016
Venue: Room 302, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University
In 2015, Singapore crossed a significant threshold in its national history, marking 50 years of independence. At this inflection point, it is timely to reflect on Singapore’s past, present and future. Singapore’s successful development from a dirty mudflat to a global metropolis was built upon an adaptive governance that consistently sought new and innovative approaches to governance and policymaking. Looking ahead, this lecture will provide some insights into how Singapore is dealing with an increasingly complex and volatile world through constant adaptation and innovation to make our governance more responsive, collaborative and entrepreneurial.
Ms Ong Toon Hui is the Dean & CEO of Singapore’s Civil Service College. She is concurrently Deputy Secretary (Development) in the Public Service Division of the Prime Minister’s Office.
Prior to her current appointment, Ms Ong served in the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Public Service Division and Ministry of Social and Family Development. Her public sector experience includes overseeing leadership development and human resource policies in the service, policies on social safety nets, family development, social sector development, rehabilitation and protection of youth-at-risk. Her current role is to develop people for a first class public service.
Ms Ong graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science, Honours, (Chemistry) in 1989 and obtained her Ph.D (Chemistry) from University of Cambridge, United Kingdom in 1993.
Ms Ong serves as a board member on the Civil Service College, SIM University Programme Advisory Committee and the School Advisory Board in Peirce Secondary School.