OF NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AGENCY
Mr Tan Meng Dui will be appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the
National Environment Agency (NEA) with effect from 2 October 2018. He will succeed Mr Ronnie Tay, who will be retiring
from the Administrative Service.
Contributions of Mr Ronnie Tay
Mr Ronnie Tay, 54, has been the Chief Executive
Officer of the National Environment Agency (NEA) since 1 July 2013. Under his
leadership, NEA made significant achievements in reviewing key policies,
building new capabilities and rolling out new programmes to ensure that Singapore's
environment remains clean and sustainable. He also led NEA in transforming to
be more responsive and resourceful in tackling both present and future
Under Ronnie’s guidance,
NEA successfully managed the dengue and Zika outbreaks in Singapore. He oversaw
the development of innovative measures to fight dengue, such as leveraging data
from Gravitraps and embarking on trials using the novel Wolbachia technology.
also drove the development of waste management infrastructure, including
planning for new waste-to-energy plants, and various initiatives to address
food waste, e-waste and packaging waste. He played a key role in managing
transboundary haze, including the enactment of the Transboundary Haze Pollution
Act. He also led the implementation of higher emission standards for industry,
vehicles and motorcycles. During his tenure, the energy efficiency requirements
for industry were enhanced, the system for measuring, reporting and verifying
industry greenhouse gas emissions for implementing carbon tax was established,
and new capabilities to monitor and analyse ambient radiation developed.
Ronnie also played a key
role in steering the development of 20 new hawker centres, and the formulation
and implementation of the Hawker 3.0 Masterplan to sustain the hawker trade,
enhance the vibrancy of hawker centres and raise their productivity level. He
also oversaw the review of food and environmental hygiene policies, as well as
the development of after-death services infrastructure and policies to ensure
the adequate provision of these facilities and services.
Ronnie also led the
development of the Environmental Services Industry Transformation Map, in
partnership with industry, unions and other government agencies, to uplift
productivity, jobs and skills in the cleaning and waste management sectors.
leadership, NEA established research and development programmes for waste to
energy, waste management and robotics, and leveraged data analytics, sensors
and technology for smart enforcement and effective delivery of environmental
Incoming CEO Mr Tan Meng
Mr Tan Meng Dui, 50, is currently Deputy Secretary
(Development) in the Ministry of National Development. Prior to this
appointment, he was Deputy Secretary (Technology) in MINDEF HQ and held the
rank of Brigadier General in the Singapore Armed Forces.
Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) First Class Honours from
the University of London, Imperial College of Science and Technology, United
Kingdom in 1989. He subsequently obtained a Master in Public Administration
from Harvard University, USA in 2001. He
was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) (Military) in 2006, and
the Long Service Medal (Military) in 2011.
MEWR would like to place on record
our deep appreciation for Mr Ronnie Tay’s invaluable contributions to NEA and
the MEWR Family, and welcome Mr Tan Meng Dui.
of the Environment and Water Resources
21 Aug 2018