The Board of Directors provides strategic direction and oversight of organisational functions and goals, and steers NEA in fulfilling our vision and mission. In FY2020, the Board comprised 14 members with diverse and extensive experience from both the private and public sectors. Appointed by the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, the Board is guided by a set of key principles to ensure fairness and impartiality in carrying out its responsibilities, as well as to uphold the integrity and reputation of the Public Service. Led by Board Chairman Mr Lee Chuan Seng, the Board has set up Board Committees to assist with the execution of its responsibilities.
The Audit Committee assists the Board in maintaining a high standard of corporate governance, particularly in the areas of financial accounting and reporting, risk management, and internal control systems. Chaired by Ms Jackie Chew, the Audit Committee comprises Ms Sylvia Choo, Mr Puah Kok Keong, Dr Andrew Khoo, and Mr Bernard Choo (as of 1 April 2021). The Committee reviews the annual accounts, audit plans, internal control systems, risk report and audit reports with NEA’s external and internal auditors.
The Human Resource Committee assists the Board in ensuring an objective and fair performance management process for NEA. Chaired by Mr Lee Chuan Seng, the Human Resource Committee comprises Deputy Chairman Mr Ravinder Singh, Ms Lynette Leong, Mr Lim Eng Hwee (as of 1 April 2021), and NEA’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
The Finance Committee oversees matters related to the investment of surplus funds, cash and working capital management, and fundraising activities. Chaired by Mr Quek Suan Kiat, the Finance Committee comprises Mr Suhaimi Zainul-Abidin, Ms Susan Chong, Professor Ho Teck Hua (as of 1 April 2021), and NEA’s CEO.
In FY2020, there were three Board Working Committees (BWC) in the areas of ‘Keep Singapore Clean’, ‘Sustainable Singapore’, and ‘Reimagining Hawker Centres’. These BWCs, chaired by Mr Lim Eng Hwee, Mr Ravinder Singh and Professor Ho Teck Hua respectively, provided industry and expert perspectives, guidance on strategies, and advice on suitable strategic partnerships.