Quah Ley Hoon had been named by Singapore’s Ministry of Transport as the new chief executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), taking over on January 1, 2019 from Andrew Tan.
Quah, who will join MPA as chief executive (designate) from November 1, has held leadership roles within the Prime Minister’s Office, at the Ministry of Finance and also government media giant Mediacorp.
Tan leaves MPA after five years in the role, and is retiring from public service after 27 years.
Amongst Tan’s achievements, the ministry lists efforts to conceptualise and plan for the new Tuas Terminal, the championing of research and development in the city state, and the fostering of a culture of safety at sea with the launch of Safety@Sea Week.
Tan was the first chief executive of the MPA to regularly contribute to social media, giving the role accessibility to the industry.