Ng Chee Peng

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Ng Chee Peng
Ng Chee Peng.jpg
Ng in 2012
BornSingapore
AllegianceSingapore
Service/branchSingapore Armed Forces
Years of service1988–2014
RankRear-Admiral
Commands held
  • Commanding Officer, RSS Victory
  • Commanding Officer, Missile Corvette Squadron
  • Head, Operations Planning Branch, Naval Operations Department
  • Head, Long Term Planning Secretariat, Office of the Chief of Defence Force
  • Commander, First Flotilla
  • Director (Policy), Ministry of Defence (2005–2007)
  • Fleet Commander (2007–2009)
  • Chief of Staff, Naval Staff (2009–2010)
  • Chief of Staff, Joint Staff (2010–2011)
  • Chief of Navy (2011–2014)
Awardssee #Awards
Spouse(s)Valerie Low
Ng Chee Peng
Traditional Chinese黃志平
Simplified Chinese黄志平

Ng Chee Peng is a Singaporean former naval admiral. He was the Chief of the Republic of Singapore Navy from 2011–2014 and held the rank of Rear-Admiral (two stars). He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board.[1]

Education[edit]

Ng was awarded the President's Scholarship and Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship in 1989. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in philosophy, politics and economics from the University of Oxford. In 2002, he was awarded the Singapore Armed Forces Postgraduate Scholarship (General Development) and graduated with a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University.[2]

Military career[edit]

Ng enlisted in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in December 1988 and served in the Navy. He spent his early days with the Missile Gun Boats, first as a junior officer and later as the Executive Officer on board the RSS Sea Tiger. He was also the Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer on board the RSS Valiant. He assumed his first command on board the Missile Corvette RSS Victory. He also held various staff appointments in the headquarters of the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), including: Head, Operations Planning Branch, Naval Operations Department; Head, Long Term Planning Secretariat, Office of the Chief of Defence Force.[2]

After returning from his studies in Harvard University in 2002, Ng was appointed as the Commanding Officer of the Missile Corvette Squadron in July 2003, and concurrently served as the Commander of the First Flotilla from January 2004. He held the following appointments later: Director (Policy), MINDEF (2005–2007); Fleet Commander (2007–2009); Chief of Staff, Naval Staff (2009–2010); Chief of Staff, Joint Staff (2010–2011). Ng succeeded Chew Men Leong as the Chief of Navy on 29 March 2011[3] and was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral (two stars) on 1 July.[2]

Ng stepped down from his position as the Chief of Navy on 1 August 2014 and was succeeded by Lai Chung Han.[4]

Civil career[edit]

Ng became the Chief Executive Officer of the Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board on 15 March 2015. He previously served as Deputy Secretary (Special Projects) in the Ministry of Manpower before taking up his appointment in the CPF Board.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Ng has two notable elder brothers. The older of the two, Ng Chee Khern, was the Chief of Air Force from 2006–2009 and is currently the Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office (Singapore). The younger of his two elder brothers, Ng Chee Meng, served as the Chief of Air Force from 2009–2013 and the Chief of Defence Force from 2013–2015 and currently serving as an MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC and Secretary-General of National Trades Union Congress.[5]

Ng is married to Valerie Low.[2]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ng Chee Peng appointed new chief executive officer of CPF board". AsiaOne Business. Singapore Press Holdings. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e "SAF Leadership". MINDEF. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  3. ^ "New Navy Chief to Take Over in March". MINDEF. 22 February 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  4. ^ Loke, Kok Fai (1 August 2014). "Singapore Navy welcomes new chief". Channel News Asia. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  5. ^ Chow, Jermyn (17 October 2009). "Brother succeeds RSAF chief". AsiaOne News. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  6. ^ http://www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/mindef_websites/atozlistings/navy/newsevents/cnvlegionofmerit2012.html
Military offices
Preceded by
Rear-Admiral Chew Men Leong
Chief of the Republic of Singapore Navy
29 March 2011 – 1 August 2014
Succeeded by
Rear-Admiral Lai Chung Han