Tay (centre, in black) with Admiral Michael Mullen of the U.S. Navy in 2007.
2 October 1963 |
|Service/branch||Singapore Armed Forces|
|Years of service||1981–2007|
|Other work||see #Post-military career|
Ronnie Tay (born 2 October 1963) is a Singaporean civil servant and former naval admiral. He was the Chief of the Republic of Singapore Navy from 2003–2007 and held the rank of Rear-Admiral. After leaving the Navy, Tay served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore from 2007–2013. He is the current Chief Executive Officer of Singapore's National Environment Agency.
Tay received his secondary and pre-university education in Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) and Anglo-Chinese Junior College respectively. He was awarded the Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship in 1982 and graduated from the University of Oxford in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in engineering science. He attended the Singapore Command and Staff Course in 1991. He was awarded the Singapore Armed Forces Postgraduate Scholarship in 1996 and went on to obtain a Master of Science in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997. He also attended the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD in France in 2007.
Tay enlisted in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in December 1981 and served in the Navy. Throughout his military career, he held various appointments, including: Executive Officer, RSS Sea Wolf (1987); Commanding Officer, RSS Swift Warlord (1988); Staff Officer, Naval Operations Department (1989–1990); Commanding Officer, RSS Sea Lion (1992); Head, Naval Intelligence Department (1994); Commanding Officer, 188 Squadron (1997); Commander, 1st Flotilla (1998); Fleet Commander (1999); Head, Naval Operations Department (2000–2001). He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral (one star) on 1 July 2001 and assumed the post of Chief of Staff, Naval Staff, on 20 July. Tay succeeded Lui Tuck Yew as the Chief of Navy on 1 April 2003 and was promoted to Rear-Admiral (two stars) on 1 July. He left the SAF on 31 August 2007 and relinquished his appointment to Chew Men Leong.
After leaving the military, Tay served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore from November 2007 to June 2013. He became the Chief Executive Officer of the National Environment Agency on 1 July 2013 and continues to hold this appointment.
Tay also sits on the boards or councils of various institutions, including: DSO National Laboratories; Integrated Health Information Systems; Infocomm Investments; IDA International; Media Development Authority; IT Committee, Singapore Health Services; Science and Engineering Research Council, Agency for Science, Technology and Research; National Institute of Education; Honorary Advisory Council, Singapore Computer Society; School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University.
- Public Administration Medal (Military) (Gold), in 2005.
- Long Service Medal (Military), in 2007.
Tay is married to Leah Teo and they have two sons.
- "Ronnie Tay's CV" (PDF). Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
- "2013 Showcase". Anglo-Chinese Junior College. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
"My time in ACJC was certainly a most memorable one, capping my happy years in the ACS family of schools. The forging of my character and values and the high quality learning I received there have been a firm foundation for my service in the Republic of Singapore Navy." RAdm Ronnie Tay Chief of Navy 2003 -2007 Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholar 1982 Class of 2SA1 - 1981
- "Ronnie Tay's profile on the ISS Management Board". Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
- "Singapore to get new Navy Chief". AsiaOne News. 27 July 2007. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
- Chua, Grace (5 June 2013). "National Environment Agency to get new CEO from July". Straitstimes.com. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- "Appointment of Deputy Chairman and Managing Director at IDA Singapore". Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- "Ronnie Tay's profile on NEA company overview". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
Rear-Admiral Lui Tuck Yew
|Chief of the Republic of Singapore Navy
1 April 2003– 31 Aug 2007
Rear-Admiral Chew Men Leong