Mr CHAN Chun Sing


Mr CHAN Chun Sing, Minister, Prime Minister's Office

Mr Chan Chun Sing is currently Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC). On 1 October 2015, Mr Chan was appointed Deputy Chairman of the People's Association.

On 9 April 2015, Mr Chan was appointed Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and relinquished his appointments as Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for Defence, both of which he has held since 1 September 2013. At the Ministry of Social and Family Development, he was responsible for improving social service delivery, enhancing social safety nets and strengthening support for families in Singapore. His previous appointments included Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports (21 May 2011 to 31 October 2012) and Minister of State for Information, Communications and the Arts (21 May 2011 to 31 July 2012).

Mr Chan was appointed Secretary-General of NTUC on 4 May 2015 after the NTUC Central Committee unanimously elected him to this appointment on 8 April 2015. He was first appointed Deputy Secretary-General on 27 January 2015 by the NTUC Central Committee after joining NTUC on 23 January 2015 to help strengthen labour leadership at NTUC and the link between the Labour Movement and the Government.

In 2011, Mr Chan left the Singapore Armed Forces to run in the 2011 General Election and was elected Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency (GRC). During his military career with the Singapore Armed Forces (1987 to 2011), he held various appointments, including the Chief of Army (2010 to 2011), Chief of Staff of Joint Staff (2009 to 2010) and Chief Infantry Officer (2007 to 2009).

Mr Chan also served on various statutory boards and government-owned companies, including Singapore Totalisator Board (2011), ST Kinetics Limited (2010 to 2011), Civil Service College (2010 to 2011), Defence Science & Technology Agency (2009 to 2010), Defence Science Organisation (2009 to 2010) and International Enterprise Singapore (2006 to 2009).

Educated at the Raffles Institution (1982 to 1985) and Raffles Junior College (1986 to 1987), Mr Chan was awarded the SAF (Overseas) and President’s Scholarship to study Economics at Christ’s College, Cambridge University in the United Kingdom in 1988 and graduated with First Class Honours. In 2005, he completed the Sloan Fellows Programme at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship.

Born in 1969, Mr Chan is married with three children and enjoys reading and jogging.