Peter Ho Hak Ean
Urban Redevelopment Authority
Peter Ho is the Senior Advisor to the Centre for Strategic Futures, a Senior Fellow in the
Civil Service College, a Visiting Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, and
the current S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore at the Institute of Policy Studies.
Peter Ho is Chairman of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore (URA),
Chairman of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Chairman of the Singapore
Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE), Chairman of the National
Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Steering Committee, and Chairman of the Campus for
Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) Governing Council. He is a
member of the Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore (NUS), a board
member of the National Research Foundation (NRF), and of the Lee Kuan Yew Exchange
Fellowship (LKYEF), a member of the Board of Governors of the S Rajaratnam School of
International Studies (RSIS), and of the Board of Governors of the Lee Kuan Yew School
of Public Policy (LKYSPP). He is also a member of Statoil’s Strategy Advisory Council,
and the McKinsey Center for Government Advisory Council.
When he retired from the Singapore Administrative Service in 2010 after a career in the
Public Service stretching more than 34 years, he was Head, Civil Service, concurrent with
his other appointments of Permanent Secretary (Foreign Affairs), Permanent Secretary
(National Security & Intelligence Coordination), and Permanent Secretary (Special Duties)
in the Prime Minister’s Office. Before that, he was Permanent Secretary (Defence). He
was also the inaugural Chairman of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.