Ms Chan Lai Fung
Permanent Secretary (Education)
Ministry of Education
Ms Chan Lai Fung assumed the appointment as Permanent Secretary (Education) in 2012. Prior to her current appointment, Ms Chan was Permanent Secretary (Finance)(Performance) at the Ministry of Finance from 2009 to 2012; and served as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Law from 2006 to 2010. She has also served in various portfolios in the Ministry of Communications and Information, Ministry of Health, Public Service Division of the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of the Environment, and the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Ms Chan is Chairman of the National Institute of Education Council and is also a member of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Board of Trustees. She is also a board member of the National Research Foundation and PSA International Pte Ltd.
Ms Chan joined the Singapore Administrative Service in 1986 after graduating from Monash University in Australia with a Bachelor in Economics degree on a Colombo Plan Scholarship.