NIE Council

The NIE Council is the governing body of NIE. Its responsibilities are to:

  • Set objectives and provide direction for the Institute;
  • Review, evaluate and approve current programmes and facilities provided by the Institute and to suggest future developments;
  • Assist in the liaison with outside bodies including organisations which have an interest in the Institute;
  • Approve operating and budgetary plans of the Institute; and
  • Appoint working committees or panels to assist the Council in charting out the directions of the Institute.


Composition of the NIE Council (As at 1 January 2024)



Mr Lai Chung Han

Permanent Secretary (Education)
Ministry of Education

Deputy Chair

Mr Wong Siew Hoong

Ministry of Education



Prof Christine Goh

Prof Christine Goh (Ex-officio)

National Institute of Education


Prof Andrew Brown

Emeritus Professor of Education and Society
Institute of Education
University College London


Ms Beatrice Chong photo

Ms Beatrice Chong

Deputy Director-General of Education (Professional Development)
Ministry of Education


Gwenda Fong photo

Ms Gwenda Fong

Deputy Secretary (Development and Regulation)
Ministry of Communications and Information


Mr Tan Chin Hwee

Energy Supply Resilience Advisory Panel, Energy Market Authority (EMA) &
Singapore Trade Data Exchange Services Pte Ltd (SGTraDex)


Prof Tan Ooi Kiang

Deputy Provost (Education)
Nanyang Technological University


Tan Tai Yong

Prof Tan Tai Yong

Singapore University of Social Sciences

Mr James Wong

Mr James Wong

Deputy Secretary (Services) / Group Director HR
Ministry of Education