Goh Si Hou joins PUB as chief executive

Marina Barrage in Singapore (Photo credit: PUB, Singapore’s national water agency).

Goh Si Hou has been named chief executive of PUB, Singapore’s national water agency. He will succeed Ng Joo Hee, who will be retiring from the administrative service, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment of Singapore.

Ng took the helm of PUB in 2015. During his tenure, several significant water infrastructure developments were commissioned, including the Tuas Desalination Plant in 2019, the Marina East Desalination Plant in 2020, and the Jurong Island Desalination Plant in 2022. An extensive upgrade of the Choa Chu Kang Waterworks was also concluded in 2019, making it the largest ceramic membrane filtration plant in the world.

Ng further led PUB in embarking on its new role as the national coastal protection authority to safeguard against rising sea levels. He also spearheaded sustainability efforts, such as the development of PUB’s floating solar farms at reservoirs and the co-location of PUB’s water reclamation plant with NEA’s waste management facility, also known as Tuas Nexus, to maximise energy and resource recovery.

Incoming chief executive Goh has been a member of the PUB Board since April 2021. He served most recently as the Chief of Army in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). Over his career, he had held a range of command and staff leadership appointments in the SAF as well as policy roles in the Ministry of Defence.

Goh will assume his role as chief executive of PUB with effect from 22 Jul 2022.