Kenneth is the Chief Executive Officer of National Parks Board (NParks). NParks is the lead agency overseeing the greenery of our City in a Garden and biodiversity conservation in land-scarce Singapore. NParks manages over 350 parks, 4 nature reserves, extensive streetscape/roadside greenery and the island-wide Park Connector Network. NParks also plays a critical role in enhancing the competencies of the landscape and horticulture industry through training, certification and applied research.
Kenneth began his career in parks management in the 1990s and has been involved in the planning, implementation and management of parks and streetscapes in the city, including the Marina South area. Some of his key projects included the development of the Marina South Promenade and the Millennium mass tree planting in Marina South.
In 2003, Kenneth was seconded to the Ministry of National Development as Assistant Director, and later assumed the position of Deputy Director in 2004 overseeing policies and review of legislations pertaining to parks and greenery infrastructure, agri-veterinary, and building and construction.
Upon his return to the National Parks Board, he took on the role of Deputy Director, and later General Manager at Gardens by the Bay, where he played a pivotal role in developing the Gardens and overseeing the progress of the project from concept to form. Kenneth was also concurrently Assistant Chief Executive Officer (Corporate Development & Services) at the National Parks Board. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Gardens by the Bay in 2012.
Chief Executive Officer
National Parks Board
BSc (Forestry)(Hons), MSc