MFA Press Statement: Appointments of Singapore's High Commissioner to New Zealand and Singapore's Ambassador to the United States of America
The Government has appointed Mr. Peter Chan Jer Hing as Singapore's next High Commissioner to New Zealand and Mr. Ashok Kumar Mirpuri as Singapore’s next Ambassador to the United States of America.
Mr. Chan has a distinguished career since he joined the Singapore Administrative Service in 1970 as a cadet officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has served as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Chief Executive Officer of the Housing and Development Board and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of National Development. He last served as Singapore's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand from November 2005 to March 2012. He will assume his appointment as High Commissioner to New Zealand on 2 July 2012. He was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) by the Singapore Government in 1990.
Mr. Chan was a President's Scholar and graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science honours degree in 1970 from the University of Singapore. He obtained a Master of Arts from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in the United States in 1976. Mr. Chan is married to Ms. Diana Chan Ee Hoon. They have two sons.
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