Judicial Commissioner Foo Chee Hock (符 志 福 ) will complete his three-year tenure on the Supreme Court Bench on 31 March 2018.
2. Having then been appointed concurrently to oversee the development of the Singapore Judicial College (SJC) under the auspices of the Supreme Court, Judicial Commissioner Foo will now assume full-time leadership of the College, as Dean of SJC. His invaluable stint on the Bench adds to the more than 25 years’ experience in the Judiciary, with various appointments in the then-Subordinate Courts and the Supreme Court, including as Registrar of the Supreme Court.
3. Judicial Commissioner Foo’s move reflects Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon’s ambitions for the SJC. Set up only in 2015, the SJC has established itself as an institute of choice for developing judges and court officials throughout the globe. Judicial Commissioner Foo, in his dual role, has led the college in its inaugural years to develop its pedagogy and programmes for all local judges and close to 1,000 participants across 70 jurisdictions to date. The stage is set to propel the SJC to the next level to realise its full potential in judicial education and research.
Mr Tan Puay Boon
4. In appreciation of Judicial Commissioner Foo’s contributions to the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon said, “I am deeply grateful to Chee Hock for the work he has diligently carried out in the course of his stint on the Bench, even as he continued to manage the development of the SJC. However, with the growing demands that I expect will be entailed in developing the SJC, I think it needs a full-time commitment and I can think of no better person than Chee Hock to lead the SJC in this next phase as it strives to cement its place as a key player in judicial education and development both in Singapore and beyond.”
5. With this move, the Supreme Court will have a total of 21 Judges (including the Chief Justice and four Judges of Appeal), six Judicial Commissioners (including the previously announced appointment of Ang Cheng Hock SC), four Senior Judges and 15 International Judges.
21 MARCH 2018