Judge Paul Quan is the Executive Director and Acting Dean of the Singapore Judicial College. He was appointed District Judge of the Republic of Singapore on 1 June 2009, Assistant Registrar of the Supreme Court on 1 April 2013 and latterly Executive Director of the Singapore Judicial College on 1 February 2018, a position he holds concurrent with his appointment as Acting Dean on 1 January 2023. He is a member of the Board of Executives and immediate past Regional Deputy President of Asia and the Pacific of the International Organization for Judicial Training. He is also a fellow and member of the advisory board of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute, Adjunct Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore; and Adjunct Faculty at the School of Law, Singapore Management University. He also serves as Secretary-General of ASEAN Law Association.
Judge Quan read for a Bachelor of Laws at the National University of Singapore and graduated with First Class Honours. He then read for a Master of Laws at Harvard University and was the Dean’s Scholar for International Commercial Arbitration.
Prior to judicial service, Judge Quan clerked for former Chief Justice of Singapore Yong Pung How and the Court of Appeal of Singapore. He also undertook a stint as a Deputy Public Prosecutor. He is admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, and as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in Singapore in 2022.