Programme Director, Executive Education Singapore Futures, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Cheryl Chung is the Programme Director of Executive Education Singapore Futures at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. She oversees the School’s training and consulting business for the Singapore and open-enrolment markets. She is also building the futures and strategic foresight capacity at the School with the “Singapore Futures Programme”. Her interests focus on the intersection of technology, economic and regulatory policy and on capability development in futures thinking for policy makers. She joined the School in 2015 to head its strategic planning and government relations functions.
Prior to her transition to the higher education sector, Cheryl worked in the Singapore Government where she led futures projects across several ministry portfolios. Cheryl’s last ministry posting was to the Ministry of Transport where she helped to start the Ministry’s futures team and led the development of their policy framework for Autonomous Vehicles. From 2011 to 2013, she worked at the Centre for Strategic Futures and Strategic Policy Office, under the Prime Minister’s Office, where she co-led the Emerging Strategic Issues Project v2.0 and led research work on the Evolving Role of the State. She also designed, developed, and delivered their in-house training programme, Futurecraft. She entered the world of public policy futures in 2007 as part of the pioneer team for the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s Futures Group. There, she led projects exploring the industry development potential of trends such as big data, and 3D-printing.
Cheryl has a first-class honours degree in Economics from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Public Administration from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. She was the Co-Editor of The Birthday Book for 2018 and 2019.