As the Chief HR Officer and Advisor (Workforce Development) for the Public Service Division
(PSD), Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore, Peck Kem is responsible for professionalising HR
in the public sector of 16 Ministries and more than 50 Statutory Boards.
Prior to her current appointment at the PSD, she was the Senior Director for HR & OD for a
not for profit organisation, The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) based in
Geneva, where she was responsible for human resource, organisation development, legal,
internal audit and corporate administration for its 15 global offices.
Peck Kem has the unique combination of experience, from quality engineer to manufacturing
manager to VP human resources in the private sector (Tandon, Western Digital, Hewlett
Packard, Agilent Technologies & Avago Technologies), from a Divisional Director of National
HR Division in the Singapore Ministry of Manpower in the public sector, to Senior Director
ODHR in GAIN, to currently Chief HR Officer for Singapore Public Service Division. This
combination has widened her perceptions in the private, public and NGO sectors, and enabled
her to view leadership from both the Asian and European perspectives.
Peck Kem was the first in Asia to be named CIPD Chartered Companion. She was listed as one
of the 100 Most HR influencers from Southeast Asia and served two terms as President of the
Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI). She was recently elected to be the President of
the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM).