Ms Chia Yong Yong
15 Jan 2021
Ms Chia Yong Yong has been a member of SPD’s Board of Management since 2004 and its President since 2008. She also sits on the Board of SG Enable; co-chairs the 3rd Enabling Master Plan Implementation Workgroup on “Promoting Independent Living through Design and Technology”; is a member of the Tote Board Charity (Social Service) Sub-Committee; council member of the CareShield Life Council and member of the Governance and Nominations Committee of the Biblical Graduate School of Theology; company secretary of Very Special Arts Limited.
Ms Chia served as a two-term Nominated Member of Parliament from 2014 to 2018 and is the first wheelchair-user Member of Parliament. She was one of the 10-member Parliamentary Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods.
Her past appointments include being member of the steering committee of Committee on the Future Economy, the steering committee of the 3rd Enabling Masterplan, and the Compulsory Education Advisory Panel.
She was awarded the Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Star) in 2018, Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal) in 2013, and the President’s Social Service Award (Individual Category) in 2011 for her voluntary contributions made to the social service sector.
She is a practising lawyer since 1986.