To enhance its intellectual resources, the Centre works closely with prominent former politicians and senior civil servants who have played integral roles in Singapore’s urban development. In addition to their advisory roles, the Distinguished Advisors also share their knowledge and experiences through oral history interviews, lectures and roundtable sessions. 

Mr Benny Lim

Special Advisor

Mr Benny Lim

Former Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of National Development

Mr S Dhanabalan

Mr S Dhanabalan

Member, Council of Presidential Advisers; Member, Presidential Council for Minority Rights; Chairman, Board of Trustees of Temasek Trust; Chairman, Mandai Park Holdings Pte. Ltd.; Board Director, GIC Private Limited.; Senior International Advisor, Temasek International Advisors Pte. Ltd.

Mr Mah Bow Tan

Mr Mah Bow Tan

Chairman, 
Global Yellow Pages Limited

Mr J Y Pillay

Mr J Y Pillay

Rector,
College of Alice & Peter Tan, NUS

Mr Peter Ho

Mr Peter Ho

Chairman,
Urban Redevelopment Authority

Prof Aline Wong

Prof Aline Wong

Advisor,
SR Nathan School of Human Development, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Mr Chan Heng Loon, Alan

Mr Chan Heng Loon, Alan

Chairman,
Land Transport Authority

Mr David Lim Tik En 

Mr David Lim Tik En

Former Director,
Wheelock Properties Singapore

Mr Lim Chee Onn 

Mr Lim Chee Onn

Senior International Advisor,
Ascendas-Singbridge Pte Ltd

Prof Ngiam Tong Dow 

Prof Ngiam Tong Dow

Adjunct Professor,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Mr Philip Yeo 

Mr Philip Yeo

Chairman,
Economic Development Innovations Singapore Pte Ltd

Dr Tan Chin Nam

Dr Tan Chin Nam

Chairman, Global Fusion Capital Pte Ltd; Senior Corporate Adviser & Former Permanent Secretary

Mr Tan Yong Soon 

Mr Tan Yong Soon

Adjunct Professor,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, 

Mr Tan Gee Paw 

Mr Tan Gee Paw

Special Advisor,
PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency