SINGAPORE: Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has appointed Mr Patrick Daniel and Mr Anthony Tan as Deputy Chief Executive Officers, the company announced in a media release on Tuesday (Jun 28). Both deputies will report to CEO Alan Chan.
Mr Daniel will continue to oversee SPH's English/Malay/Tamil Media (EMTM) group as well as Marketing, Digital, Information Technology, Legal/Secretariat, Corporate Communications & CSR, and Risk Management.
Mr Tan will oversee the Production, Circulation, Corporate Development, Finance, Human Resources and Administration divisions. He will also continue to helm the Chinese Media group and Media Strategy and Analytics Division of SPH. A former Deputy Secretary (Policy) with the Ministry of Health, Mr Tan joined SPH on Feb 1 last year.
"We have to speed up our transformation into a truly multi-media, multi-platform organisation that delivers value to our many customers," said Mr Daniel. "These are challenging but exciting times, and I look forward to my new role and responsibilities."
"I am honoured to be entrusted with this new role. Since joining SPH more than a year ago, I have benefitted from working with my committed and talented colleagues from different divisions on various products and projects," Mr Tan said.
EMTM comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian, My Paper (English section) and their respective student publications. It also includes subsidiaries Tamil Murasu, book publishing arm Straits Times Press, SPH Data Services, financial data company ShareInvestor and the two English stations of SPH Radio.
Current editor of The Straits Times, Mr Warren Fernandez, will take over from Mr Daniel as Editor-in-Chief of EMTM while continuing as editor. Ms Sumiko Tan, deputy editor of the broadsheet, will now be its executive editor.