Singapore’s Chief HR officer receives highest accolade in HR industry

Peck Kem, who leads the Singapore Public Service, has demonstrated “exceptional HR leadership” during the COVID-19 pandemic, says CIPD.
By: | March 1, 2021
Topics: Leadership | News | Singapore

Singapore’s Chief HR officer for the Singapore Public Service, Low Peck Kem, has received the highest level of recognition in the HR industry and people development from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), and is the first person in the city-state to receive such an accolade.

Peck Kem has demonstrated “exceptional HR leadership” during the COVID-19 pandemic, said CIPD in a statement. 

Leading the Singapore Public Service with a workforce of over 140,000 and a HR team of over 3,000, Peck Kem has acted as the HR advisory to organisations in Singapore, it added. 

She has also helped build capabilities of employees through the partnership of CIPD, and helped introduce milestone programmes via the Civil Service College.

Peck Kem is one of 13 individuals awarded the Chartered Companion status out of a membership of more than 150,000 people professionals, which is the highest level of membership in the CIPD, awarded to exceptional leaders with a proven track record within organisations and a demonstrated exceptional impact in their profession. 

“We are delighted to be able to recognise the efforts of Peck Kem and award her the highest level of CIPD membership, Chartered Companion,” commented Louise Fisher, Chair of the CIPD Board.

“Peck Kem was nominated by her peers and subsequently selected for this recognition because of her personal contribution, support, and promotion of the people profession and the CIPD,” said Fisher.