Member, SPD Board Advisory Panel
Ms Chia Yong Yong was a member of SPD’s Board of Management from 2004 and served as its President between 2008 and 2020. After stepping down as President in September 2020, Ms Chia was appointed to SPD’s Board Advisory Panel where she continues to give guidance and support SPD.
She is a practising lawyer and a strong advocate for persons with disability. Having stepped down from the Board of SG Enable in December 2022, she continues to shape the disability landscape through her contribution as member of the 4th Enabling Master Plan 2030 Steering Committee. She also joined the Housing & Development Board as a Board member in October 2022. Previously, Ms Chia was a steering committee member of the 3rd Enabling Master Plan and co-chaired its Implementation Workgroup on “Promoting Independent Living through Design and Technology. She was also a member of the Committee on the Future Economy, the Tote Board Charity (Social Service) Sub-Committee and the Compulsory Education Advisory Panel.
With her training in law, Ms Chia contributes back to society through her involvement as a panel member of the Law Society’s approved Mediators and approved Investigative Tribunal members. She served as a Nominated Member of Parliament for two terms from 2014 to 2018.
Ms Chia was the winner of Women’s Weekly “Great Women of Our Times” in 2014 and received the Social Innovative Park Fellow Award in the same year. She was also awarded the Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Star) in 2018, the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal) in 2013, and the President’s Social Service Award (Individual Category) in 2011. A social service veteran, Ms Chia was made a Social Service Fellow in July 2020 in recognition for her past contributions to the social service sector.