SINGAPORE - The Supreme Court bench will now have a total of nine Judicial Commissioners, on top of its 13 Judges (including the Chief Justice), with the swearing-in of Mr Foo Chee Hock on Thursday at the Istana as the ninth Judicial Commissioner of the High Court of Singapore for a term of three years.
Mr Foo will also concurrently oversee the development of the Singapore Judicial College under the auspices of the Supreme Court.
The former Registrar of the Supreme Court has more than 25 years' experience in the judicial branch of the Legal Service, holding various appointments in the then Subordinate Courts (as Magistrate and District Judge) and the Supreme Court.
Mr Foo, 54, graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws and received his Master of Laws from Queen's College, Cambridge University in 1989.
Taking over Mr Foo is Mr Vincent Hoong Seng Lei, who was the former Chief Executive of the Singapore Land Authority. Mr Hoong graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1982 with a Bachelor of Laws, and has held various appointments in the Supreme Court, the then-Subordinate Courts and the Registry of Titles and Deeds.