Mrs Kee Swee Huang was heading the Human Resource
Management portfolio in the Housing and Development Board (HDB) as its
Deputy Director prior to her current appointment as Advisor for Human
She was responsible
for spearheading and formulating policy matters relating to talent
management, learning & development, manpower management framework,
compensation & benefits and HR administration for 5000 staff in the
organisation. During her 29 years of service with HDB, she was
extensively involved in establishing numerous human resource policies
and programmes that have effectively enhanced the quality of HR
management in HDB. She was instrumental in implementing the HDB’s
Results-Based Management System, the 360 multi-rater profiling system
for key managers, the Learning Organisation (LO) framework on building
organisational capabilities and the integrated Employee Self Service
System. She is one of the pioneer key Certified Facilitators of the
Results-Based Management System introduced into the HDB in the 1980’s.
She brings with her public sector experience in the handling of HDB’s
restructuring exercise. Making available effective communication
channels to ensure the process was carried out smoothly and leading a
cross-departmental organisation team to review and propose the overall
structure, functions and staffing levels of departments after
restructuring. She worked closely with the Staff Union to address
concerns of employees affected by the restructuring and put in place
measures to help redeployed staff settle into their new jobs within HDB.
In the learning and development arena, a holistic approach was
implemented, enhancing the total training framework for HDB. In
recognition of HDB’s emphasis on staff training and the pro-active
approach towards growing a culture of lifelong learning, HDB was
conferred the Lifelong Learner Award in 2008.
As a member of the management team, she played a key role in reviewing
and enhancing HR practices in the pursuit for business excellence which
contributed to HDB winning the prestigious Singapore Quality Award
(Special Commendation) and the Hewitt Best Employers in Singapore Award
in 2009. These corporate awards affirm HDB ‘s strong people management
strategies, effective HR policies and a strong focus on customers.
She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Sociology) (Honours),
University of Singapore; a Master of Human Resource Management, Murdoch
University Australia; a Graduate Diploma (Organisational Learning),
Singapore Civil Service College and a Graduate Certificate (Management
Consultancy), Institute of Management Consultants.