A delegation of public service leaders from Singapore have called on the expertise of Surrey County Council. A group of 11 officials working in education, social services, health and other fields visited County Hall to learn how the authority has transformed services.
Julie Fisher, Surrey County Council’s Strategic Director for Business Services, said: “It’s testament to Surrey County Council’s reputation for finding new and innovative ways to provide excellent services that a group from as far away as Singapore wants to share ideas with us.”
The delegation met with Surrey’s Assistant Director for Young People Garath Symonds to find out how young people’s services were transformed by developing them jointly with young people and working closely with voluntary and community groups.
The visitors from Singapore included Scott Tan Yeh Ping, Foreign Economic Policy Director from the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Social and Family Development’s Planning and Development Director Sharon Ang Ee Hsien and Dennis Lui Siew Wah, of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.
Others in the party included the Director of the PSC Secretariat in the Public Service Division Terence Chia Yong Wei.