WPP veteran Connie Chan has been appointed as the Executive Director of WPP’s The Government and Public Sector Practice for Singapore. The Practice brings WPP’s capability to government clients across digital government service delivery, behaviour change consulting, country branding and place marketing, public sector recruitment, citizen engagement, and communications consulting. Ms Chan joins from GroupM, WPP’s media investment division, where she focused on building a strong client leadership and business development community to encourage growth and change for clients and the agency. She also has leadership experience on key government accounts such as Economic Development Board and Singapore Tourism Board.
The Government & Public Sector Practice advises policymakers and public sector communication leaders on strategy, innovation, capability development and global best practice, and invests continuously to advance thinking on the strategic use of communication. The Singapore office established in 2016, is part of a global line-up that includes leaders in London, Brussels, Washington, Delhi, Sydney, and Beirut. It brings together the collective capability of WPP’s agencies in Singapore in data, insight, analytics, media and creative execution and public affairs, to service Singapore government agencies. The Government and Public Sector Practice is also a leading provider of Executive Education to Singaporean and international civil servants for the region, through its partnership with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore where, since 2014, it has delivered the Communications for Public Policy Delivery programme.
Dr Michelle Harrison, Global CEO of The Government and Public Sector Practice, says, “The Singapore government is a recognised global pioneer in the digital delivery of public services and communications and the WPP Government Practice is proud of its ability to partner on this programme of innovation and best practice. In Connie we have an established leader with the deep knowledge in data, analytics and digital communications that is recognised to be at the heart of successful public policy delivery. I am so pleased to have her join our team.”
Ms Chan says, “After over 20 years working on the cutting edge of media, data, and technology, I am thrilled to join the global leadership team of WPP’s The Government and Public Sector Practice and as a Singaporean, to be able to apply this knowledge and experience to the challenges and opportunities of Smart Nation. I am very excited about finding more ways to bring WPP’s creative capability to contribute to the public realm and continuing to build our government advisory business here.”