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Appointment of Ms Juthika Ramanathan as the Chief Executive, Judiciary Administration & Operations of the Supreme Court of Singapore

Singapore, 23 January 2013 – The Honourable the Chief Justice has appointed Ms Juthika Ramanathan as the Chief Executive, Judiciary Administration & Operations of the Supreme Court of Singapore (“the Chief Executive”) with effect from 1 February 2013.  The appointment is for an initial period of 3 years.

2        The position of Chief Executive is new. As Chief Executive, Ms Ramanathan will oversee the administration and operations of the Supreme Court and will report to the Chief Justice in this regard. The principal functions and responsibilities of the Chief Executive shall include those of the “Accounting Officer” and the Permanent Secretary-equivalent for the Supreme Court. The Chief Executive will work closely with the Registrar of the Supreme Court, who will establish a new docketing system for active case management and continue to oversee the work of the Legal Service officers in the Supreme Court.

3        A former solicitor in commercial practice, Ms Ramanathan joined the Registry of Companies and Business in 1986 as an Assistant Registrar of Companies and Businesses. In 1998, she was appointed the Registrar of Companies and Businesses. Ms Ramanathan oversaw the merger of the Registry of Companies and Businesses and Public Accountants Board and establishment of ACRA as a statutory board in 2004.

4        A recipient of the Public Administration Medal (Silver), Ms Ramanathan received her Bachelor of Laws Degree from the National University of Singapore and attended the Stanford Executive Program conducted by the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.

5        A brief write-up on the new Chief Executive is attached at Annex A.

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For more information, please contact:

David Lee

Assistant Registrar/Senior Director,

Corporate Communications Directorate

Supreme Court of Singapore

T: +65 6332 3964

david_lee@supcourt.gov.sg

Jam Chee Chong

Senior Assistant Director,

Corporate Communications Directorate

Supreme Court of Singapore

T: +65 6332 1053

jam_chee_chong@supcourt.gov.sg

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