Winston Toh Appointed as Managing Director of Tower Transit Singapore

The former Executive VP and CMO of ST Engineering (Land Systems) will assume the role on 1 Feb 2019

PUBLISHED January 18, 2019

SINGAPORE, 18 January 2019 – The Tower Transit Group has appointed Winston Toh as the Managing Director of its Singapore bus operations. He takes the reins at Tower Transit Singapore on 1 February 2019.

Winston brings to Tower Transit Singapore over 10 years of experience in corporate leadership. Most recently, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at ST Engineering (Land Systems) where he oversaw international sales and marketing. He was Deputy CEO of Singapore Workforce Development Agency (now SkillsFuture Singapore and Workforce Singapore), a statutory board of the Ministry of Manpower which worked as a tripartite partner with the National Trades Union Congress and the industries to help Singaporeans upgrade their skills and develop their careers. He was also General Manager of ST Electronics (e-Services) Pte Ltd.

Prior to his corporate career, Winston spent 27 years in the Singapore Armed Forces where he rose to the rank of Brigadier General. He was Commander of 9th Division and Chief Infantry Officer. He has a Master of Science in Strategic Studies and a Master of Arts in Diplomacy.

“Finding the right person to lead Tower Transit Singapore is critical because of how important Singapore is to us. Singapore’s reputation as a leader in public transport planning is quickly growing around the world, driven by a forward-thinking government that’s actively exploring and testing new technologies in passenger transport. We’re proud to operate here; we’ve sunk our roots and become part of the community, with close to 70% of our bus captains being citizens and permanent residents,” said Tower Transit Chairman Neil Smith.

“Winston’s experience in leadership, business development, operations and organisational transformation combined with his ability to inspire people to get behind a vision will be extremely valuable to Tower Transit Singapore. His appointment as Managing Director is an integral part of our plan to grow our business here and strengthen our ties to the community and our stakeholders. I’m

confident he will add a great deal of value to the business and our relationships with our staff, our passengers and our client the Land Transport Authority,” he said.

Winston said, “I’ve visited Tower Transit Singapore’s Bulim depot to say hello to people and get an early feel of the ground. It’s a good feeling stepping into a company where staff are happy to work and where the culture is open. I’ve met old hands in the industry – folks who’ve gone from bus captain to management – and bright young minds who are new to public transport, and I can already see that mix has sparked off some great new ideas and achievements. I intend to encourage that spirit of excellence and innovation and hope to use my experience to build on those foundations to deliver a best-in-class service for our passengers and the LTA. I’m also looking forward to getting around the operation to meet and support team members as they carry out their roles, and to working with the National Transport Workers’ Union to keep Tower Transit Singapore a top-quality operator and a great place to work.”

Winston will fill the seat left by former MD Andrew Bujtor who left the company in September 2018 after setting up Tower Transit Singapore in 2015 and leading it through a successful service commencement in May 2016. Terry Scott who has 38 years of experience leading public transport businesses in Australia and New Zealand is currently interim MD.