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Dr Liu Thai Ker

Advisor

Dr Liu Thai Ker

Advisor

Dr Liu Thai Ker is widely recognised as the “Architect of Modern Singapore” for his extensive contribution to the country’s housing and urban landscape. He spent 24 years in Singapore’s public service, serving as the chief architect and chief executive of the Housing Development Board, where he oversaw the development of 20 new towns and over half a million housing units. He also served as Singapore’s chief planner and chief executive of the Urban Redevelopment Authority, where he led the agency in developing the 1991 Concept Master Plan.

Before starting MORROW, Dr Liu was a Senior Director at RSP Architects Planners and Engineers, a multi-disciplinary consultancy firm that he joined in 1992. 

Elyssa Ludher

Specialist

Elyssa Ludher

Specialist

Ms Elyssa Ludher is a food security expert and urban planner. She is concurrently a Visiting Fellow at ISEAS- Yusof Ishak Institute. Prior to that, Ms Ludher contributed to food policy research at the World Bank, Centre for Liveable Cities Singapore, and the Singapore Food Agency. 

Ms Ludher’s publications have included “Rice Production and Food Security in SEA under Threat from El Niño”, “RICH Food Smart City”, “Food and the City: Overcoming Challenges for Food Security”, and “Preparing for a Climate Resilient Singapore”. She has a double Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning and Bioresource Engineering. In her free time, she paints. 

Daniel Liu

Executive Director

Daniel Liu

Executive Director

Daniel joined MORROW in 2018, and he currently leads business and finance operations at both MORROW Intelligence and MORROW Architects and Planners. In his position, Daniel has gained a deep understanding of market shifts in the built environment industry. He recognized a need to bridge the gap between governance and urban planning, which led him to co-found MORROW Intelligence in 2022.

Before joining MORROW, Daniel was an experienced auditor. He spent the formative years of his career as an auditor at a Big Four firm and in industry. Daniel has a B.A. in Economics and Sociology from Macalester College as well as Master degrees in Public Administration from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Business Administration from Singapore Management University. In addition to his professional roles, Daniel is deeply involved in community volunteering. In 2022, he was appointed by the People’s Association, a Singapore Government statutory board, to serve as the Chairman of the Nee Soon East Citizens Consultative Committee. In this role, he engages with government agencies on behalf of his residents and oversees a volunteer organization of over 450 grassroots leaders. He also serves on the audit committee of a local charity, Beyond Social.

Saravanan Sugumaran

Managing Director

Saravanan Sugumaran

Managing Director

Saravanan heads MORROW Intelligence (MI) and is experienced in addressing complex urban and social development challenges. He has co-authored both the Soft Power Index as well as the Good Governance Index, while also contributing as an analyst for the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Safe Cities Index.  

He previously completed his civil service stint with the Ministry of National Development (MND) Singapore, where he led the indices research team to measure and benchmark Singapore’s liveability to account for the impacts of the pandemic.  

He read his Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore as a Li-Ka Shing Scholar, where he was also awarded the Raffles Fellowship (2017).

Nicole Lum

Consultant

Nicole Lum

Consultant

As a believer in the transformative power of the built environment, Nicole is committed to helping clients navigate uncertainty and challenge imaginaries by driving the research and thinking as a Consultant at MORROW Intelligence (MI).   

Prior to MI, Nicole served four years in the public service at the Centre for Liveable Cities. There, she led an urban planning research study for the Long-Term Plan Review (LTPR) and contributed to ministry-wide policy reviews with analyses of global liveability indices and strategic foresight. She also authored papers on new governance models and city resilience. 

Nicole sits on the Urban Land Institute Singapore Young Leaders Committee and holds a Bachelor’s in Real Estate from the National University of Singapore. 

Goh
Chia Chia

Analyst

Goh
Chia Chia

Analyst

Chia Chia is an Analyst at MORROW Intelligence. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Economic Development at Peking University. Prior to her current role, Chia Chia served in several research roles, including at the Chandler Institute of Good Governance. Chia Chia has also been involved in multiple research and advisory projects at Peking University relating to urban system management.

Dr Liu Thai Ker

Advisor

Dr Liu Thai Ker

Advisor

Dr Liu Thai Ker is widely recognised as the “Architect of Modern Singapore” for his extensive contribution to the country’s housing and urban landscape. He spent 24 years in Singapore’s public service, serving as the chief architect and chief executive of the Housing Development Board, where he oversaw the development of 20 new towns and over half a million housing units. He also served as Singapore’s chief planner and chief executive of the Urban Redevelopment Authority, where he led the agency in developing the 1991 Concept Master Plan.

Before starting MORROW, Dr Liu was a Senior Director at RSP Architects Planners and Engineers, a multi-disciplinary consultancy firm that he joined in 1992. 

Elyssa Ludher

Specialist

Elyssa Ludher

Specialist

Ms Elyssa Ludher is a food security expert and urban planner. She is concurrently a Visiting Fellow at ISEAS- Yusof Ishak Institute. Prior to that, Ms Ludher contributed to food policy research at the World Bank, Centre for Liveable Cities Singapore, and the Singapore Food Agency. 

Ms Ludher’s publications have included “Rice Production and Food Security in SEA under Threat from El Niño”, “RICH Food Smart City”, “Food and the City: Overcoming Challenges for Food Security”, and “Preparing for a Climate Resilient Singapore”. She has a double Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning and Bioresource Engineering. In her free time, she paints. 

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