Former national rugby captain, Terrence Khoo is now the new president of the Singapore Rugby Union after an election saw him emerge.
Replacing Low Teo Ping, his predecessor who stepped down from the position after 11 years at the helm of affairs, Khoo began the latest phase of his lifelong relationship with rugby, his beloved sport on the night of Tuesday, June 20.
It was not an easy victory for him as the other candidate vying for the post was Cheo Chai Hong, SRU’s honorary secretary.
Khoo, the managing director of sports marketing agency, Enterprise Sports Group pulled through after garnering the majority of votes among the eight affiliates of the SRU.
The election took place at the Delta Swimming Complex and lasted for over two hours as it coincided with the annual general meeting (AGM) of the SRU.
Khoo was all smiles after the results emerged and speaking soon after, he thanked them noting that he were “humbled” to have emerged as the president.
The father of two teenage daughters noted that his first and immediate priority would be to get to gain a better understanding of the inner workings of the SRU.
He said: “I’m deeply humbled. I’ve campaigned very hard, and I’m glad that the rugby community has come together and given me the opportunity to lead.
“Before any big decisions get made, the first thing I’m going to do is to understand a bit more in detail (about the SRU).”
Speaking on, he noted that he would have to rely on the vast amounts of experience possessed by his learned colleagues, Mr Low and Mr Cheo to download more information about the SRU.
He also stated that as president, one of his long term aims would be to grow the talent pool of players from Singapore.