27 March 2019
AETOS announced key appointment changes with effect from 1 April 2019.
Retirement of Mr Quek Poh Huat as Board Chairman
With effect from 30 April 2019, Mr Quek Poh Huat will retire from his position as Chairman of AETOS and will be succeeded by Mr. Chiang Chie Foo.
Mr Quek had played an integral role in the formation of AETOS in 2004, bringing together three experienced and matured Auxiliary Police Forces: PSA, ST Kinetics, and Changi International Airport Services. Over the next 15 years since its formation, Mr Quek capably helmed the Board of Directors and had provided excellent guidance to the AETOS management team. With a single-minded focus to grow the business well, AETOS is today a leading security and safety solutions provider in Singapore.
Mr Chiang has many years of experience in public service, having held several key government appointments including Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Education, and Director of Internal Security, Ministry of Home Affairs. He currently chairs the Public Utilities Board, Central Provident Fund and Ascendas India Trust.
Stepping Down of Mr James Tan, Chief Executive Officer, AETOS
Mr. James Tan will step down from his position as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of AETOS on 15 April 2019, but he will continue to serve as a senior advisor to parent company Surbana Jurong.
Since Mr James Tan was appointed as AETOS’ CEO in 2011, the company has seen double-digit growth year-on-year, as well as an increase in its workforce from 2,200 officers to over 5,000 officers today. Under Mr Tan’s leadership, AETOS expanded its services to include a diverse range of new offerings, such as security for signature events, technology solutions, cash-in-transit and assets management, and safety consultancy. Mr Tan was also instrumental in the development of AETOS’ very own headquarters, equipped with innovative technologies and facilities to support the enhancement of AETOS’ training and operational capabilities.
With effect from 1 April 2019, Mr Alfred Fox has been appointed as CEO-designate. He will take over as the new CEO of AETOS from 16 April 2019. Prior to his current role as Director for Surbana Jurong (SJ) Defence Services, Mr Fox has served as the former Commander of the 3rd Singapore Division in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), leading 20,000 servicemen. His experience in overseeing critical manpower issues for talent recruitment, retention and development as Assistant Chief of Staff (Personnel), will be an asset in solving the key manpower challenges in the security industry. Mr. Fox has also been deployed overseas in Cambodia and Afghanistan to enhance security and defence cooperation.
31 December 2018
AETOS has been appointed by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) as the Contact Centre Operator for the ‘1777’ non-emergency ambulance hotline. From 12 noon on 31 December 2018, trained AETOS call agents will answer calls for cases which require non-emergency ambulances.
Mr. Patrick Koh, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, said, “This service will form part of our centralised AETOS Command Centre operations, which conducts round-the-clock remote monitoring and access control for our clients’ facilities, as well as island-wide monitoring of our own personnel and vehicle fleet.”
“I am confident that with our expertise and the right systems in place, AETOS will enable seamless referrals and prompt response to non-emergency calls made to the hotline,” added Mr. Koh.
The Contact Centre is one of several new services provided by AETOS as part of its plans to expand into new business areas, such as safety and integrated facilities management services.
For SCDF Emergency Medical Services, please call 995 directly.