As Chief Transformation and Innovation Officer (Judiciary) at the Supreme Court, Ken Hwee looks after the transformation, digitalisation, innovation and technology plans of the Supreme Court, the State Courts and the Family Justice Courts. He has also been involved in related law reform work like the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 and the Courts (Civil and Criminal Justice) Reform Act 2021. He manages the Courts of the Future workplan for the Judiciary.
Before taking on this role, Ken Hwee was the Chief Prosecutor in charge of the Financial and Technology Crime Division of the Attorney-General’s Chambers. FTCD handled white-collar crime cases in Singapore, including cheating, criminal breach of trust, corruption, cybercrime, money-laundering and terrorism financing, and Securities and Futures Act and Companies Act offences.
Ken Hwee has also been a Senior State Counsel advising on Public International Law and a Senior Assistant Registrar in the Supreme Court. As State Counsel he also assisted in the development of key legislation like the Electronic Transactions Act 1998 and the Internet Code of Practice 1996 and various iterations of the Computer Misuse Act.
He has held appointments as Chief Information Officer at the Attorney-General’s Chambers and at the Supreme Court. He has been involved in legal technology in Singapore since 1990.