Howard Shaw was former Executive Director of the Singapore Environment Council (SEC). Howard graduated from Oxford Brookes University, UK, in 1995, majoring in environmental biology and business administration.
Since returning to Singapore he has become actively involved in driving the environmental movement through the numerous projects of the SEC, green groups, as well as on a personal level. As one of the representatives of Singapore’s NGO community Howard has contributed towards shaping Singapore’s environmental policies, strategies, as well as action plans.
During his formative days at the SEC he was responsible for development and administration of the Singapore Environmental Achievement Award, which is Singapore’s first award scheme to recognise the efforts of local enterprises, which practice proactive environmental management. As well as this he was also in charge of administration of the Singapore Green Labelling Scheme and development of new environmental labelling standards.
Howard represented the NGO community on various national committees and groups including the Singapore Accreditation Council’s Project Team for Environmental Management Systems Accreditation and a Council Committee member for management systems; Focus Group member for the National Preparatory Process leading up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development 2002; US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement’s Environmental Review Committee; Action Plan Committees for the Singapore Green Plan 2012 (Waste Minimisation, Clean Air, Nature Conservation, Clean Water, and International Environmental Relations); Singapore Manufacturers Federation’s Environment Health & Security Committee; PUB’s Water Network; Governing Board of the Singapore Packaging Agreement; Board member of the Singapore Science Centre; Public Hygiene Council. He is currently still active as Patron of the Kranji Countryside Association (KCA), and Chairman of Social Creatives, a NPO that promotes art in public areas for to support a range of causes.
As of April 2011 Howard joined the Halcyon Group and currently is Head of Environment, Health & Safety for Halcyon Agri Corporation Ltd., which is involved in all stages of the natural rubber supply chain, headquartered in Singapore with key assets in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Howard’s hobbies include diving, sailing, photography, pottery and cooking.