Yu-Ning was trained as an architect at the National University of Singapore and holds a Master in Public Policy & Urban Planning from Harvard University. She has worked as an urban planner and policymaker for more than 20 years.
She has been with the Singapore public service throughout her career; serving in various capacities including with the national planning agency – the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the Ministry of National Development (MND) and currently with the Strategy Group in the Prime Minister’s Office. Her experience ranges from long term strategic planning to local urban design and master planning. It also extends to policy development and coordination across government, as well as management of cross-cutting issues.
She has also been on advisory panels such as the International Urban Development Association (INTA) Panel of Practitioners and design jury panels such as for the Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects Awards.
She is a founding member of the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) Singapore Steering Committee and a member of Singapore’s ULI Asia Pacific Summit Host Committee.