Lena Chan

Senior Director, International Biodiversity Conservation Division,
National Parks Board

Lena is the Senior Director of International Biodiversity Conservation Division at the National Parks Board, the agency responsible for evolving Singapore from a Garden City to a biophilic City in a Garden through the management of the Nature Reserves, Singapore Botanic Gardens, parks, roadside planting, park connectors etc. Passionate about conserving the native flora and fauna of Singapore, Lena has collaborated with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Global Partnership on Local and Subnational Action for Biodiversity to develop the Singapore Index on Cities’ Biodiversity, also known as the City Biodiversity Index. She had also helped prepare nature conservation strategies for various Malaysian state governments in the 1980s as part of her work for the Worldwide Fund for Nature (Malaysia).