SMRT chief spokesperson Patrick Nathan has resigned, company confirms

SMRT's vice president for communications, Mr Patrick Nathan, has resigned is understood to be currently serving out his notice, the transport operator confirmed.

This news came amid talk of management changes within SMRT, which followed a recent string of incidents, according to a report by Todayonline. 

Indian origin Nathan, 56, is understood to be currently serving out his notice, . News speculating Mr Nathan's resignation was first reported by another local paper The Straits Times on Thursday, Jan 18.

There were several high-profile incidents in the past year, including a tunnel flooding at Bishan and a train collision at Joo Koon. These incidents have put Mr Nathan in the hot seat, said the report. SMRT had also been criticised by commuters for not providing timely information during major incidents and multiple train breakdowns. 

Mr Nathan, who is of Indian origin, first joined SMRT as its director of security and emergency planning in 2011. He took over the role of vice-president of corporate communications, two years later. 


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