EY GPS partners share insights at regional meeting

EY partners from around the region recently attended an EY ASEAN Government and Public Sector (GPS) Partners’ Meeting in Singapore where EY GPS practitioners shared sector-based knowledge and provide new insights to help expand the practice in the region. It demonstrated EY’s culture of collaboration and commitment to improving the well-being of millions of people in the region.

Advisory Partners Ian Lauron (CGL) and Ian Canlas (JMC) represented SGV during the meeting. Global GPS Leader George Atalla, ASEAN GPS Leader Mildred Tan, Global Public Financial Management Leader Arnauld Bertrand, and Global Infrastructure Leader Bill Banks were also among those who attended.

CGL observed that the recurring theme of the GPS sessions is disruption and transformation, whether in education, social services and entrepreneurship. “There was a distinct call to be ‘bold and unafraid,’ whether tackling areas like infrastructure or the innovative digital government. The GPS leaders encouraged everyone to continue the discussion and thinking through of regional and country top-of-mind issues,” he added.

The meeting also discussed the key priorities under an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) regime, which are to: (1) eradicate bottlenecks in infrastructure and human development; (2) relentlessly focus on effective implementation of the AEC; (3) build tax into the AEC agenda; (4) drive financial integration; and (5) improve mobility for professionals.

GPS is one of EY’s primary sectors and a key growth driver. The Global GPS coordinates a diverse network of more than 20,000 professionals and serves as a hub for sharing industry-focused knowledge to help clients succeed in this constantly evolving world.

Over 3,600 professionals in the ASEAN GPS practice have an opportunity to make an impact on the lives of approximately 630 million people in the region. While the ASEAN bloc is one of the largest economies in the world, the disparity among member countries is huge. Governments and not-for-profit organizations are constantly striving to provide better services at lower costs, ensuring sustainable economic development and increasing transparency and accountability.

By combining leading practices in the private sector with an understanding of the public sector’s needs, the GPS team is able to provide solutions across various sub-sectors, which are divided into the following:

Digital Government
Public Finance Management
Managed Services
Pensions and Retirement
International Development
Tax and Customs