Keppel Corporation Limited (Keppel Corp) has announced the retirement of its non-executive and independent director Tony Chew.

Keppel Corp said in a statement on Monday Mr Chew will be retiring from the group's board of directors on May 1. He will concurrently cease to be chairman of the nominating committee and member of the audit committee.

Chairman of Keppel Corporation Dr Lee Boon Yang said: "On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Tony for his contributions during his 13 years of distinguished service.

"The Keppel Group has benefited from his extensive business experience, wisdom and entrepreneurial spirit."

Mr Chew will be succeeded by Tan Puay Chiang as chairman of the nominating committee on the day he retires.

Till Vestring, who joined the board on Feb 16, will then be appointed as member of the nominating committee and remuneration committee with effect from May 1 as well.