Mr Lee began his career in the civil service as a Justices’ Law Clerk of the Supreme Court of Singapore, providing legal research support. He then served as a Deputy Public Prosecutor and State Counsel in the Criminal Justice Division of the Attorney General’s Chambers. In 2005, Mr Lee was posted to the Ministry of Health to head its legal department. In May 2011, he was elected a Member of Parliament (MP) and was appointed in 2015 as Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs and National Development. He is currently the Minister for Social and Family Development and the Second Minister in the Ministry of National Development.