The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) has appointed eight new Council members in addition to re-appointing 11 current Council members to the National Arts Council (NAC) for a two-year term, with effect from 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2017. Along with their deep interest in the arts, these members from the people, private and public sectors will bring to the NAC their valuable experience, ranging from urban planning to social services, finance and the media. The 19-member Board will be led by incumbent Chairman Professor Chan Heng Chee.
NAC welcomes these new members:
Dr Meira Chand (Writer), Mr Richard Hoo (Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Urban Redevelopment Authority), Mr Pierre Lorinet (Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of Asia-Pacific, Trafigura Pte Ltd), Mr Sim Gim Guan (Chief Executive Officer, National Council of Social Service), Mr Sum Yee Loong (Professor of Accounting, Singapore Management University), Mr Wilson Tan (Chief Executive Officer, CapitaLand Mall Trust Management Limited), Mr Alvin Tay (Editor, The Business Times), Mr Wu Hsioh Kwang (Executive Chairman, Straco Corporation Limited).
The following board members have been re-appointed for a further two-year term:
Professor Chan Heng Chee, Chairman (Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Mr Goh Yew Lin, Deputy Chairman (Managing Director, GK Goh Holdings Limited), Ms Kathy Lai (Chief Executive Officer, National Arts Council), Ms Claire Chiang (Senior Vice-President, Banyan Tree Holdings), Ms Chong Siak Ching (Chief Executive Officer, National Gallery Singapore), Mr Guy Harvey-Samuel (Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Singapore), Associate Professor Kwok Kian Woon (Associate Provost, Nanyang Technological University), Mr Suhaimi Bin Zainul Abidin (Director and General Counsel, Quantedge Capital Pte Ltd), Mr Alvin Tan (Artistic Director, The Necessary Stage), Ms Tan Li San (Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Information), Mr Wong Siew Hoong (Director, Ministry of Education).
Council members are drawn from different sectors, including the arts. The Council guides the work of the NAC in the development and promotion of arts and culture in Singapore and abroad. In particular, the Council oversees matters of corporate and financial governance, and advises the management of the NAC on its strategic priorities and the planning of major arts initiatives that will impact the arts scene and bring value through the arts to Singaporeans.