This move follows the museum's corporatisation last month, which is intended to give its leadership greater freedom in charting out the museum's future growth and direction. Ms Jane Ittogi, who previously chaired the SAM's advisory board, will continue as chairman of the new board of directors. Mr Yeo Whee Jim, director of arts and heritage at MCCY, will be newly appointed to the board, joining eight other members.
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Here is the press release from the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth:
MCCY appoints board of directors for Singapore Art Museum
SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) announced today that it has appointed a Board of Directors to oversee the management of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM). This follows from SAM's corporatisation on 13 November 2013, and to operate autonomously as a Company Limited by Guarantee.
The corporatisation of the Singapore Art Museum is part of MCCY's plan to allow greater autonomy for the development and growth of the visual arts in Singapore. As a corporatised entity, SAM will form part of the Visual Arts Cluster, which also includes the National Art Gallery, Singapore and Singapore Tyler Print Institute.
This move is intended to give SAM leadership greater leeway in charting out the museum's future direction and focus.
Ms Jane Ittogi, who previously chaired SAM's Advisory Board, will continue to helm the museum's Board of Directors as its Chairman.
Other members of SAM's Board of Directors are :
Ms. Chong Siak Ching , Head , Visual Arts Cluster and CEO, The National Art Gallery, Singapore,
Dr. Winston Ang Wee Kern, Partner, BlueDot Consultancy Group,
Mr. Kenneth Choe, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs (Singapore),
Dr. George Quek, Chairman, BreadTalk Group Limited,
Mr. Suhaimi Sukiyar, Chairman, APAD Youth Development & Programmes, Angkatan Pelukis Aneka Daya (Association of Artists of Various Resources),
Mr. Ronny C T Tan, Chief Country Officer and General Manager, De utsche Bank AG, Singapore Branch,
Mr. Wee Teng Wen, Managing Partner, The Lo & Behold Group,
And Ms. Audrey Wong, Programme Leader, MA Arts & Cultural Management, School of Integrated Studies, LASALLE College of the Arts.