New board of directors for Singapore Art Museum; changes at MTI statutory boards

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.

Here is the press release from the Ministry of Trade and Industry:

Board changes at Singapore Tourism Board, Competition Commission of Singapore, JTC Corporation and Agency for Science, Technologgy and Research

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) today announced board changes at Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS), JTC Corporation ( JTC ) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

These appointments will take effect from 1 January 2014.

Singapore Tourism Board (STB)

Three new members were appointed to the STB Board:

Mr Alvin Lim, Divisional Director, Workplace Policy & Strategy Division, Ministry of Manpower,

Mr Lim Ming Yan, President and Group Chief Executive Officer , CapitaLand Limited,

And Mr Ng Lang, Chief Executive Officer, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore.

Chairman Mr Chew Choon Seng and two existing board members , Mr Aaron Boey and Mrs Diana Ee-Tan, have been re-appointed while Mr Aubeck Kam and Mr Michael Koh will step down from the STB Board with effect from 31 December 2013.

Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS)

MTI has appointed one new member , Mr Aubeck Kam Tse Tsuen, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Information, to the board of CCS.

Mrs Tan Ching Yee, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health will step down when her term ends on 31 December 2013.

Chairman Mr Lam Chuan Leong and five existing board members have also been re-appointed .

They are:

Ms Aileen Chia, Deputy Director-General, Telecoms & Post , Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore,

Dr Andrew Khoo Cheng Hoe, Deputy Managing Director, Corporate Development, Monetary Authority of Singapore,

Prof Phang Sock Yong, Professor, School of Economics, Singapore Management University,

Prof Tan Cheng Han, S.C., Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore,

And Mr Wong Yew Meng, Former Audit Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

JTC Corporation (JTC)

MTI has re-appointed two members to the board of JTC:

Ms Chen Soon Bin, Former Managing Director, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation,

And Mr Yeoh Oon Jin, Executive Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Prof Heng Chye Kiang, Professor and Dean of the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore will step down from the JTC Board with effect from 31 December 2013.

Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

Dr William Chin, Executive Vice President, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, PhRMA , has been re-appointed as a member to the A*STAR Board .

In Appreciation

The Ministry of Trade and Industry extends its appreciation to the outgoing members for their contributions and welcomes the new board members.