Re-Appointment of the National Arts Council 11th Board of Council Members


Media  Advisory


3 September 2012


Re-Appointment of the National Arts Council 11th Board of Council Members


The Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA) has re-appointed the following Council Members for a one-year term with effect from 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013:

  1. Mr Edmund Cheng Wai Wing (Chairman)
  2. Ms Aw Kah Peng
  3. Mr Richard Chia
  4. Mr Vinod Kumar
  5. Mr Ng Cher Pong
  6. Mr Benson Puah Tuan Soon
  7. Ms Priscylla Shaw
  8. Mr Suhaimi Bin Zainul-Abidin
  9. Ms Tan Li San
  10. Ms Audrey Wong Wai Yen
  11. Ms Woo Mun Ngan
  12. Mr Yam Ah Mee
  13. Mr Yeoh Oon Jin 


With the formation of the new Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) on 1 November 2012, the re-appointments will provide continuity in their guidance and governance of the Council’s work.


At the same time, the Council would like to thank outgoing members Mr Hsieh Fu Hua, Ms Melissa Aratani Kwee and Ms Sim Ann for their valuable time and contributions to the Council. Mr Hsieh served six years on the Council, and was Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee and Member of the Strategic Review Committee. As for Ms Kwee and Ms Sim, both served four and two years respectively on the Council and were members of the Human Resources Committee. Their expertise and experience have provided valuable insights and new perspectives to the Council’s policies and programmes.


Council Members are drawn from a cross-section of leading and prominent figures from the private, people, and public sectors, including the arts. The Council guides the work of the NAC in the development and promotion of the arts in Singapore. In particular, the Council oversees matters of corporate and financial governance and advises the management on the planning of major arts initiatives and schemes.


Designations of the Council Members are listed in the Annex appended.