Board of Trustees

Michael Tay

Founder & Director

  • Executive Director, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (2008-2009)
  • Executive Director, Russia-Singapore Business Forum (2006-2013)
  • Pushkin Medal Recipient (2011)
  • Founder of SingJazz (2013)
  • Singapore Ambassador to Russia (2003 – 2008)
  • Commissioned Russian composer Vladmir Martynov to compose a symphony on Singapore

Goh Ching Lee


  • Over 25 years working in the cultural sector; involved in the fields of arts policy, research and facilities planning
  • Former Senior Director at the National Arts Council
  • Initiated the Association of Asian Performing Arts Festivals and served as its first chairperson from 2004 to 2009
  • Director of the Singapore Arts Festival (1999-2009)
  • Other notable festivals, events and concepts include ‘Singapore Season’, ‘Festival Village’, ‘Singapore Festival Orchestra’
  • Award of the Chevalier (2002)
  • Made Officier de l’Orde des Arts et des Lettres by the French government (2009)
  • Bestowed The Public Administration Medal (Silver) at the 2005 National Day Awards in Singapore

Ronnie Wee


  • Serial Entrepreneur, Investor and Mentor
  • Close to 30 years working in technology, consulting, startups, investment, financial services, government and the arts
  • Founder and Managing Partner of IncuVest (Investment & Consulting Firm, co-invest with Singapore Government)
  • Mentor, Judge and Board of Advisors across NTU, SMU, INSEAD, and NUS
  • Founder, Director & Management across IDA International, Datacraft, PlaNET Technology Solutions, and Mallkey Systems
  • Management, Accenture, 1989-1996