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

A board of directors has been appointed to oversee the management of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM), said the Ministry of Culture, Community, and Youth (MCCY) on Friday. -- PHOTO: THE PRESERVATION OF MONUMENTS BOARD (PMB) 
A board of directors has been appointed to oversee the management of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM), said the Ministry of Culture, Community, and Youth (MCCY) on Friday. -- PHOTO: THE PRESERVATION OF MONUMENTS BOARD (PMB) 

A board of directors has been appointed to oversee the management of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM), said the Ministry of Culture, Community, and Youth (MCCY) on Friday.

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.

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) also announced changes to the board of directors at various statutory boards.

Mr Aubeck Kam, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communications and Information, will be appointed to the board of the Competition Commission of Singapore. New members were also appointed to the boards of the Singapore Tourism Board, JTC Corporation, and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research.