Seven new board members appointed to National Heritage Board

The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) announced on Wednesday changes to the board membership of the National Heritage Board. Seven new members have been appointed and will serve a two-year term from Aug 1. -- PHOTO: NATIONAL HERITAGE BO
The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) announced on Wednesday changes to the board membership of the National Heritage Board. Seven new members have been appointed and will serve a two-year term from Aug 1. -- PHOTO: NATIONAL HERITAGE BOARD

The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) announced on Wednesday changes to the board membership of the National Heritage Board. Seven new members have been appointed and will serve a two-year term from Aug 1.

They were drawn from diverse fields such as academia, media and retail. The members are: The Straits Times' editor Warren Fernandez; The Hour Glass Limited's executive director Michael Tay; Yale-National University of Singapore's associate professor Derek Heng; director-general of education at the Ministry of Education Ms Ho Peng; Zahidi A.R. Arkitek's principal architect Zahidi Abdul Rahman; Singapore Repertory Theatre's artistic director Gaurav Kripalani; and Sing Lun Holdings chairman Patrick Lee.

They were selected for their knowledge and expertise in the areas of heritage education and outreach and will help steer the Board into its next chapter of heritage promotion and preservation, said MCCY.

Six members have been reappointed for a further two-year term while 10 members will be retiring from the board.