National Arts Council names Mrs Rosa Huey Daniel as new chief executive

Mrs Rosa Huey Daniel has been named the new chief executive officer of the National Arts Council. ST FILE PHOTO

Mrs Rosa Huey Daniel has been named the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the National Arts Council, the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) announced today (Feb 20).

Mrs Daniel, 53, will take on the role from Mar 1.

The National Arts Council deputy CEO Paul Tan is currently the covering CEO after Ms Kathy Lai completed her tenure at the council on Oct 31 last year(2016).

Mrs Daniel has been in the public service for more than 30 years and been posted to various Ministries.

As the current Deputy Secretary (Culture) in MCCY, Mrs Daniel oversees policy formulation and implementation in the arts and cultural sector.

She was involved in major developments in the sector, including the opening of the National Gallery Singapore, the setting up of The Arts House Limited to run the Singapore International Festival of Arts and the launch of the Cultural Matching Fund, which encourages private cash donations to arts and heritage charities and Institutions of Public Character by matching them dollar-for-dollar.

The release by MCCY noted that Mrs Daniel "has a strong interest in arts and heritage, and a strong ability to connect with diverse stakeholders".

It also stated that her concurrent appointment in MCCY would "provide greater synergy between the Ministry's role in shaping the wider cultural and heritage landscape, and NAC's role in taking the Singapore arts scene forward".

Mrs Daniel will continue as CEO of the National Heritage Board and will oversee the completion of its key projects until a new chief executive is appointed.

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