Editor of The Business Times
Fresh out from the then University of Singapore in 1980, Alvin Tay first joined The Business Times (BT) but left shortly after for a two-year stint at a finance company. Alvin rejoined BT as a cub reporter in 1984 and was appointed the Financial Editor in 1989 before assuming the News Editor position in 1992. In 1996, he was seconded to The Straits Times as Money Editor. On completion, he returned to BT as Deputy Editor in 1999 and was appointed BT Editor in September 2002. Alvin was also a Board Member of The Old Parliament House Limited from 2003 to 2011. Alvin has assumed the position of Chairman of ChildAid Singapore from 2012 to 2014 and was co-chairman since 2015.
Clara Lim-Tan holds a Master of Philosophy (School Development) from the University of Cambridge as well as a Bachelor of Music (Honours) from King’s College London. She has performed in Singapore and in the United Kingdom both as a soloist and chamber musician. She has also served on a number of arts and arts education committees in Singapore.
An avid believer in raising social awareness and helping the less privileged through the arts, Clara harnesses her experience/training as an artist as well as an educator to continuously seek new and novel ways to champion arts education. Her strong advocacy for arts education through partnerships and collaborations can be seen in several innovative programmes she had spearheaded in schools.
Koh Ching Ching
Head of Group Corporate Communications, OCBC Group
A Business Administration graduate with First Class Honours from the National University of Singapore, Koh Ching Ching is currently the Head of Group Corporate Communications of OCBC Group. Prior to this appointment, Ching Ching has led the Group’s franchise expansion efforts in the area of trade finance in Malaysia and also played a key role in the success of a cross-functional process improvement project within the Group.
Yeow Ju Li
Senior Deputy Director (Arts), Arts & Heritage Division, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth
After a stint in the finance sector, Ju Li moved over to the arts and has built her career there ever since. Through her portfolios in the Singapore Tourism Board, National Arts Council and NUS Centre For the Arts, Ju Li played a key role in supporting the development of both the commercial and not-for-profit arts scene in Singapore. Ju Li is currently heading the team overseeing Performing, Visual and Literary Arts at MCCY, which looks into formulating arts policies for Singapore through working closely with arts and related agencies, the arts community and other stakeholders.
Koh Chye Hock
Senior Counsel, Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production Company
With more than 20 years of professional experience in the oil and gas industry, Koh Chye Hock has helmed the Law Function of Chevron in China and Bangladesh. A law graduate of Georgetown University (USA) and the University of Wales (UK), Chye Hock has lived and worked across Asia and America. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the American Bar Association as well as a holder of the Malaysian Certificate of Legal Practice. He also holds degrees in Philosophy from the University of Utah (USA).
Since his return to Singapore, Chye Hock and his family have been avid fans and supporters of the arts and music in Singapore.
Associate Professor Chan Tze Law
Vice-Dean, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore (NUS)
Conductor Chan Tze Law is Vice-Dean of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore where he is an Associate Professor and lectures on conducting and oversees Professional Integration.
Chan’s performances of Mahler’s 8th symphony with the Orchestra of the Music Makers, and the Sing50 concerts with Lang Lang and the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra were named ‘Best concerts of 2015′ by Singapore’s Sunday Times. He works extensively in China and the Australasia region with major professional orchestras. His concerts and recordings have been broadcast on Australia’s ABC Classic FM, UK’s BBC Radio 3 and two CD releases conducting the award winning volunteer orchestra OMM has been featured on Singapore Airlines Krisworld In-flight Classical Music selection.