Wang Liansheng (Chairman)
Wang Liansheng is a Partner at BIH LI & LEE LLP. He is a lawyer and playwright.
His area of legal practice involves mainly commercial and matrimonial litigation, having been involved in a variety of cases before all levels of the Singapore courts, as well as before the Strata Titles Board and the Labour Court.
Liansheng is a member of the Law Society of Singapore and the Singapore Academy of Law. He is currently a member of the Family Law Practice Committee as well as the Law Awareness Committee of the Law Society of Singapore.
As a playwright, Liansheng has presented commissioned works with the Singapore Arts Festival, NUS Arts Festival, Institute of Technical Education and the Esplanade Studios RAW season.
Daniel Goh served as Board Chairman of The Theatre Practice (Practice) from 2009-2019, and is currently the Executive Director of The Theatre Practice with responsibilities for theatre operations, cultural philanthropy and government relations.
Daniel has over 25 years of senior leadership experience in Aviation and Homeland Security industries with multinational corporations including Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Tsinghua Tongfang (business subsidiary of Tsinghua University), and L3Harris Technologies. Some of the legacies he left behind included implementing the security measures for Singapore after the events of September 11th, 2001 and helping many countries hauled in more than $5 billion worth of illegal contrabands.
Daniel works with the Artistic Director to ensure that Practice remains artistically diverse and relevant, always engaging with exploration of new frontiers, and with local and international government agencies on matters related to funding support and cultural diplomacy.
Kuo Jian Hong
Artistic Director of The Theatre Practice (Practice), award-winning theatre director, lighting and set designer, and independent film-maker, Kuo has always taken on multi-faceted creative roles within the arts. Her extensive career spans over three decades, making her one of the key contributors to the development of the Singapore arts scene.
In terms of her artistic portfolio, she is best known for critically acclaimed local productions including Four Horse Road, “If There‘re Seasons…”, Lao Jiu: The Musical, and Liao Zhai Rocks!. These phenomenal works have brought new audiences to the theatres and nurtured a talented group of professionals involved both onstage and behind the scenes. Meanwhile, her passion for musical theatre and advocacy for the development of theatre for young audiences have led her to direct award-winning works such as Day I Met the Prince and The Wee Question Mark series. This has also led to her spearheading The Nursery Rhymes Project – a three-part initiative that seeks to rejuvenate the love for Chinese nursery rhymes amongst children today. Kuo’s repertoire also includes experimental ventures. Her work Blank Run was invited to the World Stage Design in Taipei. In 2018, she led a team of artists across the Chinese diaspora for I came at last to the seas, a meditation on the fluidity of Chinese cultural identity. This was the first-ever full commission undertaken by a local theatre company for the Esplanade Theatre at Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts. In 2019, her work Liao Zhai Rocks! was invited to the Shanghai International Musical Festival.
As the Artistic Director of Practice, Kuo’s vision has allowed Practice to evolve with the times and emerge as one of the most progressive theatre companies in Singapore. Under her grassroots leadership, Practice continues to be a vital and relevant voice in the local arts scene, while charging ahead in its mission to always be a voice for the underdog.
Lek Siok King
Siok King is a veteran HR leader and professional who is currently based in Singapore. She has built her career in HR more than 25 years ago, where she started in a statutory board and local retail company in Singapore. She subsequently joined General Electric, a U.S. conglomerate, which gave her the opportunity to live Beijing, Hong Kong, U.S. and Japan. In her career, she has undertaken multiple senior HR appointments. Her last role was in AXA, a French financial company, in an Asia role and based out of Hong Kong.
Siok King’s expertise lies in HR strategy, executive recruitment, talent management, employee relations, strategic manpower planning, and the coaching of senior leaders including CEOs and high-potential talents. She looks forward to use her knowledge and skills to add value to The Theatre Practice.
Tan Puay Hoon
Puay Hoon was involved in corporate planning and business development in the corporate sector before she founded Bole Business Services Pte Ltd in 2003, a boutique consultancy firm providing management consultancy, market research and training to enterprises in the Retail and Food & Beverages industries. She works with micro, small and medium enterprises, merchant and trade associations and statutory boards. She specialises in revitalisation of HDB retail clusters in the neighbourhood centre.
Puay Hoon also runs a marketing company, Crystal Horizon Pte Ltd to provide a digital platform for the hawker trade, organise events and activities in the HDB heartland and provide marketing services to micro businesses and trade associations.
She is a Certified Productivity Consultant by SPRING Singapore and Japan Productivity Centre, Certified Practicing Management Consultant by SBACC, and WSQ certified trainer (ACTA) by Singapore Workforce Development Agency.
Puay Hoon has been a volunteer of the Restroom Association (Singapore) (RAS) since 2003 and was appointed President from 2007 to 2018. During her leadership, she has re-organised RAS and transformed it to an effective NGO with IPC status. Currently, she continues as a board member of RAS.
In 2009, she was awarded the EcoFriend Awards (Non-Government Organisations category) by the National Environment Agency for her efforts and achievements in caring for the environment. In the same year, she was conferred the Hall of Fame Award by the World Toilet Organization. In 2012, she was conferred the Public Service award by the President of Singapore for her contribution to the community in Singapore.
Puay Hoon also served as the school advisor committee member for Chestnut Drive Secondary School and Fajar Secondary school from 2009 to 2019.
Puay Hoon joined The Theatre Practice when she was five years old and was the student of Mdm Goh Lay Kuan for 11 years. The learning and training in Practice have a great influence over her characters and aptitude development in her younger days.
Yam Kum Weng
Mr Yam Kum Weng serves as Executive Vice President (Airport Development) & Advisor (Air Hub Development) of the Changi Airport Group. He is part of the Group’s executive management team and a board director of Changi Airports International, a wholly owned CAG subsidiary which invests in, manages as well as provides consultancy services to airport in other countries.
Mr Yam led the development of Changi’s Terminal 4 and currently spearheads Changi East Development which comprises the future Terminal 5, Runway 3, Cargo and Logistics zone and underground infrastructure connecting T5 and existing terminals. He also serves an advisory role in the air hub development to strengthen Singapore’s air network and grow Changi Airport’s traffic.
Mr Yam started his career with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and has accumulated over 30 years of experience in various leadership roles ranging from airport commercial development, airport management, aviation policy formulation, traffic rights negotiations, air hub development to airport infrastructure development.
Mr Yam graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours), and also holds a MBA Degree.
Jennifer was Director of the Volunteer Engagement Division at the National Heritage Board (NHB) until March 2018. She oversaw the Board’s efforts to cultivate, consolidate and nurture Heritage Volunteers across all museums and institutions managed by NHB.
Prior to starting up the Volunteer Engagement Division, Jennifer was Director of the Language Division where she managed Singapore’s four national language promotion secretariats — The Speak Good English Movement, The Promote Mandarin Council, The Tamil Language and Malay Language Councils. (The Language team transferred from the National Library Board (NLB) to NHB in 2012 with the re-organisation of the Ministries.)
Spanning 15 years at National Library Board (NLB), Jennifer carried different portfolios including: Director, Language Division, Director International Relations and Director Programmes and Community Outreach, NLB’s CSR programme with staff volunteers setting up a library at Changi Women’s Prison and Grace Haven Children’s Home. She also started the Volunteer Engagement work at NLB and led the National Library Board’s strategy for the concept and plans leading to the creation of NLB’s [email protected], Singapore’s first dedicated young adults’ library. This library has also become a Harvard Business School case study.
Jennifer is on the Board of OnePeople.sg (the organisation championing racial harmony in Singapore) which she was responsible for rebranding from Joint Social Services Centre. She is also on the YMCA Committees on Plain English Speaking Awards and Mandarin Speaking Awards. She serves on the board of the National Book Development Council which has recently become the Singapore Book Council.
Board of Advisors
Dr Quah Sy Ren
Dr. Wee Beng Geok
Wong Yen Yee