Joy Tan is the Deputy Head of Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice and the Joint Head of the Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice of Wong Partnership.
She is also a Partner in the Employment Practice. Her main areas of practice are banking, corporate and commercial litigation and dispute resolution, particularly in shareholder disputes and energy-related disputes. She has represented corporations and shareholders in disputes relating to fraud, minority oppression, corporate transactions and share valuations.
Joy is listed as a leading lawyer for Employment in Singapore by The Legal 500: Asia Pacific – The Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firms 2010/2011). She is also recognised for Corporate Governance work in Singapore by PLC Which Lawyer - Directors' Duties and Liabilities since 2006.
In addition to the Singapore Repertory Theatre, she currently serves as Vice Chairman of the ISCOS Board of Directors, as Honorary Secretary of the Financial Women's Association (Singapore), and on the Fund-Raising Committee of Dover Park Hospice.
Peter A Allen is an Executive Director of the Pacific Century Group. Peter is a Chartered Accountant who first moved to Singapore in 1984.
He has been with the Pacific Century Group since 1997 and is presently the Group Managing Director of Pacific Century Regional Developments Limited (a Singapore-listed company) and a Non-Executive Director of HKT and HKT Trust Limited (listed in Hong Kong).
He has played a key role in the development of the group’s several businesses in property, telecommunications, asset management and life insurance. Peter graduated in economics from the University of Sussex, England.
Kah Peng is GM Global Commercial Strategy Development, Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd. Prior to joining Shell, Kah Peng spent 22 years in the Singapore government.
Over a period of 18 years, she held a number of roles for the Singapore Economic Development Board in Europe, the US and Singapore, with responsibility for developing a range of industries, including energy, chemicals, engineering services, private education, healthcare & pharmaceuticals, professional services, logistics and consumer products.
Notable amongst her achievements was her involvement in the delivery of two of the largest and most complex foreign investments into Singapore, namely ExxonMobil's and Shell's multi-billion oil/chemical complexes on Jurong Island.
From 2009 - 2012, she was Chief Executive of the Singapore Tourism Board. Some of the major projects in tourism which Kah Peng led included the development of the two integrated resorts (Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Singapore), the Formula 1 Singapore Night Race, the launch of the YourSingapore destination brand, the development of the Marina Bay Cruise Centre and the Singapore International Culinary Exchange.
Kah Peng has a degree in Chemical Engineering from NUS and is a fellow of the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Currently, Kah Peng sits on the International Advisory Board of the City of Rotterdam.
E-Len brings a wealth of experience having managed and developed brands as a Director and Founding Partner of Kids 21 Pte Ltd for the past 21 years; part of the Club 21 Group of companies. She has conceptualised and operates over 15 luxury children’s wear stores in Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.
Having served on several boards, which includes the Garden City Fund Management Committee since 2006; she was instrumental in the development of the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden. As a trustee of the Action for AIDS Endowment Fund, E-Len has been actively involved in many fundraising events with AFA since 2006. Personally and through Kids 21, she has actively raised funds for CareGivers Alliance, MGS, ACS, Make A Wish, and Kidz Horizon. E-Len graduated from the University of Bristol having read Law.
Having lived in Singapore for nearly 25 years, Mrs Iserlis, Managing Director, co-Founder and the creative force of Twise (S) Pte Ltd. has conceptualised, produced and managed numerous high profile, glamorous and exclusive events in Singapore and the region.
Her client list includes international iconic brands like Audemars Piguet, Centurion American Express, Van Cleef & Arpels, Prada, Singapore Freeport and several prominent private banks, among others.
Having supported Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) for over a decade with fundraising events such as the extremely successful Theatre Ball by SRT, Mrs Iserlis is a very valuable member of the SRT Board of Directors.
Mrs Iserlis also sits on the Board of Directors of Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) and is very active in Arts Promotion for Singapore’s various cultural and artistic initiatives.
Her Charity Fundraising efforts include being the creator of the annual Passion Ball in aid of Food from the Heart, events for Red Pencil Foundation as well as ongoing support of several other charities. Mrs Iserlis is a recipient of the Tatler Magazine’s Leadership Award for Sophisticated Living in 2006.
Gaurav has been with SRT for the past 21 years, the last 15 of which was as its Artistic Director.
Most recently, he has been appointed Festival Director of the Singapore International Festival of Arts (2018-2020).
Gaurav has produced and presented over 150 productions, including nine Shakespeare in the Park productions, theatre classics as well as original Singaporean works including original musicals like Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress and A Twist of Fate. Gaurav secured SRT’s involvement in international collaborations such as The Bridge Project, a three-year partnership with The Old Vic and BAM which included Sam Mendes directing Kevin Spacey in Richard III; presenting the RSC's King Lear starring Ian McKellen; and co-commissioning Peter Brook's last play, Battlefield.
Gaurav serves on various Boards including the National Heritage Board, the International Society for the Performing Arts, and Mercury Musical Developments.
Kuok Lay Hoon is the Managing Director and Principal Consultant of Arrowlight Consulting Private Limited. She has more than 20 years of experience in the area of human resources management, leadership and strategic advisory.
Lay Hoon has held top leadership positions in regional and global HR functions. She spent about 12 years with JPMorgan & Chase; her last appointment was Managing Director, responsible for its Human Resources function in the Asia Pacific region. She was also Chief Human Resources Officer of Neptune Orient Lines Ltd Group, one of the largest shipping companies in the world. In that role, she oversaw the global human resources function covering Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.
Lay Hoon has led projects in HR transformation and process re-engineering, talent management, change management during mergers & acquisition and right sizing of business operations. She has also been an advisor to the chairman of boards, and CEOs and executive coach to many senior executives.
Lay Hoon has worked in New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore and has vast experience in working with executives from diverse cultures and background. She has a credible track record in facilitating top management, leadership team alignment and in coaching executives in achieving personal and organisational success.
She is currently an independent director of Touch Community Services.
Trina Liang-Lin is Managing Director at Templebridge Investments and President of UNIFEM Singapore (the United Nations Development Fund for Women). She previously held director or executive director positions in a number of global investment banks and has worked in Hong Kong, London and New York. Trina holds a Masters degree in Finance and Accounting from the London School of Economics and a Bachelors degree in Economics from the National University of Singapore.
Trina sits or has sat on numerous and diverse boards and committees including the NVPC Board of Directors, the Victoria Advisory Committee (comprising Victoria Junior College and Victoria School), the FWAS (Financial Women's Association of Singapore) as its past-President, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), the Economics and Employment committee of the Singapore government unit, REACH, the Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) audit committee.
She was voted Woman of the Year (Business and Finance) by Women's Weekly Magazine in 2006 and Her World's 50 Most Inspiring Women Under 40 in 2010. She has also been named both Straits Times' 50 Young Singaporeans to Watch (2004) and 20 Women to Watch (2006).
Jin Lu holds a Master degree in Peking University. Jin Lu has worked with Golden Meditech Holdings Ltd as the Founder and Director for 12 years, and was with Cordlife Group Limited as Director between 2012 and 2014. Her philanthropic involvement includes The Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT), the Singapore Committee for UN Women, Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), Chinese Women’s Association (CWA), KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, and The Red Pencil in Singapore.
Manraj Sekhon is Chief Investment Officer, Emerging Markets Equity at Franklin Templeton Investments.
Before joining Franklin Templeton, he served as Chief Executive and Chief Investment Officer of Fullerton Fund Management, the asset management subsidiary of Temasek. Manraj has over two decades of global investment experience; managing portfolios on behalf of pension plans, sovereign wealth, endowments, insurance, family offices and private wealth. Prior to returning to Singapore in 2011 Manraj was based in London, most recently as Director and Head of International Equities at Henderson Global Investors. He began his career at Mercury Asset Management (now part of BlackRock) and also worked with Invesco Asset Management.
Manraj previously won the ‘Best Fund Manager’ award from Professional Adviser UK, a leading industry journal, and was also ranked in both the Citywire UK Top 100 Fund Managers and the Professional Adviser UK Hot 100 Fund Managers.
Manraj graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Management Sciences, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He sits as; an Advisory Board member to the UK Department for International Trade for its Global Entrepreneur Programme, a Board member of the Centre for Asset Management Research and Investments at the National University of Singapore Business School, and an Advisory Council member of the CFA Society Singapore. He is also a member of the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO).
In addition to the Singapore Repertory Theatre, Manraj also serves as Vice Chairman of the Yellow Ribbon Fund and is a Founding Trustee of the ‘Friends of the University of Warwick in Singapore’.
Manraj is a fourth generation Singaporean and is married with two children.
Harriet de Swiet is Managing Director of Brand Learning APAC, now part of Accenture. Brand Learning is focused on building capabilities to drive growth in organisations and Harriet has been with the company for over 13years, working with clients from the world’s leading organisations in Europe, the USA and APAC to transform the performance of their marketing, sales and commercial functions. She works with individuals and teams to set a strategic vision for the future, and make it happen in practice through redesigning culture, operating models, processes, skills – and more.
Before Brand Learning, Harriet gained extensive marketing experience in senior roles at Unilever, British Airways and Bupa.
Committed to growing the performance of people and organisations, she is also Vice Chair of the Marketing Society SEA and facilitates the Marketing Leaders Programme which is designed to create the CMOs of the future by developing both their technical marketing skills and the leaders they want to be.
Mother of two grown up children and married to an avid cyclist who heads the languages department at Dulwich College Singapore.
Richard is an Adjunct Associate Professor with the NUS Business School, National University of Singapore. Prior to that, he was a Partner in the Risk Consulting group of KPMG Advisory LLP.
His areas of focus included corporate governance, enterprise risk management, and internal audit. Prior to KPMG, he spent more than 20 years with various international banks where he held senior management positions in internal audit and operational risk management including as a regional head.
In addition to Singapore Repertory Theatre, Richard also serves on the board of other charities such as The Boys' Brigade of Singapore and All Saints Home, and on the School Management Committee for two schools.
Richard is a non-practising member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, a fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), an associate member of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Henley Management College/Brunel University at West London, London.
He also attended the Standard Chartered International Management Programme at INSEAD, Fontainebleau.
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