Robert M Tomlin
Robert Michael Tomlin is the Vice Chairman of Lepercq de Neuflize Asia. He has been Singapore Repertory Theatre’s Chairman since September 1996.
He is presently Chairman of Design Singapore Council, and serves as a Director of listed Olam International Ltd, Singapore Management University, Lasalle College for the Arts, and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. He has lived in Singapore for over 26 years, and spent most of his professional career in international banking.
Board of Directors:
Peter A Allen
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.
Aw Kah Peng
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.
Having lived in Singapore for nearly 25 years, Mrs Iserlis, Managing Director, co-Founder and the creative force of Twise (S) Ptel Ltd. has conceptualized, 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.
Shareen Khattar is a founding member and executive director of Platform Projects, a non-profit with a mission to enrich the practice, knowledge and audience for contemporary art in Singapore and in the region.
Shareen is a member of Tate Modern's Asia-Pacific Acquisitions Committee as well as of The National Gallery of Singapore's Acquisitions Committee. She has been a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (Singapore Chapter) since 2010 and is also a founding partner of The Marmalade Group, and The Big Idea, a holding company which owns and operates well known F&B brands and concepts.
Shareen graduated from St. Johns College Cambridge University, having read Philosophy and History of Art. As a board of director for Singapore Repertory Theatre, she continues to develop projects that support her interest in theatre, visual art and education.
Tim Kobe founded the globally recognised strategic design firm Eight Inc. in 1989. Today, Eight Inc. has offices in San Francisco, New York, Honolulu, Tokyo, London, Singapore, Dubai and across China and is a leader in innovation and branded experience working with companies such as Apple, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Nike, Coke, Knoll and Citibank. Eight Inc. also received the top award for the Architectural competition “High Density on the High Ground” and were selected to represent the United States at the Architecture Bienniale in Venice Italy. A graduate of Environmental Design with honors in 1982 from Art Center College of Design. He worked in Los Angeles for Herb Rosenthal and Associates, at the American Broadcasting Company during school and in New York with Murray Gelberg and The Burdick Group in San Francisco. In 1987, Kobe became a founding partner in West Office Design Associates, a firm focusing on museum and exhibition design that was responsible for the master planning of museums and for several science museum exhibitions in the US and the Hong Kong Science Museum.
Eight Inc. works across many traditional disciplines: strategy, architecture, exhibition, interior design, product, communications and branding. Many projects have received international design awards and have been published in Asia, Europe, and the United States. Kobe has lectured at the Art Center College of Design, California College of Arts and Crafts, and the San Francisco Academy of Art and on behalf of the US State Department regarding sustainability and architecture in Bangkok and Los Angeles. He was guest lecturer at the prestigious annual Picnic in Amsterdam and at the annual Microsoft Symposium in New York and the Northern Lights Congress in Helsinki Finland. Kobe is also a trustee at Art Center College of Design and currently serving as Chairman of the Academic Affairs Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Grabhorn Institute in San Francisco California and divides his time between California and Singapore.
Kuok Lay Hoon
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 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 organizational 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).
With 35 years of experience, Neil Montefiore is the face of the Singapore telecommunication industry. Acclaimed as a leader in innovative, groundbreaking business strategies, Neil has received numerous awards including “Outstanding CEO of the Year” (2002) and Mobile Operator CEO of the Year (2008). In September 2010, Neil was named as one of the 100 most powerful people in the telecoms industry worldwide.
The list was compiled from nominations by worldwide readers of Global Telecoms Business — including CEOs, CFOs and other senior executives of the world’s major operators, telecoms vendors and industry organisations. Neil was also named the Commsday Asia “Best Telecom Industry Executive” for 2010. Neil was previously the CEO of Singapore’s M1 and later StarHub, and served in key management positions at CSL Hong Kong and Cable and Wireless Systems. Neil currently is a non-executive director of Converse Inc.
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.
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.