About the Committee
The Singapore Note and Coin Advisory Committee (SNCAC) was established with the following terms of reference:
- Advise on the issuance, design criteria and themes for new currency notes and coins.
- Review and recommend note and coin designs and specifications to the MAS Board.
- Advise on any other matters relating to the issue of new currency notes and coins.
The ninth SNCAC was established for a three-year term from 1 October 2023 to 30 September 2026.
Ms Chong Siak Ching (Chairperson)
Chief Executive Officer, National Gallery Singapore and Head of the Visual Arts Cluster, Singapore
Ms Chong Siak Ching has been the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Gallery Singapore and Head of the Visual Arts Cluster (VAC) Singapore since April 2013. The VAC comprises the Singapore Art Museum, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, and National Gallery Singapore. National Gallery Singapore oversees the world’s largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian modern art. The Gallery opened in Nov 2015 under Ms Chong’s leadership.
She was the President and CEO of Ascendas Group from 2001 to 2013 and was recognized as Outstanding CEO of the Year in the Singapore Business Awards 2009 for her leadership and dynamism in establishing Ascendas as Asia’s leading provider of business space.
Currently, Ms Chong is a Member of the University of the Arts Singapore Ltd Board of Trustees, a Member of the Yale-NUS College Governing Board and the Chairman of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YST) Governing Board, National University of Singapore (NUS). She is also a Director on the Board of Mandai Parks Holdings Pte Ltd, and chairs the Development Committee for Mandai Parks.
She was appointed Justice of the Peace in 2013 and is currently Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Chile. She was also conferred the rank of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in 2020.
Ms Chong and her husband are strong patrons of the arts and education.
Ms Chung May Khuen
Director, National Museum of Singapore
Ms Chung began her career as an Assistant Curator (South Asia) at the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) in 1997, where she curated exhibitions such as The Monkey as God and Hero: China, India and Southeast Asia (1999) and Krishna: The Blue God (2001).
In 2003, Ms Chung joined the National Museum of Singapore (NMS; then Singapore History Museum), where she curated the Fashion Gallery (Singapore Living Galleries), in addition to overseeing the content development of the other three living galleries.
Ms Chung received her MA in History and Culture of Fashion from the London College of Fashion (UK) in 2009, under a full scholarship from the NHB.In May 2012, she curated In the Mood for Cheongsam: Modernity and the Identity of Singapore Women from 1900s to 2000s, and published a book with the same title for the exhibition. That same year, Ms Chung oversaw the curation of White Wedding Dress, an international travelling exhibition from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) − the first such collaboration between the two institutions.
From 2014 to 2015, Ms Chung helped to drive the SG50 curatorial revamp of the permanent galleries at NMS. She was the overall project lead of the four Life in Singapore galleries, as well as the curator of the Modern Colony gallery, which explores the lives of modern Singapore women in the 1920s and 1930s.
Ms Chung was posted to the Heritage Conservation Centre (HCC) as Deputy Director overseeing both collections and conservation services from 2016 to June 2019. While there, she managed the daily operations of the centre and worked with over 60 staff, and was also in charge of organising HCC’s first international conference on collections care in October 2019.
Ms Chung rejoined the National Museum of Singapore in June 2019, and was subsequently appointed as Director later that year.
Mr Mark Wee
Executive Director, Designing Your Life Institute and Managing Director SEA, MINIWIZ
Mr Mark Wee is an artist, architect, and educator. He was previously the Executive Director of the DesignSingapore Council from 2018-2022, where he led the Council in driving and implementing national policies on design to make Singapore an innovation-driven economy and a more loveable city. Mr Wee is a design thinking and experience design pioneer in Singapore.
With a belief that creativity is the key to Singapore’s future, Mr Wee is on a mission to unlock the creative confidence of Singaporeans through a national life design movement through the Designing Your Life Institute (DYLI) which he co-founded with Professor Bill Burnett of Stanford’s Life Design Lab and co-author of the international best-selling book Designing Your Life.
The Institute’s mission is to help Singaporeans design their lives using the innovation principles of design thinking to create sustainable careers and joyful lives, at every stage of life’s journey,
Mr Wee is also the Managing Director SEA of MINIWIZ, a global pioneer in transforming single-use consumer trash into high quality sustainable building solutions, to enable the low embodied carbon cities of the future.
An award-winning architect and practicing artist, Mr Wee was one of URA’s 20 Under 45 list of Singapore architects to represent the next generation, whilst some of his artworks can be purchased at the National Gallery Store.
Mr Tan Wee Lit
Educator (Faculty of Visual Arts), School of the Arts, Singapore
Mr Tan Wee Lit graduated with an MFA in Sculpture and has exhibited extensively locally and internationally as a practicing artist. He is a recipient of numerous study awards and scholarships from the National Arts Council Singapore and the Media Authority Singapore for his undergraduate and graduate studies. Mr Tan has also worked on multiple commissions for private collections and public art works at Raffles Place (2013) , Haw Par Villa (2012) and the Jubilee Walk (2015).
He had his first solo exhibition for "12x12 New Artists/ New Work" at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and was also awarded the Graduate Fellowship upon graduation. He won the Grand Prize for the 3rd Singapore Sculpture Award in 2007 and has had exhibitions in Europe, the United States and Asia- amongst them "Identities vs Globalisation" (Berlin), "The Same Rain, The Same Wind" (Chiangmai National University), "We Who Saw Signs" (ICA Singapore), "Fifth Outdoor Sculpture Biennial" (Baltimore).
He has taught at Singapore Management University, Lasalle College of the Arts, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore University of Social Sciences and School of the Arts Singapore. Mr Tan was conferred the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council in 2012.
Ms Usha Chandradas
Co-founder, Plural Art Mag and Nominated Member of Parliament
Ms Usha Chandradas is a co-founder of Singapore-based digital art magazine Plural Art Mag (www.pluralartmag.com). The magazine and its related platforms offer accessible content on modern and contemporary Southeast Asian art. Before completing her postgraduate studies in Asian Art Histories in 2017, Ms Usha worked as a tax lawyer for 12 years. She lectures in international tax law at Nanyang Technological University, holds independent directorships and is an active volunteer with the Law Society Pro Bono Services Office. She is also a Council Member of the Singapore Red Cross Society, and a Nominated Member of the Parliament of Singapore.