Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth

The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (Abbreviation: MCCY; Malay: Kementerian Kebudayaan, Masyarakat dan Belia; Chinese: 文化、社区及青年部 ; Tamil: கலாசார, சமூக, இளையர்துறை அமைச்சு) is a ministry of the Government of Singapore tasked, from the government's point of view, to "inspire Singaporeans through the arts and sports, strengthen community bonds, and promote volunteerism and philanthropy" in Singapore.

Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth
Agency overview
Formed1 November 2012
Preceding agency
JurisdictionGovernment of Singapore
HeadquartersOld Hill Street Police Station, 140 Hill Street, #01-01A, Singapore 179369
Employees5,242 (2018) [1]
Annual budget 2.07 billion (est) SGD (2019) [2]
Ministers responsible
Agency executives
  • Tan Gee Keow, Permanent Secretary
  • Dr Ang Hak Seng, Deputy Secretary
  • Rosa Daniel, Deputy Secretary (Culture)
  • Ong Wee Kiat, Phillip, Deputy Secretary (Community, Youth and Sports)
Child agencies

On 31 July 2012, it was announced that Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) would be restructured to become the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). Several portfolios, such as Youth Development and Sports has been shifted to MCCY on 1 November 2012.

Agenda and goals

MCCY seeks to inspire Singaporeans through the arts and sports, deepen a sense of identity and belonging to the nation, strengthen community bonds, engage youths and promote volunteerism and philanthropy, to build a gracious and caring society that Singaporeans will be proud to call home.

Organisation Structure

Top Ministry Leaders

Political Leadership
Appointment Name
Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu
Senior Minister of State Sim Ann
Senior Parliamentary Secretary Baey Yam Keng
Senior Civil Servants
Appointment Name
Permanent Secretary Tan Gee Keow
Deputy Secretary Dr Ang Hak Seng
Deputy Secretary (Culture) Rosa Daniel
Deputy Secretary (Community, Youth & Sports) Ong Wee Kiat Philip

MCCY Divisions

Division Director Sub Departments
Arts and Heritage Division Timothy Chin Jun Wun, Senior Director
  • Yeow Ju Li, Senior Deputy Director
  • Tan Xuan Rong, Deputy Director
Charities Unit Dr Ang Hak Seng, Commissioner of Charities
  • Special Projects
  • Sector Regulation
  • Outreach
  • Policy
  • Systems
  • Charities
Community Relations and Engagement Division
  • Lim Shung Yar
  • Shaun Goh
  • Community Relations
  • CRED Operations Group
  • Syariah Court & Registry of Muslim Marriages
Corporate Communications Division Dr Michele Khoo Cheng Hoon
  • Strategic Media & Communications
  • International Relations
  • Digital & Social Media
Development and Corporate Administration Division Ang Boon Yee
  • Corporate Admin
  • Projects & Facilities Management
  • Corporate Administration
  • Registry
Human Resource and Organisation Development Jessica Shen Yng Yng
  • Human Resource
  • Organisation Development
Information Technology Division David Foong, Chief Information Officer
  • Tiow Bee Leng, Chief Information Security Officer
  • Applications
  • Infrastructure
Internal Audit Division Kelvin Yeo Suan Kok
Legal Unit Ang Ching Pin
Registry of Co-operative Societies and Mutual Benefit Organisations Dr Ang Hak Seng, Executive Director
  • Kristy Ho, Registrar
  • Deric Soh, Deputy Registrar
Resilience and Engagement Division Letchumanan Narayanan
  • Capability Development
  • Integration Directorate
  • Partnerships and Programmes
  • Plans & Research
  • SG Cares Office
Partnerships Project Office Dawn Yip, Coordinating Director
  • Delia Teo Su Lin, Deputy Director
Sports Division Tan Wei Ming, Senior Director
  • Sandra Thng Hsu Fern, Deputy Director
Strategic Planning and Finance Division Ong Wee Kiat Philip
  • Emergency Preparedness Unit
  • Finance
  • Procurement
  • Strategic Planning & Research
  • Transformation
Youth Division Tay Choon Hong, Senior Director
  • Asif Iqbal, Senior Assistant Director

MCCY Statutory Boards

Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (Islamic Religious Council of Singapore)

Council Leadership
Apointment Name
President Mohammad Alami Bin Musa (Head, Studies in Inter-Religious Relations in Plural Societies (SRP), S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) & Ambassador (Non-Resident)

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore-Algeria)

Mufti Dr Mohamed Fatris Bin Bakaram
MUIS Leadership
Appointment Name
Chief Executive Esa Masood
Mufti Mohamed Fatris Bakaram
Deputy Chief Executive Dr Albakri Ahmad
Deputy Chief Executive Mohd Fahmi Aliman
Deputy Mufti Dr Nazirudin Mohd Nasir
Director, Legal Ms Shahla Iqbal
MUIS Divisions
Division Directors
Office of Mufti Dr Nazirudin Mohd Nasir, Deputy Mufti
  • Irwan Hadi Mohd Shuhaimy, Deputy Director (Religious Policy & Research)
  • Dr Mohammad Hannan Hassan, Deputy Director (Asatizah Development)
  • Mahmoud Mathlub Sidek, Assistant Director (Asatizah Recognition)
Education Zalman Putra Ahmad Ali, Director, Education Policy & Systems
  • Muhammad Nasir Johari, Head, Madrasah Policy & Planning

Sharifah Farah Syed Mahamood Aljunied, Director, Education & Student Development

Finance & Asset Development Mohamed Azam Abdul Aziz, Senior Director
  • Rujok Pandi, Director Agency Services
    • Abdul Rahim Saleh, Director Collaborative Projects
  • Norhayati Haron, Director Asset Services & Finance
    • Mohd Safie Osman, Head Financial Accounting
  • Dewi Hartaty Suratty, Director Asset Policy & Industry Development
  • Masagoes Muhammad Isyak Mohamad Amin, Deputy Director Asset Systems & Endowment
Human Capital Dr Noraslinda Zuber, Director
  • Azlina Manas, Senior Assistant Director
Strategy & Transformation Bohari Jaon, Senior Director
  • Mohd Azree Rahim, Deputy Director (Strategy & Organisation Excellence)
  • Mohd Yasman Abdul Salam, Deputy Director (IT & Digital Services)
Mosque & Community Development Modamad Helmy Mohd Isa, Senior Director
  • Sakdun Sardi, Assistant Director Mosque & Social Development
  • Adnan Abdul Hamid, Assistant Director Community Engagement
  • Mohd Nazirin Abu Bakar, Head Community Engagement
Group Infrastructure & Resilience Zaini Osman, Director
  • Muhammad Taufiq Arifin, Assistant Director
Strategic Engagement Mohamed Asri Abdul Aziz, Director
  • Ridhwan Mohd Basor, Head Community Resillence
  • Mohamed Ali Atan, Head Harmony Centre

National Arts Council, Singapore

NAC Board Leadership
Chairman Goh Swee Chen Former Chairman, Shell Companies (Singapore)
Deputy Chairman Wilson Tan Chief Retail Innovation Officer, CapitaLand Group
NAC Senior Leadership
Appointment Name
Chief Executive Officer Rosa Daniel
Deputy Chief Executive Officer Paul Tan
Assistant Chief Executive, Sector Development Low Eng Teong
Assistant Chief Executive, Planning & Development Kenneth Kwok
NAC Sector Development Group
Assistant Chief Executive: Low Eng Teong
Department Department Heads
Literary Arts

May Tan, Director
  • Lim Bee Furn, Deputy Director
  • Averyl Rodrigues, Assistant Director (Singapore Writers Festival)

Performing Arts Elaine Ng, Senior Director

Kok Tse Wei, Director

  • Quek Yeng Yeng, Deputy Director )(Traditional Arts)
  • Wu Zhining, Deputy Director (Special Projects)
  • Sharon Koh, Assistant Director (Dance)
  • Andrea Khoo, Assistant Director (Music)
  • Karen Loh, Senior Manager (Theatre)
  • Chen Yingxuan, Senior Manager (Theatre)
Visual Arts Linda Dorothy de Mello, Director
  • Patrick Putra Piay, Assistant Director
  • Angel Tan, Assistant Director
  • Natalie Tan, Assistant Director (Gillman Barracks Programme Office)
NAC Planning & Development Group
Assistant Chief Executive: Kenneth Kwok
Department Directors
Education & Development Grace Ng, Director
  • Hoon Jia Jia, Deputy Director (Capability Development)
    • Khainurizah Koh, Assistant Director (Capability Development)
  • Aruna Johnson, Deputy Director (Education)
    • Lin Kuantai, Assistant Director (Education)
Research Dr Sharon Chang, Chief Research Officer
Policy & Planning Serene Lim, Director
  • Rebecca Li Nicholas, Deputy Director (Strategic Planning & International Relations)
    • Pamela Tham, Assistant Director (International Relations)
    • Cynthia Tan, Assistant Director (Strategic Planning)
  • Jinny Sim, Deputy Director (Strategic Communications)
NAC Engagement & Participation
Senior Director: Chua Ai Liang
Department Head
Access & Social Participation Edwina Tang, Deputy Director
  • Dawn Tan, Assistant Director
  • Koh Jau Chern, Assistant Director
Community Engagement & Partnerships Tan Sin Nai, Deputy Director
  • Shivashni Subramaniam, Assistant Director
Youth Engagement Er Ker Jia, Deputy Director
NAC Departments
Department Directors
Finance Alice Koh, Chief Financial Officer
  • Siew May San, Assistant Director

Arts & Culture Development Office

  • Charlotte Koh, Deputy Director
  • Ashley Chan, Assistant Director
Precinct Development Sabrina Chin, Director
  • Steven Kwang, Deputy Director
  • Chan Chin Ann, Assistant Director

Marketing, Communications and Digital Strategy Yeoh Phee Suan, Director
  • Adrian Chue, Deputy Director (Communications & Marketing)
  • Seah Bee Hong, Chief Information Officer
  • Michelle Tan, Assistant Director (Digital Strategy)
Human Resource, Administration & Legal Bannon Jean, Director
  • Valerina Lee, Assistant Director (HR)
  • Teresa Tan, Assistant Director (Admin)
  • Rosalie Chan Capel, Legal Counsel
Internal Auditor Victor Leong, Head


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