SINGAPORE, 2 OCTOBER 2023 – Kallang Alive Sport Management (KASM), responsible for the iconic Singapore Sports Hub, is pleased to announce the appointment of seven new members to its Board of Directors. They join KASM as non-executive independent directors and will serve a two-year term, from 1 October 2023 to 30 September 2025.
“I am very pleased to welcome the new directors to the Board. These appointments demonstrate KASM’s continued commitment to excellence and innovation,” said Keith Magnus, Chairman of KASM.
“The new directors, along with the current board, will add dynamism and vibrancy to the organisation and guide the team on driving greater community engagement and accessibility for all to the Sports Hub,” added Magnus. “Complementary to this are our plans to future-proof the precinct through infrastructure additions and to fully integrate Singapore Sports Hub with the broader 89-hectare Kallang Alive precinct. Our goal is to transform this place into a single integrated sport, entertainment and lifestyle hub where Singapore and the world come to play.”
The new members appointed to the KASM board are:
- Professor Chong Yap Seng
Senior Consultant of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, National University Hospital; Dean of Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
- Mr Nicholas Chua
Chief Executive Officer, Ho Bee Land Limited
- Ms Goh Shufen
Co-founder and Principal of R3
- Mr Kuok Meng Ru
Group Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Caldecott Music Group
- Mr Lam Chee Weng
Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Pools Pte. Ltd.
- Mr Derek Lau
Chief Executive Officer, Heliconia Capital Management Pte. Ltd.
- Mr Jonathan Ng
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Far East Organization
They will join existing members:
- Mr Keith Magnus
Chairman, Kallang Alive Sport Management Co Pte. Ltd.
- Dr Lee Tung Jean
Deputy Secretary (Culture and Sports), Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth
- Mr Alan Goh
Chief Executive Officer, Sport Singapore
- Mr Quek Swee Kuan
Chief Executive Officer, Kallang Alive Sport Management Co Pte. Ltd.
Since the government’s takeover of the Singapore Sports Hub, the KASM team has been executing rapidly and resolutely on its core vision to transform Kallang Alive and Singapore Sports Hub into a vibrant and leading sports, entertainment and lifestyle destination in Asia.
The team has curated and executed world class events from international sport tournaments including the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens, Singapore Festival of Football, and the recently concluded FIBA Intercontinental Cup Singapore 2023, to performances by award winning artistes the likes of Black Pink, Backstreet Boys, Jacky Cheung and JJ Lin. We also opened our venues to schools and hosted over 100 National School Games this year, welcoming crowds of parents and students alike who came to cheer on the school athletes. Together with the impactful community activities that the team has organised such as the Harmony Sports Fiesta and Majulah Fiesta, the Singapore Sports Hub has truly come alive.
“We are already seeing the spinoff effects of these international sport and entertainment events at the Singapore Sports Hub into the Singapore’s economy in the areas of hospitality, retail, dining and tourism,” shared Magnus.
In the pipeline are more sport, entertainment and community events including a match between Singapore and Guam in the National World Cup qualifiers to be held in the National Stadium this October. Over at the OCBC Arena, there is the VITAGEN Singapore Squash Open 2023 in November and the 14th Women’s World Floorball Championships 2023 in December. Upcoming performances not to be missed include those by Charlie Puth and Eric Chou, among others, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. There are also Deepavali and year-end celebrations with the community to look forward to. In early 2024, we welcome fans to the highly anticipated marquee concerts by Coldplay and Taylor Swift.
Consultant, Mutant Communications
Executive Manager, Communications
Singapore Sports Hub
ABOUT SINGAPORE SPORTS HUB
Singapore Sports Hub is an iconic, premier destination offering sporting, entertainment and lifestyle experiences for all to enjoy. This world-class development is managed by Kallang Alive Sport Management Co Pte Ltd (KASM). It offers programming that comprises international recreational and competitive events, live entertainment as well as activities that cater to the broader community. The Singapore Sports Hub aims to serve the sporting and entertainment needs of people from all walks of life.
Home to unique world-class sports facilities within the city, the Singapore Sports Hub plays a critical role in accelerating the development of Singapore’s sports industry, excellence and participation. Located on a 35-hectare site in Kallang, the Singapore Sports Hub includes the following facilities:
- A 55,000-capacity National Stadium with a retractable roof and movable tiered seating
- The iconic Singapore Indoor Stadium
- A 6,000-capacity OCBC Aquatic Centre that meets FINA standards
- A 3,000-capacity OCBC Arena which is scalable and flexible in layout
- Water Sports Centre featuring kayaking and canoeing
- 41,000 sqm Kallang Wave Mall, including indoor climbing wall and Splash-N-Surf facility (Kids Waterpark, Stingray and Lazy River)
- 100PLUS Promenade that encircles the National Stadium
- Singapore Youth Olympic Museum & Singapore Sports Museum
- Singapore Sports Museum
- Sports Hub Library
- Shimano Cycling World
- Daily community facilities and activities, including beach volleyball, hard courts (futsal, basketball and netball) lawn bowls, giant chess, skate park and running & cycling paths.