Staff

Kenneth Quek

William Phuan
Executive Director 
DID: +65 6342 5120
Email: william@bookcouncil.sg

William has extensive experience working in various art and creative industries sectors, including journalism, arts policy and film curation in both the US and Singapore. Prior to joining  the Singapore Book Council, he co-founded The Select Centre, a nonprofit promoting translation and intercultural work. He was formerly the director of The Arts House, and Programme Director of the New York Asian American International Film Festival. William also lectures part-time on arts management and film.

 

Elizabeth Chew
Director of Marketing
DID: +65 6342 5121
Email: [email protected]

Elizabeth is a lawyer-turned-entrepreneur. With qualifications in business and law, she managed her family’s wellness business for 6 years after leaving legal practice. She enjoys writing but is unable to decide if she loves reading or watching the television more as they both inspire her creatively.

 

Celine Chow

Carlo Venson Pena
Director (Programmes)
DID: +65 6342 5122
Email: [email protected]

Carlo has more than a decade of experience in media education and publishing. He was a former associate professor for Media Arts and has a masters in Development Studies. A facilitator by training, Carlo has working experience of, and has trained others in, radio and television broadcasting, film, distance-based education and journalism.

 

Celine Chow
Assistant Director
DID: +65 6342 5125
Email: [email protected]

Celine graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in the Arts and Social Sciences from the National University of Singapore and has been in the book industry since then.

 

Vasantha Devi

Vasantha Devi
Senior Manager, Admin and Finance
DID: +65 6342 5119
Email: [email protected]

Vasantha has many years of experience working in Singapore, India and Australia in areas of Administration, Accounting, Travel & Tours and Design House, Production Management. She was working in Australia as a Practice Manager before joining the Book Council, Singapore.

 

Judi Ho
Senior Executive
DID: +65 6342 5126
Email: [email protected]

Judi has a degree in Journalism. She has previously worked at the National Heritage Board and the National University of Singapore. Judi has experience in event coordination and administration. She is glad to be part of the Book Council team, to learn and assist in the growing vibrant Singapore literary scene.