Chief Executive, National Heritage Board (NHB)
Ms. Chang Hwee Nee is the Chief Executive, National Heritage Board (NHB). As the custodian of Singapore heritage, NHB presents heritage programmes, and curates exhibitions through the national collection in the national museums and heritage institutions it operates. Since joining NHB in May 2017, she has worked on the long-term sustainability and development of the museums and the national heritage cause; growth of the heritage and cultural ecosystem as well as the people-private-public partnerships to drive national unity and well-being. NHB is the place manager for the Bras-Basah-Bugis heritage precinct and organizes Singapore Night Festival, Singapore Heritage Festival and Cultural Festivals in the various historical precincts.
Prior to joining the NHB, Ms Chang Hwee Nee held senior positions in the Ministries of National Development, Education, Health and Finance. She oversaw formulation and implementation of policies, plans and programmes for the physical development of Singapore, covering the areas of land use planning, urban development, park development and management, and nature conservation; educational strategies and policies relating to the pre-school, school sector and higher education; healthcare financing, manpower and infrastructural development; and taxation.
Ms Chang graduated with a MA in Economics from Cambridge University, United Kingdom. She also holds a Master of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.