Our People

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

Yee Yang ‘Square’ Lee

LL.B. (Hons) (Cardiff), GDip Arts, MAAM (Hons), ACIS, MInstD

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Square is an arts manager, creative technologist and chartered secretary with 14 years of experience in Malaysia, Wales and New Zealand. He is passionate about creating opportunities and quality arts enterprises that balance creative expression, community and commercial sense. He has held management, governance, research and specialist roles across a wide range of not-for-profit and commercial organisations in the insurance, investment management, intellectual property, superannuation, agribusiness, real estate, technology, philanthropy and performing arts sectors, working closely with diverse groups of directors, trustees, committees and senior management.

Square has a special interest in effective governance in the not-for-profit and creative sectors. Articles distilled from his thesis “Investigating Effective Governance in the New Zealand arts sector” have been published in New Zealand, Australia and Canada. Roles currently held include being a trustee for The Oryza Foundation for Asian Performing Arts and the Asia New Zealand Film Foundation Trust, and a director of Short+Sweet New Zealand Ltd, which produces the annual Short+Sweet Theatre, Song and Dance Festivals in Auckland.

2013 ART Venture Award

Square is proud to be an ART Venture 2013 Awardee, a unique year-long development programme bringing together arts, business, education and investment professionals keen to back creative entrepreneurs and producers working in the Auckland region.

Professional Memberships & Training

Qualifications

Publications

Interviews

GET IN TOUCH WITH SQUARE

Photo credit: Ilan Wittenberg, WOW Photography

Sums Selvarajan

LL.B. (Hons) (Lond)

DIRECTOR

Sums Selvarajan is an arts manager and administrator with 12 years of experience in theatre production management, stage management, public relations, project management and administration, in Malaysia and New Zealand.

Previous roles include Assistant Producer at Indian Ink Theatre Company, School Administrator for the Performing Arts School of New Zealand, Production/Stage Manager for Short+Sweet Auckland 2010, 2011 & 2012 as well as The Oryza Foundation for Asian Performing Arts, Administrative Coordinator for The Documentary New Zealand Trust, Senior Executive PR & Projects at Expomal International Sdn Bhd – an international trade events company and General Manager for Victorian Theatre Company – a Malaysian youth theatre company.

Sums is currently contracted to a major not-for-profit organisation in Auckland, and is the Festival Producer of Short+Sweet Festival Auckland. She is a director of WhySquare Ltd and Short+Sweet New Zealand Ltd.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws – LL.B (Hons), University of London (LL.B External Programme)

GET IN TOUCH WITH SUMS