Yee Yang ‘Square’ Lee

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


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.

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Photo credit: Ilan Wittenberg, WOW Photography