The Richmond Music School Society is thrilled to announce the appointment of its 2019-2020 Board of Directors. Together, they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that help guide the organization.
GINNA NG, President – Ginna has joined the RMS Board in 2008 and has served as the President since late 2018. An alumna of RMS, she attained the ARCT, LTCL, and LRSM diplomas in piano performance. Ginna works as the Vice President – Finance at a Vancouver-based private equity and has extensive experience in growth, strategy, and financial planning for companies of all sizes. She is a professional accountant (CPA, CGA) with a diversified background in Electrical Engineering, Forensic Accounting, and Business Law.
ANNIE LEUNG, Vice President – Annie is with the RMS Board since 2008 and has served in different capacity in the Board prior to being reappointed as the Vice President. As a parent of a RMS alumnus, she is a long-term supporter of the School’s events and concerts. In her professional role, Annie is a seasoned program administrator at a community based social service agency and has many years of experience in the non-profit sector. She brings to the school her strong connection with the local charities in the Lower Mainland.
JUANNA CHAN, Treasurer – Juanna serves as the Treasurer and member of the RMS Board since 2018. Previously worked as the Tax Manager at a Big Four accounting firm and later on as the Financial Controller for an online business, she is now running her own accounting practice that provides accounting and tax services to individuals and businesses. Juanna is an active volunteer at various local charities and holds a professional accounting designation (CPA, CGA).
DIANE SONG, Secretary – Diane joined the RMS Board this year as the Secretary. She has extensive work experience in North America and Asia and is currently working as the Director of Finance at a global engineering consultant company. Diane is a professional accountant (CPA, CGA) and an EMBA with a background in Mechanical Engineering. Inspired by her parents who are retired teachers, Diane has a strong passion for education and for facilitating positive learning environment that drives student success.
GALLANT MA, Director – Gallant joined the RMS Board this year and is a professional accountant (CPA, CA) with comprehensive experience in both public practice and industry. He is currently the Regional Director of Finance at the largest automobile group in Canada and has solid leadership experience in change management, corporate finance, and accounting transitions. Gallant is an enthusiast in classical music and has passed several grade exams under the ABRSM syllabus. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a MBA.
MANSOUREH MIZAESMAEILI, Director – Mansoureh has joined the RMS Board since 2016. Previously an author in her home country, Mansoureh switches her focus to her family after moving to Canada. As the parent of a RMS student, she is a true believer in the accessibility of quality music education to all children. Prior to joining the Board, Mansoureh has been an active volunteer at the School and her role as a RMS parent brings the Board closer to the RMS community in achieving the School’s vision and mission.
ALAN SAW, Director – Alan is a newly appointed RMS Board member and brings to the School years of management experience at a number of local technology companies. He has lead technology team in Software Development, Project Management and IT, and has worked extensively with executives and strategic key stakeholders. Alan is a father of three and is a strong advocate for music education. He has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and an MBA in Management of Technology.