Deputy Executive Director, DesignSingapore Council
Jacks was trained as an architect and he graduated with a “Master of Architecture” from the School of Architecture, National University of Singapore. Subsequently, he practised architecture for seven years in Singapore, Hong Kong and London.
In 2004, Jacks joined the founding team of the DesignSingapore Council and helped chart the agency’s vision and mission. Currently, as the Deputy Executive Director, he is responsible for the development of new initiatives to drive adoption of design for innovation and strategy development in enterprises and the public sector; and to grow the Design Sector in Singapore. He works with a team of dedicated “design advocates” to harnass public and private support in nurturing a vibrant and sustainable design community that can support other enterprises in their design innovation journeys. He also manages the Strategy and Governance team to keep the team on track and moving in one unified direction.