The World Heritage office of George Town was first established in 2009 and in 2010 we became registered as a company to become George Town World Heritage Inc. which gives us the necessary locus standi within government, while letting us function as an independent body.
The team at GTWHI is made up of individuals with backgrounds in urban planning, architecture, conservation, heritage and cultural management, and education. We have a growing cohort of 15 full-time staff and work closely with a dedicated number of collaborators and volunteers.
We are governed by a Board of Directors and supported by a Consultative Panel that is made up of a broad range of Penang professionals from the various sectors related to heritage and to the management of the World Heritage Site.
YAB Tuan Chow Kon Yeow
Penang Chief Minister
YB Dato' Seri Farizan bin Darus
Penang State Secretary
YB Dato' Sarul Bahiyah binti Haji Abu
Penang State Financial Officer
YB Yeoh Soon Hin
Penang State Executive Councillor for Tourism Development, Heritage, Culture and Arts
YB Teh Lai Heng
State Assemblyman for Komtar and Political Secretary to the Penang Chief Minister
YB Wong Hon Wai
Member of Parliament for Bukit Bendera
YB Nurul Izzah binti Anwar
Member of Parliament for Permatang Pauh
YB Daniel Gooi Zi Sen
State Assemblyman for Pengkalan Kota
Dato' Ar. Yew Tung Seang
Mayor of Penang Island City Council