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. The Chairman of GTWHI is the honourable Chief Minister of Penang, Lim Guan Eng.
YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng
Penang Chief Minister
YB Tuan Chow Kon Yeow
EXCO for Local Government, Traffic Management & Flood Mitigation
YB Tuan Wong Hon Wai
State Assemblyman for Air Itam
YB Tuan Ng Wei Aik
Member of Parliament for Tanjong
YB Teh Lai Heng
State Assemblyman for Komtar
YB Lau Keng Ee
State Assemblyman for Pengkalan Kota
YB Dato' Seri Farizan Bin Darus
Penang State Secretary
YB Puan Sarul Bahiyah binti Haji Abu
Penang State Financial Officer
YBhg Dato’ Patahiyah Binti Ismail
Mayor, The City Council of Penang Island
YBhg Dato' Maimunah Binti Mohd Sharif
President, Municipal Council of Seberang Perai