Pauline is a lawyer by training with a diverse background spanning education, entrepreneurship, and arts publishing. Driven by passion to serve, she combines legal acumen with empathy, employing her facility with language as a tool for precision and persuasion. 

Prior to joining Catalyse, Pauline practised corporate law at one of Singapore’s Big Four law firms, before joining Nanyang Business School as a member of the faculty. Having graduated with a Master’s in Law from Harvard University, she introduced the Harvard Negotiation method to the curriculum, leading workshops and seminars at both the undergraduate as well as MBA levels for more than a decade.  

Drawing on her legal expertise, Pauline pivoted into an entrepreneurial role in the medical field. As Director and Practice Manager, she helped grow The Oral Maxillofacial Practice from a small team of five to a 40-person strong, locally and regionally well-recognised specialist dental practice.

Ever drawn to new challenges and opportunities, Pauline obtained her second Master’s in Asian Art Histories at LASALLE College of the Arts. Her love for the arts led her to co-found Plural Art Mag, a leading online publication dedicated to modern and contemporary Southeast Asian art. Through business management and working on the ground with arts professionals, Pauline played a vital role in the development of arts criticism in the region. 

Having experienced working under immense pressure in a high-stakes corporate environment early in her career before accumulating a wealth of experience across various fields, Pauline is an advocate for inclusive workplace cultures where individuals are able to thrive to the best of their abilities.

At Catalyse, Pauline specialises in writing workplace anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies tailored to the unique needs of each organisation, and in conducting investigations with a trauma-informed approach. As a long-time member of AWARE, she is committed to the values of gender equality and diversity. In conducting training and development sessions, she draws on her background in education, facilitating a collaborative and consultative learning environment where knowledge is co-created rather than merely imparted. 

An avid reader, Pauline volunteers with ReadAble, an organisation that aims to reduce social inequalities through literacy classes for children from less privileged backgrounds. She continues to support the arts as Board Member of Wild Rice, one of Singapore’s preeminent theatre companies.