Board Members

Nicholas Hasluck  

Nicholas Hasluck AM, QC (Chair)

Nicholas Hasluck studied at the University of Western Australia, then Oxford, before practising law in Perth. He served as President of the Equal Opportunity Tribunal and later as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia. He is well-known also as a writer whose works include eleven novels and several travelogues.

His creative work has led to a lengthy involvement in arts administration. He has served as Deputy Chair of the Australia Council, as Deputy Chair of the WA Performing Arts Academy and as Chair of the Literature Board of the Australia Council. He became Chair of the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 2006. These pursuits have nurtured his interest in the visual arts.


Michael Anghie

Michael has recently been appointed to the new role of Asia Pacific Strategic Growth leader at EY where he will work with our partners across Asia-Pacific to drive market share and revenue. He will participate as a member of the Global SGM Executive Committee. As part of his role connecting trade flows to maximize revenue across Asia-Pacific will also be a key focus for Michael in his new role.

He will have particular focus on Greater China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea, India and Australia.

Michael was appointed a Partner at EY in 2000 in Mergers & Acquisitions and was appointed Managing Partner of Perth Office in 2010 and as part of Vision 2020 he became Oceania Resources Market Segment Leader in 2013.

Michael has worked across a number of sectors over the years including resources, private equity, government, retail and consumer products and the broader middle market.

He has also worked on a number of cross-border transactions within AsiaPac including China, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and also numerous transactions with Indian counterparties.

Helen Carroll  

Helen Carroll

Helen Carroll is Curator of the Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art and oversees Wesfarmers’ extensive commitment to support of the performing and visual arts in Western Australia and nationally. Prior to joining Wesfarmers in 1999, she held the position of Public Programmes Coordinator and Curator of Australian Art at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, The University of Western Australia. She has curated several exhibitions and written on Australian art for a range of publications. Her previous Board appointments include Art on the Move Western Australia, of which she was Chair from 2003 to 2005 , Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery Advisory Board and Swan Bells Foundation.

Helen received the Business Leadership Award for her work in support of the arts in the 2008 Western Australian Business and Arts Awards.


Andrew Forrest

Mr Forrest founded Fortescue Metals Group in April 2003 and personally drove the creation of the expansive Pilbara Iron Ore and Infrastructure operation. Now, Fortescue is the fourth largest iron ore supplier in the world and in Australia's top 20 ASX-listed companies.

Mr Forrest is Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group, the Minderoo Foundation among other significant charities and companies. Recognized widely as family orientated and a strong community and arts supporter, some 90% of his time is now invested locally and internationally in ventures to protect and support the under privileged and communities.

An industry and philanthropic leader, Andrew Forrest grew up on a remote Australian cattle station before graduating from university and building a career in investment banking, mining and farming. In his professional life he has created some of the largest raw material exporters and infrastructure companies in the world.

Mr Forrest is an Adjunct Professor at the Chinese Southern University, has been awarded the Australian Centenary Medal, the Australia Sports Medal, Ernst & Young Australian Social Entrepreneur of the Year, West Australia Citizen of the Year and The International Mining Journal's Lifetime Achievement Award, yet he maintains that the toughest and most rewarding job he's done is raising kids.

Seva Frangos  


Seva Frangos has 35 years of experience in contemporary art and has specialised in the promotion of Australian Indigenous art for over 20 years.

As a Senior Project Officer, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council in the early 80s responsibilities included establishing and implementing a national and state based infrastructure for touring exhibitions and managing the Board’s program of Australian and international exhibitions. As Deputy Director/Director of Exhibitions and Development at the Art Gallery of Western Australia for 10 years (1987 – 1997), Seva sourced and presented all local, national and international exhibitions, together with managing the Gallery’s collection, educational, publication and marketing programs. For 3 years during this period she was a Member of the Visions of Australia Committee recommending assistance for national touring exhibitions to the Federal Minister.

Seva Frangos Art was established in 2005 as a boutique gallery and consultancy. Working closely with Indigenous art centres to present innovative exhibitions and projects, it recently expanded to include contemporary Australian and Chinese art.



Geoffrey London is the Professor of Architecture at The University of Western Australia where he is a past Dean and Head of School. He is a Professorial Fellow at The University of Melbourne, a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and an Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects. He previously held the positions of Victorian Government Architect (2008-14) and Western Australian Government Architect (2004-8).

He has been involved in advising those state governments on a wide range of projects, from the scale of individual houses to the complexity of major new tertiary hospitals. He has advised on issues that include design quality, project procurement, heritage, master planning, sustainability, and development strategies, and been responsible for setting up design workshops on key, large-scale projects. He maintains a role as a consultant on urban design, architecture, design review and architectural competitions.

He is an active researcher and program director in the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities and has a long-term professional and research interest in medium density housing and forms of delivery that provide more affordability and better design.

Jason Ricketts  

Jason Ricketts

Jason is the Australian Managing Partner and International Partner for Clients and Sectors of global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. Prior to the merger of Herbert Smith and Freehills on 1 October 2012, Jason was the Head of the Perth Office of Freehills and sat in the national Board of that firm for a number of years.

As a commercial lawyer, he specialises in general contractual and commercial matters, industry reform and restructuring, and major Australian and offshore infrastructure projects in the water, waste, transport, power and mining industries.

Jason holds a Masters of Laws (Distinction) from the University of Western Australia and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Dr Stefano Carboni (Director)

Stefano Carboni was appointed the 11th Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia starting in October 2008. Previously he was Curator and Administrator in the Department of Islamic Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Visiting Professor at the Bard Graduate Center in New York. He joined the curatorial staff at the Metropolitan Museum in 1992 after completing his graduate studies in Arabic and in Islamic Art at the University of Venice and his Ph.D. in Islamic Art at the University of London. At the Metropolitan Museum he has been responsible for a large number of exhibitions, including the acclaimed Venice and the Islamic World, 828-1797 (2006-2007).

His publications include authoring and editing several exhibition catalogues, among which are Glass of the Sultans (2001); the prestigious Barr Award winner The Legacy of Genghis Khan. Courtly Arts and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353 (2002); and Venice and the Islamic World; another major publication is the catalogue of the Islamic glass collection in the National Museum of Kuwait (Glass from Islamic Lands. The Al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait National Museum, 2001).

He lectured widely in the museum and outside and taught courses in Islamic Art and Curatorial Studies on a regular basis at the Institute of Fine Arts (NYU), Hunter College (CUNY), and the Bard Graduate Center for the Decorative Arts in New York.

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