Board Members

     
 

Fiona Kalaf (Chair)

Fiona Kalaf is Chief Executive Officer of Lifeline WA, the State’s peak body for suicide prevention, intervention and postvention services. A business development, strategic planning and marketing communications professional with experience in commercial, corporate and non- profit environments at general manager level, Ms Kalaf has held senior executive positions at HBF, Asgard Wealth Solutions, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Wesfarmers Limited. Ms Kalaf holds a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) and a Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Western Australia, and a Graduate Diploma of Business (Distinction) and Master of Business Administration (Advanced) from Curtin University of Technology. Ms Kalaf is a member of the Board of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority and the Western Australian Planning Commission’s Central Perth Planning Committee.

     
Nicholas Hasluck  

Nicholas Hasluck AM, QC (Vice 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 is the Managing Partner for Ernst & Young's Western Region. He is the Oceania Resources Leader and he is a Mergers & Acquisitions Partner, and brings over 21 years of professional experience to these roles.

As Managing Partner, his focus is to execute the firm's growth plans in Western Australia alongside ensuring that EY continues to make a strong contribution to the Western Australian community through its involvement in social, cultural and other community activities. Ernst & Young are the largest professional services firm in Western Australia with over 650 team members.

As Oceania Resources Leader, Michael's role is to lead EY's team into the Mining and Oil & Gas sectors. In his Mergers & Acquisitions role, Michael works with a broad range of clients and advises them on their transactional opportunities across acquisitions, divestments, mergers, capital and debt raising and equity capital market activities.

     
Helen Carroll - Art Gallery of WA | Board Member  

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.

     

 

 

Trish Ridsdale

Trish Ridsdale is Managing Director of Board Business, a national consulting firm that specialises in strategy, risk, corporate governance and coaching of directors and executives. She holds directorships in the areas of travel and medical research and has previously been a Commissioner on the board of Tourism WA and held directorships in the wine and mining services sectors. Since 1997, Ms Ridsdale has been a director educator for the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Fellow of that organisation.

     
 

Brian Roche

Brian Roche is the Public Trustee of Western Australia. Brian has twenty five years’ experience in managing strategic corporate services in Local and State Government as well as in the private sector including over ten years with Coles Myer. Prior to his appointment as the Public Trustee, Brian held senior executive positions at the Department of Treasury and the Department of Commerce. Brian holds a Masters of Management from the University of Western Australia and a Bachelor of Business from Edith Cowan University. Brian is also a Board member of Alzheimer’s Australia (Western Australia).

     
 

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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