Board Members

     
Sam Walsh, AO  

Sam walsh, AO (Chair)

Sam Walsh retired as Global CEO of Rio Tinto in July 2016. Based in London, he was also a Director of the Royal Opera House and Ballet (Covent Garden). Prior to moving to the UK, he was Chair of Black Swan State Theatre, Chair of the WA Chamber of Arts and Culture, and Chair of the Australian Business Arts Foundation. He was a recipient of the Richard Pratt Business Arts Leadership Award in 2011. Sam graduated in Commerce from Melbourne University, has a Fellowship from Kettering University (Michigan) and has been awarded Honorary Doctorates of Commerce from Edith Cowan University and The University of Western Australia, and a Fellowship Award from the Melbourne Business School. He is currently a Director of the Arts Council of Australia, Chairman of the Perth Diocesan Trust, Chairman Elect of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (WA), Chairman of the Accenture Global Mining Council and Global President of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.

     
Michael Anghie  

Michael Anghie

Michael Anghie is the Asia Pacific Strategic Growth leader at Ernst & Young (EY) where he works with partners across the Asia-Pacific to drive market share and revenue. He participates as a member of the Global Executive Committee, and as part of his role has a key focus on connecting trade flows to maximise revenue across this region, with a particular emphasis on Greater China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea, India and Australia. Michael was appointed a Partner at EY in 2000 practising in the Mergers & Acquisitions area, and has been the Managing Partner of the Perth Office since 2010.


     
Andrew Forrest  

Andrew Forrest

Andrew Forrest AO founded the Fortescue Metals Group in April 2003 and drove the creation of the company’s expansive Pilbara iron ore and infrastructure operations. He is Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group and the Minderoo Foundation, which he and his wife Nicola established in 2001. Andrew devotes the majority of his time to philanthropy, and he and Nicola are signatories to the Giving Pledge, pledging to give away the majority of their wealth. Through the Minderoo Group, Andrew leads initiatives that help the world’s most underprivileged and vulnerable people. These initiatives aim to end the disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, eradicate modern slavery globally, support early childhood development, foster higher education excellence, facilitate stronger communities, and make cancer non-lethal. In 2012, Andrew founded and now co-chairs the Australian-China Senior Business Leaders Forum and in 2014 the Australia Sino One Hundred Year Agricultural and Food Safety Partnership, working with both nations’ most senior government and business leaders. He has been awarded numerous lifetime achievement awards, including Business Leader of the Year at the Australian Institute of Management Western Australia Pinnacle Awards (2014) and an honorary doctorate by The University of Western Australia for outstanding service to the community, to his nation and beyond. In June this year, Andrew became the 2017 Western Australian of the Year and Business Award winner.

     
SEVA FRANGOS  

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. She was a Senior Project Officer, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council in the early 80s with responsibility for establishing a national and state based infrastructure for touring exhibitions Australia-wide and managing the Board’s Australian and international exhibitions. Appointed in 1987 as Deputy Director/Director of Exhibitions and Development at AGWA, for ten years Seva sourced and presented local, national and international exhibitions, and managed the Collection, educational, publication and marketing programs. After a decade as director of her boutique gallery, she now works as a consultant from her primary base in Perth and in Singapore.


     
Geoffrey London  

GEOFFREY LONDON

Geoffrey London is the Professor of Architecture at The University of Western Australia and a Professorial Fellow at The University of Melbourne. He is 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 maintains a role as a consultant on urban design, architecture, design review and architectural competitions. Geoffrey 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 Ricketts is the Global Head of Practice of HSF Finance, Real Estate and Projects businesses of global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. Prior to the merger of Herbert Smith and Freehills in 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.


     
Toni Wilkinson  

Toni Wilkinson

Toni Wilkinson is a photographer and coordinator of Photography and Illustration at the School of Design and Art, Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University in Western Australia. Toni has exhibited internationally and widely throughout Australia and her photographs are held in significant national collections such as the National Portrait Gallery, Art Gallery WA, City of Perth, Murdoch University Art Collection, Edith Cowan University Art Collection, St John of God Murdoch Hospital and others. Toni is also a member of Art Collective WA.


     
Dr Stefano Carboni (Director)  

Principal Executive Officer of the Board

Dr Stefano Carboni (Director)

Dr Carboni was appointed Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia in October 2008. He was previously (1992 - 2008) Curator and Administrator in the Department of Islamic Art at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Visiting Professor at the Bard Graduate Center in New York. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia. He holds a BA/MA in Arabic and Islamic Art from the University of Venice and a Ph. D. in Islamic Art from the University of London.

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