Board Members

     
Sam Walsh  

Sam walsh, AO (Chair)

Sam Walsh has recently retired as Global CEO of Rio Tinto based in London, where 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 Chamber of Arts and Culture, and Chair of the Australian Business Arts Foundation. Sam was a recipient of the Richard Pratt Business Arts Leadership Award in 2011. He graduated in Commerce from Melbourne University, and has a Fellowship from Kettering University (Michigan).
He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates of Commerce from Edith Cowan University and UWA; and a Fellowship Award from the Melbourne Business School.  Sam is currently a Director of the Arts Council of Australia, Chairman of the Perth Diocesan Trust and Global President of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.

     
Michael Anghie  

Michael Anghie

Michael was recently appointed to the new role of 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 SGM Executive Committee, and as part of his new 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 in Mergers & Acquisitions and was appointed Managing Partner of the Perth Office in 2010. As part of EY’s Vision 2020 he became Oceania Resources Market Segment Leader in 2013.


     
Andrew Forrest  

Andrew Forrest

Andrew Forrest founded Fortescue Metals Group in April 2003 and personally drove the creation of the expansive Pilbara Iron Ore and Infrastructure operation. He is Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group and the Minderoo Foundation. Andrew and his wife, Nicola, became the first Australasian signatories to the Giving Pledge and now devote the vast majority of their time and fortune to create sustainable improvement in the lives of the world’s most underprivileged. This is achieved through major campaigns such as GenerationOne: ending Indigenous disparity in Australia and internationally, the Walk Free Foundation: eliminating modern day slavery in all forms, everywhere. Andrew is an Adjunct Professor at the Chinese Southern University and 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.

     
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 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. 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 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 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)  

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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