Foundation Council

 

Andrew Forrest (Chair)

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.

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Marco D’Orsogna

The Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation is pleased to welcome Marco D’Orsogna to the Foundation Council. Marco’s appointment was official as of March 16 2009. Marco has been a member of the Foundation since 2006. He describes himself as having an innate appreciation for the creative arts, having immersed himself in photography, graphic design, music and fine arts from a very young age.

Being on the Foundation Council will not only give Marco the opportunity to be more involved with the Gallery but will also allow him to use his expertise in the arts industry to build support from the West Australian community. “As a newly appointed Council member, I hope to convey to Western Australians how important it is to support our State Art Gallery, which continues to be a great source of enjoyment and education for a wide range of audiences” says Marco. He also brings to the council his managerial and business skills from his involvement in his family company D’Orsogna Ltd.

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Will Galvin

Will has worked in his family business Galvin Hardware for over 20 years, both in Western Australia and Adelaide. Galvin Hardware supply to the building design industry through a number of private companies, importing designer products from around the world. Will’s focus is to start new businesses under the Galvin banner. Will is also on a number of private company boards. Joining the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation is Will’s way of contributing toward making the City of Perth a vibrant place and to also connect with the arts community.

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Ray van Kempen

Ray van Kempen currently runs his own strategically based advertising and branding company. Up to 2009, he was a founding director of 303 Group, which had grown to become Australia’s largest independently owned Advertising Agency and was awarded Agency of the Year a record six times by Campaign Brief magazine. As well as numerous industry awards for his work, Ray has amassed vast experience on campaigns for both the State and Federal Government, not-for-profit organisations as well as mainstream clients in most industry categories. His previous directorships include Marketforce and Perth Wildcats.

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Anita Percudani

Anita Percudani founded Realmark with her husband John in 1989. Since its inception, the business has transformed from a two person consultancy into an innovative and multi award winning commercial and residential real estate group, with a respected reputation, employing over 140 people.

Anita initially focussed on the financial management of the business and then in 2006 moved into a leadership role to grow and develop the commercial and residential property management portfolios. During that time, Anita has grown the management portfolio from around 300 properties to several thousand today.

Currently the Executive Director, Anita contributes to strategic decision making and planning for the company’s growth. In addition to Anita’s strategic work she has also implemented Realmark’s ‘Community Connect’ giving program as well ‘Successful Women in Business,’ a networking platform for women in the real estate field. Anita is looking forward to contributing to the Foundation’s growth and success and working to encourage the younger generation to see the value in Arts and Culture.

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Andrew Shearwood

Andrew Shearwood has over 30 years experience as a solicitor and is a senior partner of Freehills. Andrew works in the areas of mergers and acquisitions; funds management; and equity capital markets. Industries in which Andrew’s clients operate include financial services; resources; commercial and residential property development and management; and agribusiness .


 


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