Australian Museum Trustees

The Museum is governed by a Trust established under the Australian Museum Trust Act 1975.

Our 11 Trustees play a valuable role in monitoring the performance of the Museum, assisting with strategic planning processes and acting as advocates for the institution.

They are appointed for three year terms with a maximum of 10 consecutive years of service.

The NSW Minister for the Arts, the Honourable George Souris, in consultation with the Australian Museum Trust, appoints our Trustees.

Australian Museum Trust Act

Our incoming Trustees for 2014 are:

  • David Armstrong (Financial Services Partner, Price Waterhouse Coopers)
  • Steven Gregg (investment banker, Non-Executive Chairman, Goodman Fielder)
  • Dr Rod Kefford, AM, FACE
  • Robynne Quiggin, Council Member, Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

Here, you can meet our current Trustees:

David Armstrong

David is a Chartered Accountant and a Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, and for over 30 years has provided assurance and advisory services to major financial services organisations. He joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1981 and was admitted to the partnership in 1990... read more.

Paul Connor

Paul Connor is an architect, artist and founding director of the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize. Paul completed his architectural degree with honours at The University of Sydney in 1985.... read more.

Professor Merlin Crossley

Merlin has been Dean of Science at the University of New South Wales since early 2010. A molecular biologist by training, he has studied at the Universities of Melbourne and Oxford (holding a Rhodes Scholarship) and has carried out research on gene regulation and genetic disease at Oxford, Harvard, Sydney and UNSW... read more.

Belinda Gibson

Belinda was Deputy Chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) until May 2013. She joined ASIC as a Commissioner in November 2007... read more.

Steven Gregg

Steven is the Non-executive Chairman of Goodman Fielder (since February 2010). He is also a member of the Grant Samuel non-executive Advisory Board and a non-executive Director of Tabcorp Holdings Ltd (since July 2012), Challenger Ltd and Challenger Life Ltd (since October 2012) and William Inglis & Son Ltd... read more.

Dr Rod Kefford

Dr Kefford was previously Headmaster of Barker College (1996 – 2013) and of Wesley College, Perth (1984 – 1996). He held senior teaching positions including Head of English at The King’s School (1979 – 1983) and Head of the English Department at Barker College (1970 – 1978)... read more.

Karina Kelly

Karina is a former presenter of ABC TV's science programs Catalyst and Quantum. Karina started her career at SBS before moving to Seven Network to host the late night news program, Newsworld... read more.

Catherine Livingstone AO

Catherine was appointed President of the Australian Museum Trustees when she joined the Trust in January 2012. She has been Chairman of Telstra Corporation (since 2009) and has been a Director of Telstra since 2000... read more.

Robynne Quiggin

Robynne is CEO of the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute. She is descended from the Wiradjuri people of central western NSW and has family connections in the NSW towns of Euabalong, Lake Cargelligo and Condobolin... read more.

David Sherley

David is the General Manager of Bathurst Regional Council, and a Board Member of both the Central West Area Consultative Committee and Museums & Galleries NSW. David was an integral part of the team which co-ordinated “Band Town” in Bathurst during the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and has been involved with the establishment and running of the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum... read more.


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