Australian Historical Art Fund & Heritage Government Residences

People

Sonya Abbey - Fine Art Advisor
BA (Hons) History of Art, (Manchester). Dip. Decorative Arts (Glasgow). 18 years with Christie’s international auction house in the UK, Europe and Australia, specialising in client management, textiles, Eastern rugs, carpets & collectors items. Joined The Australiana Fund as its Curator in May 2006.

Donald McDonald AC - Chairman of The Australiana Fund since 2005
Member of The Australiana Fund since 2003. Chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation 1996-2006. Director, Film & Literature Classification Board 2007 - 2014. Director of a number of private companies. Resident of NSW.

David Murray - Hon. Treasurer and Hon. Secretary
Member of The Australiana Fund since 2015. Partner at Deloitte. Director of various private companies. Resident of NSW. 

Harriet Elvin - Councillor
Member of The Australiana Fund since 2002.Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Facilities Corporation, which runs major cultural venues in Canberra including the Canberra Museum and Gallery, the Canberra Theatre Centre and three historic places. Resident of the ACT.
Carolyn Forster OAM - Councillor
Member of The Australiana Fund since 1997. Vice President Children's medical Research Institute, Canberra. Board member International Council of Museums, Australia. Vice President Africa, Asia, Pacific, World Federation of Friends of Museums. Resident of the ACT.

Mimi Forwood - Councillor
Member of The Australiana Fund since 2014. Trustee and Board member French-American Cultural Foundation, Washington DC. Resident of SA.

Bettina Groves GAICD - Councillor
Member of The Australiana Fund since 2005. 25 years experience in textile and interior design industry.  Manager of private investment and agriculture company since 2005. Resident of QLD.

Jennifer Sanders - Deputy Chair
Member of The Australiana Fund since 2011 Former Deputy Director, Collections at the Powerhouse Museum. Resident of NSW.

Bruce Trethowan - Councillor
Member of The Australiana Fund since 1998. Founding Director of Trethowan Architecture. Resident of VIC.

Caroline Johnston
Member of The Australiana Fund since 2012. Board member, Anglicare Victoria; Member, Advocacy & Support Committee, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research; Founder, Johnston & Green; Former Executive Director, AMPLA. Resident of VIC.

Julieanne Watson - Assistant to the Fine Art Advisor
BA (Macq), Masters Museum Studies (Syd), Certificate in Decorative Arts (V&A) and "Styles in Art" (Sotheby's). Lifelong interest in the Colonial Decorative Arts. Resident of NSW.