Australian Historical Art Fund & Heritage Government Residences

People

Sonya Abbey - Fine Art Advisor

BA (Hons) History of Art, University of Manchester.
Diploma Decorative Arts, University of Glasgow.
18 years experience with Christie’s international auction house in the UK, Europe and Australia, specialising in textiles, Eastern rugs, carpets and 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 since 2007.
Director of a number of private companies.
Resident of New South Wales.


John Milne - Hon. Treasurer of The Australiana Fund since 1995

Member of The Australiana Fund since 1995.
Chartered Accountant and Director of a number of private companies.
Resident of New South Wales.


Sue Hewitt - Councillor

Member of The Australiana Fund since 1992.
Fine Arts Consultant and Valuer.
Resident of New South Wales.


Diana Morgan - Councillor

Member of The Australiana Fund since 1997.
Member of numerous community organisations and those associated with the arts.
Resident of Victoria.


Carolyn Forster OAM - Councillor

Member of The Australiana Fund since 1997.
Vice President Children's medical Research Institute, Canberra.
Resident of the Australian Capital Territory.


Beverley Trivett - Councillor

Member of The Australiana Fund since 2004.
Founder of The John Trivett Foundation.
Resident of Queensland.


Alan Smith - Councillor

Member of the Australiana Fund since 2003.
Director of the State Library of South Australia since 2004.  
Director of Carrick Hill 1997-2004.  
Director of the South Australian Maritime Museum 1994-1997.
Chairman of State and National Libraries Australasia.  
Resident of South Australia.


Bruce Trethowan - Councillor

Member of The Australiana Fund since 1998
Founding director of Trethowan Architecture
Resident of Victoria.


Jennifer Sanders - Councillor

Member of The Australiana Fund since 2011
Former Deputy Director, Collections at the Powerhouse Museum
Resident of New South Wales.