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 client management, 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 2007 - 2014
Director of a number of private companies. Resident of New South Wales.

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

Harriet Elvin
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 Australian Capital Territory
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 Australian Capital Territory.

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

Bettina Groves GAICD
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 Queensland

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

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