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


David Murray - Hon. Treasurer (2015 - ) and Hon. Secretary (2016 - )

Member of The Australiana Fund since 2015.
Partner at Deloitte 
Director of various private companies. Resident of New South Wales. 


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.


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


Beverley Trivett - Councillor

Member of The Australiana Fund since 2004.  Founder of The John Trivett Foundation.  Director Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.
Resident of Queensland.


Bruce Trethowan - Councillor

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


Jennifer Sanders - Deputy Chair (2016 - )

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


Angela Marshall - Councillor

Member of The Australiana Fund since 2015
Interior Designer. Resident of Victoria.