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.

Jennifer Sanders - Chair of The Australiana Fund since 2017
Member of The Australiana Fund since 2011. Former Deputy Director, Collections at the Powerhouse Museum. 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. President of The World Federation of Friends of Museums. Chair, Church of St Andrew, Conservation and Restoration Foundation and Vice President, Children’s Medical Research Institute. Resident of the ACT.

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.

Philip Gosse - Councillor  Member of The Australiana Fund since 2015. Retired builder with 40 years experience renovating and restoring Sydney buildings. Resident of NSW.

Alan Smith - Councillor  Member of The Australiana Fund since 2003. Former Director of the State Library of South Australia, Carrick Hill and the SA Maritime Museum. Churchill Fellow, President of the Friends of the Australian Ballet SA. Resident of SA.

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

William Downey - Councillor  Member of The Australiana Fund since 2014. Retired pathologist. Resident of Victoria

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.