Communications and the Arts
The purpose of the National Gallery of Australia is to develop and maintain a national collection of works of art. It exhibits, or makes available for exhibition by others, works of art from the national collection or works of art that are in the possession of the Gallery and uses every endeavour to make the most advantageous use of the national collection in the national interest.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    National Gallery Act 1975

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    3 June 1976

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. Allan Myers AC QC 15 October 2015 14 October 2018
Deputy Chair Mr. Timothy Fairfax AC 22 July 2016 21 July 2019
Member Ms. Jane Hylton 25 July 2016 24 July 2019
Member Mr. John Hindmarsh AM 22 July 2016 21 July 2019
Member VACANT    
CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director Dr. Gerard Vaughan AM 16 October 2017 15 October 2018
Member VACANT    
Member Mrs. Rhonda White AO 17 June 2015 16 June 2018
Member VACANT    
Member VACANT    
Member Ms. Helen Cook 9 February 2017 8 February 2020
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