Communications and the Arts
The purpose of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia is to develop, preserve, maintain, promote and provide access to a national collection consisting of portraits that reflect the identity, history, diversity and culture of Australia. The Gallery develops and engages a national audience 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 Portrait Gallery of Australia Act 2012 National Portrait Gallery of Australia Regulations 2013 National Portrait Gallery of Australia (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2012

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    1 July 2013

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Dr. Helen Nugent AO 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Deputy Chair Mr. Sidney Myer AM 4 May 2016 3 May 2019
Member VACANT    
Member Mrs. Penny Fowler 9 March 2016 8 March 2019
Member VACANT    
Member Ms. Yasmin Allen 25 July 2016 24 July 2019
Member Ms. Jillian Broadbent AO 5 August 2016 4 August 2019
Member Mr. Stuart Wood QC 23 April 2018 22 April 2021
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