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National Portrait Gallery of Australia (Board)

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
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

  • Postal Address

    King Edward Terrace
    Parkes Canberra ACT 2601

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mrs. Penny Fowler 1 January 2022 31 December 2024
Deputy Chair Mr. John Barrington AM 4 May 2022 3 May 2025
Member Mr. Hugo Michell 10 April 2022 9 April 2025
Member Ms. Hayley Baillie 31 March 2022 30 March 2025
Member Ms. Elizabeth Pakchung 23 March 2022 22 March 2025
Member Ms. Jennifer Bott AO 25 July 2022 24 July 2025
Member Ms. Yasmin Allen 25 July 2019 24 July 2022
Member Mr. Stuart Wood AM QC 27 June 2021 26 June 2024
Member Mr. Elizabeth Dibbs 1 January 2022 31 December 2024
Member Ms. Heidi Victoria 5 November 2021 4 November 2024
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