Board of Trustees

Both the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art are administered under one act (The Queensland Art Gallery Act 1987) and have one overarching governance and management structure. The Queensland Art Gallery Board of Trustees is the Gallery's governing body.

Professor Ian O'Connor

Professor Ian O'Connor AC | Chair

Professor Ian O’Connor is Vice Chancellor and President of Griffith University (2005-).

Rick Wilkinson

Rick Wilkinson  | Deputy Chair

Richard (Rick) Wilkinson is a senior associate with EnergyQuest, and a Gas Fields Commissioner with the Queensland GasFields Commission.

Gina Fairfax

Gina Fairfax

Gina Fairfax is a Trustee of the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and an advocate for access to arts and education in rural, regional and remote communities.

The Hon. John Mickel

The Hon. John Mickel

The Hon. John Mickel is an adjunct Associate Professor at the Queensland University of Technology, a former Member of the Queensland Parliament, and former Speaker of the Legislative Assembly (2009-12).

Liz Pidgeon

Liz Pidgeon

Elizabeth (Liz) Pidgeon is co-founder and Director of Cornerstone Properties.

Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor is the head of Australian equities and Portfolio Manager of the Fidelity Australian Equities Fund.

Executive Management Team

CHRIS SAINES

CHRIS SAINES, CNZM

Director
SIMON ELLIOTT

SIMON ELLIOTT

Deputy Director, Collection and Exhibitions
TARRAGH CUNNINGHAM

TARRAGH CUNNINGHAM

Assistant Director, Development and Commercial Services
DUANE LUCAS

DUANE LUCAS

Assistant Director, Operations and Governance
SIMON WRIGHT

SIMON WRIGHT

Assistant Director, Learning and Public Engagement

Indigenous Advisory Panel

The Indigenous Advisory Panel provides specialist practical advice and guidance to the Director relating to QAGOMA’s programs and commitment to Indigenous Australian culture through collection development, exhibition display and programming, increased employment opportunities, professional development and community liaison.

Avril Quaill

Avril Quaill

Avril Quaill is a Nunukul woman, artist, arts administrator and curator of the Quandamooka Festival on North Stradbroke Island, and former Artistic Director of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair.

Michael Aird

Michael Aird

Michael Aird is a photographer working within Aboriginal arts and cultural heritage, curator, and established Keeaira Press in 1996 which focuses on art and photography.

Louisa Panuel

Louisa Panuel

Louisa Panuel is a Torres Strait Islander woman and Community Engagement Manager of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs for Office of the Commonwealth Games.

Helena Gulash

Helena Gulash

Helena Gulash is a Kabi Kabi traditional owner, advocate for Indigenous arts and culture and highly regarded for her knowledge of country and Buderim’s Indigenous living history and heritage.

Bianca Beetson

Bianca Beetson

Dr Bianca Beetson is from the Kabi Kabi / Gubbi Gubbi nation of the Sunshine Coast and Program Director of Contemporary Indigenous Australian Art at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.

David Williams

David Williams

David Williams is a Wakka Wakka man, co-founder and Director of Gilimbaa Indigenous Creative Agency, member of the board of the Queensland Museum, and an advisor to Opera Australia.

Kevin O’Brien

Kevin O’Brien

Kevin O’Brien is a Brisbane-based architect of Torres Strait Islander background from the Meriam Mir and Kaurareg peoples who established Kevin O’Brien Architects (KOA) in 2006.


ORGANISATIONAL INFORMATION

More information about QAGOMA's organisational structure and management can be found in the Gallery's annual reports.