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 Sue Street, AO | Chair
Professor Sue Street is Executive Director of Queensland University of Technology Precincts, which encompasses the University's arts venues including the William Robinson Gallery and the QUT Art Museum. She was formerly the Executive Dean of QUT's Creative Industries Faculty and Head of Dance at QUT for ten years. Professor Street is also an artistic advisor to the Australian Ballet and a member of the Creative Partnerships Australia Board.
Philip Bacon, AM | Deputy Chair
Philip Bacon is an art dealer, patron and philanthropist, the proprietor of Philip Bacon Galleries in Brisbane since 1974. In 1999 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the visual and performing arts, and he received a Doctor of Philosophy (honoris causa) from the University of Queensland. He received a Doctor of the University from Griffith University in 2002, and from Queensland University of Technology in 2005. Philip is also member of the boards of the Brisbane Festival and Opera Australia.
Gina Fairfax is a Trustee of the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, Director of the Rawbelle Management Pty Ltd, and is a member on Boards of the Breast & Prostate Cancer Association of Qld and La Boite Theatre Company. She is an advocate for rural, regional & remote families and communities, to receive the same opportunities in the arts and education, as their metropolitan counterparts.
Ross Patane is Chief Executive of Crowe Horwath in South Queensland. He has 30 years' experience in business advisory, corporate recovery, financial services and wealth management at Crowe Horwath, including 17 years leading the establishment and growth of its corporate advisory team. Ross actively participates on a number of boards in the life sciences and property sectors.
Liz Pidgeon is co-founder and Director of Cornerstone Properties. She has been involved in the property industry for 30 years. She is currently a Director of Cornerstone Properties Pty Ltd, the Pidgeon Group of Companies, the Property Industry Foundation and Future State Greats/Aspirations for Kids. Liz is a former President of the Property Council of Australia (Qld) Division, and a former Chairman and Board Member of the Surf Lifesaving Foundation and former Board Member of the Wesley Research Institute.
Avril established herself as an artist in the early 1980s and is a founding member of the Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative in Sydney. She has held senior curatorial positions at the National Gallery of Australia and the Queensland Art Gallery, and was the first Indigenous Artistic Director of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair.
Rick Wilkinson is the Chief Technical Officer at the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA). He has worked in operations, project management and commercial areas of the oil and gas industry for more than 25 years.
Executive Management Team
CHRIS SAINES, CNZMDirector
DOMINIQUE JONESActing Assistant Director, Collection and Exhibitions
TARRAGH CUNNINGHAMAssistant Director, Development and Commercial Services
ADAM LINDSAYAssistant Director, Operations and Governance
SIMON WRIGHTAssistant Director, Learning and Public Engagement
More information about QAGOMA's organisational structure and management can be found in the Gallery's annual reports.