We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of New South Wales stands.


Under the Art Gallery of New South Wales Act 1980, the Gallery’s Board of Trustees, known as the Trust, is made up of 11 trustees – ‘at least two of whom shall be knowledgeable and experienced in the visual arts’.

The Gallery has an executive team, headed by the director, who manage the Gallery’s activities.

The Gallery is also responsible for providing administrative support to three other entities, each with their own board: the Art Gallery of NSW Foundation, VisAsia and the Brett Whiteley Foundation.

The Gallery’s membership organisation, the Art Gallery Society of NSW, is a separate legal entity, managed by the members and a council.

  • Indigenous Advisory Group

    The Indigenous Advisory Group of the Art Gallery of NSW comprises:

    Tony Albert (Chair)
    Wesley Enoch
    Stephen Gilchrist
    Jason Glanville
    Allen Madden
    Charles Madden
    Rachel Piercy
    Hetti Perkins
    Ruth Saveka

  • The board of trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW Foundation comprises:

    Kiera Grant (chair)
    Julien Playoust (deputy chair)
    Clare Ainsworth Herschell
    Peter Braithwaite
    Justin Butterworth
    Lisa Chung AM
    Bella Church
    Brian Greenacre
    Mark Hughes
    David Maloney AM
    Robyn Martin-Weber
    Lawrence Myers
    Clinton Ng
    Alenka Tindale
    Peggy Yeoh

    Board secretary

    Hakan Harman

  • VisAsia Board of Directors

    The board of directors of VisAsia comprises:

    Geoff Raby (chair)
    Michael Brand (Art Gallery of NSW director)
    Simon Chan
    Peyvand Firouzeh
    Kimberley Holden
    Sunil Lal
    Linna Le Boursicot
    Ann Proctor

    Board secretary

    Hakan Harman

  • Brett Whiteley Foundation Board of Directors

    The board of directors of the Brett Whiteley Foundation comprises:

    Samantha Meers (chair)

    Art Gallery of NSW representatives

    Brian Ladd, former head of public programs
    Wayne Tunnicliffe, head of Australian art

    Brett Whiteley Estate members

    Wendy Whiteley
    Anna Schwartz

    Board secretary

    Hakan Harman

  • The council of the Art Gallery Society of NSW comprises:

    Brian Greenacre (president)
    Paula Latos-Valier AM (vice president)
    Sue Jackson (treasurer)
    Dr Michael Brand (ex-officio, Art Gallery of NSW director)
    Andrea Brown (Councillor)
    Ashley Dawson-Damer AM (ex-officio, Art Gallery of NSW trustee)
    Anastasia Economou (Councillor)
    Jenny Green (Councillor)
    Brian Ladd (Councillor)
    Jo-Ann Smith (Councillor)

    For more detail, see the Art Gallery of Society annual reports.

More information about the Gallery’s organisational structure, management, committees and individual staff members can be found in the Gallery’s annual reports.