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

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

The Art 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:

    Rachel Piercy (chair)
    Tony Albert
    Daniel Boyd
    Jason Glanville
    Leah Lui-Chivizhe
    Allen Madden
    Charles Madden
    Lachlan McDaniel

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

    Bella Church (chair)
    Julien Playoust (deputy chair)
    Matthias Arndt
    Matthew Bennett
    Justin Butterworth
    Lisa Chung AM
    Jason Gellert
    Clare Herschell
    Sue Jackson
    Lawrence Myers
    Ruth Ritchie
    Edward Simpson
    Peggy Yeoh

    Board secretary

    Hakan Harman

  • Brett Whiteley Foundation Board of Directors

    The board of directors of the Brett Whiteley Foundation comprises:

    Samantha Meers AO (chair)
    Eleonora Triguboff

    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:

    Sue Jackson (president)
    Paula Latos-Valier AM (vice president)
    Andrea Brown (treasurer)
    Dr Michael Brand (ex-officio, Art Gallery of NSW director)
    Anastasia Economou (councillor)
    Lachlan Edwards (ex officio, Art Gallery of NSW trustee)
    Liz Gibson (councillor)
    Brian Greenacre (councillor)
    Jenny Green (councillor)
    Tristan Sharp (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.