Our Board

Rupert Myer

Rupert Myer AO (Vic)

Chair, Australia Council

Rupert Myer was appointed Chair of the Australia Council in June 2012.

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Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin (SA)

Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin (SA)

Deputy Chair

Miss Buckskin is one of seven national champions for the Barangaroo redevelopment site in Sydney, Co-Chair of a new International Aboriginal Visual Arts Festival in South Australia. Miss Buckskin is a Narungga, Wirangu, Wotjobaluk woman.

Tony Grybowski

Tony Grybowski (NSW)

Chief Executive Officer

Tony Grybowski was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Australia Council in May 2013.

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Leigh Carmichael (Tas)

Leigh Carmichael (Tas)

Mr Carmichael is Creative Director and Brand and Marketing Director for the Museum of Old and New Art and the Dark Mofo festival in Tasmania. He is an experienced graphic designer and successful art and creative director for small to medium arts, cultural and design organisations.

Adrian Collette AM (Vic)

Adrian Collette AM (Vic)

Mr Collette was the former CEO of Opera Australia for 16 years, and is currently Vice-Principal (Engagement) at University of Melbourne. He is an Executive Board Member for the Committee for Melbourne, a former Member of the Victorian Council for the Arts, Life Member of the Australian Entertainment Industry Association’s Executive Council and previously Managing Director of Reed Books.

Khoa Do (Vic)

Khoa Do (Vic)

Mr Do is a film director, producer and screenwriter. Mr Do has been nominated for AFI Awards and shortlisted for an Academy Award, is an international keynote speaker, and a community and youth worker and leader. Mr Do was Young Australian of the Year in 2005. In 2014 he won the Australian Director’s Guild Award for Best Direction in a TV Mini Series. Mr Do has recently been appointed to the Audit and Finance Committee of the Board.

Kate Fielding (WA)

Kate Fielding (WA)

Kate Fielding is a nationally recognised cultural strategist, an experienced board member, a writer and editor and a passionate advocate for regional arts in Australia.

Zoe McKenzie (Vic)

Zoe McKenzie (Vic)

Ms McKenzie brings valuable experience in governance, international engagement, government relations and the arts and cultural sector. She is an adviser to the small to medium arts sector and a member of the University of Melbourne Humanities Foundation Board and the French Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Advisory Board. She has held senior roles in administration for KPMG and as a policy adviser to governments.

Sophie Mitchell (QLD)

Sophie Mitchell (QLD)

Ms Mitchell is Trustee of Queensland Performing Arts Trust, and the Director of Morgans, Silver Chef Limited, Flagship Investments Limited, MTQ Insurance Limited. She is also a Member of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel.

Christine Simpson Stokes (WA)

Christine Simpson Stokes (WA)

Christine Simpson Stokes has extensive experience in business management and media. West Australian based, Mrs Simpson Stokes is well-known for her philanthropy and support of the arts, and her expertise will be a welcome addition to the Australia Council Board.

Sam Walsh AO (WA)

Sam Walsh AO (WA)

Sam Walsh was Rio Tinto chief executive from January 2013 to July 2016, the culmination of a 25-year career with the international mining group.

Rebecca Weisser

Rebecca Weisser (NSW)

Rebecca Weisser is a journalist, editor and public policy and communications consultant. She has a First Class Honours degree in Arts from Australian National University. She joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1990 as a career diplomat and had postings to Vanuatu and Mexico.

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