The Australia Council for the Arts is overseen by the Council Board (Board). The Board is appointed by the Minister for the Arts and comprises a range of expertise across artistic practice, arts management, business, management, public policy, corporate governance and administration, regional issues, gender, multicultural and Indigenous community participation in the arts, finance, philanthropy, legal affairs, corporate strategy and research.
Current Board Members are:
|Sam Walsh AO, Chair
||Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin, Deputy Chair
||Tony Grybowski, CEO
||Adrian Collette AM
|Christine Simpson Stokes
||Sam Walsh AO
Audit and Finance Committee – chaired by Sophie Mitchell
The Audit and Finance Committee oversees and reviews the Australia Council's corporate governance obligations in relation to external accountability, financial reporting, internal controls, risk management, internal and external audit activities, and legal and financial compliance. The committee also monitors the Australia Council's overall financial position, budget preparation and any other significant financial issues as they arise.
Nominations and Appointments Committee - chaired by Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin
The Nominations and Appointments Committee facilitates and oversees a streamlined nominations process, through which the Council recommends members to its panels and committees. The committee also advocates the Board's nominations to the Minister and assists the Board on governance matters, advising as required. It has an advisory role and is not delegated to act on the Board's behalf.
Australia Council Corporate Organisational Structure
The Executive Team:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts
Grants and Engagement
MPA and National Engagement
Strategic Development and Advocacy
Arts Practice Directors:
Community, Emerging and Experimental Arts
To view the Australia Council’s Functional Chart click here.