Old Parliament House Board reappointments
Government has reappointed the Hon Dr David Kemp as Chair, Mr Bernard Wright AO
as Deputy Chair and the Hon Simon Crean as a member of the Old Parliament House
Board for further three year terms.
Kemp was a Minister in the Howard Government for eight years during a 14 year
career in Parliament. Dr Kemp served for more than two years as Old Parliament
House Advisory Council Chair before its transition to a governing board in July
2016 and will continue to provide a strong guiding role for the Board.
Wright’s experience in governance and Australian democracy is invaluable to the
position of Deputy Chair. Mr Wright had a long career in the Australian
Parliament over four decades, including working at Old Parliament House. Mr
Wright was also the Clerk of the House of Representatives between 2009 and
Crean was leader of the Australian Labor Party and held a range of ministerial
portfolios over a 23 year parliamentary career. Mr Crean will continue to
provide expertise in government procedures and education.
reappointed Board members will continue to work closely with the Old Parliament
House staff to support the exhibitions, education programs and the Museum of
more information about Old Parliament House visit www.moadoph.gov.au.