New Chair of the National Gallery of Australia Council
22 June 2018
Government has appointed Mr Ryan Stokes as Chair of the Council of the National
Gallery of Australia (NGA) for a three year term, commencing on 9 July.
Mr Stokes is
highly experienced in the media, finance and management sectors. He is currently
the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Seven Group Holdings and
CEO of Australian Capital Equity Pty Ltd. He is a Director on the WesTrac,
Beach Energy and Seven West Media boards.
Mr Stokes has
strong links to Australia’s arts and cultural sector. He has been the Chair of
the Council of the National Library of Australia since 2012, with his term
coming to an end on 8 July 2018. I would like to acknowledge his service in
that role which oversaw significant growth and development at the National
Library, particularly as a digital innovation leader in the collections sector.
extensive business and governance expertise and leadership skills will be a
great asset to the NGA Council. His appointment coincides with the commencement
of the new NGA Director, Mr Nick Mitzevich, who will commence on 1 July 2018.
would also like to acknowledge outgoing Council Chair Mr Allan Myers AC QC for
his contribution to the NGA since 2012. His leadership and expert guidance has
supported the NGA to increase audience access and engagement with the national
collection and nurtured private benefaction.
The NGA is
responsible for the development, maintenance and display of Australia’s
national art collection. The Council is responsible for the management and
strategic direction of the NGA.
information about the NGA visit: www.nga.gov.au
Authorised by Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Liberal Party of Australia, Parliament House, Canberra.