ROSS MCDIVEN (CHAIR)
Former Chairman of the Brookfield Multiplex Group (construction) with extensive experience in managing commercial and cultural precincts and partnerships. At Brookfield Mr. McDiven led teams across projects including the landmark (Olympic) Stadium Australia, Chifley Tower, King Street Wharf, Luna Park and Jones Bay Wharf amongst others. Former Trustee of the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences.
Journalist, broadcaster and former patron of Coastrek, which has raised $20 Million for the Fred Hollows Foundation. Long-time ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Programme.
Former Chairman of the Brett Whiteley Foundation and the former Deputy Chairman of the Art Gallery of NSW Foundation. Mr Kent was previously Managing Director and Country Head of Morgan Stanley Australia and is a member of the Advisory Council of the French Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
National Art School graduate and winner of the Archibald Prize (2009) and the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize (2013) with works in the National Portrait Gallery and Parliament House collections.
Partner at Arnold Bloch Leibler law firm and current non-executive director of the board of Carriageworks, a venue renowned for its commercial and cultural enterprise and innovation.
Architect and visual artist. Former Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation and Art Gallery of NSW Foundation board member.
Currently Chief Executive Officer of Forager Funds Management with experience in banking and finance, notably with Bankers Trust and later as an Executive Director at Macquarie Bank. He is a Cornerstone supporter of the Pinnacle Foundation, an organisation that provides financial assistance and mentoring to disadvantaged LGBTI students. He has a long held interest in the visual arts, and as a long-term community member he is passionate about the NAS site.