Minister for the Department of Communications and the Arts

Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield

Minister for Communications

A/g Minister for Regional Communications

Minister for the Arts

Manager of Government Business in the Senate

National Gallery of Australia appointment

27 February 2017

The Turnbull Government has appointed Ms Helen Cook as a member of the Council of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) for a three-year term.

Ms Cook’s experience and background in the arts, marketing and finance sectors make her a strong addition to the Council. She is currently the Chairman of the Chamber of Arts and Culture Western Australia and Deputy Chair of Fremantle Ports.

Ms Cook is also a non-Executive Director of the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia and serves on a range of boards, including the Australia Council’s Major Performing Arts Panel and the Cruthers Art Foundation.

Ms Cook previously served as Chair of the Board of the Art Gallery of Western Australia for four years. Until 2014 she was National Partner of KPMG Australia’s Energy and Natural Resources Group.  

The National Gallery of Australia shapes visual arts culture across Australia and advances learning about and enjoyment of the visual arts through the national collection. For more information about the NGA visit: www.nga.gov.au

Media contact: Geraldine Mitchell | 0407 280 476 | Geraldine.Mitchell@communications.gov.au

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