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Australia Council Board appointment

The Australian Government has appointed Mr Darren Rudd as a part-time member of the Australia Council Board for a three year term.

Mr Rudd brings a wealth of experience in business, governance, international engagement and public affairs to the Board. He is currently the Head of Corporate Affairs at Tata Consultancy Services in Australia and has an extensive background in the telecommunications sector in Asia, during which time he had a principal role in establishing an art bank scheme for Chinese art.

Mr Rudd serves on the boards of the State Library of NSW Foundation and the Australia India Business and Community Awards. He is a member of the advisory boards of Asia Society Australia and Australia India Youth Dialogue. He has been a member of the NSW Prostate Cancer Foundation Board and served as alumni president of the University of New South Wales Business School (AGSM) in Sydney.

The Australia Council is the Australian Government’s principal arts funding body. It has a focus on increasing the visibility of Australia's vibrant arts and culture sector. The Council is also committed to the arts being accessible to all Australians.

For more information visit: www.australiacouncil.gov.au

Media contacts:

Geraldine Mitchell | 0407 280 476 | Geraldine.Mitchell [at] communications.gov.au
Guy Creighton | 0438 815 302 | Guy.Creighton [at] communications.gov.au