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Council of the National Museum of Australia appointment

The Turnbull Government has appointed Mr Tony Nutt as a member of the Council of the National Museum of Australia (NMA) on a part-time basis for three years.

Mr Nutt is currently an Adjunct Professor at the School of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Notre Dame (Australia).

Mr Nutt has more than 35 years’ experience in government, at both a Federal and State level.

Mr Nutt was Principal Adviser to former Prime Minister, the Hon John Howard OM AC and Chief of Staff to the former Attorney‑General, the Hon Daryl Williams AM QC. He was also Principal Adviser to the former Premier of Victoria, the Hon Ted Baillieu. He has held a number of senior positions in the Liberal Party of Australia, including federal director and state director.

His extensive experience in administration, financial control, governance, legal compliance and management, including for investment and property entities, will be an asset to the Council, bringing significant expertise in governance and executive government.

The Council is responsible for setting the strategic direction and establishing goals for the NMA.

For more information about the Council visit: www.nma.gov.au

Media contact:

Geraldine Mitchell | 0407 280 476 | Geraldine.Mitchell [at] communications.gov.au