Board Members

Nicholas Hasluck  

Nicholas Hasluck AM, QC (Chair)

Nicholas Hasluck studied at The University of Western Australia, then Oxford, before practising law in Perth. He served as President of the Equal Opportunity Tribunal and later as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia. He is well-known also as a writer whose works include 11 novels and several travelogues. His creative work has led to a lengthy involvement in arts administration. He has served as Deputy Chair of the Australia Council, as Deputy Chair of the WA Academy of Performing Arts and as Chair of the Literature Board of the Australia Council. He became Chair of the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 2006. These pursuits have nurtured his interest in the visual arts.


Michael Anghie

Michael was recently appointed to the new role of Asia Pacific Strategic Growth leader at Ernst & Young (EY) where he works with partners across the Asia-Pacific to drive market share and revenue. He participates as a member of the Global SGM Executive Committee, and as part of his new role has a key focus on connecting trade flows to maximise revenue across this region, with a particular emphasis on Greater China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea, India and Australia. Michael was appointed a Partner at EY in 2000 in Mergers & Acquisitions and was appointed Managing Partner of the Perth Office in 2010. As part of EY’s Vision 2020 he became Oceania Resources Market Segment Leader in 2013.


Andrew Forrest

Andrew Forrest founded Fortescue Metals Group in April 2003 and personally drove the creation of the expansive Pilbara Iron Ore and Infrastructure operation. He is Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group and the Minderoo Foundation. Andrew and his wife, Nicola, became the first Australasian signatories to the Giving Pledge and now devote the vast majority of their time and fortune to create sustainable improvement in the lives of the world’s most underprivileged. This is achieved through major campaigns such as GenerationOne: ending Indigenous disparity in Australia and internationally, the Walk Free Foundation: eliminating modern day slavery in all forms, everywhere. Andrew is an Adjunct Professor at the Chinese Southern University and has been awarded the Australian Centenary Medal, the Australia Sports Medal, Ernst & Young Australian Social Entrepreneur of the Year, West Australia Citizen of the Year and The International Mining Journal's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Seva Frangos  


Seva Frangos has 35 years of experience in contemporary art and has specialised in the promotion of Australian Indigenous art for over 20 years. She was a Senior Project Officer, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council in the early 80s with responsibility for establishing a national and state based infrastructure for touring exhibitions Australia-wide and managing the Board’s Australian and international exhibitions. Appointed in 1987 as Deputy Director/Director of Exhibitions and Development at AGWA, for ten years Seva sourced and presented local, national and international exhibitions, and managed the Collection, educational, publication and marketing programs. After a decade as director of her boutique gallery, she now works as a consultant from her primary base in Perth and in Singapore.



Geoffrey London is the Professor of Architecture at The University of Western Australia where he is a past Dean and Head of School. He is a Professorial Fellow at The University of Melbourne, a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and an Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects. He previously held the positions of Victorian Government Architect (2008-14) and Western Australian Government Architect (2004-8). He has been involved in advising those state governments on a wide range of projects, from the scale of individual houses to the complexity of major new tertiary hospitals. Geoffrey is an active researcher and program director in the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities and has a long-term professional and research interest in medium density housing and forms of delivery that provide more affordability and better design.

Jason Ricketts  

Jason Ricketts

Jason is the Australian Managing Partner and International Partner for Clients and Sectors of global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. Prior to the merger of Herbert Smith and Freehills in 2012, Jason was the Head of the Perth Office of Freehills and sat in the national Board of that firm for a number of years. As a commercial lawyer, he specialises in general contractual and commercial matters, industry reform and restructuring, and major Australian and offshore infrastructure projects in the water, waste, transport, power and mining industries. Jason holds a Masters of Laws (Distinction) from The University of Western Australia and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Dr Stefano Carboni (Director)

Stefano Carboni was appointed the 11th Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia starting in October 2008. Previously he was Curator and Administrator in the Department of Islamic Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Visiting Professor at the Bard Graduate Center in New York. He joined the curatorial staff at the Metropolitan Museum in 1992 after completing his graduate studies in Arabic and in Islamic Art at the University of Venice and his Ph.D. in Islamic Art at the University of London. At the Metropolitan Museum he has been responsible for a large number of exhibitions, including the acclaimed Venice and the Islamic World, 828-1797 (2006-2007).

His publications include authoring and editing several exhibition catalogues, among which are Glass of the Sultans (2001); the prestigious Barr Award winner The Legacy of Genghis Khan. Courtly Arts and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353 (2002); and Venice and the Islamic World; another major publication is the catalogue of the Islamic glass collection in the National Museum of Kuwait (Glass from Islamic Lands. The Al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait National Museum, 2001).

He lectured widely in the museum and outside and taught courses in Islamic Art and Curatorial Studies on a regular basis at the Institute of Fine Arts (NYU), Hunter College (CUNY), and the Bard Graduate Center for the Decorative Arts in New York.

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