Foundation Council

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Adrian Fini OAM (Chair)

Adrian Fini is Director of FJM Property Pty Ltd, a private property and investment group.

He has been involved in the Perth property industry for over 30 years.

Adrian is a current Board member of the University of Western Australia Business School Board, The Australian Urban Design Research Centre - WA, Giving West and member of UWA's New Century Committee. He was awarded the OAM in 2014 for his contribution to the Arts.



Professor Lyn Beazley AO FTSE

After graduating from Oxford and Edinburgh Universities, Lyn built an internationally renowned research team in Neuroscience that focused on recovery from brain damage, much of her investigations undertaken as Winthrop Professor at The University of Western Australia.

Lyn was honoured to be Chief Scientist of Western Australia from 2006 to 2013, advising the Western Australian Government on science, innovation and technology as well as acting as an Ambassador for science locally, nationally and internationally. With extensive experience serving on advisory bodies, Lyn currently serves on the Federal Government’s Bionic Vision Australia and the State Government of Western Australia’s Technology and Industry Advisory Council. Lyn was a Trustee of the Western Australian Museum from 1999-2006 and currently is Patron of the Friends of the Museum.

In 2009 Lyn was awarded Officer of the Order of Australia and elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering later that year. In 2011, she was inducted into the inaugural Western Australian Women’s Hall of Fame, followed by being elected a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators and a Companion of Engineers Australia. Lyn has worked to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to the community, especially to young people, and in 2012 Lyn was thrilled to become the second recipient of the Governor’s Award for Giving, in recognition of her enthusiastic philanthropy. This year Lyn was accorded the honour of being inducted into the Western Australian Science Hall of Fame and was appointed Sir Walter Murdoch Distinguished Professor of Science at Murdoch University.



John Bond

John is a founding Director of Primewest, a national property investment business, and has been instrumental in its growth and development. His background spans law, investment banking, as well as property investment and development.

He holds degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of Western Australia and is a Corporate Member of the Property Council. He is Chairman of The Fathering Project, a not-for-profit organisation focusing on the importance of a father figure in children’s lives, and a non-Executive Director of ASX listed Fleetwood Limited.

John has been passionate about the Arts, in particular the work of Western Australians, since acquiring his first artwork (by Leon Pericles) at the age of 21.



Andrew Forrest

Mr Forrest founded Fortescue Metals Group in April 2003 and personally drove the creation of the expansive Pilbara Iron Ore and Infrastructure operation. Now, Fortescue is the fourth largest iron ore supplier in the world and in Australia's top 20 ASX-listed companies.

Mr Forrest is Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group, the Minderoo Foundation among other significant charities and companies. Recognized widely as family orientated and a strong community and arts supporter, some 90% of his time is now invested locally and internationally in ventures to protect and support the under privileged and communities.

An industry and philanthropic leader, Andrew Forrest grew up on a remote Australian cattle station before graduating from university and building a career in investment banking, mining and farming. In his professional life he has created some of the largest raw material exporters and infrastructure companies in the world.

Mr Forrest is an Adjunct Professor at the Chinese Southern University, 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, yet he maintains that the toughest and most rewarding job he's done is raising kids.



Sandy Honey

Sandy has many years of experience fund raising and organising community based philanthropic events and art exhibitions, including curating the most recent Art in Bloom at AGWA.

She is the co-founder and current co-chair of the White Swans, an innovative and highly successful private giving circle at the Black Swan State Theatre Company. She is also actively involved in fundraising for WAAPA and the Kimberly Rock Art Foundation.

Sandy is passionate about making Western Australia a centre for creativity by developing and driving the growing enthusiasm for Arts in WA.



Andrea Horwood-Bux

Andrea Horwood-Bux has enjoyed success in a highly entrepreneurial business career spanning magazine publishing and editing, cosmetics and suncare, personally launching two great Australian brands.

In the early 1990s Andrea founded and published award winning Australian Style magazine in Sydney, the magazine’s all original material started the careers of many who populate the top of the publishing, arts and fashion industries today. Andrea created unique publishing history in Australia with the country’s most successful, long running independent title. The magazine attracted the attention of Mr Lachlan Murdoch who became her business partner leading to a successful trade sale.

In 2003, Andrea created the iconic sun-care line ‘Invisible Zinc’ which became Australia’s fastest growing and revolutionary sunscreen brand. Andrea successfully negotiated the sale of Invisible Zinc in mid 2011 to a US pharmaceutical co. Andrea and her husband Adil then created The Bux Family Charitable Foundation to support their varied philanthropic interests.

In the course of an award winning career Andrea was featured on ABC’s Australian Story (introduced by Kylie Minogue); was nominated Australian Finalist in the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Awards in 2008; won four National magazine awards from the Society of Magazine Editors; launced Becca Cosmetics in Europe and the US; won ‘The World’s Best New Beauty Product’ for Invisible Zinc at the prestigious Wallpaper* Awards in London – judged by Sir Norman Foster, Donna Karan and Mario Testino; ERNST & YOUNG 2012 Entrepreneur Of The Year Western Region Nominee; and has recently been appointed West Coast Editor of Vogue Australia.

Andrea relocated back to WA where she is currently running her business interests with husband Adil and raising their two young children.



Paul O’Connor

Paul O’Connor’s career has been intersected with many creative paths – artist, editor, visual merchandiser, stylist, curator and creative director. A 1988 Visual Arts graduate from Curtin University, Paul has exhibited his artwork around Australia, Japan and the Philippines. Paul has put his artistic stamp to many public art projects in WA including Maylands Train Station, Beatty Park Aquatic Centre and Rockingham City Square. In 2012 and 2013 he Creative Directed the successful Year of The Diva and Divo campaigns for the WA Opera. Paul has been the recipient of many awards, including Young Australian of the Year Award (Western Australian Arts) 1995, the Australia Council Tokyo Residence 2000 and the City of Perth Craft award 1991.

Since 2005 Fashion Designer Aurelio Costarella has employed Paul in the role of Brand Manager – the role includes liaising with all national media/editors/stylists, show and photographic production and celebrity placement globally. Paul has been instrumental in raising the brands profile internationally (with shows in Paris and New York) and curated the hugely successful Aurelio Costarella 30 Year Retrospective at the WA Museum in 2013/14, which attracted over 85,000 visitors. In April 2015 Paul launched Paul O'Connor Productions. This recent venture allows Paul to utilise his artistic and highly skilled production talents across the arts and fashion industries. Services include creative direction, styling, PR, curatorial and art-based projects.




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