Foundation Council

Art Gallery of Western Australia
 

Warwick Hemsley (CHAIR)

Warwick Hemsley served as Managing Director of Peet Limited for 17 years and was a Director of the company from 1985 to 2011. He is Chairman of Hemsley Paterson Valuers and Property Consultants. After graduating from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce, he commenced his professional career with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and subsequently moved into the property development industry and gained his formal property qualifications.

Warwick is a past President of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA Division), and a past President of the Western Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He currently is a member of the Curtin Business School Advisory Board.

Warwick’s commitment to community, and in particular the Arts, was recognised in 2016 when he won the West Australian of the Year Arts and Culture Award. A sample of Warwick’s involvement in Arts organisations includes as past chairman of the Chamber of Arts and Culture of WA, council member of the National Gallery of Australia and chairman of their Finance Risk Management and Audit Committee, and past chairman of WA Opera. Warwick is a Life Governor of the National Gallery of Australia Foundation, and a Life Member of WA Opera.

Warwick is a former member of the Cultural Chairs Group of WA, and a member of the Australian Major Performing Arts Group. He is co-chairman of the Anglicare Winter Appeal Committee, and a Member of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust National Board and Investment and Audit Committee. Married to the former Federal Member for Fremantle, Melissa Parke, Warwick has 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren.

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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.

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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 Kimberley Rock Art Foundation. Sandy is passionate about making Western Australia a centre for creativity by developing and driving the growing enthusiasm for the arts in WA.

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Alexandrea Thompson

Alexandrea is a lawyer who holds degrees in law and art history and has also spent time as a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School researching legal issues affecting the visual arts and museum administration. She has over 20 years' experience working both within firms and for companies advising on commercial and board governance issues.

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