05-08 September 2024
05-08 Sept 2024
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2024 Advisory Council

Sue Cato

Principal, Cato & Clive

Sue has been a leader in corporate communications and issues management for over 20 years and is an avid art collector. She is a board member of Carriageworks and is a member of Chief Executive Women. Sue is a regular panelist on ABC TV’s The Drum and on the 2UE Breakfast Show and is a commentator on business issues for the national press.

Nick Tobias

Principal, Tobias Partners

Nick Tobias, a renowned architect and interior designer, boasts over two decades of delivering acclaimed projects globally. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the MCA, Chairman of the MCA Foundation, and has been an Advisory Council member of Sydney Contemporary since its inception. Nick was on the Commissioner’s Council for the 56th Venice Art Biennale.

Alexie Glass-Kantor

Executive Director, Artspace, Sydney

Alexie Glass-Kantor is a curator, cultural producer, and advocate for the arts. She is the Executive Director at Artspace, Sydney. As an advocate for the cultural sector she is on several boards, including Contemporary Art Organisations Australia (CAOA); Academic Board, National Art School, and Sydney Culture Network. 

Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes Art Advisory

Mark Hughes is a leading art advisor with over two decades experience working in commercial galleries in Sydney and New York. Mark has represented artists from all over the globe and collaborated on exhibitions with many of the world’s leading museums including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art New York, Centre Pompidou Paris, and the Tate Gallery London.

Evan Williams

CEO, Williams Land Limited

Evan founded Williams Land Limited after a successful career as a commercial lawyer with one of New Zealand’s preeminent law firms. Williams Land is a land development firm committed to preserving the legacy of the environments it develops. A passionate advocate for arts, culture and heritage, Evan sits as Chair of the Board of the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa.


Lucy Turnbull AO

Former Lord Mayor of Sydney

Lucy is a businesswoman, philanthropist, and former local government politician. She served on the Sydney City Council from 1999 to 2004, becoming the city’s first female Lord Mayor in 2003. Lucy has also contributed to urban planning bodies, including as chief commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission from 2015 to 2020. Her husband, Malcolm Turnbull, was Australia’s prime minister from 2015 to 2018.


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