The Academy is an incorporated association and a registered charity with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. It is governed by an elected President and Executive Committee responsible for strategy and direction, and its National Office is led by a CEO responsible for day to day management.

Sub-Committees of the Executive include the Finance Committee, the Membership Committee, the Policy Committee, the International Committee, the Education Committee and the Grants & Awards Committee.

The President serves a three-year term with an additional year as President-Elect and two-years as Immediate Past-President.

  • Read more about current President Professor Richard Holden and previous presidents of the Academy here.
  • View the Academy’s Purpose and Principles here.
  • View the Academy’s 2023-2025 strategic plan here.
  • View the Academy’s Constitution here.

Executive Committee:

ART 5788 Richard Holden

Professor Richard Holden



ART 5710 Kate Darian Smith

Professor Kate Darian-Smith



Professor Stephen Taylor



Professor Fleur Johns

International Secretary


ART 5680 Kevin McConkey

Professor Kevin McConkey AM

Chair, Policy Committee


Professor Neal Ashkanasy OAM

Chair, Grants & Awards C’tee


Professor Barry McGaw AO

Chair, Education Committee


Nick Enfield

Professor Nick Enfield
Chair, Panel A

Renee Fry McKibbin

Professor Renée Fry-McKibbin

Chair, Panel B


Professor Nicholas Brown

Chair, Panel C


Professor Don Byrne

Chair, Panel D


ART 5868 Chris Hatherly

Dr Chris Hatherly