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 2019-2022 strategic plan here.
  • View the Academy’s Constitution here.

Executive Committee:

ART 5788 Richard Holden

Professor Richard Holden



ART 5819 Jane Hall

Professor Jane Hall

Immediate Past President


ART 5894 Wai Fong Chua

Professor Wai Fong Chua AM



Professor Fleur Johns

International Secretary


ART 5680 Kevin McConkey

Professor Kevin McConkey AM

Chair, Policy Committee


Neal Ashkanasy

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


ART 5710 Kate Darian Smith

Professor Kate Darian-Smith

Chair, Panel C


Professor Don Byrne

Chair, Panel D


ART 5868 Chris Hatherly

Dr Chris Hatherly