Object’s Board and Advisory Groups

Guiding Object towards 2015 and beyond.

Object’s board members are influential industry leaders who understand the complexities of a flagship organisation like Object.

Chair: Anthony Burke
Head of School of Architecture, University of Technology, Sydney

Lisa Bora
Head of Agency Development—Australia & New Zealand, Google Australia Pty Ltd

Marianne Foley
Sydney Office Leader, Arup

Barry McWilliams
Former Senior Partner, Mallesons Stephen Jacques

Oliver Smith
Silversmith, Designer and Lecturer, Sydney College of the Arts

Damian Borchok
Co-Founder of For the People

Dr Jordan Nguyen
Social Entrepreneur, WOI, and Technology Consultant, Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Diana D’Ambra
Former Executive Director, KPMG Corporate Finance

Sacha Coles
Director, ASPECT Studios

Rowena Westphalen
Analytics Lead APAC, Salesforce.com

Kingsley Mundey
Managing Director, International Art Services

Object’s ADC Advisory Group harnesses the insights of some of the best minds in NSW, generating ideas to help Object become the Australian Design Centre.

Mark Armstrong
Director, Blue Sky Design Group

Caroline Baum
Freelance journalist

Jill Bennett
Associate Dean, Director NIEA, UNSW Art & Design

Suzanne Boccalatte
Creative Director, Boccalatte

Cesar Cueva
Director, Courtesy of the Artist (COTA)

Andy Dong
Warren Centre Chair in Engineering Innovation and ARC Future Fellow, University of Sydney

Kathy Elliot
Director, Edols Elliot

Merran Esson
Subject Leader, Ceramics, National Art School

Theresa Famularo
Producer, Cre8tion

Kiersten Fishburn
Director, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Stefanie Flaubert
Director, Korben Flaubert

Vince Frost
Creative Director, Frost Design

Ross Gibson
Professor of Contemporary Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

Brandon Gien
Chair, Australian International Design Awards

Stephen Goddard
Creative Director, Project Two

Janson Hews
Education Manager, Powerhouse Museum

Frank Howarth
President, Museums Australia

Joanne Jakovich

Jane Jose
Jane Jose Strategy

Ceinwen Kirk-Lennox
Director, Mosaic

Margaret Kirkwood
Designer Maker

Russel Koskela
Co-Director, Koskela

Paul McGillick
Editorial Director, InDesign

Stephen Ormandy
Co-Director, Dinosaur Designs

Dean Ormston
Co-Director, Workshopped

Caroline Pidcock
Architect, PIDCOCK - Architecture + Sustainability

Emma Robertson
Senior Lecturer, School of Design Studies, UNSW Art & Design

Gerard Reinmuth
Director Terroir

David Rohr

Jess Scully
Festival Director, Vivid Ideas: Vivid Sydney

Raymond Scott
Co-Director, Workshopped

Bridget Smyth
Design Director, City of Sydney

Lauren Tan
Design, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Maureen Thurston
Principal, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Lawrence Wallen
Head of School, Design, University of Technology Sydney

Hank Haeusler
Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, University of New South Wales

Liz Williamson
Designer and Associate Professor, UNSW Art & Design

Terri Winter
Managing Director, Top 3 By Design

Brian Zulaikha
Director, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects

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Resolved: Journeys in Australian Design

Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW 14 February - 11 April 2015

An exhibition of the most compelling works from 12 designers from the highly acclaimed “Workshopped” exhibitions held in Sydney. Workshopped has discovered, nurtured and launched the careers of...
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Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels

Western Plains Cultural Centre NSW, 18 April – 28 June, 2015

Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels is the eighth in our Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series. Our first Indigenous Living Treasure, Greeno is a shellworker and artist from Tasmania, whose...
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CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade

State Library of Queensland 01 November 2014 - 14 February 2015

Over the last number of years Object: Australian Design Centre has explored many notions of design. From Freestyle: new Australian design for living in 2006 to HYPERCLAY: Contemporary Ceramics in...
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