BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Katrina Burton has a legal background and over 20 years experience as a non-executive director. She has been a director of Home Building Society, StateWest Credit Society and Landgate. Katrina is a founding director of not-for-profit organisation EON Foundation Inc.
Basil Conti is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Chartered Tax Advisor. He has been a partner/director in the firm Harden East & Conti Pty Ltd since 1978. He is experienced in the areas of corporate services, management accounting, taxation and consulting to small and large businesses.
Helen Cook expanded her non-executive director roles in 2014 after transitioning from National Partner for KPMG’s Energy and Natural Resources Group. She is currently Deputy Chair Fremantle Ports and holds Non-Executive Director positions at RAC Holdings Pty Ltd, RAC Finance Ltd, Deputy Chair at the Minerals Research Institute of WA and Chair of the Chamber of Arts & Culture WA. In 2017 she was appointed a Councillor of the National Gallery of Australia. She has over 15 years arts governance experience. Helen is a WA Divisional Councillor of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Major Performing Arts Panel of the Australia Council, which oversees funding for the Australia’s 28 major performing arts companies. Helen is past Chair of the Art Gallery of Western Australia and past Director Perth Theatre Trust.
John Cruthers is a Sydney-based art curator, consultant, writer and collector. Since 1974 he worked with his parents to assemble the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, which was gifted to The University of Western Australia in 2007. He was curatorial adviser to the Collection from 2007-17 and has been a member of the UWA Cultural Collections Board since 2011.
Sue Cruthers (Emeritus Director), daughter of Sir James and Lady Sheila Cruthers, studied medicine at UWA and practiced in the public health system in Perth for 28 years. She has enjoyed participating in sports including cricket, swimming, soccer and long distance running. Sue’s career in medicine sparked a strong and ongoing interest in policy, treatment and research in the area of mental health. She and her brother John are continuing the work of their mother and father – the support of women’s art and women artists through the CAF.
Gary Dufour is an Adjunct Associate Professor at The University of Western Australia where he teaches the history of 20th and 21st century art in America. A member of the UWA Cultural Collections Board, Gary was the Chief Curator | Deputy Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia for two decades. A specialist in international contemporary art, he publishes and lectures widely, and is recognised as a leading authority on artists Jeff Wall and Howard Taylor.
Angela Goddard is the Director of Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane. She joined the University in June 2015 after fifteen years at QAGOMA, seven of these as Curator of Australian Art. She writes and lectures regularly for varied contexts, and was a Board Member of the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane in 2003-08 and 2012-16.
Catherine McMahon has a background in both the public and private sectors, focused mainly in policy, marketing and organizational behaviour. Following completion of a science degree from UWA, Catherine pursued study and work in business management both in Australia and overseas. Her community involvement to date has been in the areas of welfare for military families, education and health. A recent graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Catherine has a keen interest in good governance and has always been an avid patron of both visual and performance arts.
Karen Connolly is a UWA arts graduate with experience in secondary education and tertiary curriculum development. She has worked in marketing and as a freelance copy editor and proof-reader, and is currently the finance officer for a number of different arts organisations. Karen served on a local government sustainability committee for a dozen years, and believes that social, environmental and economic sustainability are the critical issues of our time.
PAST DIRECTORS, CRUTHERS ART FOUNDATION
Lady Sheila Cruthers (2007-2008)
Sir James Cruthers (2007-2015)
Ivan Hoffman (2007-2014)
Avenel Mitchell (2011-2014)
Helen Turner (2014-2017)