- “Mr Gilbert’s experience on boards for arts organisations, his extensive business knowledge and passion for social justice issues will be a great asset to the National Museum’s Council,” Mr Garrett said.
“His long-term commitment to service of the law and the community, particularly Indigenous Australians, saw him earn admission as a Member of the Order of Australia in 2005.”
Mr Gilbert is Managing Partner of law firm Gilbert + Tobin, and is currently Non Executive Director of the National Australia Bank, Councillor for the Australia Business Arts Foundation (ABAF), and a member of the Prime Minister’s National Policy Commission on Indigenous Housing.
In previous roles, Mr Gilbert has been Chair of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Chair of the Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales, Chair of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre and Director of the Bangarra Dance Theatre.
So does this signal a return to an artistic and indigenous focus for the museum?