Joy Burch has announced into the silly season that the Executive Chairman of the Hindmarsh Group (“A leader in construction, development and property, Hindmarsh draws upon this expertise to deliver specialist services in retirement, parking operations and capital management.” According to their website), John Hindmarsh, is giving of himself to chair the Cultural Facilities Corporation:
The Cultural Facilities Corporation manages Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra Museum and Gallery, the Nolan Collection Gallery @ CMAG, Lanyon, Calthorpes’ House and Mugga Mugga.
“John Hindmarsh is one of Canberra’s foremost figures who has played a hugely important role in the development of this city and been a strong supporter of the arts over many years,” MsBurch said.
“His expertise in a range of areas will provide the Cultural Facilities Corporation with a leader who has a passion for the arts and a range of ideas on how it can continue to serve the Canberra region.”
Mr Hindmarsh is executive chairman of Hindmarsh which is involved in project and construction management, property development, car parking and venture capital.
Among the buildings the company has constructed is The Playhouse of the Canberra Theatre Centre.
Mr Hindmarsh, whose appointment will commence on 1 January 2012, is also a member of the Council of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA), Chairman of the Foundation Board of the NGA and a long-term supporter of Bell Shakespeare Company.
Between this and Bob Winnell’s involvement with the arboretum it’s good to know major developers are so tightly integrated into the life of the Territory.
[Photo courtesy Hindmarsh Group website.]