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The Foundation is a charitable trust, the purpose of which is to raise funds to support projects across the Australian Museum. The Foundation has a distinguished Board of Directors including:

David Feetham, Chair of the Australian Museum Foundation

Mr David Feetham - Chair

Appointed as Director and Chair of the AMF on 10 February 2023 and also appointed to the AM Trust in January 2023, David is Deputy Chairman of Gresham Advisory Partners Limited having joined Gresham as Joint Head of its corporate advisory business in 1995.

In this period, Gresham successfully executed well over 150 transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $270bn, participated in many of the largest and most complex transactions in Australian history and grew its corporate advisory team to more than 40 executives with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. David has also led the development and implementation of several international alliance relationships.

Prior to joining Gresham, David spent 9 years at Macquarie Bank and, prior to that, three years as a lawyer with Baker & McKenzie in Sydney. A mergers and acquisitions investment banker of 37 years’ experience, David has Economics and Law degrees from Sydney University. Outside of his executive roles, David has had twenty years’ experience on the boards of not-for-profit organisations including serving on the Foundation and as a Governor of a girls’ school and for 9 years on the board of CARE Australia.

David has a strong interest in history, culture and the natural world.

Fiona Anne Sinclair, Deputy Chair of the Australian Museum Foundation

Ms Fiona Anne Sinclair, BEc LLM Accredited Mediator NMAS - Deputy Chair

Appointed as a Director of the AMF on 31 July 2013. Fiona is a Barrister-at-Law who practices from Queen’s Square Chambers in Macquarie Street, Sydney. Fiona’s legal career focuses on commercial, equity and Will disputes and she also has an active mediation practice. Fiona has a strong involvement in the community and assists as a Pro-Bono Barrister in a scheme run by the NSW Barristers’ Association.

Fiona is a former non executive Director of Unicef Australia and has been involved as a volunteer for The Salvation Army and the Red Cross. She served as a Councillor on Woollahra Municipal Council for almost ten years and during this period chaired numerous committees and instigated the well regarded Woollahra Sculpture Prize.

Fiona has a keen interest in the environment and in indigenous issues and is a patron and supporter of indigenous art and culture. In 2016 she was a participant in Bond University’s Yarning Up Trip to Lockhart River and in 2017 participates in a related trip to the Torres Strait Islands.

Massimo Belgiorno-Nettis, Australian Museum Foundation Trustee

Mr Massimo Belgiorno-Nettis

Appointed as a Director of the AMF on 30 November 2022. Massimo combines a Bachelor of Civil Engineering, a career in construction, and an MBA to manage investments in a private family office. Massimo’s investment focus is on early-stage venture capital, Australian real estate, and global listed equities.

Massimo is a lifelong learner and possesses a keen interest in natural history, anthropology, the environment, science, and education. He hopes his involvement with the AM will expand his knowledge and help him share his interests with more patrons and supporters.

Massimo is the Chair of the Funding Advisory Committee at Positive Education Schools Association and a member of Philanthropy Australia’s New Gen Committee.

On the weekends Massimo can be found hydrofoil surfing on Sydney’s eastern beaches.

Warwick Evans, Australian Museum Foundation Trustee

Mr Warwick Evans, BCom (Eco)

Appointed as a Director of the AMF on 8 November 2016. Warwick has wide experience in the banking and finance industries in Australia. A stockbroker for 20 years he spent the last 10 of these years as managing director of the stockbroking businesses of Macquarie Bank. In addition, he was active in establishing the peak industry body for the securities industry now known as the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association. This included a period as Chairman of this organisation.

In more recent times, Warwick has built up interests in the hotel, leisure and retail industries both here and abroad. This wide portfolio of activities includes accommodation hotels, spa and retreats and merchandising of consumer products. He is also Chairman of a Funds Management business, Naos, based in Sydney and director of their 2 publicly listed investment companies.

Amanda Hing, Australian Museum Foundation Trustee

Ms Amanda Hing

Appointed as a Director of the AMF on 29 September 2021. Amanda is the Partner, Head of Family Wealth Advisory at Sayers. Through over 20 years of experience in creating highly customised advice and a multi-generational timeframe, Amanda provides advice to leading families and family offices in Australia.

Amanda expertly navigates the dynamics of relationships of unique family groups and their family office, to find new ways of thinking about impactful solutions to deliver real and meaningful outcomes. Amanda was at JBWere from 2000-2021, holds a Masters of Tax and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and International Family Firm Institute.

Ms Kim McKay AO, Australian Museum Director & CEO

Ms Kim McKay AO, Director & CEO

Appointed as a Director of the AMF on 5 April 2015. Kim, the AM’s first female Director and CEO, has led the recent transformation of the Australian Museum (AM). Since her appointment to her role in 2014, initiatives have included free general admission for children, the Australian Museum Centre for Citizen Science, the restoration of the Westpac Long Gallery (Australia's oldest museum gallery) as well as building a new award winning, accessible entrance, Crystal Hall.

In the 1990’s Kim co-founded the Clean Up Australia and Clean Up the World campaigns. She also co-created The Genographic Project, the world’s largest DNA population study, for the National Geographic Society.

She was made an Officer of the Order of Australia, in 2008, for distinguished service to the environment and the community and is the co-author of five books in the True Green series.

Ms Kristina Stefanova

Ms Kristina Stefanova

Appointed as a Director of the AMF on 27 February 2019. Kristina has nearly two decades of experience working with public and private sector in Australia, North America, the UK, and across regions. Kristina has worked for the World Bank, US Agency for International Development, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the Global CCS Institute. She has also helped start-up the largest environmental markets investment business in Australia; was Founding CEO of Brand Ethics, Australia’s first ethical fashion ratings agency; and more recently is co-leading an impact investment firm with an eye on social projects.

Kristina is an active non-executive director at key non-profit boards and a member of Australia’s main philanthropic networks. In a previous professional life, she was a print journalist.

Kristina holds a Master’s degree in Development from the London School of Economics and is currently completing a Certificate in Global Management at INSEAD.

Su-Ming Wong, Australian Museum Foundation Trustee

Mr Su-Ming Wong ME MBA FAICD

Appointed as a Director of the AMF on 29 September 2021. Su-Ming is co-Founder and CEO of CHAMP Ventures and has over 35 years of direct investment, international corporate advisory and merchant banking experience. He co-founded CHAMP Ventures in 2001. CHAMP Ventures is an Australian mid-market private equity funds manager.

Su-Ming is non-executive director of Booktopia Group Limited and has been chairman/director of over 20 Australian companies operating across retail, technology, manufacturing, financial services, healthcare and tourism sectors. Su-Ming is a Professor of Practice at UNSW, a director of Sydney Writers’ Festival and Asia Society Australia, a member of UNSW Business School Advisory Council and chair of the Advisory Council of China Matters. He was a member of the Council of University of Technology, a founding director of National ICT Australia, a member of the Industry Research and Development Board and a director of Unisearch.

A Fellow of the AICD, Su-Ming holds a ME from the University of Canterbury, NZ and a MBA from AGSM, UNSW.

Mr Andrew Yates

Mr Andrew Yates

Appointed as a Director of the AMF on the 9 November 2022. Andrew is the current CEO of KPMG Australia and leads their principal executive body, the National Executive Committee and is also a member of the KMPG Australia Board. Prior to his role as CEO, Andrew was the national managing partner of Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting. He joined KPMG’s audit practice in 1990 and since then has fostered some of the company’s largest client relationships with ANZ, IAG, Qantas, Sydney Airport, Perpetual Limited, Link Market Services and the Reserve Bank of Australia. He currently serves on the Board for the Benevolent Society and Jawun and is an Ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation.

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