Heritage Council Members

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Ms Brett Torossi (Chairperson)

Brett is a passionate Tasmanian, with a keen interest in Tasmania, its heritage, identity, brand and future. She is an acclaimed business woman, tourism operator and property developer, and has had extensive leadership and management experience on private, public and voluntary boards. Brett is a Trustee of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), a member of the Board of Tourism Tasmania, a Board member of the Tasmanian Development Board, a Board member of Creative Partnerships Australia, a Board member of the Australian Festival of Voices and, until taking on this position, was a Commissioner on the Tasmanian Planning Commission (TPC). Appointed to 15 January 2018.

 

 


 


 

 

Ms Michele Moseley

Michele is appointed as a permanent alternate to the Director National Parks and Wildlife (South). An employee with the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE), she has a particular interest in sound governance and has played an instrumental role in establishing the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) on behalf of the State Government. Appointed to: A permanent alternate to the Director.


 


Genevieve Lilley

Member with expertise in architecture.

 

Dr Stuart King

 Stuart is appointed as the member representing heritage conservation interests. Stuart is an academic who lectures in architectural history and contemporary design for the University of Tasmania (UTAS) School of Architecture and Design. His PhD was awarded by the University of Melbourne for his research on public architecture in Queensland (1859-1909). Stuart's position to the Heritage Council was endorsed by the University of Tasmania. Appointed to: 31 December 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Kathryn Evans

Kathryn is appointed as the member with expertise in history. Dr Kathryn Evans is a consultant historian based in Hobart and has considerable experience working in the Tasmanian heritage sector, particularly in researching and interpreting historic places. She was awarded a Master in Public History from Monash University in 1991 and a PhD from the University of Tasmania in 2012. She is currently President of the Professional Historians Association of Tasmania and the Tasmanian representative on the national body, the Australian Council of Professional Historians Association (ACPHA). Appointed to: 31 December 2017.


 

 

 

Mr Alex van der Hek

Alex is appointed as the member representing community interests. He is the Corporate Secretary/Manager Corporate Support for the Clarence City Council. Alex comes to this role with extensive experience in governance, policy development and local government approval processes. He knows well the opportunities and challenges of owning and renovating heritage homes. Alex owns a much celebrated contemporary heritage home. Appointed to: 31 December 2017.

 

 

 

 

Ms Amanda Roberts

Amanda is appointed as the member representing the National Trust of Australia (Tasmania). She is a lawyer by profession and works for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). She has had a long standing interest in historic heritage and is a member of the Board of the National Trust. Appointed to: 31 December 2017.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Mr Frazer Read

Frazer is appointed as the member representing the building development industry. He is an experienced and respected planner, who has worked in local government and the private sector, here and overseas. Frazer was formerly a senior manager with GHD. He now works in his own private planning practice, and has recently been appointed to the State Government Planning Reform Taskforce. Frazer's appointment was endorsed by the Property Council of Tasmania. Appointed to: 31 December 2016.

 

 

 

 

Ms Carol Bacon

Carol is appointed as the member representing the mining industry with expertise in mining heritage. Carol is the former long-term State Chief Geologist for Mineral Resources Tasmania (MRT). She comes to this role with extensive experience in the mining industry and mining heritage in Tasmania, and has written extensively on aspects of Tasmanian geology and history of mining. Carol has been appointed to represent the mining industry as a person with expertise in mining heritage. Appointed to: 31 December 2017.

 


 

 

Mr David Gatenby

David is appointed as the member representing the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association. He is a past president of the TFGA and has been a Board member since 2005. David is a delegate to the National Farmers Federation and has previously had 10 years experience as a local government councillor in Tasmania. He has a strong interest in historic heritage and is the only member of the Heritage Council required to own a heritage property. Appointed to: 31 December 2016.


 

   

Ms Kathryn McCann

Kathryn is appointed as the member representing the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania (TICT). She is a highly regarded thinker and leader in the Tasmanian tourism industry, having worked in senior marketing roles with the Hobart International Airport and Tourism Tasmania. Kathryn is currently the Sales and Marketing Manager for the Federal Group. She has overseen significant passenger growth at Hobart Airport, led the development of the tourism brand and instigated Tourism Tasmania's 'Go Behind the Scenery' campaign and was recognised for her innovative and creative work in the tourism industry by being named the Minister's Young Achiever of the Year by the Tourism Industry Council in 2013. Appointed to: 31 December 2018.


 

 

 

 

Rev Roger Hesketh

Roger is appointed as the person representing the Tasmanian Council of Churches. Rev Hesketh is a Priest and the Enabler for three North and North East Tasmanian Anglican parishes. He holds diplomas in theology and ministry. Roger has worked in a variety of urban and rural parishes throughout Tasmania since 1986. He has held leadership positions at a regional level and is a current member of the Anglican Diocesan Council. Appointed to: 31 December 2016.

 

 

Denise Gaughwin

Member with expertise in archaeology.


 

 

 

Ms Danielle Gray

Danielle is appointed as the member with expertise in planning nominated by the Local Government Association of Tasmania. She is a planner by profession and holds the position of Senior Planner with the Kingborough Council. Danielle comes to this role with experience in planning and historic heritage with five planning authorities, has a special interest in military history and heritage, and is Secretary and Public Relations Officer on the Friends of Soldiers Memorial Avenue Inc committee. Appointed to: 31 December 2017. 

 


 


 

 

Alderman Robin McKendrick

Robin is appointed as the member representing the Local Government Association of Tasmania. He is a long-serving alderman on the Launceston City Council, has had extensive experience in local government and is a former Member of the Legislative Council (MLC). Robin was the Chairman of the Inveresk Precinct, including Aurora Stadium, is a member of the consumer reference committee of the Tasmanian Health Organisation (North), Franklin House committee and the Launceston Tramway Museum Society. He is a general representative of the Local Government Association of Tasmania. Appointed to: 31 December 2017.


 


 
 
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