Arts Minister Tony Burke, who will today take on an additional role as Immigration Minister, announced on the weekend the appointment of the members of the new Board of the Australia Council.
The new appointments will take effect from today, the date of the commencement of the Australia Council Act 2013.
Mr Rupert Myer AM and Ms Robyn Archer AO will continue on as the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Board.
The new appointees are: Ms Lee-Ann Buckskin, Professor Matthew Hindson AM, Ms Samantha Mostyn, Mr Waleed Aly, Mr Adrian Collette AM, Mr Khoa Do, Ms MaryEllen King, Ms Sophie Mitchell and Mr Tim Orton as part-time Members.
Tony Grybowski will also continue in his role as Chief Executive Officer and ex-officio member of the Board.