Directors appointed to the Bundanon Trust Board

The Albanese Labor Government has today announced the appointment of Mr Bruce Solomon, and the reappointments of Mr Ezekiel (Zeke) Solomon AM and Professor Patricia Davidson, as Directors to the Board of Bundanon Trust. 

Gifted by Arthur and Yvonne Boyd in 1993 to the Prime Minister Paul Keating, Bundanon Trust is an Australian cultural institution and living arts centre that supports the arts through its residency, education, exhibition and performance programs.

Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke, said the appointments will provide continued strong stewardship for this important national collecting institution.

“Bruce, Zeke and Patricia each bring to the board their unique experiences and perspectives developed over their distinguished careers.

“Bundanon Trust holds a special place in Australians’ hearts and I am pleased to see the board further strengthened with these appointments.”

Mr Bruce Solomon is the founder and Director of Solotel Hospitality Management, which manages 27 hospitality venues across Sydney and Brisbane. He is also a Trustee of the Lady Mary Fairfax Estate and a Director on the Board of the National Art School. Mr Bruce Solomon has expertise in business management, finance and risk management and extensive experience in hospitality and tourism.

Mr Ezekiel (Zeke) Solomon AM is a senior advisor at the international law firm Allens and has wide experience in corporate law and governance. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Technology Sydney. Mr Zeke Solomon has served on several other boards including as a member of the National Gallery of Australia Foundation, the American Australian Association, the US Studies Centre at Sydney University, the Australia Indonesia Institute and the Griffin Theatre Company. He is a Patron of the Australian World Orchestra. In 2010, he was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the law, international trade and the arts. This will be Mr Solomon’s second term on the Board.

Professor Patricia Davidson has served for more than 3 years as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wollongong. She has extensive experience in the arts education and had a distinguished career as a nurse clinician before moving into research and teaching. Professor Davidson has served on the Board since 2021 and her reappointment provides Bundanon with expertise in the field of education.

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