Reappointment to National Gallery of Australia Council

The Albanese Government has today announced the reappointment of Ms Helen Cook to the National Gallery of Australia Council for a third term. 

Ms Cook has served the arts sector for nearly two decades, contributing to many organisations, including as Chair of the Art Gallery of Western Australia Board from 2004 to 2010 and as a major arts panel member for the Australia Council from 2013 to 2022.

Ms Cook has made an essential contribution to the governance of the Council, in particular her work as Chair of its Audit and Risk Committee has been highly valued.

This will be Ms Cook’s third and final term on the Council on which she has served since 2018.

Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke, said Ms Cook’s reappointment would strengthen the National Gallery of Australia Council.

“The National Gallery of Australia is one of our greatest cultural institutions,” Minister Burke said.

“This Government is committed to safeguarding its future.

“I know Helen’s expertise and commitment to the National Gallery means it is well placed to protect, preserve and exhibit its valuable national collection for the benefit of all Australians.

“I’d like to thank Helen for her continued service and know the National Gallery can look forward to a prosperous future in expert hands.”