Rosemary Laing joins MCA board - Art Collector

Rosemary Laing, bulletproofglass #1, 2002. Type C photograph. Collection of the MCA. Courtesy: the artist.

30 May 2011 | Photographer Rosemary Laing has been appointed to the board of Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art along with Ari Droga, Katie Page and Scott Perkins.

The four new appointees replace retiring directors Mikala Dwyer, Sue Cato and Catherine Harris.

“Rosemary is an ideal board member: one of Australia’s leading artists, she is highly respected here and internationally,” says MCA director Elizabeth Ann Macgregor.

Droga, who will also chair the MCA Foundation, is the head of Global Infrastructure Partners, an infrastructure investment fund. He is a former president of the MCA’s Young Patrons Council and a former deputy chairman and board member of the Biennale of Sydney.

Perkins, Deutsche Bank’s head of corporate finance for Australia and New Zealand, also has a longstanding connection with the arts. He is a patron and former trustee of the Auckland Art Gallery Foundation and is also a collector.

Page is the managing director of Harvey Norman and also sits on the NRL board.

The new MCA directors join existing board members Larissa Behrendt, Doug Dean, Geoff Dixon, Sarah Morgan, Lachlan Murdoch and Lisa Paulsen.

Jane O'Sullivan

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