Simon Mordant appointed chairman of MCA - Art Collector

2 August 2010 | Collector and philanthropist Simon Mordant, the co-chief executive of financial firm Greenhill Caliburn, has been appointed chairman of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

He replaces Andrew Love who has been chairman since 2008.
Mordant's support for the gallery recently hit the headlines when he increased his family's pledge to the MCA's construction fund to $15 million.

MCA director Elizabeth Ann Macgregor says Simon and Catriona Mordant have been ''truly visionary'' in their support. ''They have consistently supported us and their recent commitment to the redevelopment is unprecedented. Simon is passionate about contemporary art and education and I have no doubt that he will guide us through these exciting times with the appropriate blend of enthusiasm and vigilance.''

Macgregor also thanked Love for his service, making special mention of his support in helping the museum negotiate the economic downturn at the same time as it was planning to expand.

Jane O'Sullivan

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