Steven Lowy retires as president of AGNSW - Art Collector

L-R: Guido-Belgiorno-Nettis, Michael Brand and Steven Lowy. Courtesy: Diana Panuccio and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

18 September 2013 | Steven Lowy will retire from his position as president of the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney at the end of the year. He had served eight years as a trustee of the gallery and seven of those as president.

Speaking at the official announcement, Lowy said that he had collectively made an important contribution and that with the next stage of planning in the gallery's Sydney Modern masterplan about to begin, it was time for new leadership.

Guido Belgiorno-Nettis, a trustee since 2007 and current chair of the gallery's strategy and development committee, is the incoming president.

Director of AGNSW, Michael Brand, acknowledged Lowy's contribution to the gallery during a time of great transition, and stated that he is greatly looking forward to working with Belgiorno-Nettis to ensure the success of the masterplan.

It was also announced that another long-serving trustee, vice president Sandra McPhee, will retire at the end of the year. A decision on the two trustee appointments to replace Lowy and McPhee will be made later in the year.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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