Chair (Julie Ewington, 2019 – )
Deputy Chair (John Choi, 2009 – )
Treasurer (Adrian Williams, 2009 – )
Susan Acret, 2014 –
Rainbow Chan, 2020 –
Caroline Choy, 2006 –
Elizabeth Pakchung, 2021 –
Maree Di Pasquale, 2017 –
Nusra Latif Qureshi, 2021 –
Michael Rolfe, 2020 –
Hannah Skrzynski, 2012 –
Chair (Julie Ewington)
Deputy Chair (John Choi)
John Choi is co-founder of CHROFI, a dynamic architectural practice that operates across a wide portfolio from houses to cities. Established in 2000, the practice’s founding design, TKTS booth at centre of Times Square in New York, has been widely recognised for its design excellence and innovation, from fields as varied as planning, architecture, branding, public space and tourism. Awards include New York Art Commission Award, World Architectural Festival Award, Jørn Utzon Award for International Architecture, and has been cited as New York’s Building of the Decade. Other key projects include Stamford on Macquarie, Lune de Sang, The Goods Line with Aspect Studios, Millstream Lookout and Mona Vale House. In 2012, John was nominated for the Iakov Chernikhov Prize and in 2014, was prize recipient in AR International Award for Emerging Architecture. John has lectured extensively on architectural design, is Adjunct Professor of Architecture at University of Sydney, and serves on Sydney Olympic Park Authority Design Review Panel.
Treasurer (Adrian Williams)
Adrian Williams has 30 years’ experience in finance and accounting within large Australian and global organisations. After 10 years as Head of Finance for AMP Capital Real Estate, he has recently moved to Head of Corporate Responsibility and Business Platform, AMP Capital Real Estate. Throughout his career, Adrian has led large teams through periods of significant cultural, system and organisational change. Emphases on continuous improvement and awareness of trends in the external market place have also been cornerstones of his approach. Adrian is also a Board Member for First Hand Solutions, an Indigenous Corporation and is an Advisory Committee Member for Indigenous Accountants Australia. Adrian also sits on the Audit and Risk Committee of the Property Council of Australia.
Sue Acret is an art advisor, writer and collector with 20 years experience in the field of contemporary Asian art. She is a former editor of Art AsiaPacific magazine as well as a book editor. Sue spent 13 years in Hong Kong, during which time she worked with the Asia Art Archive and as a freelance writer and editor. In 2010 she co-founded Art Asia Advisory. Sue returned to Sydney in 2014 and continues her freelance and advisory practices.
Chun Yin Rainbow Chan is a vocalist, music producer and interdisciplinary artist. Driven by a mixture of DIY aesthetics and postcolonial discourse, her works investigates the diasporic imagination through tales of love and loss. Chan has performed at Sydney Opera House, Vivid, MONA FOMA, Gallery of Modern Art, Iceland Airwaves, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and Tai Kwun. Her record “Pillar” (2019) was nominated for the Australian Music Prize and featured on community radio nationwide. In 2017, her single “Let Me” won the FBi SMAC Award for Best Song.Chan is currently part of Artspace’s One Year Studio Program and is researching 圍頭Weitou women’s oral history. She is a passionate mentor and has worked with MusicNSW, I.C.E Parramatta, Hack Sounds and Sydney Conservatorium where she teaches in Contemporary Music Studies. In 2020, Chan received her MFA from UNSW Art & Design.
Caroline Choy is a Project Director for Stockland’s commercial property business with over 20 years experience in the real estate industry, holding previous roles with AMP Capital and Westfield. She joins the 4A Board with a keen interest in the arts and having also worked previously on projects for the Australian National Maritime Museum, Australian War Memorial, Powerhouse Museum, and South Australian Museum.
Elizabeth Pakchung is a company director, lawyer, and supporter of Fashion, Art and Architecture. She is currently a Director of H&M Australia & NZ (part of the global fashion H&M Group), Oranges & Sardines Foundation, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, and Contemporary Asian Australian Performance. Elizabeth is also a supporter of Australia at the Venice Art Biennale and the National Gallery of Australia, a Patron of the Sherman Centre for Culture & Ideas, a Member of the International Women’s Forum, and was a Member of the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (Powerhouse Museum) Centre for Fashion Designers Circle. Prior to her director career, Elizabeth was a corporate lawyer at global law firm Ashurst (formerly Blake Dawson) for over 25 years and was a partner of the firm for many years.
Maree Di Pasquale
Nusra Latif Qureshi
As an artist Nusra’s practice has developed through an in-depth study of conventional South Asian painting techniques in conjunction with image manipulation softwares. Her work ranges from small, highly detailed paintings to large scale digital prints that engage with the visual histories of South Asian region and Australian culture, pulling apart and reconfiguring the found patterns to construct new narratives.
Her extensive exhibition history includes shows in Australia, USA, Europe and Asia. Nusra’s work features in several private and institutional collections around the world, including the British Museum, National Gallery of Victoria, QAGOMA, and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum. She has been designing and offering public programs including lectures, artist’s talks and workshops in collaboration with art institutions on an ongoing basis. In 2019, her design was selected for the ART Tram project as part of Melbourne Art Festival; Nusra was the recipient of Bulgari Art Award in the same year.
Now retired, Michael Rolfe was CEO of Museums and Galleries of NSW from October 2010 to December 2020, and has over 30 years experience working primarily in the visual arts. Rolfe brings an in-depth overview of funding, governance and policy, and importantly, a commitment to supporting art and artists.
Hannah Skrzynski is Director of Creative Asia, a consultancy producing cross-cultural arts projects between Australia and Asia. She has extensive experience working in the Australia-Asia cultural field, and is a Mandarin speaker. Hannah’s not for profit interests include directorship on the board of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, the Atelier Council of the Art Gallery of NSW, The Sky Foundation and membership of the Australian Ballet Ambassadors’ group.