Foundation Council

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Warwick Hemsley (CHAIR)

Warwick has had a career in property and finance and is a graduate of both the University of Western Australia and Curtin University. He had a 25-year career with Peet Limited (ASX: PPC) including 17 years as CEO. During his time with the company it expanded from its WA base to being a major listed national property company. He is Chairman of Hemsley Paterson Valuers and Property Consultants.


Warwick is a past president and life member of both the Urban Development Institute (WA) and the WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He has also served on the Curtin Business School Advisory Council and UWA Centenary Campaign Committee.

Keenly interested in the arts, Warwick served on the Council of The National Gallery of Australia and chaired its Finance and Risk Committee. He is also a life governor of its Foundation. He chaired and is a life member of the WA Opera Company and the WA Chamber of Arts and Culture. Warwick’s commitment to community, and in particular the Arts, was recognised in 2016 when he won the West Australian of the Year Arts and Culture Award.

Currently Warwick is co-chairman of the Anglicare Winter Appeal Committee, a member of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust National Board and Investment and Audit Committee, and a director of Kimberley Foundation Australia.

John Bond

John is a founding Director of Primewest, a national property investment business, and has been instrumental in its growth and development. His background spans law, investment banking, as well as property investment and development. He holds degrees in Law and Commerce from The University of Western Australia and is a Corporate Member of the Property Council. He is Chairman of The Fathering Project, a not-for-profit organisation focusing on the importance of a father figure in children’s lives, and a non-Executive Director of ASX listed Fleetwood Limited. John has been passionate about the arts, in particular the work of Western Australians, since acquiring his first artwork (by Leon Pericles) at the age of 21.



Sandy Honey

Sandy has many years of experience fund-raising and organising community based philanthropic events and art exhibitions, including curating the most recent Art in Bloom at AGWA. She is the co-founder and current co-chair of the White Swans, an innovative and highly successful private giving circle at the Black Swan State Theatre Company. She is also actively involved in fundraising for WAAPA and the Kimberley Rock Art Foundation. Sandy is passionate about making Western Australia a centre for creativity by developing and driving the growing enthusiasm for the arts in WA.



Alexandrea Thompson

Alexandrea is a lawyer who holds degrees in law and art history and has also spent time as a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School researching legal issues affecting the visual arts and museum administration. She has over 20 years' experience working both within firms and for companies advising on commercial and board governance issues.





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