Executive Committee

Prof Richard Mackay, AM - GA2020 Convenor

Richard Mackay is the Director of Possibilities at Mackay Strategic Pty Ltd, ICOMOS World Heritage Adviser, Member of the National Executive Committee of Australia ICOMOS, Adjunct Professor in the Archaeology Program at La Trobe University, and Commissioner of the NSW Independent Planning Commission. With more than 30 years’ experience in cultural heritage practice, Richard was co-founder and Partner at GML Heritage Pty Ltd, and has provided facilitation and strategic direction for heritage projects and place management throughout Australia and in Asia, working for government and non-government agencies and corporations at places ranging from Angkor, Cambodia to Sydney’s Luna Park. Richard has formerly served as Chair of the Australian World Heritage Advisory Committee, Chair of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area Advisory Committee, heritage theme author for the 2011 and 2016 Commonwealth State of the Environment reports, non-Executive Director of the National Trust of Australia (NSW), Member of the NSW Heritage Council, inaugural Chair of the NSW State Heritage Register Committee, and Getty Conservation Scholar. Richard had been honoured with the inaugural ‘Sharon Sullivan Award’ for his contribution to Australia’s national heritage, a National Trust voluntary service medallion and Membership of the Order of Australia for services to archaeology and cultural heritage. Richard was the Chair of the Bid Committee for the successful Australia ICOMOS bid to host GA 2020.

Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon – Sydney Living Museums

Dr Caroline Butler‐Bowdon is the Director, Strategy & Engagement at Sydney Living Museums. Spanning 20 years her career has been dedicated to cultural leadership that connects diverse audiences to history, arts and heritage through a broad range of public engagement programs, including festivals, exhibitions and books.

At SLM, she uses her vision, experience and expertise to lead the cross-platform programming in the fields of interpretation, exhibitions, regional touring program, public programs, education, web + digital, volunteering, and publications for the portfolio’s 12 museums and historic houses. She also leads the work of SLM’s City and House Museums Portfolios. She is the winner of multiple awards for the books, curatorial and creative history projects she has written, produced, and led, that share the stories of urban life, architecture and design across the centuries.

She completed the Museum Leadership Institute Program in 2012 at The Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University, California and her PhD on the history of apartment living in Sydney at the University of New South Wales in 2009 and she is a 2017 Churchill Fellowship recipient.

Michael Queale – Australia ICOMOS National Executive

Michael Queale, M ICOMOS, B Arch (Hons) Adel, M.Cult.Heritage, Deakin, is the current Secretary and a past Australian Vice-President of Australia ICOMOS. Michael is a registered architect with over twenty-five years of acknowledged expertise in heritage assessment, conservation, advocacy and planning policy, in Australia and abroad. He is currently Senior Heritage Conservation Architect at Heritage South Australia. Michael has been a past member of the South Australian Heritage Council and has practiced as a Heritage Adviser in both South Australia and Victoria. Michael also has overseas experience in cultural heritage management in Indonesia and Thailand. Michael was co-convenor of the recent Australia ICOMOS conference Fabric 2015. He has presented papers on adaptive reuse, heritage value, contextual design and heritage advisory service models.

Julian Siu – Youth Forum Convenor

Julian is an Associate and built heritage expert at GML Heritage. He is currently the Manager of Consulting at GML’s Victorian business, Context. Julian also sits on the Chinese Garden of Friendship Advisory Committee for Property NSW and on Australia ICOMOS’ National Executive Committee.

As an emerging professional in the heritage industry, Julian has over a decade’s experience in heritage assessment, management and enhancing public engagement in our culturally diverse heritage. He is a positive and energetic young leader, who has a passion for engaging with emerging professionals and inter-generational knowledge and skills sharing.

At GML+Context, he works on a diverse portfolio of development, urban regeneration, interpretation and conservation projects. He seeks opportunities to promote the heritage of a place in the context of change for major infrastructure, and the residential, transport, educational and healthcare sectors. He enjoys collaborating with design professionals, site owners, developers and industry organisations to deliver projects that balance heritage conservation and creative design responses with development outcomes.

Ian Kelly – Australia ICOMOS

Ian was a lecturer in architectural history, urban design and building conservation at the School of Architecture, Planning and Building, Curtin University, Perth (1985-93); He then worked as a Senior Heritage Officer at the newly established Heritage Council of Western Australia (1993-97).

Moving from Perth (WA) to Sydney (NSW) Ian took up the position of Principal Heritage Officer at the NSW Heritage Office (1997-2001). Later, Ian moved to the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) where he was progressively the Planning, Heritage and Urban Design Manager (2001-08); Director Darling Harbour (2009-11) and, finally, Director The Rocks and Circular Quay (2011-12). (The latter two positions having a focus on heritage and tourism precinct management.)

Since 2013 Ian has been a freelance heritage consultant, providing heritage advice to local government, educational colleges and private owners. He has also lectured on the preparation of Conservation Management Plans at the University of Sydney.

Dr Steve Brown – GA2020 Scientific Symposium Australian Co-chair

Steve Brown is an honorary associate with the Museum and Heritage Studies Program at the University of Sydney and teaches at the University of Canberra. His research interests include: the integration of ‘naturecultures’ in heritage management; the heritage of landscapes with the imprint of Indigenous and colonial settler intra-action; applied approaches to cultural landscapes, with particular reference to protected areas; conceptualising and operationalising place-attachment in heritage theory and practice; and the material culture of domestic homes and gardens.

Steve is the author of Cultural Landscapes: A Practical Guide for Park Management (2010) and co-editor of Object Stories: Artifacts and Archaeologists (2015), Cultural and Spiritual Significance of Nature in Protected Areas: Governance, Management and Policy (2018), and a forthcoming Routledge volume – Handbook on Cultural Landscapes. He is a member of Australia ICOMOS and the immediate past-president of the ICOMOS/IFLA International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes (2014-2017). He is also a member of the IUCN-WCPA Specialist Group on Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas and Specialist Group on Protected Landscapes.

For Steve, conferences and symposia are exciting opportunities to network with like-minded colleagues; to share learning from different knowledge, disciplinary, cultural and experiential perspectives; and to experience local, host nation culture and heritage. The value of such opportunities is inherently influenced by the structure, inclusivity and content of each symposium as a whole, each symposia stream and each session. In his view, they should maximise opportunities for participation by all attendees, genuinely engage with the theme and place of the symposium, and offer a diversity of formats (indoor-outdoor; panel discussions; round-table dialogues; opportunities for creative performance; as well as paper presentation sessions – and not be limited to the latter). Steve is excited to be working with the GA2020 team and all GA2020 Scientific Symposium participants to create an intellectually and social stimulating, diverse and memorable conference event.

Anne Warr – Australia ICOMOS

Anne Warr is a Registered Architect with post-graduate qualifications in Heritage Conservation from the University of York, UK, and a recently completed PhD from UNSW. For twenty years Anne worked for the NSW Government Architect’s Office, with ten of these years as Manager of the Heritage Group. From 2000 to 2002, Anne was Heritage Manager at the City of Sydney before moving to Shanghai, China, where she lived for 7 years. During this time Anne ran the China office of AJ+C Architects, taught Western Architecture at Tongji University, wrote an Architectural Guide to Shanghai (pub 2007 by Watermark Press) and started a tour guiding business, walkshanghai. Anne currently works as Director of Anne Warr Heritage Consulting (annewarr.com.au) from her office at Millers Point, NSW, where she undertakes heritage consultancy work, and heritage advocacy in her roles as Vice-President of SFAUDI (Sydney Forum for Architecture and Urban Design), committee member of SOS (Save our Sirius), and member of the Millers Point RAG (Resident Action Group).