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Nicholas Heyward

Nicholas Heyward BA (Hons) MAICD is an experienced arts administrator who has been Managing Director of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra since 2001.

He majored in history at the University of Tasmania and worked in the Tasmanian Archives and the Allport Library before spending seven years in a variety of management roles at the Royal Opera
House, Covent Garden, in London.

He returned to Australia to the Victoria State Opera in Melbourne and subsequently moved to Sydney as National Marketing Manager for Musica Viva Australia.

Nicholas then joined the Brisbane Biennial International Festival of Music as CEO in 1994
before becoming CEO of the Adelaide Festival.

Nicholas Heyward has been on the boards of a number of major national arts organisations.
He was chair of the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals and is currently chair of Symphony Services Australia. He has also served on the boards of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Australian Music Council. He is Chair of the Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board and was a Member of the Theatre Royal Management Board.

Nicholas, who has been a member of the National Trust wherever he has been, now lives in an 1830’s villa in Hobart.

Warwick Oakman - Deputy Chair

Warwick Oakman, B. Design (Hons), lives and works in Hobart as an architectural historian and third generation antiques dealer.

He has written and lectured widely on Tasmanian colonial art, architecture and furniture.

Warwick has taken on a number of difficult projects in Tasmania both for clients and for himself, with the aim of the conservation of Tasmania's built and landscape environment.
He collects inter- Colonial art and furniture and has lent from his own collection to various exhibitions in Tasmania and NSW.

He is a Commonwealth Government Approved Cultural Gifts Valuer, Member of CINOA, AAADA, Tasmanian Representative for Mossgreen Auctions and a life long supporter of the National Trust.

Warwick lives in an 1830s Greek revival villa in New Town Park, in New Town. He is passionate about the role of the National Trust in Tasmania, its volunteers, properties, benefactors and collections. He wishes to grow that role via publishing and community education.

Philip Mussared

Philip Mussared was appointed to the Board by the Premier in August 2017 as a Ministerial appointee under s13(1) of the National Trust Act 2006.

Philip has held senior positions in the Commonwealth, NSW and Tasmanian public sectors, most recently as CEO of the Retirement Benefits Fund.

Following the implementation of the State Government’s public sector superannuation reforms in March 2017, Philip has pursued non-executive director opportunities.

Philip is Chair of the Tasmanian Traineeships and Apprenticeships Committee, Vice President of the Australian Risk Policy Institute, a member of the board of Hobart International Airport and an Associate Director of TFG International Pty Ltd.

Philip has a BEc (Hons) and a BA and has been recognised as a Fellow by the Australian Institute of Company Directors, CPA Australia and the Institute of Public Administration Australia.

Philip lives in Nangare, a 1904 Federation house in Sandy Bay and understands first hand both the challenges and rewards of our built heritage.

Beth Mathison

Beth Mathison was appointed to the Board by the Premier in August 2017 as a Ministerial appointee under s13(1) of the National Trust Act 2006.

Beth is a non-executive director with more than 30 years’ commercial experience in Australia, the U.K. and Asia having worked across many industry sectors including manufacturing, aquaculture, relocation, telecommunications, hospitality, tourism, construction and retail.

She has held positions as diverse as CEO, and VP Australasia for SIRVA, the world’s largest removal and relocation company, Human Resources Manager, Victoria for St Vincent de Paul, and Business Development Manager and Professional Services Consultant for two global consulting firms; KPMG and BearingPoint (Melbourne). She has held 12 non-executive Director and Chair positions across NFP, private and government businesses and is currently a serving ministerial appointment to the board of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

Prior to her corporate work, she spent 20 years in her own businesses which included a game park and a 500-year-old historic castle in Scotland, major tourism destination businesses in both Queensland and the U.K. including a former monastery and botanical gardens in Devon, and several retail operations and marine charters in Malaysia.

She has an MBA, Grad Dip IR and HR and a BA and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Australian Governance Institute and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Managers and leaders.

Beth is the Telstra (Tas) Business Woman of the year 2015 and Telstra (Tas) Entrepreneur of the Year 2015.

Hamish Maxwell-Stewart

Hamish Maxwell-Stewart was born in Nigeria in 1962 and brought up in St Leonards, a suburb of Hastings, in Southern England.

His parents were passionate collectors and founding members of the Burton St Leonards Society. Their enthusiasm for the past in general, and built heritage in particular, impacted upon Hamish from a young age and he went on the study history at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, graduating with an MA (hons) in 1987.

He subsequently embarked on a PhD also at the University of Edinburgh. Although he initially intended to research the Atlantic Slave trade he was persuaded by his supervision team to study convict transportation to Van Diemen’s Land on the basis of the quality of the data. After a research trip to Hobart in 1988 Hamish returned to Edinburgh graduating with a PhD from the Department of Economic and Social History in 1991.

In the same year he joined the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow. He was initially employed to design sampling systems for selecting clinical record sets for long-term research collections but was later awarded post-doctoral fellowships from the Leverhulme and Wellcome Trusts.

In 1996 he migrated to Tasmania taking up a position as Port Arthur Research Fellow at the University of Tasmania in 1998. In 2000 he was appointed to the position of Associate Lecturer in History in Launceston. He was promoted to Lecturer in 2002, Senior Lecturer in 2004 Associate Professor in 2009 and full Professor 2013. In 2010 he was a visiting Professorial Fellow in Australian Studies, University of Texas, Austin and in 2012 held the prestigious Keith Cameron Chair of Australian History, School of Archives and History, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Hamish's work uses large datasets to follow transported convicts and their descendants from cradle to grave. He enjoys inter-disciplinary research and embraces the use of new technologies to interpret the past.

He has regularly appeared on both the Australian and British editions of Who Do You Think You Are? as well as other television programs such as Coast Australia and Tony Robinson Explores Australia. His work was featured in an extensive article in the The Australian Weekend Magazine, 3-4 August, 2013. He provides regular radio interviews including Conversations with Richard Fidler: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/darwin/programs/conversations/hamish-maxwell-stewart/8630144. His many collaborations with the Hobart based mulita media company Roar Film include: Founders and Survivors Story Lines http://www.founders-storylines.com; The Voyage https://www.roarfilm.com.au/projects/the-voyage/; and Pandemonium; https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/pandemonium/. His books include Closing Hell’s Gate’s (2008) which won the Australian Historical Society, Kay Daniels award and the Margaret Scott award. He is a member of the Australian Historical Society; the Social Science History Association; the Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand. He was also a member of the Convict Nomination Reference Group, federal Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts for the successful Australian Convict Sites Serial nomination inscribed onto the UNESCO World Heritage Register (2009–10).

Louise Wilson

Louise was appointed to the Board by the Premier as a Non-Executive Director under s13(1) of the National Trust Act 2006 in August 2017 for a three year term commencing 12 July 2017.

Louise is currently the General Manager of the Natural and Cultural Heritage Division in the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE). She has over 20 years experience working in the public sector, with over 10 years in management and senior executive roles.
She has worked as worked as a senior manager and executive in the Department of Premier and Cabinet, including as Director of the Tasmanian Climate Change Office and Assistant Director in the Policy Division. She has also been a manager and project manager in the Commonwealth Government’s Trials of Innovative Government Electronic Regional Services (TIGERS) Project and in the Service Tasmania Business and Project Units.
Louise has also worked in marketing/communications and research roles at the then Workplace Standards Tasmania and the University of Tasmania.
Louise brings to the National Trust Tasmania Board a broad range of skills and experience including policy, program and service delivery, governance, project management and marketing. She has led a variety of teams and projects in the areas of land use planning and heritage, climate change and environment, and on broader economic and social policy issues. Louise has been a Tasmanian Government representative on a range of national inter-governmental committees and working groups. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and has been a member of several boards. Louise is currently also a member of the Wellington Park Management Trust.