The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Board consists of a Chairman, Deputy Chairman and 8 Directors.

Our vision is to ensure our diverse heritage is protected and respected, contributing to strong, vibrant and prosperous communities.

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Mr Andrew Logie-Smith

Chairman

 

Qualifications

B Ec (Monash), LLB (Monash), GAICD

Experience
Andrew is an experienced corporate lawyer and is a partner of Colin Biggers & Paisley law firm.

  • Director, National Trust of Australia (Victoria) (January 2022 – present)
  • Director, WTFN Entertainment (2005 – present)
  • Chair, WTFN Entertainment (2016 – present)
  • Director, WTFN Entertainment (2005 – 2016)
  • Director, Real Estate Agent Select (October 2017 – present)
  • Director, Intrax Consulting Engineers (2018 – present)
  • Director, Cargotec Advanced Australia (December 2021 – present)
  • Company Secretary, National Trust of Australia (Victoria) (February 2016 – January 2022)
  • Chair, Allard Shelton Real Estate (2016 – February 2022)
  • Director, DMC Corporate (January 2014 – October 2021)
  • Director, Savi Technology (March 2014 – June 2020)
  • Director, REIV (August 2011 – October 2017)
  • Director, commercialview.com.au (Sept 2013 – Sept 2014)
  • Director, realestateview.com.au (Dec 2012–Sept 2014)
  • Director, Moonlight Head Hotel (2005–2008)
  • OSCA Councillor (2003–2005)

Mr Lachlan Molesworth

Deputy Chairman

 

Qualifications

MBA (Distinction) (University of Oxford)
LLB (University of Melbourne)
BEng (Civil) (University of Melbourne)
Grad Dip Leg Prac (College of Law)

 

Experience
Australian lawyer and Barrister at the Victorian Bar, with experience in planning and heritage law.

 

Current positions

  • Chair, National Trusts of Australia, 2022 onwards
  • Director of the Law Council of Australia, 2020 onwards
  • Director of Bromleigh Capital, 2018 onwards
  • Director FIA Australia, 2020 onwards
  • Director of Ys Housing, 2021 onwards
  • Director National Trust of Victoria Foundation, 2019 onwards

 

Previous positions

  • Commonwealth Treasury Adviser
  • Solicitor

 

Trust Experience & Special Responsibilities

  • Chair, Finance and Audit Committee, 2017 onwards
  • Director, 2017 onwards

Mr Barry Janes

Director

 

Biography

Barry moved to Australia from the UK in 1969. After becoming the Fashion controller for the Myer Group for all stores in NSW, he took on the role as Marketing Director of a Pacific Dunlop subsidiary, Osti Fashions, and then Marketing Director of Merv Brown Pty Ltd. In 1996, after the sale of his Facilities Property Management company that he created in 1980, Barry’s business interests moved to entertainment and theatrical production, encompassing the Athenaeum Theatre, the Comedy Club and the Australian Shakespeare Company.

 

Barry has developed a significant presence in a variety of charitable and not-for-profit sectors, including President for the Victorian Aids Council, and more recently having joined the board of, Melbourne Opera, the Foundation Board of The National Gallery of Victoria, and the Foundation Board of Monash Health.

 

Barry believes in giving back to society through philanthropy. Together with his husband Paul Cross, they are major donors to the NGV,  are Patrons of the Princes’ Trust in Australia and supporters of the ACMD medical research facility, and Como Reimagined; contributing to the renovations of Como House, South Yarra. Barry is also a Trustee of Como House and a Foundation Board member of the National Trust of Victoria.

 

Qualifications

Batchelor of Economics at Hong Kong University (University of Cambridge syllabus).

 

NTA(V) Responsibilities

  • Board Director, since November 2023

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Mr Jason Kambovski

Director

 

Biography  

Jason has more than 28 years experience in the Financial Services sector, including over 20 years working in the Australian Banking industry covering multiple sectors. He is currently Westpac Institutional Bank’s Global Head of Public Sector, and leads a team of specialised banking professionals who service the needs of the Commonwealth, State/Territory and Local Governments, including State-Owned Corporations, Government Business Enterprises and Governments’ globally.  Prior to joining Westpac, Jason worked with the Commonwealth Bank for over 13 years, in addition to time spent at Perpetual Trustees and Deloitte.  

  

Jason is currently a Non-executive Director on the Board of Barwon Water. He was most recently a Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chair of South East Water, Chair of their Finance Assurance and Risk Management Committee, and a Director of Iota Services Pty Ltd. He has previously been a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee of Lower Murray Urban and Rural Water Authority. 

 

Qualifications 

BCom (Deakin), LLB (Deakin), GAICD 

 

NTA(V) Responsibilities 

  • Board Director, since November 2023 

Mr Jock Murphy

Director

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Economics,
  • Grad. Dip. Librarianship,
  • Grad. Dip. Business (Management),
  • Grad. Dip. Finance & Investment.

 

Experience
Jock is a librarian and was Director Collections at the University of Melbourne Library 2008 – 2013. Prior to that he worked in several positions at the State Library of Victoria 1991 – 2008. In these roles, he was responsible for the two libraries acquiring a number of nationally significant heritage collections. He is currently semi-retired and is a Cultural Gifts Program valuer.

 

Trust Experience & Special Responsibilities

  • Director 1977 to 1987 and again since 2015.
  • Member Finance & Audit Committee since 2015.
  • Member Collections & Programming Committee since 2015.
  • Chair Governance & Risk Committee since 2016.
  • Director, Australian Council of National Trusts since 2015.

Ms Ruth Oakley

Director

 

Qualifications
Ruth has extensive experience as an arts and cultural professional focusing on heritage and community engagement. With a BA and Masters of Garden and Landscape History, Ruth is Founding Director of Arts & Gardens; former Chairman of Outdoor Arts UK; Senior Festival Programmer, Southbank Centre (London); Arts Producer, Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts; and Robert Blackwood Hall. Ruth is a member of the Trust’s Landscape Reference Group.

 

Experience
Ruth has experience in governance, fundraising, cultural strategic planning, and she ‘welcomes the opportunity to serve the National Trust, its membership, and to advance inspiring cultural programs in National Trust heritage settings’.

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Ms Sarah Pellegrini

Director

 

Biography  

Sarah is a communications professional with extensive experience in marketing, corporate communications, content development, stakeholder engagement and media relations for global organisations. She is currently Chief Communications Officer and on the executive management team for ASX-listed logistics company Brambles Ltd, and has previously held roles with Foster’s Group, Qantas and BBC Worldwide and began her career as a journalist at the Herald Sun.  

 

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) RMIT University 

 

NTA(V) Responsibilities 

  • Board Director 

 

Mr Paul Roser

Director

 

Qualifications 

BA (Hons.) History (University of East Anglia)

MA, History (University of West London)

Grad Dip Management Studies (Brunel University)

Grad Dip Architecture History & Conservation (University of Melbourne)

 

Experience 

Cultural heritage professional with extensive experience across the government and not-for-profit sectors, managing heritage places and working with the community at Heritage Victoria, the National Trust and Parks Victoria. 

Australia ICOMOS National Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes & Cultural Routes 

Senior Manager Advocacy & Conservation, National Trust of Australia (Vic) (2009- 2016) and Acting CEO, (2016) 

Advisory Board, Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies, Deakin University (2011-2023) 

Member, Victoria’s Heritage Restoration Fund (2016) 

Co-convenor of joint National Trust of Australia (Vic) & Australia ICOMOS conferences Watermarks, the Heritage of Water (2011) and The Peoples Ground (2016)  

Sessional Academic in Architecture History, University of Melbourne (2002 & 2006) 

Member, NTAV Industrial Heritage Committee 1998-2004 

 

NTV Responsibilities 

  • Board Director, since November 2023 

 

Ms Jodi Weinberg

Director

 

Biography  

Jodi is a chartered accountant and finance professional with extensive experience across a broad range of sectors and industries. 

 

Jodi began her career in external audit at Ernst & Young prior to transitioning to industry where she held prominent roles leading finance functions. 

 

Jodi is currently an associate director within the Finance Advisory service group at KPMG where she supports CFO’s by offering crucial technical accounting advice, strategic counsel on financial matters, and spearheading process improvements. Beyond her professional endeavors, Jodi is committed to community and social impact and has been actively engaged in numerous volunteering roles throughout her career including the Young Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce. 

 

Qualifications 

  • Registered Chartered Accountant (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants) 
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours – Accounting (University of Johannesburg) 
  • Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting (University of Johannesburg) 

  

NTA(V) Responsibilities 

  • Board Director, since November 2023 
  • Member, Finance & Audit Committee since 2023