National Trusts of Australia board
The National Trusts of Australia (Australian Council of National Trusts) is the peak heritage body in Australia and the national voice for each of the State and Territory National Trust member bodies. As custodian to over 300 places and over 3.5 million visitors a year, the national board is responsible for advocating for better heritage funding and heritage policy outcomes for the Australian people.
MEET OUR BOARD:
Lachlan Molesworth, Chair
National Trust of Australia (VIC)
Qualifications: MBA (Distinction) (Oxon), LLB (Melb), BEng (Melb), Grad Dip Leg Prac.
Experience: Lachlan is a leading barrister in corporations and regulatory law, and has deep experience in heritage law. Lachlan Molesworth previously was in the Commonwealth Treasury portfolio, after a period as a Managing Solicitor at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Lachlan currently holds positions as Deputy Chair of the National Trust of Victoria, Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee of the National Trust of Victoria, Victorian Bar and is a Director of the Law Council of Australia (the peak legal body in Australia). He was previously on the Victorian Bar Council.
National Trust of Australia (QLD)
Qualifications: BSc, Grad Dip Ed, Grad Dip Humanities, MURP, Grad Cert Bus, MBA, GAICD
Experience: Gina has more than 25 years experience in corporate governance, education, senior management, small business consulting and community engagement across various sectors and has developed and implemented numerous business innovation initiatives, and natural and built environment projects, including the design and implementation of a wildlife corridor on the Darling Downs, South East Queensland. She is also the president/chair of NTAQ, as well as the Co-Founder and Director of Minds Tomorrow Pty Ltd.
Gina is a qualified company director, was Chair of NTAQ Nominations and Governance Committee and previously an appointed, Chair of a Strategy Committee, and Deputy Chair and Chair of the Australian Business Deans’ Council General Managers group involving more than 40 Australian Universities, and has held the office of Company Secretary.
Gina is a Member of NTAQ Nominations and Governance Committee, Member of NTAQ Audit and Risk Committee. Gina was elected to the National Trust of Queensland Board in November 2016.
National Trust of Australia (ACT)
Qualifications: B Com, LLB, Grad Dip Pub Law, Grad AICD
Experience: Gary has been a member of the National Trust (ACT) since 2013. Since 2018 he has been a member of the National Trust’s Council and was elected President in the same year.
Gary has served for nine years on the Committee of the Friends of the National Library, including five years as Chair. He was a co-founder in 2010 of the Inner South Canberra Community Council, of which he served as Chair for seven years. He was President of the Liberal Party of Australia (ACT Division) from 2000-07 and has been the Convener of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy (ACT & Region) since 2011.
Gary has had a long career in the Australian public service, including chief of staff roles to several Federal Ministers and Company Secretary of the Defence Housing Authority. Now semi-retired, he currently consults on ethics and privacy matters.
He is a keen genealogist and book collector, specialising in books, manuscripts and ephemera published in colonial Victoria. He is currently co-authoring a biography of Dr Arthur Andrews, the Albury historian, and a bibliography of Australian private libraries.
National Trust of Australia (WA)
Qualifications: B.JURIS, LLB, GAICD
Experience: Graham practised as a property lawyer at Jackson McDonald for over 30 years until the end of 2015. He was chair of the partnership board for ten years from 2001 and head of the commercial/property practice team from 1995.
Graham was a member of the Division Council of the Property Council in WA for over 12 years; an adjunct professor for six years with the law school of Murdoch University; and has been a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors since 1991.
Graham was a Council and Board member of Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) from 2006 to 2022 and Board Chair from 2013 to 2019. EREA currently governs over 50 Catholic schools and flexible learning centres around Australia. Graham was a member of the Board of the WA Sports Centre Trust (VenuesWest) from 2007 to 2022 and Board Chair from 2018 to 2022. VenuesWest is currently responsible for 13 sports and entertainment venues on behalf of the WA Government.
Graham became a member of the Council and Executive Committee of the National Trust in Western Australia in 2016 and is currently serving as Deputy Chair. He was appointed a Director of the Australian Council of National Trusts (ACNT) in August 2016 and served as Chair of the ACNT from November 2019 to October 2022.
National Trust of Australia (NT)
Experience: Eddie has been a National Trust member since 1989 and was elected to the Gulf Branch Chair position of the National Trust in the Northern Territory in 1996-97. He has been actively involved in the branch in various roles since that time. He was also awarded life membership of the Gulf Branch in 2011.