Professor Sharon Sullivan AO, Chair
(Hons) MA (Hons) Dip Ed, University of New England, Honorary Doctorate, James
Professor Sharon Sullivan has been a member of the PAHSMA Board since December 1999
and appointed Chair in December 2012.
Sharon was formerly the Australian Government representative on the World Heritage Committee. She is the former Executive Director of the Australian Heritage Commission, and an immediate past Member of the Australian Heritage Council as well as the current Deputy Chair of the NSW State Heritage Council.
Sharon has worked and published extensively on cultural heritage management in Australia, Cambodia, China, the Pacific, Africa and the USA. She has worked as a cultural heritage consultant for the Australian Government, the World Bank, the World Monuments Fund, the Getty Conservation Institute and the Government of the People's Republic of China.
She is an Adjunct Professor at three Australian universities, a Fellow of the Academy of the Humanities and
has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate, from James Cook University, a lifetime achievement award by the National Trust and the Rhys Jones Medal for her outstanding contribution to Australian Archaeology. In 2005 she was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia for her service to cultural heritage
Hon Michael Field AC
Michael Field was appointed to the PAHSMA Board in December
2005. A former Premier of Tasmania, in January 2013 Michael assumed the
position of Chancellor of the University of Tasmania.
Michael is the Chair of the PAHSMA Audit and Governance
Michael enjoys kayaking, fishing and gardening and lives on
the Tasman Peninsula.
F Fin GAICD
Stephen Large has
been the Chief Executive Officer of
the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority since 1 July 2000. Prior to this, for a period of 11 years,
Stephen was employed by the Tasmanian State Government as the North West
Regional Manager of the Department of State Development.
He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of
Australasia and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company
Following the January 2013 bushfire disaster Stephen
represented PAHSMA on the Tasman Emergency Recovery Management Committee and is
the Secretary of the Rotary Club of Tasman Peninsula.
Sue Clark was appointed to the PAHSMA Board in December
A former school teacher and long term Tasman Peninsula
resident, Sue with husband Don, established a successful heritage tourism
business on the Tasman Peninsula on their property, The Cascades Probation
Sue has a significant interest in heritage, reflected in the
number of conservation and preservation projects completed at ‘Cascades’.
Managing the tourism side of the business over 20 years, has developed her
Sue is a member of the PAHSMA Audit and Governance
Jude has extensive experience gained over many years in all
areas of the tourism industry at both senior executive level and in the
capacity of consultant or as a member of project teams.
For the past seven years she has operated her own consulting
practice, with project involvement in areas of tourism management, marketing,
eco and nature based tourism, heritage and cultural tourism, strategic
marketing, and product and experience development. She has also been
involved in several corporate strategic planning, facilitation and
communication projects in Australia and South East Asia.
Jude was appointed to Board of the Port Arthur Historic Site
Management Authority in December 2009, was until recently a Director of
Tasmania’s South Regional Tourism Association, and for several years was a
Director of Ecotourism Australia, and also the Tasmanian Convention Bureau and
Jude is a passionate about the tourism industry in Australia
and “making a difference”. She is a proud Tasmanian and lives in Hobart
with her three children.
Kristal Buckley AM
Kristal Buckley is a lecturer in Cultural Heritage at
Deakin University. She is an experienced cultural heritage practitioner with
more than 30 years’ professional experience in cultural heritage practice and
environmental policy and holds professional qualifications in the disciplines
of anthropology, archaeology and public policy. Before joining Deakin
University, she worked in government, consulting and the community sector. Her work
includes indigenous and non-indigenous cultural heritage assessments, teaching
and management projects, with an emphasis on community involvement, the
cultural values of nature, and cultural landscapes. She is currently involved
in the processes for cultural heritage evaluation and conservation through implementation
of the World Heritage Convention and other international instruments.
Kristal is an international Vice President of the
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and a past president of
Australia ICOMOS. She has represented ICOMOS at the annual session of the World
Heritage Committee since 2007. Kristal was appointed a member of the Order of
Australia in 2013 for services to cultural heritage and education.
Hon Peter McKay
Peter McKay’s varied and challenging business and working
life has provided him with a comprehensive understanding of the political
process and a strong empathy with the needs of rural and regional
Australia. He successfully combined
business investments with and extensive political career in the Tasmanian
Legislative Council between 1976 and 1999.
He served as a Cabinet Minister from 1986-89 and again from
1992-98, including as Minister for Community and Health from 1996-98 and as
Deputy Leader of the Legislative Council from 1986-89. His business interests
have included primary production of sheep, vegetables, poppies and cereals,
vegetable seed production and vineyards as well as tourism developments including
jet boating on the Derwent River and as a member of the Navigators management
team, ferry operators in Southern Tasmania.
Peter’s background has provided him with an extensive
network across all political spectrums, in business and industry. He has wide
experience in community consultative processes and in the particular challenges
and processes associated with the implementation of Government policies. His
strong business background has proven an invaluable adjunct in determining a
balance between commercial realities and Government policy directions.