The Government has appointed Ms Alison Page and Mr David Blackley as part-time members of the Council of the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) for three years each.

2 May 2017

Ms Page is a descendant of the Walbanga and Wadi Wadi people of the Yuin nation and a leader in contemporary Australian design. Ms Page established her own interior design studio in 1999, founded the National Aboriginal Design Agency and has won numerous awards including an International Federation of Interior Architects Award and Australian Jewellery Design Award. 

She is currently a Director of the Australian Government’s Indigenous Land Corporation and Chair of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence.

Mr Blackley was Chairman of Clemenger BBDO in Melbourne and National Creative Director across the company’s offices in Australia and New Zealand. Under his leadership, Clemenger BBDO won “Australian Agency of the Year” award eight times. 

Mr Blackley was also inducted into the Australian Advertising Hall of Fame in 2015 for his achievements in the advertising industry.

The Council is responsible for the performance of the ANMM and its exhibition and preservation of Australian maritime heritage.

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