The Hon. Helen Coonan
Joined the Trust 1 January 2012
Chair of Conservation Council and Member of Visitor Experience Committee. Helen is currently serving her second term to 31 December 2017. She was acting Chair of the Trust from 1 January to 21 July 2015.
BA, LLB (University of Sydney)
Former Senator in the Australian Parliament representing NSW from 1996-2011 and Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate. Held several Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial portfolios, including Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer. She has served in Cabinet as the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts. Helen was previously Chair of the Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Chair of the Law Foundation and a Director of the Royal Hospital for Women Foundation. Prior to entering Parliament, Helen worked as a lawyer and mediator in Australia and New York.
Government and Community Involvement
Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (Chair), Crown Resorts Foundation (Chair), Obesity Australia Limited (Non-Executive Director), Stone & Chalk (Mentor), and Chief Executive Women (Member).
Crown Resorts Limited (Non-Executive Director), Snowy Hydro Limited (Non-Executive Director), Aon Risk Services Australia Ltd (Board of Advice), Snowy Retail (Red Energy, Lumo companies) (Chair), GRACosway (Co-Chair and Non-Executive Director), J.P. Morgan Advisory Council (Member).