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Darvell M. Hutchinson AM – Chairman

Darvell M Hutchinson AM 2Darvell is a founding trustee of The John Villiers Trust. His initial career was a professional Chartered Accountant and Company Director. He is a former National Chairman and International Representative of PKF, Chartered Accountants, and held numerous public company directorships over the years including Bank of Melbourne Ltd. Darvell retired early as a partner of PKF in 1987 to give more time to the development of the philanthropic trust sector, and to his former community involvements which included National Gallery of Victoria (Trustee and Treasurer), Vice-President of Lord Mayor’s Charitable Fund and President of Australian Association of Philanthropy (now Philanthropy Australia) amongst others. His current community involvements are as a director of The Order of Australia Association Foundation and the Macpherson Smith Rural Foundation Ltd. He is a member of the Patrons’ Council of Royal District Nursing Service and a Patron of Asthma Foundation of Victoria.

In 2014, he retired after 50 years as a trustee and former Chairman (for 46 years) of the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust, a major Victorian philanthropic trust. He remains trustee of various other charitable foundations including the L.E.W. Carty Charitable Fund.

In 1994, Darvell was honoured as Member of The Order of Australia for service to the community, and Monash University conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa for his contribution to the Victorian community and “to Melbourne’s role as the major centre of philanthropy in Australia”. He has also been honoured as a Life Member of Philanthropy Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria.

Dr Ian Galloway – Trustee

Dr Ian Galloway has had a distinguished career in the museum industry. He retired in 2013 after 13 years as CEO of Queensland Museum Network which manages four museums across the State. Prior to that, Ian was Deputy CEO of Museum Victoria for six years.

His former career as an entomologist was with the Department of Primary Industries for close to 20 years, and later he served for 5 years as Director of Land Protection in the Department of Lands. Both these roles took across the length and breadth of Queensland.

Ian holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Entomology and a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Queensland. He is an adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland where he lectures in the Museum Studies program. He has held a number of community and national appointments, and is currently Chairman of the National Trust of Australia (Queensland).


Dr Cherrell Hirst AO – Trustee

Cherrell Hirst graduated from the University of Queensland in medicine and practiced for 30 years, predominantly as Director of the Wesley Breast Clinic (1984-2001) where she achieved a national reputation in the field of breast cancer screening and diagnosis.

Her interest in the value of education led to her appointment to the Council of the Queensland University of Technology in 1990 and she was elected Chancellor in 1994, serving until 2004.  In addition Cherrell served on the Board of Trustees at Brisbane Girls’ Grammar School from 1990 to 2006 and was chair from 1996.  These were both honorary positions.

Cherrell has pursued a career as a professional non-executive director since 2001 and has served as a director on a wide variety of corporate entities across the finance, insurance, biotechnology, arts and education sectors.

In recognition of her work in the fields of breast cancer and education, Cherrell has been awarded three honorary doctorates, a Centenary Medal (2003) and the title of Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) (1998).  She was named Queenslander of the Year in 1995 and was awarded the Queensland AICD Gold Medal in 2015.


Ms Elizabeth Jameson – Trustee

In 2002, after almost 15 years as a corporate/commercial lawyer, including as a partner of a national law firm Deacons (now Norton Rose Fulbright) and 10 years as a practicing director, Elizabeth founded Board Matters and its associated governance legal practice, Board Matters Legal.  Today, over 15 years later, she is its Managing Director and Principal Consultant, heading up a team of 6 specialist governance, legal and strategy consultants.

Drawing together the strands of her career, Elizabeth has provided corporate legal and governance assistance, with a real life “practicing director” perspective, to a large range of companies, organisations and industries for well over 20 years.  This has included listed, private, public sector and not-for-profit boards.

She also maintains an active portfolio of directorships, presently with RACQ and Queensland Police Service and Chairs the Boards of Brisbane Girls’ Grammar School and Queensland Theatre Company.  Her past directorships have also included the boards of over 20 organisations, for profit and not-for-profit, including as chair of a private company board in the UK and chair of a leading Australian professional services firm.


Stephen Muggleton – Trustee

Stephen Muggleton

Steve Muggleton is the CEO of RSL Care Queensland.

He has more than 25 years’ experience managing teaching hospitals and some of Australia’s largest residential aged and community care organisations including Blue Care and Royal District Nursing Service. He has been a member of a number of industry, state, national and international expert panels and committees on health and ageing.

Steve holds a Degree in Applied Science and a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of NSW. His contributions to health and aged care have been recognised with an Adjunct Professor title from the University of Queensland, two Ageing Asia Investment Forum Awards and an Institute of Management Award.