Professor Sharon Sullivan AO, Chair
BA (Hons) MA (Hons) Dip Ed, University of New England, Honorary Doctorate, James Cook University
Sharon is the retired Executive Director of the Australian Heritage Commission and the former Australian Government representative on the World Heritage Committee. She has worked and published extensively on cultural heritage management issues for thirty years, in Australia and overseas, including the USA, China, Africa and Cambodia. Sharon was appointed to the Australian Heritage Council early in 2009.
Sharon works as a cultural heritage consultant. She works or has worked with 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 also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland, James Cook University of North Queensland, and the University of New England.
She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Humanities, a member of ICOMOS and of the Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and Deputy Chair of the NSW Heritage Council.
Sharon has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate, from James Cook University and has been appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia and a life member of ICOMOS, for her services to cultural heritage conservation. She has been awarded the Rhys Jones Memorial Medal for Services to Archaeology.
Scott is currently the CEO of the Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania where he is responsible for delivering the Royal Hobart Show, the Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards and the Royal Hobart International Wine Show among other things.
He has extensive board experience in that he is also a director of 10 Days On The Island Ltd, the Theatre Royal, Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, May Queen Pty Ltd and Chairman of the Female Factory Foundation Ltd.
Scott was previously the Secretary of the Department of Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts where he held the statutory roles of Director, Parks and Wildlife, Chair of the former Environment, Management and Pollution Control Authority and member of the Tasmanian Heritage Council. Prior to that he worked as Chief of Staff to Hon. Premier Jim Bacon, MHA for seven years.
Scott also had a long career in the Commonwealth Public Service, working first for the Australian Customs Service and with the then Department of Employment, Education and Training, in a variety of roles throughout Tasmania.
Hon Michael Field AC
Michael Field was appointed to the PAHSMA Board in December 2005.
A former Premier of Tasmania. Michael is Chair of the Board of the Australian Innovation Research Centre. Michael also holds a position of a Board Member for John Curtin House Limited.
Michael is a resident of the Tasman Peninsula.
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Stephen Large has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority since 1 July 2000, after a period acting in the role from February 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 and before that enjoyed a successful banking career with Westpac Banking Corporation.
He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Stephen represents PAHSMA on the Tasman Council Tourism and Economic Development Committee and is the Secretary of the Rotary Club of Tasman Peninsula.
Sue Clark was appointed to the PAHSMA Board in December 2005.
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 Station.
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 business skills.
Jude has had over 27 years of extensive experience in all areas of the Tourism Industry at both senior executive level or in the capacity of consultant or as part of a consulting team.
For the past three 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.
Jude was appointed to the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority in December 2009, is also a Director of Tasmania’s South Regional Tourism Association, and for several years has been an active Director of Ecotourism Australia, sitting on the Executive and Finance Committee and Chairing several other sub-committees.
For several years previously she was a Director of the Tasmanian Convention Bureau.
Jude is passionate about the Tourism industry in Australia and “making a difference”. She is a proud Tasmanian and lives in Hobart with her husband and three teenage children.