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New appointment for the Arts and Culture Trust Board

New appointment for the Arts and Culture Trust Board

The Arts and Culture Trust (ACT) Board Chair, Morgan Solomon has welcomed incoming board member Robert Taylor to the ACT Board.

The ACT Board oversees some of the State’s most significant arts and cultural assets and applies a State-wide lens to engagement, business activities and the optimisation of its iconic venues and spaces in both metropolitan and regional Western Australia. 

Robert Taylor, of Nhanda Yamaji heritage, has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry.

“Mr Taylor’s appointment brings a wealth of relevant knowledge and experiences to the Arts and Culture Trust and I am confident he will contribute to the great work of the board,” Mr Solomon said.

Since Mr Taylor’s appointment in 2015 as CEO of the Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC), he has successfully delivered the Aboriginal Tourism Development Program, growing 39 new Aboriginal businesses across Western Australia and contributing significantly to the Jina Aboriginal Tourism Action Plan, which aims to further promote and develop Indigenous tourism experiences in WA.

Under Mr Taylor’s leadership WAITOC secured the World Indigenous Tourism Summit for Perth and continues to create new partnerships with prospective stakeholders to improve cultural understanding, respect and positive social outcomes for First Nations people.

The ACT Board also includes Janelle Marr, Zoe Atkinson, Stuart Bell Shane Colquhoun, Nadia van Dommelen, Michelle Tremain and Melvin Yeo.

For more on the Board of Trustees, see the ACT website: https://www.artsculturetrust.wa.gov.au/about-us/board-of-trustees/

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