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The Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust has a board of Trustees, who are responsible to the Minister for Environment and Heritage, for overseeing the strategic objectives and policy direction of the organisation.

Most notably in the areas of:

  • maintaining and improving Trust lands;
  • encouraging the use and enjoyment of Trust lands by the public by promoting and increasing the recreational, historical, scientific, educational, cultural and environmental value of those lands;
  • ensuring the protection of the environment within Trust lands; and
  • maintaining the right of the public to the use of Trust lands.

The Trustees meet between six and eight times per year for full Trust meetings, and are also involved in a number of sub-committees relating to finance and audit.

Below is a list of the current Trustees. A list of former Trustees can be found here.

Current Trustees

Mr Tony Ryan - Chairman

Tony Ryan is the Managing Director, Global Mergers and Acquisitions (Hotels & Hospitality Group) at Jones Lang LaSalle Property Consultants Pty Ltd.

Mr Ryan has almost 30 years of experience providing commercial and legal advice to the real estate, hotel & tourism industries across the Asia Pacific region and in 1992 established Australia's first integrated tourism and hospitality legal practice in Australia. He is a director of TTF Australia (Tourism and Transport Forum), peak industry body for the tourism industry in Australia. Mr Ryan holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney and Bachelor of Arts. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Hotel School, Cornell University, New York, USA.

Appointed to the Trust February 2013
Term expires February 2019

Mr Adam Boyton

Mr Adam Boyton is currently Deutsche Bank’s Australian Chief Economist.

Mr Boyton has over fifteen years experience across economics, public policy and foreign exchange. He started his career in the Federal Treasury and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet before joining Deutsche Bank in 2000. After spending three years in New York as Deutsche Bank’s US-based currency strategist, Mr Boyton was appointed the Australian Chief Economist in July 2010. He has also been a Policy Director and Chief of Staff to a NSW Opposition Leader.

Appointed November 2012
Term expires November 2019

Ms Ita Buttrose AO, OBE

Ms Ita Buttrose is an accomplished communicator advising corporate, community and welfare organisations and has a wealth of experience across a broad range of industry sectors.

She combines many roles – businesswoman, journalist and author. She is national ambassador Alzheimer’s Australia, having served as national president from 2011-14; national patron of the Macular Degeneration Foundation and Emeritus Director of Arthritis Australia. She is a founding member and former president of Chief Executive Women and a Member of the Sydney Symphony Council. Ms Buttrose was the 2013 Australian of the Year. In 2014 Macquarie University conferred an Honorary Doctor of Letters on Ms Buttrose for her contribution to the Arts.

She has had a distinguished media career. She was the Founding Editor of Cleo Magazine, the youngest-ever editor of The Australian Women’s Weekly, and the first woman to edit a major metropolitan newspaper in Australia when appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Daily & Sunday Telegraphs. As a Centennial Park local, Ms Buttrose is a frequent visitor to Centennial Park and formerly served as a Trustee from 1993 to 1996.

Appointed March 2012
Term expires February 2019

Ms Fiona de Jong, LLB (Hons), BIT, AMP (Harvard)

Fiona de Jong is a former international triathlete, lawyer, senior sports administrator.

Fiona is the Head of Australia's National Brand with the Australian Trade & Investment Commission (Austrade), where she is responsible for developing a universal brand that provides a unified and consistent approach to the promotion of Australia internationally.

In her recent role as Secretary General of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), Ms de Jong assumed the role of chief administrative and financial officer of the organisation responsible for the Olympic movement in Australia. She was responsible for managing key aspects of the preparation and implementation of sending Australian Olympic Teams to summer, winter and youth Olympic Games. Since joining the AOC in 2004 she was involved in five Olympic Teams, namely Torino 2006, Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010, London 2012, Sochi 2014, Rio de Janeiro 2016 and two Youth Olympic Teams - Singapore 2010 and Innsbruck 2012. 

Appointed March 2012
Term expires February 2019

Ms Nina Murray (CCC Representative)

Nina Murray is the Chair of the Centennial Parklands Community Consultative Committee (CCC), and represents the CCC on the Trust.

Nina is currently a consultant to the Asian Development Bank and previously worked at Macquarie Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She graduated locally from UNSW with a BA in Commerce and is currently completing her MBA. She is married and has two children.

Nina is an avid park user and has run, picnicked, dog walked, watched movies, scootered and cycled in and around Centennial and Moore Parks for more than 20 years. She is particularly interested in the visitor experience to the Park and in the promotion of its place in the life of Sydney. In this way she hopes to help ensure that it continues to evolve, delight and thrive by helping to strengthen its voice in the community.

She enjoys playing an active part of the local community, has been involved in many school events and local groups and is also a Red Cross Emergency Volunteer.

Appointed June 2018
Term expires February 2020

Ms Caroline Gurney

Caroline Gurney is a Managing Director, Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications, Australasia and Deputy Chief Communication Officer, Asia Pacific at UBS. She is a member of the UBS Management Committee and a Director of the UBS Australia Foundation. Prior to joining UBS in 2002, Caroline was Vice President, Director of Corporate Affairs, Asia Pacific for Citibank N.A. Caroline has worked in Singapore, Hong Kong, London and Australia.

Caroline is a member of the Ascham School Council; a director of Our Watch; the Advisory Council and the Dean's Circle, UNSW Medicine; and an ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation.

Appointed 29 June 2017
Term expires 28 June 2019

Mr Brian Long

Mr Long is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia And New Zealand and is a director of Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Brambles Limited. Prior to his retirement in 2010, Mr Long had been a partner of Ernst & Young since 1981. He was the Chairman of both the Ernst & Young Global Advisory Council (worldwide partner governing body) and of the Oceania Area Advisory Council (local partner governing body). He worked with the firm, primarily serving audit clients in many of the firm’s offices including Sydney, Perth, Toronto and Hong Kong with responsibility for major clients of the firm and specialising in significant transactions, initial public offerings and matters relating to governance and risk management. He is a member of Council of the University Of NSW and a director of Cantarella Bros. Pty Ltd.

Appointed 29 June 2017
Term expires 28 June 2019

Mr Nicholas Davie

Nicholas Davie is a well seasoned marketer, advertising executive, strategist and now a big data analyst. After completing his BA in Sociology, Nicholas began his career as a marketer with Unilever and Procter & Gamble. He then followed his love of the creative industry and moved to the famous Mojo advertising agency in 1987 in New York and Chicago. In 1995, Nicholas bought into the original Mojo in Australia/NZ, and over a 17 year period, both he and his partner took the agency back to one of the most highly awarded and respected creative agencies in Australia/NZ. After selling to the large French based advertising agency group, Publicis, Nicholas set up a Big Data Analytics company called Centrifuge360 and Centrifuge Capital. This business applies criminology maths and logic to large business and more recently, the capital markets.

Other than business, Nicholas spent 6 years as a Councillor for the National Museum of Australia in Canberra (NMA) and 12 years ago co-created and still co-chairs with Bob Hawke his much loved children's charity, Bestest.

Appointed 29 June 2017
Term expires 28 June 2019