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Australia ICOMOS Inc


Monday, 18 April 2016


Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney

Registration closes on:

Monday, 18 April 2016 at 1:30 PM - (GMT+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Australia ICOMOS, in association with the Sydney Opera House
and the Heritage Council of NSW are pleased to host the

2016 Jim Kerr Address
to be held at 5pm, 18 April 2016

The 2016 guest speaker is the cultural media expert and philanthropist Joe Skrynski AO. Joe's talk is titled: From Griffin to Utzon and From “The Man from Snowy River” to “Go Back To Where You Came From”.

The event will take place in the Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House. There will be an optional short tour of the Sydney Opera House at 3.00pm - meet at the Sydney Opera House Stage Door. Please note that places for this tour are limited.


* 3.00 - 5.00pm: (Optional) tour of Sydney Opera House (meet at SOH Stage Door)
* 5.00 - 5.45pm: Refreshments & Networking
* 6.00 - 7.30pm: Jim Kerr Address

COST (including refreshments)

* Australia ICOMOS / National Trust members: $40
* Non-members: $45
* Full-time students, unemployed & individuals under 35yrs: NOW $25

Download the 2016 Jim Kerr Address invitation.

Speaker Biography  

Mr Joseph Skrzynski AO studied economics and student arrest at Sydney University and graduated in 1970.  He then embarked on a career in finance leading to establishing Australia’s first private equity and venture capital fund with co-founder Bill Ferris in 1987, where he is Co-Chairman today.

He has had an extensive involvement outside of his business career.

He has served on the boards of Aboriginal Arts and Crafts, the Sydney Dance Company,  Belvoir Street Theatre, the Major Organisations Board of the Australia Council, The Australian Film Commission and Film Australia and as well as Chairing the Broadcast Council of Australia, and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS).  He has served on the Senate of the University of Sydney, and the chaired the National Capital Planning Authority and the Sydney Opera House Trust.  

He is currently a board member of The Conversation, The United States Studies Centre, The Australian Committee for Human Rights Watch and Philanthropy Australia.