The Board and Staff

It was Sir James’ intent that the board consist of public figures in certain categories to ensure the money was well distributed. These directors would sit alongside Kirby Family members. Detailed below are the Directors who the Kirby family are very grateful to for their support, wisdom and guidance over many years:

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The Board of Directors – both past and present

1996 – currentMs Helen J Kirby – Chair
2012 – currentMr James R Kirby – Vice Chairman
2002 – currentMs Margaret A Kirby
2004 – currentMr Michael J Kirby
2011 – currentEmeritus Professor Ross Milbourne AO
1995 – currentEmeritus Professor Christine E Deer AM
1991 – currentMr David W Smithers AM
1986 – 1996Mr Ron J McCall
1981 – currentDr Brian W Scott AO
1973 – 2010Emeritus Professor Sir Rupert Myers KBE AO FTSE FAA
1971 – 1975The Hon. Sir Kevin Ellis, KBE
1967 – 2012Mr Raymond J Kirby AO – (Chairman 2002-2012)
1967 – 2002Mr Kevin J Kirby AO (Chairman 1971 – 2002)
1967 – 1995Sir Frederick Deer, CMG
1967 – 1991Sir John Bates, CBE
1967 – 1981 Sir Walter Scott, CMG
1967 – 1973The Hon. Sir Leslie Herron, KBE, CMG, KStJ
1967 – 1971Sir James N Kirby, CBE (Chairman 1967 – 1971)