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

2002 – current Ms Margaret A Kirby – Chairman
2020 – current Mrs Virginia A McClelland – Vice Chairman
2012 – current Mr James R Kirby
1996 – current Ms Helen J Kirby
2019 – current Mr James T Hodgkinson OAM
2011 – current Emeritus Professor Ross Milbourne AO
1995 – current Emeritus Professor Christine E Deer AM
1991 – current Mr David W Smithers AM
2004 – 2020 Mr Michael J Kirby
1981 – 2018 Dr Brian W Scott AO
1973 – 2010 Emeritus Professor Sir Rupert Myers KBE AO FTSE FAA
1971 – 1975 The Hon. Sir Kevin Ellis, KBE
1967 – 2012 Mr Raymond J Kirby AO – (Chairman 2002-2012)
1967 – 2002 Mr Kevin J Kirby AO (Chairman 1971 – 2002)
1967 – 1995 Sir Frederick Deer, CMG
1967 – 1991 Sir John Bates, CBE
1967 – 1981 Sir Walter Scott, CMG
1967 – 1973 The Hon. Sir Leslie Herron, KBE, CMG, KStJ
1967 – 1971 Sir James N Kirby, CBE (Chairman 1967 – 1971)