Board Members

Board Members

Current and former Board members and trustees with the Honourable Dr. Brendan Nelson AO

Board of Directors & Foundation Members

The General Douglas MacArthur Brisbane Memorial Foundation Ltd is managed by a Board of Directors and Foundation Members.

Board of Directors

Mr Chris Johnson

Chairman
Chris has been involved with the Museum for over ten years, initially as Honorary Treasurer and more recently as a member of the Board. Chris is a Chartered Accountant and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He retired as a partner in PwC 2011 and has since held a number of board and committee roles.

Colonel Dennis Scanlan

CSM, RFD (Retd)
Dennis joined the MacArthur Foundation as a Director in 2023. Dennis worked in the financial services industry, mainly with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. As an Army Reservist. Dennis was Colonel Commandant, Royal Australian Corps of Transport – Northern Region (QLD). He establish a HQ historical collection precinct and was responsible for the writing of Training for War - The History of Headquarters 1st Division 1914 – 2014. Dennis is the Past President of the United Service Club

Mr John Forsythe

John has been involved with the Museum for 5+ years. He is Brisbane-based and has a focus on Technology. He is a dual citizen of Australia and the United States, and is an avid student of history. John is a graduate of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and has an MBA from the University of NSW (AGSM).

Mr Allan Pidgeon

In 2019, Allan joined the MacArthur Foundation as a Director. Allan is also President of the National Flag Association (Qld), a Trustee of the Lord Mayor's Charitable Trust, and a Director of the Queensland Private Enterprise Centre (allied with Griffith University Business School).

Major John Wright

RFD (Retd)
Major John Wright first became an Executive Officer for the MacArthur Museum in 2013, and then a Managing Director in 2019.

Vacant

Director

Alicia Doherty

Alicia has served on the board of The American Club, Sydney, and was President of the Australian American Association in Canberra. Her father was a US Marine and she served in the US Army as a UH-1H Helicopter Repairer and Aviation Life Support Equipment Specialist.

Professor Charles Sampford

Professor Charles Sampford is the Foundation Dean of Law and Research Professor in Ethics at Griffith University. He brings a deep knowledge of strategic planning, extensive governance work, and grant management to the Board.

Foundation Members

Lt Col John Dwyer

AM, OAM (Retd)
John has been with the Foundation since it was formed in 1998. He took on the task of the first Executive Officer, responsible for the fundraising and building of the Museum until it opened in 2004 when he then moved to a Director’s position. Prior to this he served in the ADF as in Infantry and SAS Officer for 25 years. On leaving the Army he took on various roles such as a Local government Councillor and risk Management consulting. John is the immediate past Foundation Secretary.

Mr Geoffrey Thomas

AO
Geoferry Thomas AO is a major benefactor, trustee and foundation member of MacArthur Museum Brisbane.

Capt Andrew Craig

OAM, RAN (Retd)
Andrew joined the board in 2015 as a Director. He retired as a Director in 2023 and continues to contribute to the Foundation as a Member. Andrew has been Chair, Queensland Advisory Committee for the Commemoration of the Anzac Centenary (2013 -2019), Vice Chair, Queensland Veterans’ Advisory Council (2013-2020) and President of Legacy Brisbane.

Mr Andrew Butcher

Andrew is the founder and Managing Director of Sign Site. He joined the board in 2019 as a Director and was committee chair for the Marketing & Fundraising committee. Andrew retired as a Director in 2023 and continues to contribute to the Foundation as a Member

Foundation Secretary

Mr Stuart Mackay

Foundation Secretary
Stuart joins the Foundation Board as Secretary for the Genral Douglas MacArthur Brisbane Memorial Foundation Ltd. Stuart is a volunteer at the MacArthur Museum Brisbane having joined as a volunteer in 2016. Stuart is an ex serving Army Officer and now consults as a Microsoft Trainer for a number of clients in the Brisbane regional area. Stuart was made a member of the Board in 2023.

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