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Samantha Meers

Executive Deputy Chairman, Nelson Meers Group
Co-Founder and Trustee, Nelson Meers Foundation
Deputy Chairman, Creative Partnerships Australia
Chairman, Belvoir St Theatre
Chairman, Documentary Australia Foundation
Trustee, Art Gallery of NSW
Non Executive Director, State Library of NSW Foundation
Non Executive Director, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
Member, Vice-Chancellor's Campaign Board, University of Sydney
Member, Advisory Council, Centre for Social Impact (University of NSW)

Current Positions

Executive Deputy Chairman, Nelson Meers Group
Co-Founder and Trustee, Nelson Meers Foundation
Deputy Chairman, Creative Partnerships Australia
Chairman, Belvoir St Theatre
Chairman, Documentary Australia Foundation
Trustee, Art Gallery of NSW
Non Executive Director, State Library of NSW Foundation
Non Executive Director, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
Member, Vice-Chancellor's Campaign Board, University of Sydney
Member, Advisory Council, Centre for Social Impact (University of NSW)

Previous Positions

Non Executive Director, The Climate Institute
Non Executive Director, Beyond Empathy
Council Member, Vice President, Philanthropy Australia
Non Executive Director, Australian Women Donors Network
Non Executive Director, Belvoir Theatre Company
Non Executive Director, Power Institute for Art and Visual Culture (University of Sydney)
Non Executive Director, ASTRA (Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association)
Member, Sydney Women’s Fund Advisory Council

Ms Samantha Meers (BA LLB M Litt FAICD) is executive deputy chairman of property and investment group the Nelson Meers Group, and co-founder and trustee of the Nelson Meers Foundation. Her current board appointments include chairman of Belvoir St Theatre; chairman of Documentary Australia; deputy chairman of the Federal Government’s Creative Partnerships Australia; a trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW and a director of the State Library of NSW Foundation.

Ms Meers also sits on advisory boards for the University of Sydney and the Centre for Social Impact at the University of NSW. Ms Meers began her career as a commercial lawyer with Mallesons Stephen Jacques (now King and Wood Mallesons), and her executive career included senior management roles in the media sector.

Ms Meers is a member of Chief Executive Women and a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


is Executive Deputy Chairman of property and investment group, the Nelson Meers Group, and Co-founder and Trustee of the Nelson Meers Foundation.

Ms Meers also holds a range of board appointments, including as Deputy Chairman of the Federal Government’s Creative Partnerships Australia, Chair of Documentary Australia, a Director of the State Library of NSW Foundation and the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, and a member of the Vice Chancellor’s Campaign Board at the University of Sydney. Ms Meers is also a Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW, where she chairs both the Audit and Risk Committee and the Public Engagement Committee.

Ms Meers began her career as a commercial lawyer with Mallesons Stephen Jacques (now King and Wood Mallesons), and her executive career included senior management roles in the media sector. Ms Meers is a member of Chief Executive Women and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Areas of Expertise

Business Environmental Issues, Governance, Legal, Media, Social and Environmental Responsibility, Women in Business
Not for Profit Art and Culture, Community Engagement, Environment, Conservation and Heritage, Funding Strategies, Governance, Women

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