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Parramatta Park Board Appointments

Published: 3 July 2017 at 12:00 am

Western Sydney Wanderers’ Founding Executive Chairman Lyall Gorman and Co-Founder, and Principal of Buildcorp Josephine Sukkar AM have been appointed to the Parramatta Park Trust for four-year terms, Environment and Heritage Minister Gabrielle Upton announced today.

Parramatta Park, established in 1857, is one of 11 sites that form the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The 85-hectare site includes the oldest remaining public building in Australia, Old Government House.

Mr Gorman, current Cronulla Sharks Chief Executive and previous Head of the A-League and Executive Chairman of the Central Coast Mariners, has extensive experience in public and private sector senior management. He has also been appointed as the Trust’s Chairperson 

“Mr Gorman is recognised for his success in sporting management and leadership. His experience will help the Trust plan for the future and continue to promote the Park’s educational and recreational value and its cultural heritage,” Ms Upton said.

The Trust was established in 2001 to maintain and improve the Park, encourage the use and enjoyment of the land and ensure its natural and cultural heritage are protected.

Along with jointly managing Australian owned construction business Buildcorp for more than 27 years, Mrs Sukkar has extensive governance and leadership experience across a range of other industries including finance, sport, the arts, medical research and social services.

“Mrs Sukkar will bring a diverse mix of experience and knowledge to the Trust and I look forward to the contribution she will make to the preservation and promotion of the Park,” Ms Upton said.

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