Professor Emeritus Andrea Hull AO has had a distinguished career in the arts, cultural policy, and arts education in Chief Executive and Board advisory roles in Federal and state government, and in education. She retired in 2009 as the Director/CEO of the Victorian College of the Arts, after 14 years. She was the Chief Executive of the WA Department for the Arts, and credited with advocating for the arts to be on the social and economic agenda, which liberated millions of dollars for artists. Prior to this, over an 11 year period she held the Australia Council positions of Director of the Community Arts Board, the founding Director of the Policy and Planning Division, and the founding Director of the Strategic Development Division.
Currently she has her own consultancy practice, and is an executive coach. She is the Chair of the Melbourne Recital Centre; recent Chair of Melbourne Forum and recent Chair of the ABC Advisory Council. She is a Board member of the Florey Neuroscience Institute and of the Melbourne Prize. She is a recent Deputy Chair of the National Museum of Australia, Deputy Chair ofBreast Cancer Network of Australia, anda member of the Expert Advisory Panel to Lirrwi Cultural Tourism, East Arnhemland. She is a former member of the Boards of the National Gallery of Victoria, The Abbotsford Convent Foundation and the Melbourne Theatre Company. She has served on a wide variety of Federal and State Boards covering cultural, health promotion, cultural and public diplomacy, urban renewal and design, tourism, and innovation agendas. She has advised the governments of New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, SouthAfrica, Shanghai and Korea on cultural policy matters. She has a BA Dip Ed (University of Syd) and an MBA (MBS, University of Melb) , with executive education at AGSM and Harvard. She is a fellow of the Aust Institute for Company Directors. In 2003 she was awarded an Order of Australia for services to the arts, arts education and cultural policy, and in 2004 the Melbourne Achiever Award for Creativity and Innovation. She has an Honorary Doctorate in the Visual and performing Arts (University of Melbourne).