Alison Wright Assistant Director, Engagement and Development, National Gallery of Australia
Alison Wright is an instigator of creative change within organisations and major institutions. Her portfolio oversees the NGA’s marketing, communications, digital engagement, membership, development, fundraising and ICT activities to strategically place the NGA at the cultural forefront. Alison believes a content-first attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit can drive success in major museums.
The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra holds more than 160,000 works of art valued at approximately $6 billion. The NGA welcomes 865,000 people through its doors each year, growing with Canberra’s changing city.
Alison has traversed diverse sectors in her 20-year career including Director of Communications Asia Pacific (Visteon Corporation) based in China. She was also General Manager Marketing and Communication at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne and Manager Partner of a successful agency in Shanghai servicing a range of multi-national clients. She commenced her career as a journalist, working primarily for ABC TV News and Current Affairs following her studies in fine art.