Tom Mosby (Torres Strait Islander) is Chief Executive Officer of the Koorie Heritage Trust, Melbourne. Beginning his career as an art conservator with the Art Gallery of Western Australia and later with the National Gallery of Victoria, in 1998 Tom curated the highly-acclaimed Ilan Pasin (this is our way), Australia’s first major survey of Torres Strait Islander art.
Practising as a lawyer for 10 years, including Senior Associate roles in Melbourne and Brisbane, Tom returned to the cultural sector in 2009 as Executive Manager, Indigenous Research and Projects, with the State Library of Queensland. At the State Library, Tom was instrumental in developing The Torres Strait Project, a cross art-form collaboration between Queensland’s key cultural agencies. Tom currently sits on the Boards of Directors of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair and the Public Galleries Association of Victoria.