Alan Dodge was the director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia from 1996 to 2007. Prior to joining AGWA he was with the National Gallery of Australia for 21 years. Alan has held many board appointments: he is the current chairman of the Murdoch University Art Board and also sits on the Arts Advisory Committee of the Qantas Foundation. He has been made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to the arts. In 2011, he was made WA Citizen of the Year: Culture, Arts and Entertainment and in 2012 he received an honorary doctorate from Murdoch University. Alan is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Art, Curtin University of Technology, and was made a Fellow by Edith Cowan University in 2007.