Arts Global

10 June 2014

Heather de Haes OAM

Medal of the Order of Australia (General Division)

Ms Heather Jane DE HAES, Montreux, Switzerland

For service to performing arts, particularly through facilitating international study and performance opportunities.

International Director and Chairman, Australian Music Foundation (UK), since 2007; Chair of Trustees, since 2004. Established the Australian Music Foundation (USA), in 2011.

The Australian Music Foundation (AMF) is a charitable organisation that promotes and celebrates Australian musical life on a world stage. It offers scholarships to applicants who wish to pursue their music education overseas, as well as performing opportunities, career advice and professional mentoring. The chance to study in the elite cultural and educational centres around the globe such as London, Paris, Vienna, New York and Shanghai, helps best equip gifted musicians to be able to contribute back to Australia as future performers, composers, cultural leaders, and educators. The AMF also provides cultural services and advice to the Australian High Commission in London for a range of major events. It works closely with the Ambassador in Washington DC and the Consulate in New York City.

Founder, Arts Global Foundation, 1999.

Member, Board of Governors, Aiglon College, Switzerland, since 2007.

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