Carrillo Gantner

Mr Carrillo Gantner

  • Post Nominals: FAHA, AC
  • Fellow Type: Honorary Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2008


Carrillo Gantner is the Chairman of the Sidney Myer Foundation. He is an actor and director. He was co-founder of the Playbox Theatre and is currently President of the Victorian Arts Centre Trust. He has had a long career of activism and philanthropy in the Australian arts sector including the promotion of Australia-Asia cultural exchange.

He worked in Japan and Korea as an actor and, in the 1980s, he was the Cultural Counsellor to the Australian Embassy in Beijing. He has served on the Federation for Asian Cultural Promotion, the Australian-China Council and was Chairman of the Asialink Centre for the University of Melbourne for 15 years.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.