Julian Donaldson is the chief executive of the National Trust of Australia (WA). Prior to this, he was the chief executive of the Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF). During his tenure with PIAF, the festival grew its audience, artistic influence, reputation, community reach, and won substantial increases in sponsorship and funding. It was also during that time that he witnessed a richly textured festival. A highlight for the community was his leadership in winning funding to achieve the long held ambition to bring Royal Deluxe’s The Giants to Perth in 2015. Mr Donaldson has broad experience in governance and management in both the cultural and commercial sectors.