The Australia Foundation for Culture and the Humanities has further strengthened its leadership team with the
appointment of Mr Christopher Knoblanche.
Mr Knoblanche is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Arthur Andersen in Australasia.
'This is quite a coup for the Foundation-his expertise will be a great asset in forging stronger links between the
business and cultural sectors,' the Federal Minister for the Arts, Peter McGauran said.
Mr Knoblanche is recognised as one of Australia's leading tax advisers, who works with many multinational
corporations and State and Commonwealth-owned enterprises.
He sits on the Tax, Legal and Business Advisory Leadership Group which determines the strategic direction
for Arthur Andersen's tax and legal practice globally.
'Mr Knoblanche has already worked with the Foundation to help produce The Business Case for Cultural
Investment Guide which shows companies how to plan, develop and evaluate successful partnerships with the
cultural sector, including best practice examples,' Mr McGauran said.
'I am delighted Mr Knoblanche has joined the Foundation and look forward to the contributions he will make
in the future,' he said.
The Australia Foundation for Culture and the Humanities aims to raise the level of private sector resources
available to arts and culture and to encourage and assist business to develop strategic partnerships with the
In addition to The Business Case for Cultural Investment Guide, the Foundation has also recently launched
the Cultural Products Menu, an Internet-based register of arts and cultural projects available for business
sponsorship or donation. It contains the details of more than 120 projects around Australia making it easier for
businesses to find suitable cultural partners-it can be found at www.afch.org.au.