Pacific Heritage Reference Group

The Pacific Heritage Reference Group’s membership as at October 2023 is as follows:

Convenor: Kerime Danis (email Kerime)
EC Representative: Claire Nunez

Peter Andrew Barrett
Philip Bennett
Marie Gessler
Susan Jackson-Stepowski
Chris Johnston
Agnieshka Kiera
Robyn Riddett
Anita Smith
Michele Summerton
Ian Travers
Candace Bower (Student Associate)
Shola Diop (Invited non-Australia ICOMOS Expert)
(Waskam) Emelda Davis (Invited non-Australia ICOMOS Expert)

Terms of Reference

Download the document: Pacific Heritage RG Terms of Reference_June 2020_FINAL


The members of this reference group each have high level qualifications and/or experience in the cultural heritage of the Pacific region. The purpose of the group is to provide advice as needed to the President and the Executive Committee on any issues that arise. Issues may relate to specific sites as in the case of World Heritage Monitoring Missions, capacity building in relation to cultural heritage conservation in the region, or ‘framework’ issues as in the case of preparing submission on legislation reform. This reference group does not hold regular meetings but is called into action as issues arise.

The terms of this reference group call for all members to be spilled and new Expression of Interests to be called through the Australia ICOMOS E-News every 3 years. Existing members may re-stand for the committee. If you are interested in joining this reference group before the next call for EOI, and you have the requisite experience, please contact the group convenor.