Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta International Design Competition


Naomi Milgrom AO

Naomi Milgrom AO

Jury Chair
Entrepreneur and Collector

Naomi Milgrom AO is an Australian business leader and philanthropist, internationally recognised for initiating and supporting cultural innovation and artistic excellence. With a focus on bold projects that engage communities and generate social, economic and environmental value, she is known for leading successful collaborations with government, business and not-for-profit partners.

Ms Milgrom has an acclaimed track record for bringing future-minded architecture and design to the community. She has collaborated with some of the world’s leading architects and urban thinkers through her MPavilion program, regarded as Australia’s principal architecture commission, and the Living Cities Forum, an annual gathering of leading global architects and design innovators. Through these initiatives, she has teamed with renowned architects such as Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten, Amanda Levete, Bijoy Jain, Ryue Nishizawa, Sean Godsell and Carme Pinós.

Numerous board positions and awards recognise Ms Milgrom’s achievements as a leader and contributor to civil society, including three Honorary Doctorates and the Australian Institute of Architects’ President’s Award. In 2010 she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia. She was the commissioner of the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale 2017.

Photo: Stephen Chee