Gerard Vaughan announces retirement from NGV in July 2012

Press Release from the NGV reads:

Gerard Vaughan, photo via NGV website

After thirteen years as Director National Gallery of Victoria, Dr Gerard Vaughan today announced he would retire from his role as Director in July 2012. Dr Vaughan was originally appointed Director of the NGV in 1999.

Dr Vaughan said today that he believed the time was right to retire from his role:

“In any field of endeavor knowing when to leave a role is crucial. I believe this is the right time to bow out.

“I am very proud of our achievements over the past 12 years, and am confident the NGV is in good shape for the future. It has been a great privilege and pleasure to serve Victoria in the role of NGV Director.

“In 2011 NGV celebrated its 150th anniversary, a very significant milestone in the life of this great gallery. During this year thousands of Victorians have celebrated with us, with activities for all in the community. It was always my intention to complete this marvellous milestone and then look to my own future.”

More on the NGV website here.