Antonia Syme is the Director of the Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) in Melbourne. She has worked for many years in the arts and cultural sector as a director, consultant, conservator and curator. She is Director of Syme Dodson Consulting and was Director of Artbank for over 10 years. Her experience has spanned both the private and public sector, in Australian cultural institutions and as Co-Director of the Syme Dodson Gallery in Sydney. Antonia was the Chair of Craft Australia from 2009 to 2011 and was on the Board from 2007. Board and committee memberships include the NSW National Trust's Museums and Collections Committee, the Federal Government's Taxation Incentives for the Arts Committee, the Heritage Council (NSW) Maritime Archaeological Advisory Panel, the Sydney College of the Arts Board and the Camden Park Preservation Committee.