On 2nd September 1991, the Rona Tranby Trust was launched at a public ceremony held at Tranby Aboriginal College in the presence of the Minister assisting the Premier on Aboriginal and Ethnic Affairs, Paul Zammit. The three initial Trustees were Kevin Tory (Tranby), Margaret Gutman (NSWJBD) and Roland Gridiger (Executors).

Trustees of the Rona Tranby Trust

Dr Belinda Russon (Chair)
Executive Director, Tranby Aboriginal College

Jennifer Symonds
Representative, NSW Jewish Board of Deputies

Roland Gridiger
Representative, Trustees of the Estate of  Thomas Rona

Trustees of the Estate of Thomas Rona

  • Robert Hood
  • Rabbi Brian Fox

Tranby Aboriginal College

Tranby Aboriginal College is Australia's oldest, independent indigenous education provider and is a function of the Co-operative for Aborigines Limited. The College is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1958 and provides various educational, training and social action services for the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student communities.

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies is the official elected representative body of the Jewish Community in New South Wales, representing 61 cultural, educational, welfare and religious organisations.


Rosenfeld, Kant & Co

Financial Advisor

Robert Lipman & associates

Legal Advisors

Gridger Lawyers

Tax Deductibility and Charitable Status

Rona Tranby Award & Collection is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient by the Australian Tax Office (Subdivision 20-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, Item 1 Section 30-15; in Subdivision 30-B; Item 12.1.1 public fund on the register of cultural organisations). Endorsement date: 1 July 2000.

Management and Administration

Music & Opera Singers Trust Limited (MOST®) provides management and administrative services for the Rona Tranby Trust and the Rona Tranby Award & Collection.

write to us

Rona Tranby
Award & Collection

Level 4
Culwulla Chambers
67 Castlereagh St
Sydney NSW 2000