HERITAGE Asia – Pacific (heritAP)

A Network of Heritage Practitioners supported by WHITRAP Shanghai

Prof. Richard Mackay MACKAY
Country: Australia

Heritage impact assessment, Tourism Management, World Heritage


Mackay Strategic Pty Ltd


Director of Possibilities

Professional/Research Area(s):

Cultural heritage, colonial archaeology, World Heritage, Mass tourism

Short Resume:

Prof Richard Mackay, AM is the founder and ‘Director of Possibilities’ at Mackay Strategic. Richard has worked in cultural heritage management for more than 30 years. He was a founding Partner of GML Heritage Pty Ltd, one of Australia’s most effective and successful heritage consulting practices. Richard was an ICOMOS cultural advisor at recent Sessions of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee and is the immediate past Chair of the Australian World Heritage Advisory Committee and the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area Advisory Committee. He was responsible for the ‘Heritage’ theme of the 2016 Commonwealth State of the Environment report and was a member of the Australian State of the Environment 2011 Committee. Richard is also a member of the National Executive Committee of Australia ICOMOS and Convenor of the ICOMOS general Assembly which will be hosted in Sydney on October 2020.