Carrillo Gantner is a highly respected Victorian Cultural leader and philanthropist.
In 2001, Carrillo Gantner was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for his services to the performing arts, arts administration, and cultural exchanges between Australia and Asia.
In 2003, he received the inaugural Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Cultural Leader of the year Award.
Carrillo Gantner through his involvement with the Arts, especially through his connection with the Myer family and the Myer trust has been able to make a real difference in the Arts in Victoria.
His most well known achievement lies in the area of founding theatres and theatre companies.
He founded the Playhouse Theatre in the 1970’s and more recently was the driving force for the Malthouse Theatre complex.
Carrillo has been a Melbourne City councillor and has worked for the Australian Foreign Affairs Department as a cultural attaché.
A tireless advocate and patron of the Arts, Carrillo has created a rich cultural heritage which will endure for generations to come.