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There are seven Directors appointed to the Board of Museum and Gallery Services Queensland Limited (trading as Museums & Galleries Queensland – M&G QLD).

Two Sector Directors are appointed by Company Member, Regional Galleries Association of Queensland (RGAQ); two Sector Directors are appointed by Company Member, Museums Australia Queensland (MAQ); and there are three Independent Directors.

There is currently one Independent Director position vacant on the Board.

Jill Brennan - Independent Director

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Jill runs her own marketing consultancy, Harbren Marketing & Communication. She has extensive experience in digital and traditional marketing, having consulted to a range of small to medium sized businesses. Over the years, Jill has come into a diverse range of businesses and, with her years of marketing experience and people management skills, has been able to quickly build trust, implement strategies and drive change. Her key strength is being able to operate within the limitations of a situation – be they budget, systems, time, recources – to provide practical solutions that get results. Jill is an accomplished writer and has had several articles on digital marketing published both online and in print.

Tracy Cooper-Lavery - Sector Director/Chairperson/Company Secretary

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Tracy was appointed as Gallery Director of Gold Coast City Gallery in 2016. She has worked in the regional art museum sector for more than twenty years including positions at Rockhampton Art Gallery and Bendigo Art Gallery.

Tracy has curated numerous exhibitions on Australian and international art and was instrumental in presenting high-profile international exhibitions at Bendigo Art Gallery, including The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947–1957 (Victoria and Albert Museum, London) and Cecil Beaton: Portraits (National Portrait Gallery, London). Her exhibitions at Rockhampton Art Gallery have included Cream: Four decades of Australian art, The Prince|Michael Zavros, Dreaming of Deco: Style in the modern age and the development of Queensland’s richest art prize, The Gold Award.

Tracy holds a Masters in Creative Arts from James Cook University as well as a post-graduate degree in Museum Studies and a Bachelor of Visual Arts.

Tracy was appointed as President of the Regional Galleries Association of Queensland in 2014 and was appointed to the Board of Museums & Galleries Queensland in April 2015.

 

Stephen Cullen - Independent Director

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Stephen is a Lawyer and Consultant at Board Matters Pty Ltd, a governance consultancy assisting boards and other governing bodies of companies and other organisations across Australia.

He is also currently a Board Member of Lutheran Community Care, one of Queensland's largest aged care and disability service providers; and a Member of the Queensland Law society Not-for-Profit sub-committee.

Stephen has over 30 years' experience as a commercial lawyer for an international law firm; and extensive corporate governance and compliance experience as a General Counsel and Company Secretary.

Stephen has a keen interest in history and the arts and a family tradition of museum involvement in regional Queensland.

As a Consultant, Stephen works for a range of government, for-profit and not-for-profit organisations, and believes that the true purpose of corporate governance is to harness a board's energy to drive the creation of stakeholder value, including the delivery of mission and services.

Karina Devine - Sector Director/Deputy Chairperson

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Karina has 20 years’ experience as an artist, art educator and gallery manager. Karina has been employed as the Director of Warwick Art Gallery for eight years.


Her move from secondary school teaching into the gallery sector was facilitated by her involvement as a volunteer on the steering committee that developed the striking Dogwood Crossing @ Miles facility. In 2005 she was appointed Centre Manager of Dogwood Crossing where she supervised the gallery, library, IT centre and interactive social history displays.


Karina has a passion for the arts and a strong commitment to the growth of regional communities embracing the lifestyle of Queensland country towns and striving to achieve equity and sustainability for rural Queensland through the arts.


Karina is artistic director of the fabulous Jumpers and Jazz in July festival which is in its ninth year. This event has evolved and expanded under her direction into a ten-day music and art festival that, at its core, fosters collaborations between the arts sector, tourism, education and business in the community.


Karina is a board member of the Regional Galleries Association of Queensland.

Andrew Moritz - Sector Director

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Andrew is CEO of Transport Heritage NSW based in Sydney. Andrew was the inaugural Director of The Workshops Rail Museum from December 2001 until late 2015, and a member of the Queensland Museum's Executive Management Team.

Andrew led the development and success of all aspects of The Workshops Rail Museum from inception, including winning seven Queensland and two Australian Tourism Awards for Heritage and Cultural Tourism.

Prior to taking up that position, he worked extensively in the museum and built heritage sector in Victoria, holding the position of Director of the National Wool Museum in Geelong from 1997-2001, Project Manager with Museum Victoria from 1995-1997, Executive Director, Museums Australia (Victoria) from 1990-1995, and House Museum Manager, Werribee Park from 1987-1990.

Andrew's work experience is complemented by formal post-graduate qualifications in Museum Studies, Business Administration and Tourism, and in 2010 he completed the prestigious Museum Leadership Program at the Getty Institute in the USA.

John Waldron - Sector Director/Public Officer

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John has over 30 years' experience in the sector as an artist, educator, curator, consultant and manager. For 24 years John worked as an Education Officer and Museum and Gallery Director for government and corporation, managing innovative facilities and cultural programs. John has managed a range of community projects, social history and visual arts exhibitions, some of which have toured the country and presented at regional, state and national venues.

John is Director of Blue Sky View, a company based on the Sunshine Coast that offers curatorial, museum, public art, heritage and creative business services. 

In 2013, John was recognised as a Culture Champion for his service to Queensland arts and culture.

John is President of Museums Australia Queensland (MAQ).

 

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