- EMMA BAIN – SECTOR DIRECTOR
- STEPHEN CULLEN – INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR / PUBLIC OFFICER
- KARINA DEVINE – SECTOR DIRECTOR / CHAIRPERSON
- ANDREW MORITZ – SECTOR DIRECTOR
- ANNA THURGOOD – SECTOR DIRECTOR
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, Public Galleries Queensland (PGQ);
– Two Sector Directors are appointed by Company Member, Museums Galleries Australia Queensland (MGAQ);
– There are three Independent Directors.
There is currently two Independent Director positions vacant on the Board.
EMMA BAIN – SECTOR DIRECTOR
Emma Bain is Director at Redland Art Gallery and has been working in the visual arts for over seventeen years. Emma was appointed as a Sector Director to the M&G QLD Board in October 2017.
She was recently appointed as President of the Museums Galleries Australia (Queensland) Executive Committee, and is also a member of the Public Galleries Queensland Directors Forum; South East Queensland Cultural Workers Network; an Associate of the Design Institute of Australia; and holds Museums Galleries Australia, Public Galleries Queensland and NAVA organisational memberships through Redland Art Gallery
Commencing her career at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG), Emma is passionate about public galleries and their development, with a particular interest in programming, audience development and best practice. She studied at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, where she majored in design and holds an honours degree directly relating to her work at QAG. Awarded a Griffith Award for Academic Excellence, Emma also holds arts administration qualifications, and she was a successful recipient of Museums & Galleries Queensland’s Mentorship Program in 2011, undertaking her mentorship at the National Gallery of Australia.
In her role at Redland Art Gallery, Emma manages and leads the development of a demanding exhibition and public programs schedule and has curated a number of successful solo, group and children's exhibitions by emerging, local and established Australian artists. Under Emma’s management, Redland Art Gallery has won a number of Cultural Tourism Awards and continued to progress as a public art gallery of high regard.
Image: Detail of artwork from Claudia Moodoonuthi’s Ruby and Hunter exhibition at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland (2 July – 13 August 2017).
STEPHEN CULLEN – INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR / PUBLIC OFFICER
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 / CHAIRPERSON
Karina has over 20 years’ experience as an artist, art educator and gallery manager. Karina has been employed as the Director of Warwick Art Gallery since 2006.
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 Public Galleries Queensland.
ANDREW MORITZ – SECTOR DIRECTOR
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.
ANNA THURGOOD – SECTOR DIRECTOR
Anna Thurgood is employed as Engagement Officer, Queensland Memory at the State Library of Queensland.
She is President of Public Galleries Queensland.