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Board of Directors

The M&G QLD Board of Directors are responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and governance of the organisation, and contribute a broad range of experience and expertise to the Company and to the wider sector.

About the Board

M&G QLD is governed by a Board of seven Directors – four sector appointed Directors and three independent Directors.

  • Two Sector Directors are appointed by Company Member, Public Galleries Queensland (PGQ);
  • Two Sector Directors are appointed by Company Member, AMaGA Queensland;
  • There are three Independent Directors.

There are currently two Independent Director positions vacant on the Board.

A headshot of M&G QLD Board member Emma Bain

Emma Bain

Sector Director / Public Officer

Emma Bain was appointed as a Sector Director to the M&G QLD Board in October 2017. Emma is the Director Exhibitions and Creative Services, Queensland Museum Network, and has been working in local and state government arts and cultural roles for over 21 years. In her role, Emma leads the development and delivery of Queensland Museum Network’s Exhibitions and Creative Services strategy. 

Commencing her career at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG), Emma is passionate about the development of cultural spaces and accessible programs that share stories and enrich people’s lives. She has a particular interest in programming, audience development and best practice. Formerly Director, Redland Art Gallery, Emma has also managed cultural development, public art and grant programs, and built expansive networks in the arts, culture and creative sector both nationally and locally. She also contributes to the sector through her role as President of the Australian Museums and Galleries Association Queensland Executive Committee; a member of the Public Galleries Queensland Directors Forum; a Regional Arts Service Network South West projects partner; and an Associate of the Design Institute of Australia.

A headshot of M&G QLD Board member Karina Devine

Karina Devine

Sector Director / Chairperson

Karina Devine 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 fifteenth 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.

A headshot of M&G QLD board member Celestine Doyle

Celestine Doyle

Independent Director

Celestine Doyle has more than 30 years’ experience in development, fundraising, marketing, communications, and senior leadership roles across the arts and creative sectors, including with Metro Arts, Brisbane Powerhouse, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and as a consultant.

A headshot of M&G QLD board member Andrew Moritz

Andrew Moritz

Sector Director / Deputy Chairperson

Andrew Moritz is CEO of Transport Heritage NSW | Australia based in Sydney, NSW. Transport Heritage NSW operates the NSW Rail Museum, Thirlmere, and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum in the Blue Mountains, operates heritage train services, including the iconic steam locomotive 3801, on the NSW main line network and supports a network of community museums throughout NSW with a focus on transport.  

Prior to his current role, Andrew has worked extensively in the museum and built heritage sector in Queensland and Victoria including 15 years as the Director of The Workshops Rail Museum, and a member of the Queensland Museum’s Executive Management Team from 2001 to 2015; 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 has worked in the arts and cultural sector for over 15 years. She was appointed to the role of Gallery Director of Artspace Mackay in 2012, which she considered a great privilege and honour. She worked hard to strategically grow and develop the gallery’s exhibitions and public programs, its collection, and significant public art commissions for the city of Mackay. As a curator she brought to the role a reputation for rethinking ways to develop collections and make them more accessible, as well as delivering innovative exhibitions. During the five years that she was Gallery Director, Anna grew visitation, attracted new sponsorship and grant funding opportunities, and established partnerships with other regional and major galleries such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, NSW. This allowed the gallery to expand its vision to connect with community in engaging and meaningful ways.

Now based in Brisbane and working at the State Library of Queensland, Anna brings a wealth of curatorial and leadership experience to her role working with the extraordinary heritage and art collections. This role enables Anna to continue working with regional and remote communities to bring their stories to wider audiences through her work on the massive federally-funded Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience touring exhibition, as well as curating all content for the newly refurbished Memorial Galleries at Anzac Square in the heart of Brisbane. Anna has curated many exhibitions at State Library and remains passionate about telling the stories of ordinary and extraordinary people and places using a wide variety of media.

Anna is committed to the idea that art and culture can change lives, while acknowledging that the sector faces ongoing challenges. She continues to support the incredible work of her colleagues across the sector by remaining on the Management Committee of Public Galleries Queensland, a membership body established by the Local Government Association of Queensland over 25 years ago to support, advise and advocate for public galleries across the state. Anna currently holds the position of Vice President.

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