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Board

Nicholas Moore (Chair)

Nicholas Moore

Mr Moore is a former Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Group Limited. He retired after 33 years at Macquarie, and 10 years as CEO from 2008 - 2018.

Mr Moore has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from UNSW. He was admitted as a solicitor and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. In 2017, Nicholas was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business from UNSW.

 He is Chair of Screen Australia, The Centre for Independent Studies, The Smith Family, Willow Technology Corporation, the National Catholic Education Commission, a member (and former Chair) of the UNSW Business School Advisory Council, a non-executive director of QBiotics Group, a member of the Council of the National Gallery of Australia, and part-time Chair to the Markets Taskforce Expert Advisory Panel, and the Financial Regulator Assessment Authority within the Department of the Treasury.

Mr Moore was previously Chairman of the PCYC NSW from 2002 – 2015, and the Sydney Opera House Trust from 2015 – 2020.

Mr Moore’s third term expires 30 March 2024.

Megan Brownlow (Deputy chair)

Ms Brownlow has over 25 years’ experience in media, marketing and managing digital disruption, ranging from assessing new business models to facilitating strategy development sessions for boards and senior management. Until April 2019 Ms Brownlow was a partner with PwC and the National Leader of the Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) Industry. In her practice she performed strategy, due diligence, forecasting, and market analysis work for clients. She left in 2019 to live in country NSW and focus more time on her board career.  

As well as being Deputy Chair of Screen Australia, Ms Brownlow is Deputy Chair of the Media Federation of Australia, Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Small and Regional Publishers’ Innovation Fund and is on the Advisory Board for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UTS. 

Ms Brownlow is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), holds an MBA from The Australian Graduate School of Management, a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the Australian National University and a Leadership Talent Pool Certificate from INSEAD Singapore.

Ms Brownlow’s third term expires 21 April 2024​.

Michael Hawkins AM

Mr Hawkins AM is a management consultant practising in the fields of negotiation and facilitation.

He is the Executive Director of the National Association of Cinema Operators – Australasia and the Australian International Movie Convention, a Director of Creative Content Australia Ltd and Screen Australia. He is also the Chair of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

He is a Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. He is also the Secretary (and Past President) of The Brisbane Club. He is a member of Advisory Boards including HLB Mann Judd Chessboard and two prominent Australian’s Family Offices. He serves on the Foundation of the Queensland State Library and Governing Board of the Queensland Business Leader’s Hall of Fame. He was formerly CEO of Australian Multiplex Cinemas Ltd and Deputy Chair of Screen Queensland.

He is a lawyer by qualification and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He serves as the Honorary Consul to Sweden in Queensland.

Mr Hawkins' second term expires 23 August 2022.

Claudia Karvan

Ms Karvan is an acclaimed actor, producer and director. Her acting feature film credits include Daybreakers, Gillian Armstrong's High Tide, Phillip Noyce's Echoes of ParadiseThe Heartbreak KidPaperback Hero and Dating the Enemy. Ms Karvan has starred in many Australian television series and mini-series including the Jack Irish series, Puberty BluesThe Secret Life of Us, The Time of Our Lives, My Brother Jack, Small Claims, the award-winning drama series Love My Way, for which she was creator and producer, and Spirited on which she was a producer/creator. As well as co- producing Spirited and Love My Way, Ms Karvan also made her directorial debut on The Secret Life of Us.

Ms Karvan has just finished producing three successful series of Doctor Doctor for Channel Nine. She is developing further TV projects and performing lead roles in feature films due for release in late 2019.

Ms Karvan's third term expires 23 August 2022.

RIchard King

Based in Victoria, Mr King is a corporate communications and public policy professional. As Managing Partner of GRACosway Melbourne, a public affairs and financial and corporate communications consulting firm, Mr King brings over 20 years of experience in government, media and markets. Mr King’s strong understanding of corporate governance and the political environment is drawn from his in–house experience at NAB, advisory roles for Australian and international blue-chip companies, industry groups, not-for-profit organisations and government agencies. Mr King has also held a number of senior advisory roles to government in the Treasury portfolios, and has specific expertise in communications, tax policy, fiscal policy and federal–state relations. Mr King is also Chairperson of the community based NGO, Refugee Migrant Children Centre (RMCC).

Mr King's second term expires 23 August 2022.

Helen Leake AM

Ms Leake AM is one of Australia's most respected producers. As founder and owner of Dancing Road Productions and Duo Art Productions, her feature credits include Heaven’s Burning starring Russell Crowe, Black and White starring Robert Carlyle, Swerve starring Jason Clarke and Wolf Creek 2.  Her films have been selected for over 30 international Film Festivals, including Venice, Toronto, London, Karlovy Vary, Busan and Beijing. Ms Leake’s most recent feature has just completed shooting in South Australia. Ms Leake was CEO of the South Australian Film Corporation from 2004 to 2007. She also served on the Board of AusFilm and was Chair of the Board of the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC). Ms Leake holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Psychology from Flinders University. Before entering the film industry Ms Leake worked in Australia and the United Kingdom for International Computers Ltd and also ran her own computing consultancy firm. 

In 2020 Ms Leake was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours for significant service to film and professional organisations.

Ms Leake’s first term expires 26 June 2024.

DEBORAH MAILMAN AM

The multi award-winning Ms Mailman AM is one of Australia’s most highly respected actors on stage and screen. Her feature credits include RadianceRabbit Proof Fence and the internationally acclaimed The Sapphires. On television Ms Mailman has created some of Australia’s most enduring characters including her award-winning portrayals in Mystery RoadRedfern NowMabo and The Secret Life of Us as well as voicing Big Cuz in the award-winning animation Little J & Big Cuz.

In 2017, Ms Mailman received the Order of Australia Medal for Services to the Arts and as a role model for Indigenous performers. She is currently a Trustee of the Sydney Opera House.

Ms Mailman’s first term expires 11 March 2022. 

Joanna Werner

Ms Werner has over 20 years’ experience in the film and television industry as a Producer and Executive Producer across primetime drama, feature films and children’s drama.  Her work has been defined by consistent acclaim, with multiple AACTA awards, Logies and three Emmy Nominations. She has amassed production credits on an array of internationally acclaimed work – most recently the Netflix Original series Clickbait and Riot for the ABC, as well as Secret City for Foxtel and the multi Emmy-nominated children’s series Ready For This and Dance Academy.

Ms Werner has also taken a leading role in the industry itself, as a Board member of Screen Australia and Chair of Screen Australia’s Gender Matters Taskforce.

Ms Werner’s second term expires 13 March 2023.

AUDIT COMMITTEE

The Screen Australia Audit Committee was established in accordance with Section 45 of the PGPA Act, to assist the Board in the discharge of its responsibilities. Members of the Audit Committee are  Richard King (Chair), Megan Brownlow, Claudia Karvan and Michael Hawkins. The Audit Committee provides a forum for communication between the full Board, senior management and Screen Australia’s internal and external auditors. Pursuant to the Charter of the Audit Committee, the Committee must satisfy itself that the internal management and accounting controls are operating effectively, review the risk management strategy, consider external audit reports, and monitor management’s implementation of recommendations and regulatory compliance. View the Screen Australia Audit Committee Charter.