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WHO WE ARE
Board

Nicholas Moore (Chair)

Nicholas Moore

Nicholas Moore is a former Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Group Limited. He retired in 2018 after 32 years at Macquarie, including 10 years as CEO.

Nicholas has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of NSW (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, Aldus Group, and the Financial Regulator Assessment Authority and Markets Taskforce Expert Advisory Panel (both within the Commonwealth Treasury). He is a member, and former Chair, of the UNSW Business School Advisory Council and a non-executive director of QBiotics Group.

In November 2022, Nicholas was appointed Special Envoy for Southeast Asia for the Commonwealth Government.

Nicholas was previously Chair of the Sydney Opera House Trust, PCYC NSW, and has held directorships at Sydney Airport and Hills Motorway.

Nicholas Moore’s third term expires 30 March 2024.

Megan Brownlow (Deputy chair)

Megan 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, Megan 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. 

Megan 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.

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

Helen Leake AM

Helen Leake 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, Black and White, Swerve and Wolf Creek 2. Her films have been selected for over 30 international film festivals, including Venice, Toronto, London, Karlovy Vary, Busan and Beijing. Helen 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). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Psychology from Flinders University. Before entering the film industry she worked in Australia and the United Kingdom for International Computers Ltd and also ran her own computing consultancy firm. In 2020 Helen was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day Honours for significant service to film and professional organisations. In 2022 she was appointed to the industry Advisory Board for the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University. 

Helen Leake’s first term expires 26 June 2024.

DEBORAH MAILMAN AM

The multi award-winning Deborah 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 Deborah has created some of Australia’s most enduring characters including her award winning portrayals in Total Control, Mystery RoadRedfern NowMabo and The Secret Life Of Us as well as voicing Big Cuz in the award winning animation Little J and Big Cuz.   In 2017 Deborah 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.

Deborah Mailman’s second term expires 5 April 2025. 

Joanna Werner

Joanna Werner is a creative Producer and Executive Producer for film and television, and is Director of Werner Film Productions. Joanna’s work has been defined by consistent acclaim, with multiple AACTA awards and Logies, and three Emmy nominations. Joanna has amassed production credits on an array of internationally acclaimed work – most recently on Surviving Summer and Clickbait for Netflix along with The Newsreader for the ABC.

Other credits include Riot for the ABC, Secret City for Foxtel, Ready For This for ABC ME as well as the two-time Emmy-nominated Dance Academy. Upcoming releases include Crazy Fun Park, a teen horror comedy for ABC ME. Joanna serves on the Board of Screen Australia and is Chair of Screen Australia’s Gender Matters Task Force.

Joanna 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. Megan Brownlow is currently the only member of the Audit Committee (October 2022). 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.