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Board

Nicholas Moore (Chair)

Nicholas Moore

Nicholas Moore was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Group in May 2008. Macquarie is a diversified financial group providing clients with asset management, banking, leasing, and advisory, risk and capital solutions across debt, equity and commodities. Headquartered and listed in Australia, it operates in 27 countries and has more than $A480 billion in assets under management. Nicholas joined Macquarie in 1986. Nicholas has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from UNSW and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.  He is also Chairman of the Sydney Opera House Trust and the University of NSW Business School Advisory Council, and a Director of the Centre for Independent Studies.

Mr Moore’s first term expires 24 March 2018.

Megan Brownlow (Deputy chair)

Megan is a media and entertainment industry specialist at PwC where she performs strategy, due diligence, forecasting, and market analysis work for clients. She has over 20 years’ experience in media and marketing ranging from producing television and radio programs to designing cross-media strategies – both content and advertising – for online and traditional media properties. 

Megan is the editor of PwC’s annual market-leading publication: The Australian Entertainment & Media Outlook which provides forecasts and commentary on twelve media segments covering advertising and consumer spending. 

Megan is a board member of the Media Federation of Australia, an Advisory Committee member for the Bureau of Communications Research and the Research Strategy Panel for the Australia Council. She holds an Executive MBA from the AGSM; a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the ANU and is a graduate of the INSEAD leadership program. 

Ms Brownlow's first term expires 13 March 2020.

Al Clark

Al Clark has over 30 years’ experience as a film producer, first in the UK – where his credits include Nineteen Eighty-FourAbsolute Beginners and Gothic – and then in Australia. His Australian films – which have been selected for most major festivals and distributed worldwide – include The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the DesertChopperSiam SunsetThe Hard Word, Razzle Dazzle, BlessedRed Hill and Flammable Children.  Priscilla was nominated for a Golden Globe® as Best Film, won an Oscar® for Costume Design, plus two BAFTAs and multiple festival awards, and remains one of the most successful Australian films of all time. The stage musical derived from it has now played in 16 countries. A former board member of the Australian Film Commission, Al was the recipient of the 2013 AACTA Raymond Longford Award for lifetime achievement. He is also the author of two books, Raymond Chandler in Hollywood and The Lavender Bus/Making Priscilla.

Mr Clark's first term expires 11 December 2017.

Michael Hawkins

Michael Hawkins is a management consultant practicing in the fields of negotiation and facilitation. He is the Chairman of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and is also Executive Director of the National Association of Cinema Operators – Australasia and the Australian International Movie Convention. Michael is also a Director of Creative Content Australia Ltd and a member of Advisory Boards including HLB Mann Judd Chessboard and two prominent Australian’s Family Offices. He is a Member (part time) of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. He serves on the Foundation of the Queensland State Library. He was formerly CEO of Australian Multiplex Cinemas Ltd and Deputy Chair of Screen Queensland. He is a lawyer by training and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Hawkins' first term expires 23 August 2019.

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 Paradise, The Heartbreak Kid, Paperback Hero and The Long Weekend. Claudia has starred in many Australian television series and mini-series including the Jack Irish series, Puberty Blues, The 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. As well as co-producing in Spirited, Love My Way and House of Hancock, Claudia also made her directorial debut on The Secret Life of Us.  Ms Karvan has won several AACTA, Astra, Logie and AFI Awards.

Ms Karvan is currently starring in a new eight-part drama series Newton’s Law and co-producing the TV drama Doctor Doctor.

Ms Karvan's second term expires 23 August 2019.

RIchard King

Based in Victoria, Richard 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, Richard brings over 20 years of experience in government, media and markets. Richard’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. Richard 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's first term expires 23 August 2019.

Jenny Taing

Jenny is a Senior Legal Associate at Vanguard Investments Australia, a board director of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the Western Bulldogs Football Club Community Foundation.  She is also Vice- President of the University of Melbourne Alumni Council and advisory board member of the Centre for Advancing Journalism.  Jenny is a former board director of The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital, Royal District Nursing Service, Channel 31 and a former Commissioner of the Victorian Multicultural Commission.

In 2016, Jenny attended Harvard Business School as the Hugh DT Williamson Scholar; a prestigious scholarship awarded by the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. She is the winner of Government Lawyer of the Year 2017, In-House Lawyer of the Year Finalist 2016 and the winner of the University of Melbourne Faculty of Arts Rising Star Alumni Award 2014.  She appeared in CPA Australia's INTHEBLACK Magazine Top 40 Young Business Leaders List for 2013.

Ms Taing's first term expires 13 March 2020.

Joanna Werner

Joanna Werner is a three time Emmy Nominated, AFI, AACTA and multi Logie award winning producer. Joanna is the Executive Producer, Producer and Co-Creator of acclaimed teen drama series Dance Academy which has gone on to be a global success screening in over 160 countries.  The series has won many awards in Australia and around the world including two nominations at the International Emmy Awards.

In 2015 Joanna was the Executive Producer, Producer and Co-Creator on the teen series Ready For This, a co-venture between Werner Film Productions and Blackfella Films.  The series has recently been nominated for an International Emmy. In 2015 Joanna produced Secret City, a political thriller for Foxtel and Matchbox in Association with Werner Film Productions and in 2016 Joanna produced Dance Academy – the feature film following on from the television series to be released in cinemas on April 6 2017.

Ms Werner's first term expires 13 March 2020.