QPAC is governed by a Board of Trust with members appointed by the Queensland Government. In collaboration with the Trust members, QPAC is managed by an Executive Group.
The Executive Group is responsible for the operations and the achievement of the Centre's strategic priorities. QPAC is a Statutory Body of the Queensland Government. Its responsibilities are set out in the Queensland Performing Arts Trust Act 1977.
Professor Peter Coaldrake AO, Chair
Professor Peter Coaldrake AO was appointed as Chair of the Queensland Performing Arts Trust in October 2017 and is currently a Commissioner of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), and Board member of the Queensland Community Foundation. He was Vice-Chancellor and CEO of QUT from April 2003 to December 2017 and served as Chair of Universities Australia, the peak body representing Australia’s universities, between 2009 and 2011. He has previously chaired Jobs Queensland (2018-2020), the Queensland Heritage Council (2011-2016), Queensland’s sesquicentenary celebrations (2007-2009) and Screen Queensland (2009-2011). A dual Fulbright scholar, Professor Coaldrake is the author or editor of a number of books including, most recently, as co-author with Dr Lawrence Stedman, of “Raising the Stakes - Gambling with the Future of Universities” (UQP, 2016 revised edition). In 2017 Professor Coaldrake was named as a recipient of a Queensland Great Award by the Premier of Queensland.
Ms Leigh Tabrett PSM, Deputy Chair
Leigh Tabrett PSM has worked as a secondary teacher, a university administrator, and senior public servant, ending her public service career as Deputy Director-General (Arts Queensland) in the Department of Premier and Cabinet. She has served on numerous state and national policy and co-ordinating bodies and government owned companies. She has been an advisor to both State and Federal Governments on higher education and on arts and cultural policy. Moreover she has led policy, organisational and legislative reform agendas in both areas. She now works as a company director and business coach. She is a Director of the Community Services Industry Alliance Ltd, and (up to January 2020) of DVConnect Ltd. She is also Chair of Of One Mind Ltd, the company which has, since 2013, been developing and presenting the WOW (Women of the World) Festival in Australia and the Pacific.
Susan Rix AM
An accomplished business leader with over 35 years’ experience as a chartered accountant and corporate advisor assisting clients in varied aspects of commercial, financial and taxation matters with an emphasis on small to medium enterprises across a broad range of industries and professions. Additionally, an experienced company director (and Chair) with current and past board roles spanning the private, not-for-profit and government sectors in diverse industries including agriculture, rail, ports, infrastructure, disability services, and education. A Fellow of the Chartered Accountants, Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Georgina Richters currently leads PwC’s Indigenous Consulting practice in Queensland. She has previously worked in leadership roles in both the public and private sector as well as not-for-profit. Georgina has more than 20 years’ experience working in Indigenous affairs at national, state, local, and community levels. She has a strong record of involvement in strategic planning and developing business improvements and in implementing the strategic direction and thinking of organisations. Georgina is a former Board Member of Bravehearts and is currently an Advisor to Tourism and Events Queensland, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee.
Julian Myers is a senior Partner in the Financial Advisory practice of PwC with more than 25 years of experience as a trusted business and corporate taxation advisor. He has worked extensively across the Queensland business community and his experience spans a large portfolio of local, national and global clients in a range of industries as well as key leadership roles within PwC Australia. Julian is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Chartered Tax Adviser with the Taxation Institute of Australia, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Queensland Justice of the Peace. Julian’s commitment to the arts, particularly in Queensland, has been through his role as Chair of La Boite Theatre Company where he has been a member of the Board for 11 years and has led the company through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Murray, Founder and Managing Director of TMC, has extensive experience in procurement, supply chain management, business strategy and community development, and is recognised as one of Australia's leading Indigenous procurement advisors. Murray is a proud Samsep man from Erub (Darnley Island) in the Torres Strait. Murray's passion and drive are focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural, ecological, and economic sustainability. Murray has over 20 years of diverse experience in the fields of Government, Defence, Indigenous affairs, and Resource sectors. Murray is the Managing Director of Tagai Management Consultants, a company driven to work respectfully with clients in the Australia and Asia/Pacific region to deliver market leading procurement/supply chain management, business advisory and stakeholder engagement services. In 2019, Tagai Management Consultants were presented with the Innovation in Business award by the Ipswich Business Chamber, and in 2018 was selected as one of 100 faces of small business in Queensland.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group
The role of the Advisory Group is to advise the QPAC Board on the actions necessary to realise QPAC’s commitment to recognising the unique, place that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures hold in Australian culture, and to working towards making this vision real across all aspects of the organisation’s operations. The Group is an advisory group established by, and directly responsible to, the QPAC Board. It has no executive powers, unless delegated to it by the QPAC Board.
Advisory Group members:
- Georgina Richters, Chair
- Leigh Tabrett PSM
- Carla McGrath
- Ivan Ingram
Duties and responsibilities:
- Lead reconciliation activities
- Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objectives in Creative Together 2020-2030: A 10 Year Roadmap for arts, culture and creativity in Queensland.
- Support QPACs Strategic Plan First Nations objective to prioritise reconciliation led by First Nations knowledge and expertise
- Advise on a Framework for action to achieve QPAC’s strategic goal for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural presence
- Chief Executive John Kotzas AM
- Executive Director – Visitor Experience Jackie Branch
- Executive Director – Philanthropy and Partnerships Zoë Connolly
- Executive Director – Marketing and Ticketing Roxanne Hopkins
- Executive Director – Venue Infrastructure and Production Services Bill Jessop
- Executive Director – Curatorial Jono Perry
- Executive Director – Business Performance Kieron Roost
- Director – First Nations Strategy TBA
- Director – Programming Georgia Hendy
- Director – Public Engagement Rebecca Lamoin
- Director – Finance and Business Michael Stout
For over three decades, QPAC has been dedicated to enriching lives and nourishing the creative spirit.
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