Zohar Spatz – Chair
Zohar Spatz is a creative leader working in government and not-for-profit sectors of the creative industries. Zohar has worked extensively within a cross cultural development space, successfully leading the commission of a number of intercultural collaborations and commissions in which projects have toured across India, Indonesia and Singapore.
Her current roles include: Executive Director of La Boite Theatre Company and Festival Director for Horizon Festival, Previous roles include: Executive Producer (2014 – 2018) of the Australian Performing Arts Market, Producer of the World Theatre Festival as well as Operation Manager of Australia’s leading cultural exchange program, Garma and The Dreaming Festival. Zohar has also held producing positions at the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Angharad Wynne-Jones – Deputy Chair
Angharad is a cultural leader currently working as the Head of Creative Engagement at Arts Centre Melbourne. Previous roles include: Artistic Director at Arts House (where she led Australia’s dance festival Dance Massive, and initiated Australia’s first international biennial Festival of Live Art, and art and climate change projects Green Room award winning Going Nowhere and Refuge), Director of the Performance Space, Executive Producer and Co-Founder Chunky Move, Associate Director in the 2002 Adelaide Festival , Director and CEO of London International Theatre Festival and Curator and Director the first Australian Theatre Forum. She is Founder Director of TippingPoint Australia and and co-designed and delivered NIDA’s MFA Cultural Leadership course. She is currently on the Creative Industries Advisory Group for Victoria’s new Creative State policy development.
Michael McMahon is Professor, Film and Television. He is a lawyer and screen content producer. He was a founder and first Executive Chairman of Matchbox Pictures Pty Ltd. He has held a wide range of management and legal positions as well as board appointments including Screen Tasmania and Film Victoria. His documentary production credits include Sadness, Wildness and the Anatomy Series, The Coming Back Out Ball Movie. His television credits include Call Me Mum, Saved, The Slap and series 1 of Nowhere Boys. Feature film credits are The Home Song Stories, Lou, Cut Snake and Ali’s Wedding. Michael was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Screen Producers Australia in 2018.
Julia Mardjuki, Secretary
Julia is a practicing landscape architect in the local government sector. She has worked both in private practice and the community sector. She collaborated with All The Queens Men as a community performer in their event Fun Run in 2010, and again in 2013. With a background in strategic development, planning, and advocacy across local government and the not-for- profit sectors, Julia has worked for organisations like Fitzroy Learning Network, City of Port Phillip, and City of Yarra. She is a passionate supporter of the arts, and she regularly champions the local community.
Desmond is a Manager with SVA Consulting and is currently supporting SVA’s work with Court Services Victoria on the evaluation of Marram-Ngala Ganbu. Desmond is of the Gurindji (Southern-Western Desert) and the Ngalakan (South-East Arnhem Land) people. Desmond’s most recent professional working experience has been with the Northern Territory Government including: Operations Manager for the community based Family Violence Program with NT Correctional Services, which also included public policy and framework development and implementation around family and domestic violence prevention; a Project Officer developing a gender equity strategy with the Anti-Discrimination Commission; and, more recently, Senior Executive Officer for the Attorney General and Justice Department for the Northern Territory.