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Sarah Barron has a longstanding association with Flying Arts, as a high school participant at Flying Arts youth residency programs, then as a member of staff for 4 ½ years, before joining the board in 2013. She has over 10 years of arts industry experience across a range of creative, curatorial, programming and exhibition-based roles in a regional, university and commercial gallery as well as artist run initiatives, art organisations, festivals and events. Organisations she has worked with include the Art Series Hotel Group, Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space, FireWorks Gallery and Logan Art Gallery. She holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Honours), majoring in Art and Design History, from QUT.
Sarah currently combines her passion for art, education and accessibility in her role of Public Programs Officer at QUT Art Museum and the William Robinson Gallery in Brisbane, where she has worked since 2015. In this role she develops and implements strategic public programs that complement the exhibitions and extend visitor experiences at the galleries. This includes expanding and building on existing offerings for specific community groups and developing new inclusive initiatives.
Kasia is currently a Director with KPMG providing People & Change advisory services to clients in Brisbane. She is an experienced human capital and organisational development leader supporting businesses and major projects with change management, strategic ER/HR, team alignment and culture, leadership development and coaching, facilitation and strategic consulting. Kasia has over 20 years experience in people and change consulting as well as line HR/OD management with Deloitte in Australia and Europe. She has held lead roles in Daimler Chrysler global transformation, alignment and capability development programs. More recently, she led alignment and change programs as the Major Project Team Development Manager at SKM and Organisational / Capability Development Manager with Thiess Australian Mining for 11 mining projects across regional Australia including the Bowen Basin in QLD. Previously, Kasia established and ran a successful international business focused on culture transformation, leadership, capability development, and internal communications. She has delivered large organisational design, change, alignment and development programs to a broad portfolio of clients in Australia, Europe and South Africa. These comprise of ‘blue chip’ multinational corporations such as Rio Tinto, Universities, public sector, and many organisations in the energy, mining and resources, engineering R&D, financial services, automotive, entertainment and retail industries. Kasia holds a Masters degree in Commerce (Management) and is a Registered Psychologist focusing on people, culture, alignment and transformation projects in organisations seeking to improve effectiveness and develop individual, team and business capability.
Gabriella Ritchie is a Senior Associate at McCullough Robertson Lawyers in Brisbane. Gabriella’s specialty is in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, acting for a variety of clients. Gabriella is heavily involved in McCullough Robertson’s community partnerships program, and is also a member of the management committee of Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House (QPILCH), a not-for-profit, community-based legal organisation providing pro bono legal services for individuals and community groups. Gabriella has a special interest in the arts, including ensuring that every person has the opportunity to access and enjoy the arts, no matter their situation or location.
Louise Guy is a Business Manager within the Queensland State Government who currently overseas the corporate and governance functions associated with tourism development projects associated with Queens Wharf Brisbane Integrated Resort Development, Queensland Ecotourism Trails and the Minjerribah Futures transition.
Louise holds formal qualifications of Bachelor of Business (Accounting) RMIT and is a Chartered Accountant. She began her career as an external auditor with a large accounting firm and has over 25 years working across the state government in roles that included Manager Budget, Manager Financial Operations and internal audit across portfolios associated with economic and industry development, innovation, trade and investment, local government and mines and energy. Over this period major financial reforms have been implemented and Louise has been an active member in several departmental machinery-of-government changes. She is currently active with the Business Continuity Planning during COVID-19.