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BA LLB (UQ), LLM (Cantab), DUniv (QUT), DUniv (UQ)
The Honourable Anthe Philippides SC has attained a wealth of experience and respect from her stellar judicial career, coupled with a passion for the arts, particularly in regional and remote Queensland. Recently retired, her legal career has spanned more than four decades, during which she was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland in December 2000 and a Judge of the Court of Appeal in December 2014. Notably, she was the first woman of Hellenic heritage to be admitted as a barrister in Queensland, to attain silk in Australia and be appointed to a Supreme Court. She was a trailblazer within the legal profession changing the way people viewed judges as a woman of ethnic background. She has been a strong advocate of cultural diversity in the law, mentoring many young First Nations lawyers. On her retirement, she was appointed an honorary Adjunct Professor of Law at the TC Beirne School of Law of the University of Queensland and conferred with life membership of the Queensland Women Lawyers Association.
She has been a long-time supporter of the arts. In addition to her role as chair of Flying Arts Alliance, she is a director of Musica Viva Australia, the Queensland Youth Orchestra and the University of Queensland Press. She is a past director of the Australian National Maritime Museum and past councillor of the Queensland College of Art. She is Patron of the TLF Creative and Lawchestra Q, a young lawyers’ orchestra, for which she has commissioned work by John Rotor.
She supported philanthropic initiatives to promote diversity in the arts and, particularly, First Nations creatives. She founded the Music and Arts Circle in 2017 which promotes audience diversity and access to the arts and collaborates with a wide range of arts organizations. She supported the purchase in 2018 of by the Australian Maritime Foundation of ghost net artworks from Erub Island from the Au Karem Ira Lamar Lu – Ghost Nets of the Ocean exhibition housed in the foyer of the Australian National maritime Museum.
In 2021, she commissioned a major orchestral work for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra by the acclaimed musician William Barton, ‘Apii Thatini Mu Murtu’ (‘To sing and carry a coolamon on country together’). She has co-founded the ANU School of Music Associate Professorship in Indigenous Performance held by William Barton. She supported a collaborative concert between Camerata and Emily Wunnamara.
She is a founding supporter of AVÉ (Australian Vocal Ensemble) in 2021, a world class vocal quartet. She supports the 2023 QYO artist in residence position currently held by Nina Korbe.
She has served as Honorary Vice Consul in Brisbane for the Republic of Cyprus and is the Queensland Patron of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association.
Ivan Ingram is a Wiradjuri and Filipino man from Parkes, NSW. Growing up on the family farm and later in town, Ivan spent much of his youth involved in the local community through his school, he was also a student of the Mitchell Conservatorium of Music where he learned classical piano and musical theory.
Ivan is currently a Judicial Registrar of the Federal Court of Australia in the native title practice area. He has recently joined the Flying Arts Alliance Board as a Director and Secretary. Ivan brings to the Board extensive governance experience being the Chairperson of Gallang Place Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation, the Chairperson of Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network, a Director of Digi Youth Arts and Member of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group. In his former legal and consulting practice, Ivan engaged in capacity and strategic development for First Nations organisations and communities.
Louise Guy is a Business Manager within the Queensland State Government who currently oversees 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.
Mr Cameron Costello is a Quandamooka traditional owner from the Moreton Bay region. Cameron has dedicated his professional life to advocating for the rights of First Nations Peoples, and encouraging a robust, equitable and environmentally sustainable society. Cameron brings a rich 25-year legacy of delivering First Nations arts and cultural policies, programs and infrastructure including the establishment of the Queensland Government’s Backing Indigenous Arts Program, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, and the Black Diamonds Program for Brisbane City Council.
Following his recent role as CEO of the Quandamooka Peoples Native Title Body, in 2020, he received both the Griffith Business School’s Outstanding First Peoples Alumnus Award and the University of Queensland Indigenous Community Impact Award.
As a qualified lawyer, he has worked previously in the legal sector, is a current member of the UQ Law Advisory Board and was recently appointed to the Queensland Government’s First Nations Consultative Committee to establish a Voice model to the Queensland Parliament.
Cameron was recently appointed to the Queensland Government’s Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympics Legacy Committee is on a number of arts and cultural committees including the Arts Queensland First Nations Advisory Committee, and the Boards of QMUSIC, Queensland Ballet, HOTA (Home Of The Arts), and the Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts (ACPA).
Cameron is currently the Deputy Chair of the Queensland Tourism Industry Council and the Interim Chair of the Queensland First Nations Tourism Council. He runs his own consultancy practice and has worked across private and public sectors in Queensland focusing on enabling organisations to improve their Indigenous engagement strategies.
Cameron is passionate about inspiring others, using entrepreneurial skills to enrich the lives of the next
generation, empowering them to become advocates and carers of Country, keeping culture strong and working together toward a bright tomorrow.
Elverina (Bunya Badjil – good woman) is a Kunganji Gurugulu Woman of Yarrabah on her Grandfather’s linage and Idinji Gimuy on her Grandmother’s linage. She is a direct descendant of King Menmuny of the Gunganji Nation of Yarrabah and a direct descendant of King Yinnie of Cairns.
Elverina has been involved in the arts and creative industry for over 25 years as an artist in visual and performing arts and as a manager. She is a performing artist in her own right and has performed as a singer for various projects including Yarrabah the Musical by Opera Australia (OA), and Yarrabah Brass Band Festival by Queensland Music Festival. Elverina has been instrumental in bringing to life the history of the Yarrabah Brass Bands which became a major exhibition for the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
Elverina is a recipient of major civic awards, such as the Rona Tranby Trust Award and the state of Queensland’s Smart Women/Smart State Award for Community Innovation. In 2017 Elverina was awarded the National NAIDOC Artist of the Year. In 2018 she was awarded the Yarrabah International Women’s Day Woman of the Year and was a Finalist in the Cairns Business Women’s Award for Indigenous Business Woman of the Year.
Elverina has represented her community at the United Nations highlighting the issues regarding domestic violence and other issues that Indigenous women face. She is also a Graduate and Fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Program.
Lorraine’s early professional career was in education, including primary and secondary teaching through to lecturing in drama at tertiary and vocational levels. She then pursued a career in public policy in education, arts, social justice and social impacts of gambling and alcohol. This included leading whole-of-Government strategic policy programs as well as information and communication technologies (ICT) programs and projects.
She has managed a range of public and interdepartmental consultation processes, always with a focus on access and participation of individuals and groups in the community, with targeted strategies to engage culturally diverse groups and regional communities. She enjoys drawing together people with diverse agendas and empowering them to find common ground on which to build effective working relationships.
In 2013 she moved to the private sector and established the Queensland office for a national cyber security company.
Lorraine has an academic background in business administration, project management, applied finance and investment, education and teaching. She also has extensive committee experience in not-for-profit organisations and professional associations in the areas of drama, broader arts, social justice and education.
Mary-Clare Power’s diverse experience brings a broad range of skills to the role of company director. She has well developed corporate governance and board reporting abilities, with clear focus on financial and risk management. Mary-Clare has more than 25 years’ experience in senior positions within the tourism, events, and cultural industries across both the private and public sectors in Australia and overseas. Mary Clare has been an adept influencer at the decision-making table at all levels of government. A highly creative strategic thinker, she is well regarded within the Arts, events and tourism industry in Australia and has a strong network of industry contacts.
Mary-Clare’s most recent position was CEO of Southern Queensland Country Tourism (SQCT) – the first ‘super’ Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO) in the state and one of thirteen RTOs in Queensland. Hand-picked for this challenging role in 2012, the key focus of Mary-Clare’s appointment was to manage the consolidation of the two organisations and create a new entity. Mary-Clare left this role in May 2019 to pursue new career opportunities based out of her home city of Brisbane. She is currently advising several clients across a broad range of industries.
Mary-Clare is a ‘big picture thinker’ with the ability to switch focus to the detail required to get the job done; she is a calculated risk taker with a strong commercial sense; a creative problem solver with highly developed conceptualising skills; and is known for her practical approach, strategic thinking skills and believes the sum of the parts is always greater than the individual components.
She prides herself in creating a work environment that enables and empowers individuals and teams to take responsibility for outcomes – celebrating achievements and learning from mistakes.
Mary-Clare is a passionate advocate for equality and diversity.
Josephine is the Director of Quality Teaching in the NSW Department of Education, supporting large state-wide professional learning policy and programs for teachers. Previously, she was the Director of Education Services at Independent Schools Queensland.
She was a Board Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk committee of the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT), the Deputy Chair of the Queensland Institute for Educational Leadership (QELi) and is currently a Board Director of the Flying Arts Alliance.
She has led national projects and teams as Manager of Policy and Programs (Professional Learning) at the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) and with the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).
Josephine has a Master of Education from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Josephine was awarded a Fellow of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences for her work in Arts Education.
Steve is an experienced executive with over twenty-five years of customer and marketing management experience in the energy, water, telecommunications, information technology and aviation industries. Steve has extensive experience in developing and implementing business and marketing strategy in B2C and B2B environments. Steve is a passionate champion of the customer.