AMPAG's Board is elected from the Chairs of the member companies.​

John Irving State Opera of South Australia (AMPAG Chair)

John joined the AMPAG board in 2010. He is Chair of State Opera of South Australia and was Chair of the State Theatre Company of South Australia prior to this appointment ( 2007-2016) . He is Chair of Martindale Holdings Pty Ltd and 45 Park P/L (Property Development), a director of the South Australian Tourism Commission owner of Dundee Bay Consulting and Sessional Member of the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT).


Janet Holmes à Court AC West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Janet Holmes à Court is owner of the Janet Holmes à Court Collection. She is Chairman of the Australian Children’s Television Foundation and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. She is a Board Member of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), the Australian Major Performing Arts Group (AMPAG), the Chamber of Arts and Culture WA (CACWA), the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC), the Australian Institute of Architects Foundation (AIAF) and the New York Philharmonic International Advisory Board. Janet is also a member of the Centenary Trust for Women Board of Advisors at the University of Western Australia and State Buildings Advisory Board, Western Australia.


Greg Wanchap  Queensland Symphony Orchestra 

Greg has been Chair of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra since 2009. He was appointed a director following his involvement in the merger of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra in 2000. He joined the AMPAG Board in 2014. He is a Principal of the Advisory firm Crowe Horwath and has more than 30 years experience in advising on mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, and capital raisings. He is a director of the Vanderfield Group and Crowe Horwath Property Securities Limited. He was formerly a Board member of the Pacific Film and Television Corporation.

David Mortimer AO Opera Australia

David Mortimer has over 40 years of corporate finance and commercial experience. He was a senior executive of TNT Limited Group from 1973, serving as Finance Director and then as Chief Executive Officer. He is presently Chairman of Crescent Capital Partners, Director of Petsec Energy Limited and involved with a number of government initiatives. Mr Mortimer has chaired several publicly listed companies in addition to his current directorships; he has also served on boards and not-for-profit organisations.

He has a Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney and was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2005.

He joined the Board of Opera Australia in January 2013 and was elected Chairman in April 2013.

Terry Moran  AC Melbourne Theatre Company

Terence Moran AC was, as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australia's most senior public servant, from 2008 to 2011. He is currently: Chair - Barangaroo Delivery Authority in NSW, Senior Adviser - Boston Consulting Group, Chair - Melbourne Theatre Company, Chair - Centre for Policy Development, Director - Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and Director - Menzies Foundation.

On 12 June 2006 Moran was named an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for "service to public sector leadership in key policy areas and program implementation, including technical and further education at state and national levels".

On 26 January 2012, Moran was named a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for "eminent service to the community through public sector leadership, as a significant contributor to policy development, program delivery and effective governance, and to the implementation of contemporary government administration.

Virginia Lovett is Mr Moran's alternate.

Bethwyn Serow Executive Director, AMPAG


Bethwyn was appointed Executive Director of the Australian Major Performing Arts Group (AMPAG) in March 2012. Starting her professional career in screen production, she has extensive experience in arts administration, policy development, advocacy, industry research and industrial relations and, in her early days, she also worked behind the scenes in theatre.

Before joining AMPAG, Bethwyn worked with Screen Producers Australia, as both Production Executive and Policy Manager, ABC television, BBC television and other Australian and UK-based television production companies. She has also worked with creative government agencies; NSW Film & TV Office, Film Australia and Australian Film Commission and served on a range of government and industry committees and working groups including; attraction of offshore film productions, screen industry advisory group on international trade, development of industry codes of practice and industrial agreements and creation of industry seminar series and forums.

Currently on the Department of Education’s Industry Reference Committee for Culture and Related Industries, the NSW Creative Industries Industry Training Advisory Group, NSW Industry Wellbeing Working Group, Bethwyn has recently also joined the NSW Arts and Culture Advisory Committee. She has served as a judge in the annual CHASS Australia Prizes since its inception in 2013, is a Fellow of the Institute or Managers and Leaders, with a BA Communications (Film) graduate from UTS and postgraduate certificate in arts management at UTS’ School of Business. Currently on hiatus, she is also halfway through her Masters in Education at UNE.


Anne Dunn Executive Director, Sydney Dance Company
Art form representative 

Nicholas Heyward Managing Director, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Art form representative 

Mary Jo Capps CEO, Musica Viva
Art form representative 

Sue Donnelly Executive Director, Queensland Theatre
Art form representative

Libby Christie Executive Director, The Australian Ballet
Art form representative