Board


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


John Irving State Theatre Company of South Australia (AMPAG Chair)

John joined the AMPAG board in 2010 and has been Chair of the State Theatre Company of South Australia since late 2007. He is a director of Martindale Holdings Pty Ltd and The Big Book Club Inc. John is the SA Chapter Chair and on the national board of Creative Partnerships Australia.


Janet Holmes à Court AC West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Janet has been Chair of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra since 1998 and is the owner of the Janet Holmes à Court Collection. She is also Chairman of the John Holland Advisory Board, the Australian Children's Television Foundation and the Australian Urban Design Research Centre of WA and a Board Member of Vision 2020 Australia, Rio Tinto Community Investment Fund, Chamber of Arts and Culture WA, Australian National Academy of Music and Australian Chamber Orchestra. She is also Commissioner of the Venice Architecture Biennale.


Professor Michael McDaniel Bangarra

Professor Michael McDaniel is an Aboriginal man who is a member of the Kalari Clan of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales. Michael is presently a Professor in Indigenous Education and Director of Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology Sydney. Michael is a member of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Consortium (NATSIHEC) and is a member of the Federal Minister for Education's, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Council (ATSIHEAC).
 
In October 2014 Michael was appointed Chair of the Board of Bangarra Dance Theatre after some years as Deputy Chair, and was also appointed a director of the Australian Major Performing Arts Group (AMPAG). He is also a member of the Museum of Contemporary Art Indigenous Advisory Group and was the Inaugural Chair of the Corroboree Sydney Working Group and continues with Corroboree Sydney as Chair of the Corroboree Sydney Education Reference Group.

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.


Andrew Cameron AM 



A director of Belvoir St Theatre Board since 9 August 2001, Andrew joined the Belvoir Board in October 2007. He was elected Chair of Belvoir in June 2011. Andrew is currently the Chair of the Board of Art Gallery of NSW Foundation, and a Board member of the Sherman Foundation and the Andrew Cameron Family Foundation. He is also the Chairman and Managing Director of a number of privately owned companies with interests in wholesaling, distribution and property development. He was made a member of the Order of Australia in the 2014 Honours List for significant services to the visual and performing arts.


David Mortimer AO

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


 


Bethwyn SerowExecutive Director

Bethwyn was appointed Executive Director in March 2012. She has extensive experience in policy development, lobbying and advocacy, having worked for the previous 10 years at the Screen Producers Association of Australia, most recently as Policy Manager. Before SPAA, Bethwyn worked as a producer for ABC Television, BBC Television and other UK-based television production companies. She has served on a range of government and industry committees and working groups, including representation in international trade negotiations. Her experience and knowledge of Australia’s screen industry is of great value to major performing arts organisations as digital convergence extends the definitions of Australian content.