New directors joining the AMPAG board are- Elizabeth Jameson (Chair Qld Theatre) and Dr Alison Pert (Director Opera Australia). They are accompanied by the newly returned AMPAG directors; John Irving Chair, of State Opera of South Australia, Carolyn Chard AM Executive Director, West Australian Opera, and Virginia Lovett Co-CEO and Executive Director Melbourne Theatre Company.
There are 11 directors on the AMPAG Board in total. The composition of the Board ensures representation across art form, state and company size variables, and brings together the combined expertise of MPA senior executives and MPA board members to advance the needs and priorities of the MPAAs and to support their leadership role in advancing the performing arts sector.
Members also moved a vote of thanks to outgoing AMPAG director and Chair of Opera Australia, David Mortimer, for his advice and support during his tenure.
Elizabeth Jameson - Chair, Queensland Theatre, an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer founded Board Matters and its associated governance legal practice, Board Matters Legal in 2002. Elizabeth has provided corporate legal and governance assistance and advice, with a real-life ‘practising director’ perspective, to a large range of companies, organisations, and industries for well over 20 years. This has included listed, private, public sector and not-for-profit boards. She also maintains an active portfolio of directorships, presently with RACQ, Queensland Police Service and Chairs the Board of Queensland Theatre. Her past directorships have also included the boards of over 20 organisations, for-profit and not-for-profit, including experience on a private company board in the UK and chair of a leading Australian professional services firm.
Dr Alison Pert- Director, Opera Australia
is a lawyer with extensive experience in commercial
contracts, litigation, insurance and public international law. Her
career has spanned the government, private and academic sectors, both in
Australia and overseas. Alison has worked for the governments of Papua
New Guinea and Australia, representing the latter in treaty
negotiations. She has worked in private practice and as in-house
counsel, and currently lectures in public international law at the
University of Sydney. She is the author of two books and many articles
and papers; she also gives media interviews on the issues of public
international law arising from current events. She is a passionate
supporter of opera.
For the full list and short bios for all AMPAG board directors click HERE .