Ms Arena is one of Australia's most successful artists, and the only
Australian artist to earn a gold or platinum certification for original
album releases in every decade since the 1970s. She was made a Member of
the Order of Australia in 2016 for significant service to the music
industry and as a supporter of charitable groups, and was awarded a
Knighthood of the French National Order of National Merit for her
contributions to French culture. Her music has been enjoyed by
generations in Australia and internationally. The high-profile
singer-songwriter, musician and musical theatre actor brings significant
experience as an artist to the Board.
Mr D'Orazio has a longstanding commitment to the arts, serving as
Chair of Co3, the Contemporary Dance Company of WA, Chair of the Perth
Public Art Foundation, as Director of WA Opera and a board member of the
WA Academy of Performing Arts. In addition to his role as Trustee of
the Telethon Trust, he recently retired from the position of Managing
Director of Channel 7 Perth following a long and distinguished career in
the media as a journalist, broadcaster and executive.
Ms Buckskin has been a member of the Board since 2012 and Deputy
Chair since 2016. Ms Buckskin's leadership in and commitment to the arts
sector, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, and
her expertise in community engagement have been invaluable to the Board.
A long-standing member of the Board, Ms Buckskin will complete her
nine-year tenure in 2021.
Mr Carmichael has served as a member of the Board since 2016, and is
currently the creative director of the Museum of Old and New Art's Dark
Mofo in Hobart. He is an influential voice in the arts sector and has
held memberships on a number of arts and cultural policy advisory
Ms McKenzie has served as a member of the Board since 2016 and is
also Chair of the Council's Strategy Committee and a member of the Audit
and Risk Committee. She has strong skills in international engagement
and government relations, and broad experience in arts leadership and
Mr Do has served as a member of the Board since 2013 and a member of
the Nominations and Appointments Committee since then. He is a director
and writer and has received multiple awards for his work with diverse
communities. Mr Do is also an international keynote speaker as well as a
community and youth worker.
Ms Mitchell has served as a member of the Board since 2013 and is
Chair of the Council's Audit Committee. She is currently a Director of
Morgans Holdings (Australia) Limited, a full service stock broking and
wealth management firm. She is a former member of the Queensland
Performing Arts Trust.
Ms Simpson Stokes has served as a member of the Board since
2016 and has extensive experience in business management, media and the
philanthropic sector. She is currently a Director of Australian Capital
Equity and Executive Director of the Kerry Stokes Collection.
Ms Weisser has served as a member of the Board since September 2015
and has detailed knowledge of the media sector. She is a leader writer
and columnist at The Spectator Australia and has previously served as an
The Government congratulates these Board members on their appointments.