Clare Petre | Chair
Clare Petre has been the Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW since 1998. Clare has extensive experience in the community sector, with government, and the media. She was previously Senior Assistant Commonwealth Ombudsman and has worked with community legal centres, as a reporter with ABC TV’s 4 Corners and The Investigators, and in the health system. Clare has served on a range of NSW and Commonwealth government advisory bodies, and on the boards of community groups, including ACOSS. Clare has a Bachelor of Social Studies and Diploma of Criminology (Sydney University) and a Masters in Social Administration (London School of Economics).
Rhonda McCann | Treasurer
Rhonda McCann has over 20 years experience in banking and finance, the last 14 years with ANZ. She currently heads up the bank’s Lending Services team in Sydney. Prior to this role, Rhonda was based in London and involved in establishing a new business for the bank that introduced overseas clients to the Australian capital markets. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Clark Butler is a Principal of Ironbark, a corporate advisory firm, where he advises on strategy, structuring, transaction design and execution, technology infrastructure and asset structuring. Clark was previously head of Sourcing at Westpac, and responsible for the establishment and management of the Bank’s third party transactions. He is a former Partner at Minter Ellison Lawyers, and is currently on the Board of the Australian Human Rights Centre.
Leon Cmielewski is an artist, animator and designer in both print and broadcast television. His animation has been widely screened around the world. Along with collaborator Josephine Starrs, Leon has produced a range of video and interactive media projects which have been widely exhibited, including ACMI, Melbourne; Seoul Media Art Biennale, Korea; transmediale, Berlin; MCA, Chicago; IMA, Brisbane; ISEA 1996, 2000 and 2004; Pompidou Centre, Paris; and Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney. Leon is a lecturer in the School of Communications Arts at the University of Western Sydney and is a past recipient of a New Media Art Fellowship from the Australia Council.
Bronwyn Edinger is the General Manager of the City Recital Hall Angel Place. Other roles Bronwyn has held include General Manager of Arts On Tour NSW, Director of Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, General Manager of Black Swan State Theatre Company and founding General Manager of Perth Theatre Company. A past president of both the national and state performing arts centres’ associations, she has been involved in many industry bodies and boards including state and federal arts funding panels. In 2011 she undertook a Review into Performing Arts Touring for Arts NSW. Bronwyn has a BA (Politics) and a Postgrad Dip Bus (Marketing).
Ian Enright is a lawyer and company director. Ian is the International Counsel for RGA International, a member of its International Advisory board and subsidiary boards. Ian has acted in private legal practice, specialising in corporate insurance law, for over 30 years, and is the author of Professional Indemnity Insurance Law and Australian Insurance Law and Regulation. He is an honorary Professor of Law at UTS. Ian has also served on the boards of various financial services businesses, arts and entertainment bodies and charities including NIDA Foundation Trust.
Jann Kohlman has 20 years marketing experience gained in the consumer goods and IT industries. She has a breadth of experience across all aspects of the marketing mix from product and strategy development, research, marketing communications and sponsorship. In her current role at Optus she is responsible for the sponsorship portfolio as well as Corporate Social Responsibility. Jann has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) from the University of NSW, and an Executive Management Diploma from INSEAD France. She is a member of the Australian Marketing Institute, a Certified Practising Marketer, and is Vice President and Acting President of the Australasian Sponsorship Marketing Association.
Jane McDermott is an independent producer, and for many years worked as an actor in Sydney and London. Her producing experience has included SBS’s Arts Program Imagine, Mike Leigh’s Greek Tragedy at Belvoir Street, QANTAS in-flight radio, Sundance cable television, and co-producer of Robert Drewe’s South American Barbeque with Performing Lines and Belvoir Street. Jane was also a researcher & reporter for ABC’s Children’s television.
Gail Priest is a Sydney-based artist with a multi-faceted practice in which sound is the key material of communication and investigation. Originally trained in performance, her practice has included composition, performing live electronic music at various sound culture events, and creating works for exhibition. Urban Runes, an interactive sound installation was exhibited at Artspace in 2009 as part of a Sydney/Tokyo residency hosted by Artspace and Tokyo Wondersite. She has also been active as a curator and producer of events, festivals and concerts. Gail is currently the Associate Editor of RealTime magazine and was the editor of Experimental Music: audio explorations in Australia, UNSW Press 2009.