Dale has worked in the arts sector for over 15 years, having held senior management positions with some of Australia’s leading arts companies; including Director of Corporate Services for Carriageworks, General Manager for the Australian Centre for Photography, Performance Space and Australian Design Centre Object. Prior to the roles as Financial Administrator for Barking Gecko Theatre Company and Management Accountant for the British Film Institute. He founded ARTANDBUSINESS in 2017 to provide arts organisations with financial and business services and to share his experience of the unique financial and management requirements of the Arts and Not-For-Profit sector.

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Rebecca has worked in real estate and development for over 20 years. Having held senior roles within multiple world class organisations and across the globe, her experience spans high profile architecture and city-shaping development across various asset classes and contexts. Rebecca founded Level Six Venture Management in 2011 – a property development advisory assisting clients with the origination, strategic brief, design and execution of projects, with the strong desire to make an impact through the full value chain. Rebecca understands and supports the hugely critical role that a meaningful creative fabric plays in our cities and the economic, social and sustainable value that results for our societies. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Adelaide and a Master of Business Administration from University of Chicago.

JOHN HUGHES – Treasurer

John Hughes is the Chief Executive Officer of Luna Park Sydney, the iconic heritage-listed amusement park that has been an integral part of Sydney’s cultural and social fabric for over 88 years. The Sydney Harbour icon is one of the most intact art-deco amusement parks in the world and presently welcomes over 1.2 million visitors per year. Prior to Luna Park, John was the Head of Fox Studios Australia, the region’s largest integrated film and television production facility and industry hub. In the 3.5 years that John ran the Disney-owned business, the Studio attracted almost $1bn of international production to Sydney, consolidating Fox Studios as a leader and centre of excellence in the NSW creative industries sector. John holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from UTS and a Bachelor of Business & Commerce (Property) from UWS. He is a board member & Treasurer of not-for-profit arts organisation, Brand X, the former Deputy Chair of the City of Sydney’s Sustainable Destination Partnership and a former board member of Ausfilm and Screen Producers Australia.

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Clara is a senior lawyer with broad experience across the arts, policy and cultural planning. She is passionate about working with artists and arts organisations in making space for creativity, having worked at the Arts Law Centre of Australia, the Australia Council for the Arts and for large private law firms in environment and planning law. She is currently a Senior Associate at law firm Mills Oakley, with expertise in planning, environment and development law. In addition to her legal qualifications Clara holds a Bachelor of Environmental Management, a Graduate Certificate in Arts and Cultural Management, and a Master of Administrative Law and Policy. Clara started her theatre making practice with Shopfront Contemporary Arts Centre and has produced, directed and written work for Sydney Fringe Festival, Rock Surfer's SUMMER CAMP, and developed work with Brand X as both a playwright and former burlesque dancer.


Jodie is a seasoned arts management professional with a proven track record in cultivating purpose-driven organizations. She is a passionate believer in the transformative power of stories and their ability to bring communities together, bridge divides, and most importantly, resonate with audiences to drive positive change. In addition to her position on the Brand X board, she is currently the CEO of Milk Crate Theatre, a leading Australian arts organisation working at the intersection of arts, homelessness, mental health, and disability. Before joining Milk Crate Theatre, Jodie's career encompassed diverse roles in marketing, development, and leadership for organisations including the Cancer Council, Sydney Opera House, and the Red Cross. Jodie holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney, and she has continued to advance her career in the social impact arena. She was recognized as a Fellow in the prestigious Social Impact Hub 2023 Fellowship. Furthermore, she was recently honoured with the Business NSW regional prize for Outstanding Community Leadership in the Sydney Metropolitan area.