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 Head of Fox Studios Australia, the region’s largest integrated film and television production facility and industry hub. Over its 23-year history, the studio has contributed significantly to Sydney, NSW and Australia by being a regional leader and centre of excellence in the creative industries sector. Prior to Fox Studios, John held a number of senior commercial real estate advisory roles where he specialised in commercial transactions, adaptive reuse and development. John holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from UTS, a Bachelor of Business & Commerce from UWS and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a councillor of Screen Producers Australia, the Deputy Chair of the City of Sydney’s Sustainable Destination Partnership, a board member of Ausfilm Inc. and sits on the NSW Government’s 24-Hour Economy Advisory Group.

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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 currently the CEO at Milk Crate Theatre, an arts organisation that effects social impact through the power of performance. With over 20 years of experience working across arts and community for organisations such as Cancer Council, Sydney Opera House and the Red Cross, Jodie has vast experience in building strong and sustainable organisations that deliver on purpose. Jodie holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and is a passionate believer in the power of stories and their ability to bring communities together, bridge differences and most of all, connect with audiences to create change.