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Our people


Creative Australia is overseen by the Australia Council Board.

Its membership comprises a range of expertise across artistic practice, arts management, business, management, public policy, corporate governance and administration, regional issues, gender, multicultural and First Nations community participation in the arts, finance, philanthropy, legal affairs, corporate strategy and research.

The Board has a maximum of fourteen members, including the Chief Executive Officer who is an Executive (Ex-Officio) member of the Board.

Terms of appointment are generally three years. Members are eligible for re-appointment; however, appointments are limited to a total of nine years. The Minister for the Arts appoints the Board.

Interested in joining our Board or one of our Councils?

The Office for the Arts maintains a register for those interested in being considered for appointment to statutory and non-statutory boards, councils and committees within the portfolio of the Minister for the Arts. Click here to find out more and register your interest.

Our current Board members

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The following committees and panels provide specialist advisory services and recommendations to the Board and management for consideration and approval:

  • Audit and Risk Committee
    • The Audit and Risk Committee oversees and reviews the Australia Council’s corporate governance obligations in relation to external accountability, financial reporting, internal controls, risk management, internal and external audit activities, and legal and financial compliance. The committee also monitors the Australia Council’s overall financial position, budget preparation and any other significant financial issues as they arise. The Committee’s authority and charter are outlined in its Terms of Reference.
  • Nominations and Appointments Committee
    • The Nominations and Appointments Committee facilitates and oversees a streamlined nominations process, through which the Council recommends members to its panels and committees. The committee ensures the effective use of peers for our peer assessment process and assists the Board on governance matters, advising as required. It has an advisory role and is not delegated to act on the Board’s behalf.
  • First Nations Arts Strategy Panel
  • Multi-Year Investment Finance and Governance Advisory Panel
    • The Panel monitors and provides advice on the financial and governance performance of all multi-year investment organisations, including the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework in partnership with state and territory governments (Partnership Organisations), and the Four Year Funding program.

The Executive Team

Adrian Collette AM
Chief Executive Officer

Tim Blackwell
Executive Director, Corporate Resources
Franchesca Cubillo
Executive Director, First Nations Arts and Culture
Alice Nash
Executive Director, Arts Investment
Georgie McClean
Executive Director, Development and Partnerships

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