Three new members have been appointed to the Geelong Performing Arts Centre Trust, bringing extensive experience to the centre as it prepares for an exciting new era.
Geelong Football Club Chief Financial Officer Sue Clarke, Surf Coast Shire Councillor Margot Smith and Geelong-based entrepreneur Peter Tullin have been appointed.
GPAC Chair Michelle Quigley QC said she was delighted with the new members. “They bring great skills to complement our current Trust members but most importantly bring a passion for the arts and a critical understanding of the role arts and culture play in the transformation of Geelong and the region,” Ms Quigley said.
Aside from her love of the Cats, Sue Clark is a passionate arts supporter and brings extensive financial and business experience gained at Geelong Football Club and other companies.
Margot Smith has considerable corporate, community and leadership experience from her many years in the retail industry and, more recently, as Anglesea Ward councillor and Chair of the G21 Arts Pillar.
UK born but now a Geelong resident, Peter Tullin runs creative agency REMIX, which specialises in events and training programs around the world and recently curated the Creative State Summit.
Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley welcomed the three new members to the Trust, and congratulated Jane den Hollander on her re-appointment for another term.
“Between them, Sue, Margot and Peter bring a wealth of experience, invaluable local and global perspectives and enormous energy to our premier regional performing arts centre. They join at an exciting time for GPAC and for the creative and cultural life of Geelong.”
Continuing Trust members include the Chair Ms Quigley, Robert Costa, Kirsten Kilpatrick, Alice Nash, Geoff Saunders, Cate Steains and Geoff Street.