Trustees:

Mr George A Milford (Chairman of Trustees)
Mr Bill I Maltby

Board of Directors:

Dr Jan Savage (Chair)
Qualifications: MBBS, MPH, Grad Dip Ven, GAICD (Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors)

Experience: Director of the Castlemaine District Community Health Board (2009-2016, Chair 2014-2016), member of the Castlemaine Community House Community of Management (2008-2010). Extensive professional experience on committees at local, state and national level in the health and community services sector.

Board member since 2016. Previously member of Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum Committee of Management prior to incorporation, elected November 2012.

Mr Bryon Cunningham (Deputy Chair)
Qualifications: Dip Industrial Design (Deakin)

Experience: Museum Exhibition Designer and Creative Director: for redevelopment of the WW1, WW2 and Post 1945 Conflicts at the Australian War Memorial, Treasures Gallery at the National Library, Canberra, Immigration Museum Melbourne, National Museum, Canberra and regional museums around Australia and internationally in both Asia and Europe. Forty years’ experience in running a commercial design practice in Victoria.

Board member since 2016. Previously member of Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum Committee of Management prior to incorporation, elected 2014.

Mr Andrew Pickles (Hon. Secretary)
Qualifications: BA.(Monash) LLB (Monash) LLM (Monash)

Experience: Head of litigation team, Robertson Hyetts Solicitors. Admitted to practice in 1982. Involvement in corporate governance in non-profit organisations including advising the Bendigo Art Gallery and Foundation and Trustees. A former president of the Bendigo Law Association. Mediation accreditation from Bond University, and an arbiter under the Local Government Act. Also on a local football committee, and a board member of Sun RFCS, a rural financial counselling service based in Mildura and Bendigo.

Board member since 2016. Previously member of Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum Committee of Management prior to incorporation, elected 2014.

Ms Liz Tromans (Treasurer)
Qualifications: FAICD, Masters of Commercial Law (Uni of Melbourne); Grad Dip of Legal Practice – Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Juris Doctor (Uni of Melbourne); Grad Dip in Applied Finance (FINSIA); Bachelor of Economics (Uni of Adelaide)
Professional memberships: Australian Society of CPAs; Law Institute of Victoria, Taxation Institute, CTA, Australian Corporate Counsel

Board Experience: Camcare Incorporated (Nov 2012–current) (Board Secretary); Chair, Governance Committee; Former Chair, Social Enterprise Working Group; Former member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee; HICAPS Pty Ltd (2004–2010) Director and Chairman; Victorian State Council, Taxation Institute (1999–2009), Member; Australian Taxation Office Large Business Advisory Group (2010); Relationship Services Pty Ltd (2004–2010), Director.

Experience: A trusted governance professional with local and international blue-chip company experience and Not-for-Profit director experience. Senior management roles in Australia Post and NAB (Head of Taxation, Australia); professional practice experience at Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Coopers & Lybrand; ATO.

Board member since May 2017

Ms Deborah Ratliff
Qualifications: BA Secondary Arts Education

Experience: Co-coordinator National Gallery of Victoria Studio 2010–13; Program coordinator NGV 2013–15; Coordinator Visual Arts Biennial, Castlemaine State Festival, 2013 & 2015; Associate Curator, Punctum’s Migratory Complex Mons 2015 Capital for Culture program, Belgium. Currently serves on Boards of the Macfarlane Fund and Punctum.

Board member since July 2016. Previously member of Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum Committee of Management prior to incorporation, elected 2014.

Dr Chris McAuliffe
Qualifications: BA Hons (U of Melb), MA (U of Melb), PhD (Harvard)

Experience: Currently Professor of Art (Practice-led research), School of Art & Design, ANU; consultant to Te Papa Museum, New Zealand; freelance curator. Director, Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne, 2000–13; Lecturer in Contemporary Art, Art, the University of Melbourne, 1991–2000. Visiting Professor of Australian Studies, Harvard University, 2011–12. A member of management committees and boards at Arts Project Australia, Linden Contemporary Art space, City of Port Phillip, National Gallery of Victoria, Samstag Museum University of South Australia.

Board member since September 2016.

Mr Craig Mutton
Qualifications: BComp (Monash), Master of Project Management (RMIT), MBA (MBS)

Experience: Extensive executive management career, with deep skills in strategy, transformation leadership, and stakeholder engagement. Director on the Board of the Hepburn Health Service, and Chair of its Audit & Risk Committee.

Board member since: September 2016

Mr Graham Seldon
Qualifications: B Inf Sc, Cert Executive Coaching UNSW

Experience: on the Boards of Wear for Success, The Linden New Arts nominations group and the Georges Mora Foundation Board.

Board member since September 2016.