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There are seven Directors appointed to the Board of Museum and Gallery Services Queensland Limited (trading as Museums & Galleries Queensland – M&G QLD):

  • Two Sector Directors are appointed by Company Member, Public Galleries Queensland (PGQ);
  • Two Sector Directors are appointed by Company Member, Australian Museums and Galleries Association Queensland (AMaGAQ);
  • There are three Independent Directors.

There is currently one Independent Director position vacant on the Board.

 

Emma Bain Sector Director/Public Officer

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Emma Bain is the Director, Redland Art Gallery (RAG), Redland City Council (RCC) and has been working in local and state government arts and cultural roles for over 20 years. Emma was appointed as a Sector Director to the M&G QLD Board in October 2017. In her role Emma leads, curates and develops RAG’s exhibition and public programs schedule as part of the annual Creative Arts program. Under her management RAG has won a number of awards and continues to progress as a meaningful public art gallery.

Commencing her career at the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG), Emma is passionate about the development of facilities and accessible programs that enrich people’s lives. She has a particular interest in programming, audience development and best practice. Emma has also managed cultural development, public art and grant programs and built expansive networks in the visual and performing arts both nationally and locally. She also contributes to the arts, culture and creative sector through her role as President of the Australian Museums and Galleries Association Queensland Executive Committee, a member of the Public Galleries Queensland Directors Forum, South East Queensland Cultural Workers Network, and an Associate of the Design Institute of Australia.

 

Karina Devine Sector Director/Chairperson

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Karina Devine has over 20 years’ experience as an artist, art educator and gallery manager. Karina has been employed as the Director of Warwick Art Gallery since 2006.


Her move from secondary school teaching into the gallery sector was facilitated by her involvement as a volunteer on the steering committee that developed the striking Dogwood Crossing @ Miles facility. In 2005 she was appointed Centre Manager of Dogwood Crossing where she supervised the gallery, library, IT centre and interactive social history displays.


Karina has a passion for the arts and a strong commitment to the growth of regional communities embracing the lifestyle of Queensland country towns and striving to achieve equity and sustainability for rural Queensland through the arts.


Karina is artistic director of the fabulous Jumpers and Jazz in July festival which is in its ninth year. This event has evolved and expanded under her direction into a ten-day music and art festival that, at its core, fosters collaborations between the arts sector, tourism, education and business in the community.

 

Celestine Doyle Independent Director

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Celestine Doyle has more than 30 years' experience in development, fundraising, marketing, communications, and senior leadership roles across the arts and creative sectors, including with Brisbane Powerhouse, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and as a consultant.

A strategic thinker and planner, facilitator, writer and relationship-builder, she is a Professional Member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia.

Through her business, Celestine Doyle Fundraising, she helps arts organisations and creative enterprises with sponsorship, partnerships, grants, philanthropy and business development.

 

 

Tony Martin Independent Director

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Tony Martin, GAICD FRAeS, was appointed as General Manager for the Qantas Founders' Museum in July 2008. He left this position in June 2011 to take up a newly-appointed position with Outback Queensland Tourism as their General Manager, implementing new strategy for the organisation and producing a national award-winning publication. After eight months, Tony returned to Qantas Founders' Museum as CEO of Qantas Foundation Memorial and Qantas Foundation Fundraising. Tony is also an elected member of local government for Longreach Regional Council.

In 2011, Tony was awarded a management excellence award for Rural Remote Manager of the year by The Australian Institute of Management. Tony graduated as a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2017. In September 2019, Tony was awarded an honorary Fellowship by The Royal Aeronautical Society for his contributions towards preserving aviation history.

He has worked in the Australian tourism industry for the last 16 years.

He has travelled extensively, mainly in Europe, the Middle East and Asia and has lived in many countries including Spain, Israel and Germany. He moved from the United Kingdom to Australia in 1997, bringing with him a varied career background including experience in the teaching sphere.

Tony has been involved in some internationally recognised and successful tourism ventures. While studying a Bachelor of Tourism he began working for Sydney's Harbour Bridge Climb, eventually becoming a senior staff member responsible for employee and product development. Tony was later employed as the Director of Operations for the Story Bridge Adventure Climb in Brisbane and played an integral role in setting up that highly regarded tourist attraction.

Tony is driven by a desire to achieve excellence and professionalism. He applies this standard to the multi award-winning Qantas Founders' Museum by fostering a team culture and strengthening relationships with local community, value-adding to the customer's experiences and making the museum and Longreach a place that people keep returning to.

 

Andrew Moritz Sector Director/Deputy Chairperson

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Andrew Moritz is CEO of Transport Heritage NSW based in Sydney. Andrew was the inaugural Director of The Workshops Rail Museum from December 2001 until late 2015, and a member of the Queensland Museum's Executive Management Team.

Andrew led the development and success of all aspects of The Workshops Rail Museum from inception, including winning seven Queensland and two Australian Tourism Awards for Heritage and Cultural Tourism.

Prior to taking up that position, he worked extensively in the museum and built heritage sector in Victoria, holding the position of Director of the National Wool Museum in Geelong from 1997-2001, Project Manager with Museum Victoria from 1995-1997, Executive Director, Museums Australia (Victoria) from 1990-1995, and House Museum Manager, Werribee Park from 1987-1990.

Andrew's work experience is complemented by formal post-graduate qualifications in Museum Studies, Business Administration and Tourism, and in 2010 he completed the prestigious Museum Leadership Program at the Getty Institute in the USA.

 

Anna Thurgood Sector Director

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Anna Thurgood is employed as Engagement Officer at the State Library of Queensland.

She is Vice President of Public Galleries Queensland.

 

 

 

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