Canberra International Music Festival Ltd – BOARD

Bev Clarke, President

BEc (ANU), senior executive in the Commonwealth Public Service for 15 years, industry policy consultant and professional association CEO. Extensive management experience including as CEO of a not-for-profit organisation. She has served as Company Secretary and on several company Boards.

Dorothy Danta, Vice-President

Founder and director of Giles Street Gallery Kingston 1986-1990; founder and director of The Gallery at Canberra Grammar School 1990-2003. Served on ACT fundraising committee for the Australian Chamber Orchestra for 15 years, and for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of the ACT and as voluntary guide at the National Gallery of Australia.

Govert Mellink, Vice-President

PwC Consulting: Business Management, Public Sector and Not for Profit Governance Arrangements. MSc, Business and Marketing Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands. MBA Michigan State University. 20 years’ experience in business improvement in the public and not-for-profit sectors. Specific specialisation in the field of public governance, management controls and organisational performance management.

Anita Hargreaves, Treasurer

BEc (ANU), CA, GAICD, ACT Representative Women on Boards, Member of the Disciplinary Tribunal for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Anita has had a diverse career in the private and public sectors in Sydney, Western Australia and Canberra within public practice firms, international publishing and executive recruitment companies, and local, state and Federal government. Most recently Anita has held senior executive positions within the ACT Government and has built a strong reputation in strategy development, financial and human resource management, corporate governance, and transformational change.

Anna Prosser

Governance and management experience professionally as a Consultant and Head Occupational Therapist and Counsellor (BA OT, MA Counselling) during her career and as committee member and President of WIC (Women’s International Club) over many years. Strong networking and cultural links with the diplomatic, local and rural community. Professional link as member of the ANU Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC). Lifelong passion for music and commitment as a volunteer, fundraiser and event organiser on committees (e.g. ACO, ADFAS, CMRI) and own fundraising initiatives for Australian and overseas charities. Commitment in various ways to CIMF since 1999.

Christina Cook

President of the Alliance Française de Canberra and employed in administration for the ACT Office of Musica Viva. While now involved in culture and the arts, Christina’s background is in aviation management. She had a 20 year career with Qantas in various parts of the organisation, primarily operational areas. Her main expertise is in safety and regulatory affairs. She has also worked with ADFA and Griffith University.

David Chessell

Director of M16 Artspace, Hockey ACT and two property investment and management companies. Following a 17 year career in the Commonwealth Treasury, including working at the International Monetary Fund, he was a co-founder of Access Economics. He worked as an economic consultant and as a fund manager with Access Capital Advisers, which he also co-founded and chaired. He has a BA Hons (University of Melbourne), BEc (ANU) and PhD (Yale).

Genevieve Jacobs

Genevieve has been a journalist for 30 years, working in print and radio. She is the former Mornings presenter for ABC Canberra reporting on everything from federal and local politics to human interest stories, and drawing on a deep understanding of her community. She works with a wide range of organisations including the Tara Costigan foundation, Gift of Life ACT and Asthma ACT and sits on the ACT’s advisory committee for historic places. She has an enduring interest in the arts and in strengthening community engagement. She is a Graduate of the Australian Company Institute of Directors (GAICD).

Jennie Cameron AM

Director, CC&N Pty Ltd, Social Enterprise Development Consultants. Jennie Cameron has been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition for service to children and people with a disability. Jennie was recognised for her volunteer work with the National SIDS Council of Australia and SIDS and Kids ACT over the past 18 years. She was also the Chair of the National Board of SIDS and Kids Australia between 2004 and 2009. Jennie has had a lifelong interest in the not-for-profit sector and community-based organisations. She was a previous chairperson of the Fundraising Institute of Australia. She is a member of the ANU Endowment for Excellence Board of Governors.

David Perceval, FCA GAICD

Chief Operating Officer of the Australian Academy of Science. Prior to the Academy, David was the Assistant Director of Corporate and Commercial Services of the National Gallery of Australia and previous senior roles with accounting firms as a Senior Manager at KPMG and Executive Director at WalterTurnbull Pty Ltd. David is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia and New Zealand and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. David completed a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting.