Anne-Marie Heath, Sydney NSW
David Barrett, Oaklands Park SA
Secretary & Public Officer
Bruce Carmichael, Canberra ACT
Nicole Beyer, South Melbourne VIC
Mark Fawcett, Mackay QLD
David Lloyd, Bendigo VIC
Joel McGuinness, Bunbury WA
Peter Owens, Rockhampton QLD
Tim Munro (Tasmania) has lived and worked in Hobart for most of his life, primarily as a lighting designer, production manager and theatre technician. After a career in the public sector, he joined the Theatre Royal’s technical crew in 1995 and became head of the lighting department in1998. Tim was Operations Manager of the Theatre Royal from 2000 – 2004 and was appointed to the position of CEO of the Theatre Royal in April 2004.
As a theatrical lighting designer he has toured theatre productions extensively to most states of, (and many festival in) Australia and also to the UK, Canada, Malaysia and many times to New Zealand.
Lighting credits include: For Terrapin Puppet Theatre, Frankenstein, Blueback, relighting for Alice and stage manager: The BFG. For Robert Jarman, The Prisoner of Love, The Spectre of the Rose, The Laramie Project For the Theatre Royal, A Christmas Carol, The Kid, West Side Story, Sweet Charity. For The One Extra Dance Company, Waiting for Michael. For Island Production, The Tank, The Eye Witness, Roundabout For Anthos Theatre, Lighting and stage manager: Odyssey. For SoftCore, The Chalice, Private Dancer and for Scape, Who The F**k Is Erica Price.
Tim sits on several Arts Tasmania panels and was formerly chair of the Australian Script Centre and a board member of is theatre ltd. He also teaches theatrical lighting and runs workshops for many primary, secondary and tertiary students and consults on theatre development.
Anne-Marie Heath (New South Wales) is the General Manager of Merrigong Theatre Company and Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong. A performing arts centre that both presents and produces theatre.
Prior to this Anne-Marie was the Manager at the Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, a freelance arts administrator and the Business Operations Manager at Chapel off Chapel.
She has over 15 years experience in arts administration and has worked in venue management, festivals and with a diverse range of companies. Anne-Marie has served on a range of arts organisation boards and committees and is the APACA representative on the Performing Arts Touring Alliance (PATA).
Anne-Marie is currently undertaking a Masters in Arts Management.
David Barrett (South Australia) has been the Marion Cultural Centre Coordinator since November 2010. The Centre comprises of a theatre, meeting rooms, art gallery, café, outdoor plaza and library. Prior to this David was Advisor, Performing Arts for the City of Tea Tree Gully where he managed the Golden Grove Arts Centre. David has worked professionally within the performing arts and outdoor events industries since 2001 as General Manager Entertainment for the 20th Australian Jamboree, Theatre Technician for the Shedley Theatre and Technical Assistant for Apollo Lighting. His involvement in South Australia’s amateur theatre scene stretches back to 1989 with many appearances in front of and behind the curtain.
David’s formal training is Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice and Bachelor of Commerce but it didn’t take long for him to see the light and pursue a career in an area that he is passionate about –performing arts.
David is also a committee member of Out of the Square Inc, a network of suburban performing arts centres that plan, package, programme and present the best possible arts and entertainment to audiences outside Adelaide’s CBD.
Secretary & Public Officer
Former Operations Manager at the Canberra Theatre Centre. Freelance Production Management including National Festival of Australian Theatre. Postgraduate Certificate in Management (Arts Administration), QUT; Graduate, Public Venue Management School, Queensland. Member of the executive of Australasian Performing Arts Centres’ Association and a councillor for Live Performance Australia (LPA). Appointed to the judging panel for the Best Regional Touring Award for the 2010 Helpmann Awards.
Nicole has been Director of Theatre Network Victoria (TNV) since it was founded in 2009. TNV is the industry service organisation advocating for the professional non-profit theatre industry, focusing on strengthening the independent and small to medium sectors, and working with the major companies to increase connection between all parts of the industry. TNV is based in Victoria and works nationally, producing the Australian Theatre Forum, a biennial professional conference, and establishing Theatre Network Australia, a fledgling national network of which TNV is lead organisation.
Nicole’s past positions include CEO roles at Back To Back Theatre, Young People and the Arts Australia and Arts Access Victoria. She has worked as a consultant, worked for government and chaired many arts boards, including Arts Access Australia, Geelong Arts Alliance, Snuff Puppets and The Village Festival. She is currently Deputy Chair of the Arts Industry Council (Vic) and is a member of Deakin University’s Arts Participation Incubator reference group. Nicole is completing a Masters of Public Policy and Management (MPPM) at Monash University, and has undertaken the Australian Institute of Company Director’s Diploma (AICD, 1997).
Mark’s career in the performing arts spans over two decades and two countries. Mark commenced working as a trainee Theatre Manager with Louis I. Michaels Ltd, in the 1980’s managing prestigious London West End theatres, the Theatre Royal, Haymarket and The Strand Theatre (now Novello).
Mark then went on to become General Manager of the New End Theatre in London’s Hampstead, a leading fringe venue with a successful track record of transferring plays to the West End.
Mark returned to Australia in 2000, and for the next eight years managed the City of Whitehorse’s Cultural Facilities which includes the Whitehorse Centre in Nunawading, Victoria. In 2008 Mark made the move to tropical Queensland to project manage the construction and business development of the new $28 million Mackay Convention Centre. The Convention Centre which physically adjoins the existing Entertainment Centre is now known as the Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre one of the largest facilities of its kind in Australia.
Mark is a member of the Queensland Local Government Arts & Culture Advisory Committee for Arts Queensland and the Dept of Premier & Cabinet. Company Secretary for Mackay Artspace Foundation, Secretary NARPACA, and a Helpmann Awards panellist.
David Lloyd (Victoria) has been Manager of The Capital – Bendigo’s Performing Arts Centre since October 2004. Prior to this David was Deputy Director of the Alice Springs Cultural Precinct, a centre comprising performing arts, visual arts, function and museum spaces. He has had over 20 years of experience in the performing arts, commencing his career in the technical field and moving to a management role whilst completing a business degree in 1995.
Whilst in the Northern Territory David spent 2 years as Vice-President of the Northern Australian Regional Performing Arts Centres Association (NARPACA) prior to migrating to Victoria with his partner and 3 children.
He has acted as General Manager at the Darwin Entertainment Centre and Director of the Strehlow Research Centre in Alice Springs.
Originally from the South West of Western Australia, Joel has lived the majority of his years living interstate and overseas. Joel spent numerous years in London, Europe and the US working in large scale Event and Hospitality Management and PR, whilst also managing to return home to WA to complete his BA in Theatre Arts from W.A.A.P.A (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts).
After graduating, Joel lived in Brisbane for four years working with numerous arts companies including Company Manager at renowned physical theatre company Circa, as well as coordinator roles at Brisbane International Festival and Brisbane Arts Theatre.
Prior to his current role at BREC, Joel undertook a 2 year adventure in the desert as Venue Manager at the Walkington Theatre and Moonrise Cinema in Karratha (Pilbara WA) and was instrumental in creating the annual REAF (Red Earth Arts Festival), now a major arts and cultural event in the region.
Joel McGuinness is currently General Manager at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (BREC), as well as Deputy Chair of Circuit West (the association of WA regional venues). BREC is the major entertainment complex in the South West region with a catchment area of 180,000 people, an average annual attendance in excess of 60,000 and over 900 members of their BREC Club organisation (friends of the theatre). BREC has a proud 23 year history and is now undergoing some major changes. Having secured $10 million in funding to expand the complex, BREC will be building an additional 250 seat flexible theatre space, adding significant conference and event facilities to the centre and moving into an exciting new phase for the organisation. Joel is excited about the changes at BREC and is passionate about re-invigorating audiences, engaging youth and developing a dynamic ‘programme focus’ for the venue.
Peter Owens (Queensland) is the Manager Arts and Heritage for Rockhampton Regional Council. Previously APACA President and formerly President Northern Australian Regional Performing Arts Centres Association (NARPACA), Peter has an extensive knowledge of performing arts touring in regional Queensland having also chaired the Arts Queensland Performing Arts Grants Committee and has been a member of the Playing Australia Committee. Peter was the first presenter to be awarded the Drovers Award for Touring Legend.
Rick has worked in the performing arts industry across Australia for some 25 years. He is the Director of Push Management Pty Ltd, a boutique arts management company that undertakes project management and consultancy for the arts industry.
In 2006 and 2007 Rick was General Manager of Buzz Dance Theatre. This followed his return to Perth from the Sydney Opera House where he held the position of Event Operations Manager. Rick’s professional involvement in the theatre industry began as a dresser for the touring production of the Australian Opera’s Don Giovanni in1988. That same year he graduated from the WA Academy of Performing Arts in Stage Management. He has since completed a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and has worked extensively in both production and administration for many arts companies in WA and on the east coast. He has co-produced work with Black Swan Theatre Co and held a variety of roles with companies such as WA Theatre Company, Buzz Dance Theatre, Dance North (Townsville), Chrissie Parrot Dance Company, Country Arts WA, Barking Gecko, Perth Theatre Company and Australian Dance Theatre.
Rick was Chair of Steps Youth Dance Company for eight years, he was also Chair of AusdanceWA, and in 2009 & ‘10, was Project Facilitator for the Contemporary Dance Model Development project [Future Moves], a $1.6M state government initiative for the development of Contemporary Dance in Western Australia. Rick is currently Chair of the Dance and Physical Theatre panel for the Helpmann awards.
Rick has been intimately involved in the development of national touring of the performing arts in Australia through his work as a ‘Blue Heeler’, whilst Touring Consultant at Arts on Tour NSW and as both an observer and interim Executive Officer of the Performing Arts Touring Alliance [PATA]. Rick most recently undertook a consultancy with Harley Stumm for the Australia Council for the Arts to develop Australia’s first National Touring Framework.
Rick works and lives in the Perth hills with his two young children and Molly the dog.
You can contact Rick directly at rick[at]pushmanagement.com.au