Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are responsible for the strategic direction of the organisation and its governance. The Board brings a diverse and extensive set of skills, knowledge and experiences to the organisation and WA screen industry.

Janelle Marr

Chair

Janelle Marr

Chair

Commenced on the Screenwest Inc Board January 2013; Appointed Chair June 2015; Commenced Screenwest (Australia) Ltd Board July 2017; Term expires 31 December 2018

Janelle is an experienced Director and Corporate Advisor. She is Founder and Managing Director of StepBeyond, an award-winning strategy consultancy she established in 2007 to provide corporate and strategic advisory services to private, public and non-profit organisations.

Her career spans over 20 years as a corporate strategist and management consultant; industrial and employee relations advisor; business founder, owner and managing director; and Board member.

She has worked with some of the world’s most recognised and trusted brands including Credit Suisse First Boston, Goldman Sachs, KPMG and EY in Australia and overseas.

She has extensive boardroom and corporate advisory experience across a range of industries including mining and resources; oil and gas; utilities; health and community services; professional services; transport, ports and
infrastructure; culture and arts; disabilities; aged care; tourism; education; insurance and financial services.

In 2012 Janelle was awarded a coveted 40under40 WA Business News Award for her strategic and entrepreneurial contributions to social and environmental services. In 2013 her consultancy StepBeyond won a WA Telstra Business Award and she was a Finalist in the WA Telstra Business Women’s Awards

 

Amanda Higgs

Board Director

Amanda Higgs

Board Director

Commenced January 2012; Reappointed January 2015; Term Expires 31 December 2017

Ms Higgs is a Creative Producer at Matchbox Pictures and was previously an independent before joining Matchbox in September last year. As well as two series of The Time of Our Lives for the ABC, Ms Higgs co-created and produced the first three series of the Network Ten television drama The Secret Life of Us. The series won three Logies for Most Outstanding Drama and was nominated for a number of Australian Film Institute (AFI) and AWGIE Awards. It was the most watched program in the 16-39 demographic three years running from 2001. Ms Higgs has worked at ABC TV Drama as an Executive Producer, and Acting Head of Drama in late 2009. She script edited The Slap and was consultant EP on SLiDE for Fox8. Ms Higgs has also been on the board of AACTA and the National Screenwriters Conference. She recently produced the mini-series’ Barracuda and Seven Types of Ambiguity for the ABC.

Bryce Menzies

Board Director

Bryce Menzies

Board Director

Appointed Screenwest Inc Board 23 May 2016; Commenced Screenwest (Australia) Ltd Board July 2017; Term expires 31 December 2018

Mr Menzies is a Melbourne based partner of law firm Marshalls and Dent, and has worked in the film industry for over 30 years, on more than 500 productions. His executive producer credits include Malcolm (1985), Death in Brunswick (1990), Two Hands (1999), The Tracker (2002), Ten Canoes (2006), Mary and Max (2009), Red Dog (2011), 100 Bloody Acres (2012), Son of a Gun (2013), Charlie’s Country (2013) and Red Dog True Blue (2016).

His legal work included Muriel’s Wedding (1994), Ned Kelly (2002), The Proposition (2005), Clubland (2007), Death Defying Acts (2007), Red Dog (2011), The Sapphires (2012) and Lion (2016).

Mr Menzies’ previous board memberships have included Film Victoria, Screen Tasmania, South Australian Film Corporation and Melbourne International Film Festival.

 

Carol Innes

Board Director

Carol Innes

Board Director

Commenced Screenwest Inc Board July 2014; Commenced Screenwest (Australia) Ltd Board July 2017; Term expires 30 June 2020

Ms Innes currently holds the position of Manager Aboriginal Cultural Heritage & Arts at the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA). She was previously employed at the South West Aboriginal Land & Sea Council (SWALC) for nine years where she worked on projects that maintained Noongar involvement in many areas through Native Title. Previous to this, Ms Innes spent 11 years working in the arts sector in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts. She is experienced in Government at both State and Federal levels and in the community arts sector.

Catherine Ferrari

Board Member

Catherine Ferrari

Board Member

Commenced Screenwest Inc Board January 2016; Commenced Screenwest (Australia) Ltd Board July 2017; Term expires 31 December 2018

Ms Ferrari joined Water Corporation in 2004 in the role of General Manager, Communications Group. In 2013 she became General Manager of newly formed Customer and Community Group. She was previously Chief Executive Officer of the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra and Western Australian Director of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants.

Ms Ferrari is also Deputy Chair of the West Australian Opera; a Board Member of the John Curtin Gallery, Energy and Water Ombudsman; a trustee of the Legal Contribution Trust; and Director of Water Corporation Superannuation Pty Ltd.

 

Christopher Holman

Board Director

Christopher Holman

Board Director

Appointed Screenwest Inc Board January 2016; Commenced Screenwest (Australia) Ltd Board July 2017; Term expires 31 December 2018

Mr Holman is a Director of Azure Capital Limited and brings a wealth of corporate advisory experience including mergers and acquisitions, principal investments and capital markets transactions. He also sits on the boards of companies operating in the maritime and technology sectors and is involved with a number of charity organisations.

Sally Carbon

Board Director

Sally Carbon

Board Director

Commenced Screenwest (Australia) Ltd Board July 2017; Term expires 30 June 2020

Ms Carbon is the owner and managing director of her private company Green Eleven which provides strategic business planning and advice for clients including large national and international companies, local governments and not-for-profits.

Green Eleven assists such clients in business growth. Ms Carbon is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and current non-executive director of the Apollo Health, St John Ambulance, Australian Sports Foundation and an advisory board member of UWA Sport.

She also chairs a federal government finance, audit and risk committee. She is an Olympic and World Cup gold medallist, a dual Olympian, represented Australia in sport for 12 years, and has published seven books

Michael Ottaviano

Board Director

Michael Ottaviano

Board Director

Commenced Screenwest (Australia) Ltd Board July 2017; Term expires 30 June 2020

Dr Ottaviano is Managing Director of ASX-listed Carnegie Clean Energy Ltd, a solar, wave and battery renewable energy development company. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Nuheara Ltd, the first ASX-listed wearables technology company. He was previously a director of the Clean Energy Council, Australia’s renewable energy peak industry body and a Senior Manager, Business Performance Services at KPMG.

Dr Ottaviano was named in The West Business’ 100 Most Influential Western Australians (2015); E&Y’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Western Emerging Division (2014); and Carnegie named Business Review Weekly Most Innovative Companies (2015), Clean Energy Council Innovation Award (2014), AIM WestBusiness Pinnacle Award Innovation Excellent (2014), and Australian Water Association Most Innovative Company (2014).

John Gardner

Board Director

John Gardner

Board Director

Commenced Screenwest (Australia) Ltd Board July 2017; Term expires 30 June 2020

Mr Gardner is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Citadel-MAGNUS Corporate and Financial Communication (Perth and Sydney), a strategic communication advisory firm. Citadel-MAGNUS specialises in communication strategy development and implementation for Corporate Finance & Transactions, Investor Relations and Corporate Reputation.

In 2016 Citadel-MAGNUS was announced as a finalist, and the only Australian firm, in the prestigious Holmes Report ‘Asia-Pacific Corporate/Financial PR Consultancy of the Year’. Citadel-MAGNUS’ diverse client work has included ASX-listed companies, multinational corporations and pro bono work for The Black Dog Institute (NSW) and Youth Focus (WA).

Industry Advisory Group

The IAG will play a key role in advising the Screenwest (Australia) Ltd Board of Directors on screen industry matters. The group will provide a vital link and flow of information between the Screenwest Board and the WA screen industry.

Sue Taylor

Industry Advisory Group Member

Sue Taylor

Industry Advisory Group Member

Sue Taylor is a member of the Screenwest (Australia) Ltd Industry Advisory Group.

Tania Chambers

Industry Advisory Group Member

Tania Chambers

Industry Advisory Group Member

Tania Chambers is a member of the Screenwest (Australia) Ltd Industry Advisory Group.

Dot West

Industry Advisory Group Member

Dot West

Industry Advisory Group Member

Dot West is a member of the Screenwest (Australia) Ltd Industry Advisory Group.

John Fairhead

Industry Advisory Group Member

John Fairhead

Industry Advisory Group Member

John Fairhead is a member of the Screenwest (Australia) Ltd Industry Advisory Group.

Joshua Gilbert

Industry Advisory Group Member

Joshua Gilbert

Industry Advisory Group Member

Joshua Gilbert is a member of the Screenwest (Australia) Ltd Industry Advisory Group.

Julia Redwood

Industry Advisory Group Member

Julia Redwood

Industry Advisory Group Member

Julia Redwood is a member of the Screenwest (Australia) Ltd Industry Advisory Group.

Justin McArdle

Industry Advisory Group Member

Justin McArdle

Industry Advisory Group Member

Justin McArdle is a member of the Screenwest (Australia) Ltd Industry Advisory Group.

Ray Pedretti

Industry Advisory Group Member

Ray Pedretti

Industry Advisory Group Member

Ray Pedretti is a member of the Screenwest (Australia) Ltd Industry Advisory Group.

Renee Webster

Industry Advisory Group Member

Renee Webster

Industry Advisory Group Member

Renee Webster is a member of the Screenwest (Australia) Ltd Industry Advisory Group.

Ric Curtin

Industry Advisory Group Member

Ric Curtin

Industry Advisory Group Member

Ric Curtin is a member of the Screenwest (Australia) Ltd Industry Advisory Group.

Christopher Holman

Board Representative

Christopher Holman

Board Representative

Appointed Screenwest Inc Board January 2016; Commenced Screenwest (Australia) Ltd Board July 2017; Term expires 31 December 2018

Mr Holman is a Director of Azure Capital Limited and brings a wealth of corporate advisory experience including mergers and acquisitions, principal investments and capital markets transactions. He also sits on the boards of companies operating in the maritime and technology sectors and is involved with a number of charity organisations.