Rupert Myer AO

Chair

Rupert Myer is one of Australia’s most respected corporate and art sector leaders. In addition to chairing the Contemporary Visual Arts and Craft Inquiry, Rupert has served as a Chair of both the National Gallery of Australia and Australia Council for the Arts. He has also served in a number of roles for visual and performing arts organisations and serves as President of the Myer Foundation.

Sue Cato AM

Deputy Chair

Sue Cato has worked on business-critical issues and corporate activity for Australian and international corporations and entities for almost three decades. Amongst other roles she is on the board of the National Gallery Australia Foundation, is an advisory board member of Sydney Contemporary and is an Ambassador of Women for Election Australia.

Genevieve Lacey

Board Member

Independent artist Genevieve Lacey is commissioned inter/nationally as creator, performer and artistic director, making music-centred works in a huge array of contexts. She also works as an advisor, mentor and leader for a range of individuals, communities and cultural institutions.

Catherine Liddle

Board Member

Catherine Liddle is an Arrernte Luritja woman and the CEO of SNAICC – National Voice for Our Children, the national peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Previously she was CEO of First Nations Media Australia, the peak body representing Indigenous media organisations around the country and Regional Director of Jawun Indigenous Corporate Partnerships, Central Australia Regions. She has also held senior roles within the Northern Territory Education Department, the ABC, and NITV/SBS.

Craig A. Limkin

Board Member

Craig Limkin has over 20 years in large scale, complex organisations and is currently a Deputy Secretary in the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Tasmania. Recently, Craig oversaw the creation of, developed the vision for, and led Create Infrastructure, which is dedicated to planning and delivering cultural infrastructure in New South Wales.

Cass O'Connor

Treasurer

Cass O’Connor has over 30 years’ experience as a board director of ASX listed companies, Federal and State government entities, and unlisted entities, many of which are For-Purpose. With a long career in finance and investment, she translates business models and opportunities across sectors. She currently chairs Carriageworks in Redfern, Sydney, and was previously a Director of The Bundanon Trust and an inaugural Director of the then Federal Government’s Creative Nation entity Australian Multimedia Enterprises.

Nina Fitzgerald

Board Associate

Nina Fitzgerald is a Northern Territory based creative with roles in creative direction, curation, writing and photography. A proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, from the Wuthati and Mualgal peoples, as well as ties to the Kakadu region, Nina is passionate about elevating First Nations voices and knowledge systems to drive meaningful agency for Australia’s First Peoples.

Julian Canny

Board Associate

Julian Canny is an adaptive and innovative leader from regional Western Australia committed to developing a more impactful regional arts sector. In his role as director of social enterprise Euphorium, Julian leads a passionate team building platforms for artists to create meaningful work with impact in their communities and developing sustainable industry practices in Australia.

New Approach acknowledges that it meets, works and travels on the lands of First Nations peoples. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and to all First Nations peoples.