Andrew is the Co-founder of Blue Squirrel, a digital startup that focused on helping people discover, plan and achieve everything on their life bucket list. A passionate advocate for the Arts, he has also served as a Non-executive Director of Object: The Australian Centre for Design.
Liz Watson is a designer, maker and entrepreneur whose diverse skill set is intrinsically linked to the arts. With formal training in visual arts, graphic design and arts management she has fulfilled long-term professional roles at the Queensland Art Gallery as Foundation Coordinator and most recently at the State Library of Queensland, Asia Pacific Design Library as Partnerships Coordinator. In 2011 Liz founded Everingham + Watson, a design business focused on developing and manufacturing home wares for the Australian lifestyle. Her designs for the brand appeared in national publications including Vogue Living and Houses magazines with Everingham + Watson named one of the top 25 home wares brands to watch in Monocle's 2014 annual.
Kath is a lecturer in Fashion in the School of Design, QUT. In 2010 Kath co-founded design co-operative, The Stitchery Collective. Her research explores the political and social dimensions of getting dressed each day.
Ian is a chartered accountant with over thirty five years of experience in major professional services firms in both Australia and the UK. He has a strong interest in visual and creative arts and is passionate about the importance of a vibrant and sustainable creative arts sector in a modern, thriving community. A former partner in Ernst and Young, his practice areas over his professional services career primarily focused on audit, risk management and corporate governance.
Since retiring from partnership in late 2015 Ian has focused his career on board and audit committee roles. In addition to his role as a non-executive director and Honorary Treasurer of Artisan, he is a non-executive director of Cancer Council Queensland and is Chairman of a fast-growing data analytics and agile delivery business called the Aginic Group. He also chairs or is an independent member of a number of audit committees in the private, not-for-profit and government sectors. These currently include Griffith University, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, DNR Capital Pty Ltd, South Bank Corporation, Queensland Audit Office, The Institute of Internal Auditors Australia, the Department of Regional Development and Manufacturing (Queensland) and the Department of Local Government, Racing and Multi-Cultural Affairs (Queensland).
Gavan is widely experienced in business and is an architect who has worked on significant projects in both the public and private sectors, and as a principal of major architectural and design practices in Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane. He has degrees in Architecture from the University of Adelaide and a Master of Science in Engineering Science from UC Berkeley in USA.
Gavan’s professional roles have been complemented by long term involvement with the Australian Institute of Architects at state and national levels, recognised by the Institute’s award of Life Fellow in 1996. He continues to contribute to professional, industry and NFP organisations at a senior level, and was a driving force behind Artisan’s relocation to the RNA Precinct. He has been involved in arts organisations for over 30 years, received a Design Icon award from the DIA in SA in 2017, and was inducted into the national DIA Hall of Fame in 2019.
Amelia is a senior executive with over 25 years’ experience leading and contributing to corporate business performance. She is the former CEO of the Queensland Law Society.
Rob has over 26 years in the advertising and digital industries. He is a former director of Greenfield and Icon in London and VMLY&R and Clemenger BBDO in Australia.
Rob owns SpoutLogic; a marketing architecture business focused on the practical application of human-centred design, multidisciplinary thinking and emerging technology. Working across industry, academia and governments, Rob delivers brand rigour, digital innovation and marketing advantage.
Rob also sits on the boards of Interactive Minds and the Brisbane Portrait Prize. He is a Fellow of QUT focusing on marketing technology, brand strategy and behaviour change. He is also a Multicultural Ambassador for Qld Govt, an IPA Certified Strategist and author of the 'Digital Analytics for Marketing' section of the most recent IMC book from McGraw-Hill Education. In his years of industry experience he has won over 35 international awards for creative communications including 7 Cannes Lions and a coveted White D&AD pencil.
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