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Carmel Haugh

Carmel is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience in arts, craft, design, cultural tourism and social enterprise, having served in senior roles across private, government, and non-profit sectors. Joining the Artisan board, she brings a dynamic skill set, encompassing systems thinking, advocacy, business development, programming, and extensive networks.

Currently, Carmel is actively involved with Brisbane Zero, spearheading a city-wide campaign to combat homelessness in Brisbane. Additionally, she co directs Chrysalis Projects, an innovative Creative Placemaking initiative that uses art to drive purposeful impacts.

 Recognised as a driving force in the industry, Carmel excels in identifying development opportunities that create measurable social, cultural, and economic impacts for individuals, businesses and organisations alike.

Vice Chair

Angela Spillane

Angela Spillane is an experienced interior designer and design lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology, she has more than 20 years’ professional experience. She is a regular contributor to the Brisbane design industry and network. Angela is a Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA), and sits on the DIA QLD council.


Mike Hill

Mike has been a chartered accountant for over 30 years, is an
accredited forensic accounting specialist and has been a registered
liquidator.  Mike was formerly a partner of McGrathNicol and previously
worked at KPMG. Whilst at McGrathNicol, Mike was the former risk partner and a
founding member of its Diversity & Inclusion Committee.   Mike is
also the Chair of Foodbank Queensland the largest food relief organisation in
the state.

Gavan Ranger

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.

Dilshani Weerasinghe

Dilshani is currently Executive Director at Queensland Ballet, a company in the inspired depths of vision renewal under Artistic Director, Li Cunxin. An enthusiastic and tenacious enabler, she has worked alongside visionary leaders to facilitate strategic growth and renewal in the NFP sector since 1996. She has held positions as Development Manager at Malaghan Institute in New Zealand, Head of ROH2 Development at Royal Opera House in London, Head of Partnerships at Sydney Opera House, Sponsorship and Philanthropy Manager at Brisbane Powerhouse and Development Director at Queensland Ballet. Passionate about driving innovation through strategy, Dilshani has also held Directorships in various sectors including child safety, multicultural arts, broadcasting and international performing arts.

Carol McGregor

Brisbane based artist Carol McGregor is of Wathaurung from the Kulin Nation, and Scottish descent and is a possum skin cloak maker, painter, printmaker and sculptor. As an artist McGregor seeks to adapt and embrace new technologies to reclaim and connect to cultural expression, whilst revealing and exposing hidden histories within the landscape. Her recent art practice revives the traditional possum skin cloak as a contemporary art form and a way to strengthen community and individual identities.

McGregor has exhibited widely and her work features in national and international collections. She is currently the Program leader of the Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art unit at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.

Youth Board Observer

Myf Halton

Myf is someone that is passionate about supporting contemporary craft and design, she said joining the artisan board feels like a natural extension of her career so far. Myf is eager to share the challenges and experiences of emerging craft practitioners today in order to identify how artisan can continue to best support those communities. Myf says artisan is such a valuable organisation to our local creative environment and being able to contribute to the amazing work we do is such an honour.