Kerry Gardner AM - Founding Patron
Jason Smith - Patron
Our Patron is high profile businesswoman Lyndsey Cattermole AM, who is a non-executive Director of Foster’s Group, Tatts Group, the Melbourne Theatre Company and the Victorian Major Events Committee. Lyndsey’s involvement with Lorne Sculpture combines her three consuming passions — Lorne, the arts and business.
Carol has extensive experience in business, property, the arts and community organizations, and has been a director on a large number of public company and government boards. Former roles include President of the Melbourne International Arts Festival (2005-2009), Deputy Chair of the Australian Women Donors Network, Chair of Industry Superannuation Property Trust and National President of the Property Council of Australia.
Carol was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honors list in 2006 for her achievements in business and commerce, her contribution to community and the arts. In March 2011 Carol was inducted into the 2011 Victorian Women’s Honour Roll. Together with her husband Alan and four children, Carol established the Trawalla Foundation investing in social enterprises and opportunities that focus on arts, ideas, innovation and scholarship.
Andrea has had a distinguished career in the arts, cultural policy and arts education. She has held Chief Executive and Board roles in Federal and State government and in education. She retired in 2008 as the Director/CEO of the VCA after 14 years.
Andrea currently runs her own consultancy practice, is an executive coach in ASX 100 companies and a cultural tour leader. She has served on a wide variety of Boards at international, national and state level covering cultural, health promotion, cultural and public diplomacy, urban renewal and design, tourism and innovation agendas.
She has a BA Dip Ed (Univ of Sydney), MBA (MBS Univ of Melb) with executive education at Harvard and AGSM. She is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2003 she was awarded an Order of Australia and in 2004 the Melbourne Achiever Award for Creativity and Innovation.
One of Australia's leading and best loved actresses, Sigrid Thornton has starred in many of the films now regarded as classics of the Australian cinema, including, The Man From Snowy River, The Lighthorsemen, Slate Wyn And Me and The Man From Snowy River II. Sigrid has starred in television productions including Sea Change, The Boy In The Bush and The Far Country.
Sigrid is well known for her work with World Vision, Royal Children’s Hospital, Vision Australia and Reach Foundation. She has been instrumental in lobbying governments to keep libraries open and to resource the Australian film and television industry. As a result of her advocacy, Sigrid has been appointed to numerous Australian federal and state film bodies, including Film Victoria. www.sigridthornton.com
Jim Cousins is the Chairman of The Australian Ballet. He was the Founding Chairman of the Melbourne Recital Centre, former Trustee/Deputy President of the National Gallery of Victoria, Chairman of The Public Galleries Association of Victoria, Chairman of the Geelong Performing Arts Centre and Chairman of the Geelong Art Gallery. Jim has chaired and been president of the Geelong Art Gallery Foundation and the NGV Foundation. He was appointed an AO in 2004 and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters by Deakin University in 2004. He was appointed Emeritus Trustee National Gallery of Victoria 2009.
Terry Bracks is Founding Chair of Western Chances, Patron of Heide Gallery, Deputy Chair of the Breast Cancer Network Australia, Board Member of the National Film and Sound Archive, past Board member of the Australian Children’s Television Foundation and past Trustee of the Victorian Arts Centre Trust. Terry received a Centenary Medal, has been inducted onto the Women’s Honour Roll and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Victoria University. Terry was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2012.