|There are seven Directors appointed to the Board of Museum and Gallery Services Queensland Limited – two Sector Directors are appointed by Company Member, the Regional Galleries Association of Queensland (RGAQ); two Sector Directors are appointed by Company Member, Museums Australia Queensland (MAQ); and there are three Independent Directors.|
There are currently two Independent Director positions vacant on the Board.
|Edith Cuffe – Sector Director|
|Edith Cuffe is a Sector Director appointed by MAQ.|
Edith has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, Caboolture, for the past 17 years. As CEO, she is responsible for the daily management and administration of the Museum, the instrumentation of policies and Strategic and Operation planning; coordination of staff and volunteers and development of public programs.
Edith has initiated the development, implementation and presentation of several innovative curriculum-based educational programs, which provide ‘hands on’ experiences for both primary and secondary students. These include two archaeological dig programs for senior students and workshop-based Time Traveller programs for primary schools – I Dig the Middle Ages and I Dig Egypt.
For the past 15 years, Edith has been coordinator of the Abbey Medieval Festival – the museum’s primary fundraiser. During that time the festival has grown to become a major event in Queensland, attracting over 37,000 visitors and participants in 2012. This event has won the Moreton Bay and Islands Tourism Award in the event category for the past three years and has now been inducted into the Hall of Fame. It was also a finalist in the Queensland Tourism Awards in 2010 and 2011.
In 2010, Edith had the unexpected honour of being awarded an Order of Australia Medal. The citation acknowledged her contribution to the museum and galleries sector of the Visual Arts, and wider Caboolture region.
Edith is President of Museums Australia Queensland.
|Karina Devine – Sector Director|
|Karina Devine is a Sector Director appointed by RGAQ.|
She has 20 years’ experience as an artist, art educator and gallery manager. Karina has been employed as the Director of Warwick Art Gallery for six years.
Her move from secondary school teaching into the gallery sector was facilitated by her involvement as a volunteer on the steering committee that developed the striking Dogwood Crossing @ Miles facility. In 2005 she was appointed Centre Manager of Dogwood Crossing where she supervised the gallery, library, IT centre and interactive social history displays.
Karina has a passion for the arts and a strong commitment to the growth of regional communities embracing the lifestyle of Queensland country towns and striving to achieve equity and sustainability for rural Queensland through the arts.
Karina is artistic director of the fabulous Jumpers and Jazz in July festival which is in its ninth year. This event has evolved and expanded under her direction into a ten-day music and art festival that, at its core, fosters collaborations between the arts sector, tourism, education and business in the community.
Karina is a Board member of the Regional Galleries Association of Queensland.
|Andrew Moritz – Sector Director|
|Andrew Moritz is a Sector Director appointed by MAQ. |
Andrew is Director of The Workshops Rail Museum and a member of the Queensland Museum’s Executive Management Team. He joined the Queensland Museum as the inaugural Director of The Workshops Rail Museum in December 2001.
Andrew has led the development and success of all aspects of The Workshops Rail Museum from inception, including winning seven Queensland and two Australian Tourism Awards for Heritage and Cultural Tourism.
Prior to taking up the position he has worked extensively in the museum and built heritage sector in Victoria, holding the position of Director of the National Wool Museum in Geelong from 1997–2001, Project Manager with Museum Victoria from 1995–1997, Executive Director, Museums Australia (Victoria) from 1990–1995, and House Museum Manager, Werribee Park from 1987–1990.
Andrew's work experience is complemented by formal post-graduate qualifications in Museum Studies, Business Administration and Tourism, and in 2010 he completed the prestigious Museum Leadership Program at the Getty Institute in the USA.
|Katrina North – Independent Director/Deputy Chairperson/Company Secretary|
|Katrina is an Independent Director and Deputy Chairperson of the M&GSQ Board. Katrina is also M&GSQ's Company Secretary.|
Katrina works as Corporate Secretary with the Queensland Law Society, GAICD, ACIS. She is an experienced executive with a background in strategy, corporate administration and governance and brings experience from a variety of industries including professional services, government-owned corporations, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and finance. She is passionate about community investment, has been an active member of the London Benchmarking Steering Community and has been involved with several community committees over the years.
Katrina is a Chartered Company Secretary, a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a member of the St. James Ethics Centre and is currently undertaking her MBA at the Australian Graduate School of Management.
|John Waldron – Sector Director/Chairperson/Public Officer|
|John Waldron is a Sector Director appointed by RGAQ. John is Chairperson of the M&GSQ Board and the Company's Public Officer. |
John has 30 years’ experience as an artist, art educator, curator, consultant and manager. For the past 20 years, he has lead the development of and managed the programs for innovative creative and heritage arts facilities in regional NSW and Queensland.
Until June 2012, John was employed by the Sunshine Coast Council as Cultural Heritage & Collections Manager. In this role, he was responsible for the management of a team of curators and others working at Noosa and Caloundra Regional Galleries, and cultural heritage facilities, arts spaces and collections across the region.
John currently works as a consultant with his firm, Blue Sky View.
John is a Board member of the Regional Galleries Association of Queensland and a past member of the Museums Australia Queensland Executive Committee.