Board and Trustee Profiles

Board Members

Craig Mutton (Chairperson)

Qualifications: BComp (Monash), Master of Project Management (RMIT), MBA (MBS)

Experience: Extensive executive management career, with deep skills in strategy, transformation leadership, and stakeholder engagement. Director on the Board of the Hepburn Health Service, and Chair of its Audit & Risk Committee.

Appointed Board member since 2016.
Resident of the Castlemaine Region.

Helen Symon KC (Deputy Chairperson)

Qualifications: BA/LLB (Hons)

Experience: Helen Symon K.C. is one of Australia’s most respected tax litigators with a broader commercial and public law practice. Helen has been a member of not-for-profit boards for more than 20 years and brings extensive experience in governance and fundraising, especially in the arts.

Board Experience: Victorian Women’s Trust, Board Member (1999–2002); Buoyancy Foundation of Victoria, President (1999–2000); The Hunger Project Australia, Chair (2002–2008); Leo Cussen Institute, Chair (2009–2013), Board Member (from 2001); Victorian Bar Ethics Committee, Chair (2013–2016), Member (from 2011); The Australian Art Orchestra, Board Member (2008–2014); Tura New Music, Board Member (2016–2020); Punctum Inc, Chair (2022–Current), Committee Member (from 2016).

Appointed Board member since 2022.
Part-time resident of the Castlemaine Region.

Liz Tromans (Hon. Secretary)

Qualifications: FAICD, Masters of Commercial Law (Uni of Melbourne); Grad Dip of Legal Practice – Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Juris Doctor (Uni of Melbourne); Grad Dip in Applied Finance (FINSIA); Bachelor of Economics (Uni of Adelaide)
Professional memberships: Australian Society of CPAs; Law Institute of Victoria, Taxation Institute, CTA, Australian Corporate Counsel

Board Experience: Camcare Incorporated (Nov 2012–current) (Board Secretary); Chair, Governance Committee; Former Chair, Social Enterprise Working Group; Former member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee; HICAPS Pty Ltd (2004–2010) Director and Chairman; Victorian State Council, Taxation Institute (1999–2009), Member; Australian Taxation Office Large Business Advisory Group (2010); Relationship Services Pty Ltd (2004–2010), Director.

Experience: A trusted governance professional with local and international blue-chip company experience and Not-for-Profit director experience. Senior management roles in Australia Post and NAB (Head of Taxation, Australia); professional practice experience at Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Coopers & Lybrand; ATO.

Appointed Board member since 2017.

Shane Tregillis (Hon. Treasurer)

Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce, Masters of Commerce (UniMelb).

Experience: Over 30 years of experience in senior executive roles in capital markets regulation, market conduct supervision and dispute resolution. Roles include: Chief Ombudsman of the Financial Ombudsman Service Australia (FOS) (2011-2018), Commissioner at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)(2010-2011), Deputy Managing Director (Market Conduct)at Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) (2004-2010).

Shane is a Board member of Superannuation Consumers Australia and a program director of the Toronto Centre for Global Leadership in Financial Supervision for its annual Singapore regional securities regulator

Appointed Board member since 2021.
Resident of the Castlemaine Region.

Tiriki Onus

Qualifications: Bachelor of Music Performance, University of Melbourne

Experience: Tiriki Onus (Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung) is Associate Dean Indigenous Development and Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development, University of Melbourne. Onus grew up in Melbourne and spent ten years as a visual artist, art conservator and exhibition curator before he began singing professionally. In 2015 he was the inaugural Hutchinson Indigenous Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Onus is a successful recipient of research grants, conducts academic programs on Yorta Yorta Country, consults widely on arts, cultural and educational matters and lectures in Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Practices at the Wilin Centre.

Appointed Board member since 2020.

Jane Amanda Jean

Qualifications: Bsc Architecture (Queens Uni. Belfast, N Ireland) Grad. Dip.
Architecture, (Uni. Of Cambridge, England), M of Philosophy, Asian Art and
Architecture (Uni. of Sydney, Australia).

Experience: Amanda Jean is a licensed architect, a sole practitioner. She specializes in cultural heritage and building conservation, focusing on the central goldfields of Victoria. Amanda has worked with national, state and local governments and community organisations on projects such as Buda House and Garden, Castlemaine Art Museum, Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, Central Goldfields Art Gallery redevelopment.

Elected Board member since 2020.
Resident of the Castlemaine Region.

Melinda Harper

Experience: Melinda Harper is one of Australia's leading Abstract painters. She has exhibited throughout Australia and overseas, working with many artists and curators over the last 30 years, and was actively involved in an artist run space, Store 5 in Melbourne in the 1990's. In 2015 Melinda had a survey exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art. In 2021, she presented 'Melinda Harper in Conversation with the Collection' at CAM.
Melinda currently works at Castlemaine Health as an Aboriginal Project Officer. Here, she works with the local Aboriginal community to ensure Cultural Safety in the Hospital and to identify the health needs of the community. She is also involved in a social enterprise catering service called Murnong Mummas that was set up by Nalderun, employing Aboriginal people in this area.

Elected Board member since 2021.
Resident of the Castlemaine Region.


George Milford (Trustee)

Fellow, CPA Australia, life-long local resident, retired Financial Controller, trustee/treasurer of several not-for-profit entities. Milford was Mount Alexander Shire Citizen of the Year in 2010. As a practising historian, he was honoured with the “Ray Tonkin Heritage Volunteer Award” by the Heritage Council of Victoria in 2018 for a lifetime of service to the heritage of Harcourt and the goldfields. Hon Treasurer of Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum 1971-2014, President 1985/86, appointed Trustee 1984.

William Maltby (Trustee)

Maltby is a Justice of the Peace, life-long local resident, current Deputy-Mayor of Mount Alexander Shire Council, and Principal; Maltby Property. Maltby was Mayor; City of Castlemaine 1986 and has served as Captain, Castlemaine Fire Brigade. Board member Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, holder of the National Medal and the National Emergency Medal. Committee member of Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum 1986-2016, appointed Trustee 2002.

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Willam Dja Dja Wurrung Balug
Wokuk mung gole-bo-turoi
talkoop mooroopook

Welcome to our homeland,
home of the Dja Dja Wurrung people
we offer you people good spirit.
Uncle Rick Nelson

The Jaara people of the Dja Dja Wurrung are the Custodians of the land and waters on which we live and work. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging. We extend these same sentiments to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander First Nations peoples.

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