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.

Dr Chris McAuliffe (Deputy Chairperson)

Qualifications: BA Hons (U of Melb), MA (U of Melb), PhD (Harvard)

Experience: Currently Professor of Art (Practice-led research), School of Art & Design, ANU; consultant to Te Papa Museum, New Zealand; freelance curator. Director, Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne, 2000–13; Lecturer in Contemporary Art, Art, the University of Melbourne, 1991–2000. Visiting Professor of Australian Studies, Harvard University, 2011–12. A member of management committees and boards at Arts Project Australia, Linden Contemporary Art space, City of Port Phillip, National Gallery of Victoria, Samstag Museum University of South Australia.

Elected board member since 2016.
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.

Dr Jacqueline Milner

Qualifications: PhD, MA, BVA, BA, LLB + member of AICA (International Art Critics Association), CAA (College Arts Association) and AAANZ (Art Association of Australia and NZ)

Experience: Currently Associate Professor, Visual Arts, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, La Trobe University; Associate Professor, Art History and Theory, Faculty of Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, 2010-2017; Associate Dean of Research and Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, 2012-2016; freelance art writer; member of art journal editorial committees including AAANZ Journal of Art, eyeline magazine, RealTime, Broadsheet, 1994-2018; member of boards of arts organisations Artspace and Australian Centre for Photography, 1993-2000.

Elected board member since 2018.
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.

Claire Jager

Experience: After completing a Fine Arts degree, Claire has enjoyed a career across film development, production and investment (Screen Australia & Film Victoria); program commissioning (SBS TV); hands-on film and programming production (Awardwinning filmmaker as writer, director and producer, ABC-TV Natural History, Artists Services & Granada); and film industry development (Board, Australian International Documentary Conference).

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

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.

Trustees

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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