She worked for the ABC for 36 years, presenting radio, TV and news programs in Adelaide and Darwin before moving to Canberra.
As Director for ABC Canberra Liz built strong partnerships with cultural institutions, government and regional organisations.
Since leaving the ABC Liz has continued to be actively engaged in the community on projects and Boards of interest, particularly in the areas of arts, music, and media.
Helen is a board member of Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre and sees South East Arts as both a major contributor to the thriving cultural life in the region and as a connecting point for local makers and artists with state and national networks.
She was Senior Adviser to the Australian Minister for the Arts, working on the Creative Australia policy, and Executive Director of the Australian Major Performing Arts Group and the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
Following a successful business career in the fitness industry, Lindsay retired from active work in 2006 to pursue personal interests which included local government.
Lindsay was elected to Eurobodalla Shire Council and was elected Mayor in 2012 by popular vote.
Lindsay’s current role is councillor and he also holds a number of external Board positions
Lindsay sees and supports South East Arts as integral to the wellbeing of a community through a choice of artistic fields that bring a vibrancy to the South East.
Shanna has a diverse arts background as an actor, singer, artist, author, scriptwriter and playwright.
Shanna is passionate about growing the vibrancy of this region by creating the opportunity for creatives to promote, exhibit and make a sustainable living from their craft and hopes her experience in the Arts sector will be of value to the Board.
Her career has centred on the Australian screen industries in the roles of research and policy management. She has been employed by federal government agencies including Screen Australia, the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and the Australian Communication and Media Authority. In addition, Cathy has been a volunteer teacher and journalist in Papua New Guinea, a media advisor for the Australian Council of Social Service and worked on a range of film and TV productions.
Her twin passions are protecting the environment and fostering regional arts.