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Executive Board

Paul Chamberlain (Chair)

Paul is a philanthropist and investor with a keen interest in the arts, particularly in urban art trends. Originally from the United Kingdom, where he worked in the tobacco and life assurance industries, Paul and his wife Sophie are involved in philanthropic circles and were founding members of Impact100, of which Paul is a Committee member. Paul works in the automotive and property industries.

Lynda Dorrington (Ex-Officio)

Lynda Dorrington has been Executive Director at FORM since 2000, helping transform the organisation into a dynamic, delivery-focused cultural body. Lynda has particular expertise in brokering partnerships and building a dynamic and creative team. Her professional history in commercial enterprise and cultural development enables a dual economic/cultural focus.

Rebecca Eggleston (Secretary)

Currently FORM’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, and previously General Manager for 7 years, Rebecca leads organisational strategy and key program areas including creative cities and place strategy, creative learning, PUBLIC ideas & art festival and symposium, philanthropic development, speaker series’ and research.

Previously a Program Director of the U.S. national network CEOs for Cities, Rebecca developed new creative cities programs, national events and consulting. Prior to this, she managed creative cities and creative industry development projects in WA including Creative Capital and Designing Futures.

Rebecca has served as Secretary of FORM’s Board, on the Future Now Visual Arts & Design Industry Advisory Group, as Co-Chair for Impact100WA’s Arts & Culture and Environment sub-committees, on assessment panels for arts funding or mentorships, and contributed to Skillsbank. Rebecca has presented locally and internationally on a range of topics, written and edited diverse articles and publications, and is a Fellow of Leadership WA.

Tania Hudson

Tania is the Director of Development and Communications at the Lions Eye Institute, an organisation dedicated to preventing and curing blindness and eye disease. Tania is a communications professional who has worked in the banking, resources, academic, health and social services sector in areas including stakeholder engagement, corporate citizenship and investment, cross-sector partnering and philanthropy, media and government relations and collaboration. Her career has included leadership roles at the Minderoo Group, Rio Tinto and ANZ. She has also been a senior business journalist on newspapers including The Age and The Courier-Mail.

Stedman Ellis

Stedman has been the Chief Operating Officer for the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) – Western region since 2010. He was previously the Deputy Director General Strategic Policy with the Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum. Stedman is a Governing Council member of Central TAFE and a Director of the Minerals & Energy Research Institute of Western Australia.  Stedman’s relationship with FORM goes back to his days at BHP Billiton, where his last position was Vice President External Affairs. In this role he was instrumental in nurturing BHP’s long-term relationship with FORM.

Peter Lee

Adjunct Professor Peter Lee (Curtin University in the Faculty of Humanities) BArch FRAIA MAICD is a prominent West Australian architect located in Perth, and is a Director of HASSELL, an international design practice with 14 studios in Australia, China, South East Asia and the United Kingdom. Over the years Peter’s projects have received numerous awards culminating in the 2011 Australian Institute of Architect Awards – Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design and George Temple Poole Award for one40william. The George Temple Poole Award is made to the most outstanding building overall. It is awarded to the building ‘achieving the highest standard against its category peers and the most successful building of the Architecture Awards.

 Adam Zorzi

Adam is currently an Executive Director of Australian Development Capital. In addition to a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Property and Finance, he also holds a Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning from FINSIA and acts as an ASIC Certified Responsible Manager of ADC, and his background also spans property development and construction. Previously, Adam was an Executive Director and major shareholder of Australasian Property Investments Pty Ltd., and a long-term Director in the Zorzi Family group of companies.

Charlotte Hamlyn

Charlotte Hamlyn studied communications at the University of Western Australia and the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. She did a stint in print media before joining the ABC as a reporter and presenter for radio and television.

Stuart Smith

Stuart is Chief Executive of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority, (NOPSEMA) having spent 28 years in public service roles. He worked in multiple jurisdictions around Australia before settling back home in Western Australia where he has led the WA Office of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the WA Department of Industry and Resources and the WA Department of Fisheries. Stuart is on numerous Boards and Committees and he pursues his interest in the arts through volunteer roles such as his ongoing contribution as Chair of the Newman Arts Festival.

Natalie Walker (Treasurer)

Natalie is currently the General Manager Risk Maturity and Controls at Bankwest With over 25 years of experience in Banking and Finance, Natalie has had a variety of roles, both domestically and internationally. Her experience ranges from Investment Banking as an Emerging Market and Money Market Trader, to working within Wealth Management, Retail and Business Banking, with a strong focus on Operational Risk, Regulatory Risk, Financial Crime and Corporate Governance.

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