The Chamber is the united voice to promote, advocate and represent the value of a vibrant and sustainable arts and cultural sector in Western Australia.

AGM, Board election results and the 2015-16 Annual Report

The Chamber’s 2016 AGM was held Monday, 24 October at the offices of Herbert Smith Freehills. The meeting was well attended with over 50 members and stakeholders hearing reports on the year's activities and future plans from Chair Helen Cook and Executive Director Henry Boston.

The 2015-16 audited financials were accepted by the membership in attendance and are included in the Chamber's Annual Report which is available to download below.

Election results announced

There was a strong field of 17 candidates for the 7 elected positions and as Executive Director Henry Boston noted at the AGM this reflects significant engagement by the membership with the work of the organisation on behalf of the sector.

“It is a reflection of the esteem in which the members hold the Chamber that we attracted such a strong field of candidates. The calibre of board members continues to be a strength of the Chamber. A strong and influential board greatly assists our efforts to influence and advocate for increased support of arts and culture in Western Australia."

The Chamber welcomed four new board members at the AGM. Michael Stanford, Group CEO of St John of God Health Care, was announced as a new selected member, joining Jim Cathcart, Director of Fremantle Arts Centre, Helen Carroll, Manager of Wesfarmers Arts and Paul MacPhail, Chief Executive of Country Arts WA who were all newly elected to the board.

They join the re-elected board members Shane Colquhoun, Amber Hasler, Michael Tucak and Amy Barrett-Lennard. as well as the existing board members Chair, Helen Cook, and Deputy Chairman, Janet Holmes a Court, Carmen Lawrence and Warwick Hemsley.

The Chamber thanks out-going board members Jane King, Pilar Kasat, Jenny Simpson and Russell Gibbs for their generous contributions to the organisation.

Thank you to our scrutineers Sarah Clutterbuck and Craig Hollett from Solomon Hollett Lawyers for their pro bono professional assistance with the ballot. Finally, we acknowledge and thank Keystone Partner Herbert Smith Freehills for hosting the AGM and Event Partner Willoughby Park Winery for supporting the event.


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