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Our Board

Board Members

FESTIVAL BOARD

  • Mr Tim Ungar: Chair
  • Ms Tania Chambers
  • Mr Adrian Fini 
  • David Flynn
  • Dawn Freshwater
  • Fiona Kalaf
  • Mr Grant Robinson
  • Prof Terri-ann White

BOARD INVITEES

  • Mr Nathan Bennett (Executive Director, Perth Festival)
  • Mr Iain Grandage (Artistic Director, Perth Festival)
  • Ms Susan Hunt (CEO, Lotterywest)
  • Mr Frank Cooper AO (Chair Strategic Resources Committee, UWA Senate)

 

TIM UNGAR: CHAIR

Tim Ungar has an extensive background as a Senior Executive in the telecommunications and technology industries in the areas of infrastructure, manufacturing, marketing and operations.

He is currently the Chairman of TSA Group, a national sales, marketing and operations company headquartered in Western Australia.

Tim is a long term supporter of the cultural and arts sector in WA. Along with his family, he is a director of the charitable trust, the Ungar Family Foundation.

He is a former Chairman of the Water Corporation of WA and of the Board of Trustees of the WA Museum.

TANIA CHAMBERS

Tania Chambers is a Film Producer, Creative Industries Consultant and Non-Executive Director and holds Bachelor of Laws and Arts (Honours) Degrees.

Formerly Chief Executive of Screen NSW and ScreenWest, Tania Chambers is the Founding Director of Feisty Dame Productions and KM3T Productions and is on the Board of Cinefest Oz and the Arts Law Centre. Currently an Ambassador for SBS, she is a member of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts and the International Academy of Arts and Sciences and was a member of Media Development Authority Singapore’s 2012 International Advisory Panel.

Previously, Tania Chambers was Chairperson of the Film & Television Institute (WA) Inc, Chairperson of Perth Theatre Company and a Board Member of Screenrights, the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and a Governor of Hale School.

ADRIAN FINI

Adrian Fini is Director of FJM Property Pty Ltd, a private property and investment group. He has been involved in the Perth property industry for more than 30 years.

Adrian is a current Board member of the University of Western Australia Business School Board and their New Century Campaign.  He is also Chair of the Art Gallery of WA Foundation. He was awarded an OAM for his contributions to the arts in 2014 and was named the 2016 Western Australian of the Year in 2016.

DAVID FLYNN

David is a Partner with Azure Capital, a corporate advisory firm. David has over 15 years of experience in corporate advisory and international capital markets, working across a variety of industries including telecommunications, financial services, mining services and natural resources. David holds a Masters in Finance from the London Business School, and degrees in Mathematics and Commerce (with First Class Honours) from the Curtin University of Technology.

DAWN FRESHWATER

Professor Dawn Freshwater was appointed Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia on 16 January 2017. Prior to that, she served as the University’s Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor (SDVC) and Registrar for a three-year period, followed by few months as Acting Vice-Chancellor. 

Before moving to Western Australia to take up the SDVC position, she was the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Staff and Organizational Effectiveness, Professor of Mental Health and Head of the School of Healthcare at the University of Leeds. Professor Freshwater received her doctorate at the University of Nottingham in 1998 and has been the recipient of numerous awards. She was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing in 2001.

In her leadership capacity, Professor Freshwater has championed and led a number of initiatives, including leading the University’s major reform. She has also led the recruitment of 50 leadership Chairs, implemented a zoning approach to professorial careers, has been responsible for the successful achievement of a University Athena Swan award and for creating a strategy for equality and inclusion.

FIONA KALAF

Fiona Kalaf is an experienced chief executive and board chair. She is currently General Manager of Markets and Innovation at the Perth-based international human services organisation APM and the Deputy Presiding Member of Healthway.

Ms Kalaf is a former chief executive of Youth Focus WA and Lifeline WA, a former chair of the Art Gallery of Western Australia and a former board member of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority and the Australian Institute of Management, WA.

She also has held senior executive positions at Wesfarmers, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Asgard Wealth Solutions and HBF. Her qualifications include degrees in fine arts and architecture at the University of Western Australia, an MBA at Curtin University and a course in Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management at Harvard Business School.

GRANT ROBINSON

Grant Robinson has more than 37 years of professional experience as a Chartered Accountant and business adviser with KPMG where he was an audit partner involved in a broad range of industries including the not-for-profit sector.  He also has relevant experience as a Board member of numerous organisations including presently Perth Festival, Botanic Gardens & Parks Authority, Netball WA, North Metropolitan Health Service and Juniper.  Grant’s skills in financial analysis, compliance, governance and risk management along with his NFP sector experience is of great value to Perth Festival where he chairs the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee.

TERRI-ANN WHITE

Terri-ann White is a professor at The University of Western Australia. She was the founding director of Institute of Advanced Studies (1999 – 2011) and has been the director of UWA Publishing since 2006. For twelve years from 1982 she was an independent bookseller, as owner and manager of the Arcane Bookshop in Perth.

Terri-ann White’s fiction and non-fiction writing has been published widely. Over the past two decades she has been a passionate collaborator with other artists: dancers, visual artists, and musicians.

Terri-ann has been involved in a number of arts and cultural organisations in Australia, as a practitioner and a board member.