Monika McInerney Artistic Director & Co-CEO
Artistic Director Monika McInerney has a long history of practice in community arts and cultural development, working in the arts industry and local government sectors across SA, NT, NSW and in the UK. She brings with her extensive experience in program development, management, policymaking, and strategic planning in addition to being an educator and maker in the arts across the breadth of the community. She is committed to raising the profile, value and role the arts have in community life. She is passionate about working with creatives to generate ambitious new works to reflect and feed the creative appetite for the arts in the community.
Jack Lloyd Executive Director & Co-CEO
Jack has worked at Belconnen Arts Centre since its opening in 2009. He is passionate about managing and working with the fantastic Belco Arts team to grow a vital and inclusive range of visual and performing arts activities for the Canberra community.
Jack has served as Deputy Chair of the ACT Minister’s Creative Council and on the Childers Group arts advocacy body. In 2014, Jack completed his Master of Management (Arts & Cultural Management) from UniSA, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Digital Arts) from the ANU. His theatre company, Boho Interactive, produces original performance works to explore concepts from Complex Systems Science.
Michele Grimston Gungahlin Programs Officer
Michele has a Masters in Community Cultural Development and a Bachelor of Visual Arts. She is passionate about supporting community initiated projects, and has worked in cultural and community development roles for not-for-profit organisations, galleries and local government for over 10 years.
Michele loves working with local artists and the community of Gungahlin to help shape and tell a story of place through the arts. She also appreciates the opportunities to connect with artists and community in the deep and ongoing way that Belco Arts offers, and the capacity it gives her to work with artists at all stages of their careers to bring their ideas into being.
Linda Buck Technical Manager
Linda grew up in Canberra and graduated from The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. She has toured shows and worked in venues all around the country on various types of theatre, music, dance, circus and comedy as a lighting designer, production manager and technical manager.
Linda’s first love is lighting design, having designed for organisations such as Yirra Yaakin Noongar Theatre, Black Swan Theatre Company, Adelaide Festival Centre, Canberra Youth Theatre, Jigsaw Theatre Company, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, The Street Theatre, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres and now Belco Arts.
Shan Crosbie Marketing Manager
Shan is an artist and animal advocate who is very proud to be working at the intersection of arts and community at Belco Arts. Since 2013, she has worked in arts marketing and administration at council art centres, galleries and publications. She holds a Master of Fine Art from RMIT, a Graduate Certificate of Marketing and Digital Communications from Monash University and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Art History from the Australian National University.
Anni Doyle Wawrzynczak Production & Venue Hire Manager
Anni has worked across the arts in Canberra since 2000, in the visual arts, theatre, music and dance, as a curator, stage manager, lecturer, facilitator, mentor and occasional spoken word and jazz performer. She has a PhD in Art History from the Australian National University and is the author of How Local Art made Australia’s National Capital, (ANU Press, 2020), a close and lively exploration of the development of arts and culture in Canberra from 1912 to the 2010s. Anni last spent extended time in Belconnen from 2004 to 2008 as curator of the Belconnen Community Gallery. She is thrilled to be back here serving Canberra’s arts community.
Stephen Rose Technical & Operations Coordinator
Stephen is a born and bred Canberran and jumped into the live entertainment industry straight out of college. Since 2015, Stephen has worked on a variety of productions across venues in the ACT, in roles from floor technician to lighting designer/operator and technical manager.
Keziah Craven Visitor Services Coordinator
Keziah Craven graduated from the Sculpture and Spatial Practices Workshop at ANU School of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours (First Class). She is a passionate member in Networks Australia and in the Canberra arts community. Her work has underlying themes of addressing the effects of domestic abuse, trauma, birth and death, and of mapping the human body. She is a current PhD Candidate at the University of Canberra in the Faculty of Art and Design. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Retail industry.
B Landscape Architecture, Assoc Dip Sculpture (Chair)
Philip Nizette is a Landscape Architect, public artist, public art consultant, community development worker and sculptor with over 28 years’ experience in the field. He has highly developed skills in landscape architecture, public art, project management and community design/development.
He has lectured and tutored in Landscape Architecture and community design, and is an advocate for public art, community facilities and events, believing that good urban design, and public art, connect people to their environment and create more livable places.
Philip has a long association with arts and cultural development in Belconnen: having been a Community Arts worker for the area in 1992; member of the Belconnen Cultural Planning; helped organise several Belconnen Festivals; was a member and former President of Strathnairn Arts; and several community arts and development projects for Belconnen and the Town Centre.
B Political Science (Deputy Chair)
Jane is a Director within the Consulting practice at PwC with 20 years of experience supporting public and private sector organisations undergoing major transformation. An organisational change specialist, she has worked in both the UK and Australia supporting central/federal government as well as large global corporates with their change challenges.
Jane has consulted on board effectiveness to the public sector in the UK and Australia and is passionate about supporting people to reach their full potential in the workplace through embedding diversity and inclusion best practice. She was a key contributor to a recent research publication by PwC and the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) ‘Are We There Yet? Progress of the Gender Equality Strategy in the Australian Public Service.’
Jane grew up in Launceston, Tasmania and after graduating from the University of Hobart in 1992 with an honours degree in political science, she joined the Department of Defence, moving through various positions in the Australian Defence Headquarters before migrating to the UK in 2001 where she worked for the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit of the UK Cabinet Office, before joining PwC in London. She returned to Canberra in 2011 and has been a resident of Belconnen for the past seven years. Prior to joining the Board, she was a keen customer of the Arts Centre.
B Accounting (Treasurer)
Mimi Musolino has 30 years experience in various public service organisations with a broad range of experience in Finance, Human Resources and Public Administration. This has equipped Mimi with the capabilities to focus strategically, to develop `big picture’ goals for workplaces, and to practically implement resolution based plans. Mimi recognises the importance for organisations to establish a culture of responsiveness to attain organisational goals and fulfil stakeholders’ needs.
Along with being numerically inclined and having a strong aptitude for analytical thinking, Mimi also is very personable. Mimi is dedicated to being a strong support to organisational staff and enjoys mentoring others to understand their role in an organisation, set and attain their goals and effectively contribute to organisational achievements. Mimi strongly appreciates that individuals’ professional success directly builds on the viability of an organisation.
Mimi is a member of the Australian Society of CPA and a practitioner in HBDI and Organisational Coaching. She is passionate about giving back to the community and supporting creative activities within the ACT society.
Brooke is Head of Research, Sustainability & Social Impact at Yellow Edge having assumed the role in early 2023 following several years as Yellow Edge’s Principal Consultant.
She is tasked with building Yellow Edge’s research capacity and capability having helped to launch Yellow Edge’s national State of Human Potential Survey in 2019.
As a B Consultant Brooke works with businesses to help them navigate the B Corp certification process and to meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Prior to Yellow Edge, Brooke held positions with the Canberra Business Chamber, Austrade, and the ACT Government
B International Studies and Public Policy (Member)
Damien is former chair of Belconnen Community Council and former Chair of ACT Light Rail. He brings to the Board significant experience in the development, oversight and management of volunteer and community groups.
His professional background is in defence intelligence and the development and implementation of government policy. He is now an industrial relations mediator and a member of the Australian Institute of Mediators and Arbitrators and the Resolution Institute.
Masters in Financial Planning
I truly believe that the Arts are an integral part of a happy and healthy community. It’s my strategy to utilise my private enterprise and financial planning experience developed over the last 20 years to understand Belcoarts goals and bring my unique expertise and connections to put the organisation in a healthier/stronger position and intern give back to our wonderful community.
B Laws (Honours)/B Art History & Curatorship (Member)
Holly Johnson is a lawyer, a budding director and an actor. She believes her combination of B Laws (Honours) and Art History & Curatorship from the Australian National University provides her with a rounded education to be both pragmatic and astutely creative in approaching problems and opportunities. Holly was recently admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the ACT and works for national law firm Mills Oakley in their Canberra office.
Holly has been involved in many ACT theatre and arts initiatives such as being a resident artist with Canberra Youth Theatre, directing for the National University Theatre Society and as a performer with The Street Theatre. Holly is excited to be the youngest member on the Board as a passionate advocate for community arts facilities and events.
BA Hons (first class), in literature and cultural theory; PhD, in creative and cultural theory; Doctor of Creative Arts, in writing and embodiment; Master of Research Management and Commercialisation
Jen Webb is Distinguished Professor of Creative Practice, and Dean of Graduate Research, at the University of Canberra. Recent books include Art and Human Rights: Contemporary Asian Contexts (Manchester UP, 2016); Gender and the Creative Labour Market (Palgrave 2022), and the poetry collections Moving Targets (Recent Work Press, 2018) and Flight Mode (with Shé Hawke; RWP, 2020).
She is co-editor of the literary journal Meniscus and the scholarly journal Axon: Creative Explorations. Her scholarly work focuses on the ethics of representation, and on the field of creative practice; her poetry focuses on material poetics and questions of seeing and being.