Penny Bovell, Chair
Penny is a leading WA artist and has been a member of Artsource for many years. Penny brings experience of board governance gained from 30 years of participation in arts organisations, including being a founding member of the Mark Howlett Foundation (1991 to 2011), Artemis (1985 to 1987) and, more recently, the Art Collective WA, founded in 2013. With many years experience as an academic at the University of Western Australia and Curtin University and a diverse practice involving exhibitions, public art and curatorial projects, Penny brings a broad range of knowledge of visual art and the ability to assist with future strategic planning.

Penny has been a Board member since 2016.

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Penny Wong, Artsource Board Member, 2016. Photographer: Bo Wong

Fred Chaney, Deputy Chair
Fred Chaney is an architect and Director of Taylor Robinson Chaney Broderick. The work of the practice is guided by Fred’s abiding interest in achieving excellent public and community outcomes, and the creative processes that underpin those objectives. Fred has delivered award-winning projects in the university sector, training and secondary education, justice, planning and urban design. Fred has taught regularly at architecture schools in Australia including the University of Western Australia, Melbourne University and RMIT University. He is the Chairman-elect of the Australian Urban Design Research Centre in Perth. 

Fred has been a Board member since 2016.
 

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Fred Chaney

Mal Di Giulio, Treasurer
Mal is Managing Director at Nexia Perth, a financial advisory firm that provides a wide range of financial and business advice. The company was established in 1976 and employs 100 people. Mal's involvement with Artsource began when he became a Patron in 2009. He has extensive financial experience and is keen to further his involvement with the artist community.

Mal is an Artsource Patron and has been a Board member since 2012.
 


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Rick Vermey
Rick is an accomplished contemporary artist, who has been closely engaged with Artsource from its beginnings, including as a previous Board member. Rick has a wide-ranging visual art practice that incorporates print, photography, painting, sculpture and public artworks. He has a substantial exhibition history and maintains an ongoing studio practice. His artworks have been widely collected by Western Australian public collections and his public art projects have been recognised internationally with industry and architectural awards. Rick has co-managed artist run initiatives, studio collectives and exhibition spaces, served as a Peer of the Arts Development Board of ArtsWA and has been a visual arts lecturer for Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Claremont School of Art and Central TAFE. He is left handed.

Rick has been a Board member since 2016.

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Rick Vermey, Artsource Board

Kingsley Burton
Kingsley is a photographic artist, professional photographer and corporate senior executive. His visual arts practice extends over 20 years, with works found and awarded both locally and internationally. In his other career, he is an A/Executive Director in the public sector. His areas of interest cover change management, leadership, risk and governance. He also served on the Artsource Advisory Panel seeking to increase the voice of artists. Kingsley has a passion for lifelong learning, both of his craft and corporate skills. He has completed a Bachelor of Arts - Psychology, Diploma of Management, Executive MBA - Awarded Chairman’s Prize for Corporate Leadership, he is also an Accredited Professional Photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, Member of the Australian Commercial and Media Photographers association, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Professional Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. Kingsley has been a Board member since May 2017.

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Kingsley Burton, Artsource Board member

Leanne Bray

Leanne has worked as a full time arts professional for over 35 years. As a self-confessed risk taker - she has maintained a busy and varied inter-disciplinarian and professional background, which enables her to tackle just about any creative design project that requires hands on skills! Leanne has used the combination of strong technical background and sound conceptual development and combined it with the management skills that she has developed over the last fifteen odd years through her own businesses. Leanne has designed, illustrated, lectured at tertiary level, worked in textiles and exhibited in both Australia and Africa. With a flair for the entrepreneural - she has also run her own award winning gallery space (both here and in Zimbabwe) and has built and developed several design-based businesses. Being part of the African diaspora - she has commissioned work in private collections worldwide and is full time studio based with a sound public art profile and a busy private practice. Leanne joined as a Board member in June 2018.

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Simon Gilby

Simon joined as a Board member in June 2018.

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Julie Hobbs

Julie is the Chief Executive Officer of FutureNow, Creative and Leisure Industries Training Council, a not for profit organisation that produces research and advice about current and projected workforce needs. 

Julie has a background as a creative practitioner, educator and business person. Her multifaceted career has encompassed the private and public spheres as well as engagement with the not for profit sector. She has held leadership positions within the Design Institute of Australia, the multidisciplinary peak body for Australian design, serving as WA President from 2009 to 2013 and more recently as National President from 2014 to 2017.

Julie’s research interests are in the potential of education, creativity and design thinking as drivers of cultural, economic and social capital and she has published a number of articles around these topics. Julie holds undergraduate qualifications in both the Humanities and Design and postgraduate qualifications in Business Administration, Education and in Art & Design.

Julie joined as a Board member in August 2018.

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Vincent Allegre

With no specific artistic talent (!), Vincent studied engineering. He has been passionate about the arts and its role in the society all his adult life. Particularly, Vincent is a passionate advocate for increasing artist’s income.

Vincent is a corporate executive in the energy industry having lived and worked on all the continents. He is today the Country Manager of a global Malaysian engineering and construction company representing the group in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

He was born in France, he migrated to Perth in 2003. Vincent became Australian early 2017. His journey has provided him with a formidable experience in leadership and governance including overseeing implementation of agreed strategic initiatives.

Vincent wants to make a difference and contribute to the WA artist community by providing leadership and strategic guidance for Artsource.

Vincent joined as a Board member in August 2018.

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Vincent Allegre