Mr Eden Shepherd – Chair: Eden has been working in the urban development sector for over 25 years he joined the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority as Principal Urban Designer in 2013. Eden has a range of analytical, design and project delivery skills that enable him to positively contribute to the development of the business.
Eden has extensive experience working on significant urban and regional projects. He is able to demonstrate leadership and foster innovation through applying a combination of design enquiry, rapid assessment techniques and sector knowledge. He has local and international experience in the full spectrum of project work involved in the design, planning and construction of cities. Recently Eden has worked on a number of high profile cultural, community, infrastructure and urban renewal projects for the private sector and different levels of government in the UK, Australia, Middle East, USA and India.
Ms Michelle Leonard OAM is the founder, Artistic Director and Conductor of Moorambilla Voices. This nationally awarded program seeks at its core to give country kids a rare opportunity to sing, dance and create incredible performances with artists of the highest calibre. The friendships, performances and opportunities the children make are life-changing. Under Michelle’s direction, the choirs and annual program has flourished, receiving numerous national and state awards.
Ms Margaret Moore OAM: Margie Moore has extensive experience in arts, education as a music educator and administrator. She has had successful careers as a teacher, music consultant, lecturer in arts education and managing the highly regarded Sydney Symphony Education Program. She has worked with many major arts companies around Australia and overseas. Margie has had major roles with the NSW and National Orff Schulwerk Associations. In January 2011 Margie was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her services to Arts through Music Education.
Ms Justine Lawler: Originally from Baradine, and a co-founder of Moorambilla Voices, Justine is a senior experienced curator, arts manager and arts consultant, based in Perth and Western Australia. Previously Gwoonwardu Mia Centre Manager Justine is now with Perth MRA as a manager in urban renewal and place making. An advocate of new Australian music and music education, Justine is also on the board of TURA New Music in Perth.
Ms Lucinda Edwards: Lucinda is Legal Counsel at Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Australia. She works as a lawyer in the field of intellectual property including copyright, Indigenous cultural rights and business law for clients including government, arts organisations and libraries.
The Hon Justice Lucy McCallum: The Hon Justice Lucy McCallum was sworn in as judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2008. Her Honour graduated with an Arts degree (majoring in Philosophy) and a law degree from the University of New South Wales in 1983 and 1986 respectively. She brings to the Moorambilla board a love of music, experience as a mother, a strong sense of justice and fairness, and “a fusion of integrity and incisive, forceful advocacy.”