Our Board

Alice Glenn

Alice is a filmmaker, artist and curator with experience in arts management and programming. She co-founded the international dance community No Lights No Lycra (est. 2009), and is Directing Manager and Co-founder of Schoolhouse Studios (est. 2011).

Hazel Brown

Hazel is a musician and comes from a background of creative business with experience in arts administration and event management. She is a co-founder and Director of Melbourne independent record label Two Bright Lakes (est. 2007), and Directing Manager of Schoolhouse Studios.

Mitra Anderson-Oliver

Mitra is an urban planner and policy analyst, interested in the politics of city building and the creative forces that drive it. She has a background in law and is currently completing her Masters in Urban Planning. Mitra provides advice to the public and private sector on strategic urban planning and economic development issues, from support for creative industry development to the mechanisms necessary to ensure diverse and affordable housing.

Hannah Schwartz

Hannah is an Urban Planner with a particular interest in collaborative community building, affordable housing provision, community engagement and consultation – generally making cities better, more equitable and more enjoyable places to live. She has recently completed her Masters in Urban Planning at the University of Melbourne, receiving first class honours for her thesis analyzing the potential of cooperative housing for an aging Australia. Currently working as a consultant at Urbis Pty Ltd, a private urban planning consultancy based in Melbourne, Hannah is looking for opportunities that will expand and enhance her experience and interest in a broad range of urban and community issues.

Melissa Loughnan

Director and founder of Utopian Slumps Gallery Melbourne.

Alexander Dakin

Alex is a client-side Project Manager with over 15 years experience across the following sectors:

  • Building Refurbishment
  • Commercial & Corporate Accommodation
  • Medium Density Residential
  • Education
  • Aged Care

Jay Rinsky

Jay is an entrepreneur and audio-visual artist, Jay has concurrently pursued two successful careers bridging both the corporate and creative worlds. With a Bachelor in Design (multimedia) and over 10 years experience Jay has established numerous successful, profitable businesses in Australia and the USA. Jay has an in-depth understanding of the technical tools necessary for business strategy and development.

Joe Charles

Joe is a practising lawyer with a background in public policy and government. He has worked with a number of community not-for-profits and non-government organisations, mainly focused on disadvantaged and at-risk communities. He is involved in Melbourne’s music scene.

Michael Cortis

Michael is a professional accountant and has worked in finance and business management for over 15 years, both in Australia and the UK. He has worked for a range of clients across a diverse breadth of industries, including property and construction, retail, hospitality, not-for-profit and the arts. Currently in a management role within the service industry, Michael provides technical expertise in accounting and business processes, along with a commercial outlook and understanding of key business drivers.

Hannah Donnelly

Hannah Donnelly is a writer working with text, sound and installation exploring future tense, speculative fiction and Indigenous responses to climate trauma through stories of cultural flows and water management. Hannah is the creator of Sovereign Trax an online platform promoting First Nations music through energising decolonisation conversations and community in music. She is currently working as an associate producer at Next Wave.

Evan Roberts

Evan is a creative director at Melbourne advertising agency Clemenger BBDO. His passion lies in ideas that create positive change. In recent times he’s created a mapping tool to make buying solar easier, on-hold music that raises money for charity while you wait, a range of essential items people can buy for survivors of domestic abuse and most recently, an ‘acceptance ring’ you wear to show your support for same-sex marriage.