The Eramboo Board
Deborah Mills - Director
From a diverse background in community and cultural development spanning 30 years, the last 25 at Director/CEO level, Deborah has a strong record in management and policy development in the public and not-for-profit sectors as well as commercial environments. Deborah’s professional policy and research background spans cultural, social, health, social justice and environmental concerns. She has worked in Federal, State and local government jurisdictions as well as for the not-for-profit and commercial sectors. Deborah is a Master of Arts in Cultural and Media Policy (Griffith University), a Company Director, a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors (FAICD), an experienced facilitator and a qualified mediator (LEADR).
Greg Stonehouse - Director
Greg is a Director of Eramboo & along with Susan has a long history in the early development stages of Eramboo. Greg has been the voice & front person for Eramboo on a number of formal & informal occasions. His dedication to the pursuit of creating an artist environment that can be shared by the community & promoting the arts has been on-going. Greg has been a practising artist for over 20 years in both the public domain & galleries. www.milnestonehouse.com
Susan Milne - Director
Susan is a Director of Eramboo and has been instrumental in the early development stages of Eramboo's transition phases right through to the present day. Susan has taught Sculpture classes at Eramboo since 1994 & has been the guiding force for many talented artists emerging through the doors of Eramboo. A practising Artist in her own right with a long list of exhibitions & shows to her credit as well as in collaboration with her partner Greg Stonehouse. She is a driving force behind Eramboo & her dedication to the future of Eramboo is commendable. www.milnestonehouse.com
Therese Kenyon - Director
Therese is an artist/curator and arts writer. She is a past Director of the Tin Sheds Gallery and Lecturer in the Art Workshops at the University of Sydney, a former Director of the Manly Art Gallery & Museum and has recently completed her PhD in the School of Art at the Australian National University. She has been a member of the Ultimo Project Art Collective since 2000 and is a NSW representative of the Print Council of Australia. She has many years of experience working with artists' projects, exhibitions and programming.
Brian Young - Director
Brian Young has an extensive background in finance and commerce gained in Australia and abroad. He has served on company Boards and held executive positions in the industrial, hospitality and education sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW and a Master of Science (in Management Services) from the University of Durham, UK. While he makes no claims about being a professional artist, he has participated in a number of sculpture exhibitions and enjoys painting for himself and friends.
Simon Fitch - Director
After 35 years in the business, Simon finally admitted to being addicted to advertising. He loved every bit of the communication process - building strong relationships between brand and consumer, getting customers to fall in love with his clients’ brands, and seeing the impact of cleverly thought through creativity. He’s done it in London, Singapore, Auckland and Sydney. At agencies like JWT, The Campaign Palace, Saatchi & Saatchi and TBWA. On brands like Apple, Audi, Singapore Airlines, Commonwealth Bank, NRMA, Vodafone and the Federal Government. He now brings this experience to helping Eramboo grow its marketing profile.
Suzanne Davey - Eramboo’s Arts Officer
Suzanne took up her appointment in September 2017. She has been involved creatively and professionally with Eramboo since 2012. A practicing artist, Suzanne has exhibited widely in gallery, public and natural spaces. Her professional background includes arts administration, public programs, education, community arts and design with organisations such as Mosman Art Gallery, TAFE and various councils across three decades. She is a committee member of the contemporary textile collective, SEED STITCH, an art critique group, and the Tramshed Potters Club. www.suzannedavey.com.au
Sue Boaden - Eramboo Ambassador
In March 2016 the Board established Eramboo’s Ambassador Program. Eramboo Ambassadors are people of considerable personal and professional distinction in areas relevant to Eramboo’s work and to help Eramboo win recognition, support and goodwill for the organisation and its work. They also provide advice to the Artistic Directors and the Board in their area of professional distinction.
Sue Boaden was appointed Eramboo’s inaugural Ambassador in 2017. A long term resident of the Northern Beaches, Sue is a leading cultural strategist.