Amanda Lawrie-Jones has lived experience of disability and is a skilled Disability Inclusion Consultant with decades of organisational capability experience. She manages her own business and has successfully created impact and meaningful change in both government and non-government sectors.
In 2018, Amanda was a finalist in the National Awards for Disability Leadership in the category of ‘Change Making’.
Amanda was appointed to the AAV Board in 2018.
Brad has an extensive history of senior executive management in local government, community, aged and disability services. He is the Founding Director of Dana Consulting and Director of Illuminate Yoga Studio, where he currently teaches yoga and meditation.
Brad has been active in the arts as a musician, singer/chorister, performer and director in community-based theatre.
Brad was appointed to the AAV Board in 2012 and has been the Chair since 2016.
Peter is a Chartered Accountant and has financial experience across many industries, as well as international experience working in the UK.
Since returning from the UK, he has worked at Cricket Australia to implement a new funding distribution model, and then moved to Origin Energy as a Finance Manager. Peter is currently Finance Manager at City Facilities Management.
Peter was appointed to the AAV Board as Treasurer in 2014.
Kate Hood became a wheelchair user over a decade ago and reinvented herself as a disabled actor and theatre maker.
She formed her disability-led theatre company, Raspberry Ripple Productions, as a response to the invisibility of disabled actors, writers and theatre makers across our stages and screens. Raspberry Ripple’s remit is to tell stories of disabled and non-disabled people living in the world together.
Kate was appointed to the AAV Board in 2016.
Luke Duncan King is a visual artist currently working at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) as a museum educator leading public and school tours.
He has a strong interest in all artforms, as well as a passion for improving accessibility for Deaf and hard of hearing people at museums, art galleries and both public and private/independent art spaces.
Luke was appointed to the AAV Board in 2016.
Finance Steering committee
Adrian has more than 18 years experience in strategy, corporate finance and accounting roles within real estate, funds management and financial services.
Adrian is currently the Director, Strategy and Corporate Finance at Vicinity Centres and is responsible for group strategy, mergers and acquisitions, financial planning and analysis and external financial reporting.