Katrina Raymond (Chair)
Katrina is an experienced arts communicator and strategist, having established an arts consulting practice within Melbourne-based communications firm MediaLink Productions.
She has advised many of Australia’s leading arts organisations, galleries and collections, including the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne; Tarrawarra Museum of Art; State Library of Victoria; Koorie Heritage Trust; City of Melbourne Public Art; Victorian College of the Arts & Melbourne Conservatorium of Music; Basil Sellers Art Prize; the Lorne Sculpture Prize; Save Super Art Campaign; Deutscher + Hackett Fine Art; William Mora Gallery; Karen Woodbury Gallery; Pat Corrigan and Tom Lowenstein with MacMillan Art Publishing.
With a broad involvement across the visual arts, Katrina has a particular interest in craft, jewellery and wearable art.
Katrina has a BA Fine Arts (Gold & Silversmithing), RMIT; and Bachelor of Applied Science.
Clive Scott is the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins General Manager. Clive has worked in the hotel industry for more than 35 years, starting his 5 star hotel career at the Hilton on the Park in Melbourne while studying at Melbourne University. He has a Diploma in Hotel Management and a Degree in Economics and worked for the Hilton Hotels and AccorHotels for 21 years.
Clive spent time as the General Manager, Human Resources, for the Accor hotels having managed the Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Novotel and Hotel Ibis, Sydney Olympic Park, Western Sydney Hotels Accor, and the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. In 2005, Clive returned to his home town, Melbourne, and has now been at the Sofitel for 11 years. Clive is actively involved in the business and arts community and is the Chairman of the Goerges Mora Fellowship and Board Member of the Melbourne Prize Foundation and Oceania Foundation.
Marita Madden (Deputy Chair)
Marita Madden is an international retail consultant with thirty-six years’ experience in all areas of the retail environment. A leader in her field, she has cultivated a formidable worldwide network across all sectors of the industry, and is a specialist in the provision of services to the cultural, tourism and sporting industries.
Marita has worked with a range of distinguished cultural institutions throughout her career and established Marita Madden Merchandise, a New York City based bespoke giftware company that specialized in high-end, Australian made, design, wood, glass, textiles and jewellery products for the American market. As head of retail operations at Museum Victoria, Arts Centre Melbourne and Sunday Market, and National Gallery of Victoria, Marita was involved in the development of commercial projects from the planning stage.
Today, Marita assists clients with research and product development and actively pursues her passion for ART in all its forms, as well as volunteer work as a guide at The Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne.
George runs a Melbourne based intellectual property law practice, By George Legal , that helps local and international clients protect and commercialise their intellectual property.
George has years of legal experience working with individuals and businesses in the arts and creative industries, including publishing, film and television, fashion and digital media.
George is passionate about the creative arts and about helping creators and users of rights reach agreement about the use, development and commercialisation of the content they produce to the benefit of everyone involved.
George has been practising as a commercial / IP lawyer since 2003 in private practice and in-house. Her recent in-house roles include Head of Legal, Madman Entertainment (Melb) and Head of Legal, Phaidon Press (London).
Abby Seymour's practice spans from jewellery and objects to print. Her brand focuses on sustainability by using ethical business practices and materials with minimal impact on the environment.
Seymour recently released her Diffusion Label, a new collection of accessible jewellery and homewares made with an illustrative style and refined aesthetic. Brass, polished and oxidised silver in minimalist geometric shapes are heroes of these new designs with colour and texture used to add subtle playfulness.
Abby Seymour is stocked and represented by Craft Victoria, Heide MOMA, Jam Factory, Queensland GOMA and the National Gallery of Australia along with other selected museums and boutique stores in Australia and internationally.
Sim Luttin (Deputy Chair)
Sim Luttin is an arts professional, curator, and maker with over 15 years experience as a contemporary jeweller and artist, as well as being a curator and gallery manager at Arts Project Australia.
Sim is well versed in all things 'gallery', including sales, grant writing, policy and procedure development, website development and management, as well as communications and publicity.
Holding a Fine Art and Arts Management degree from RMIT and UniSA, a Masters in Fine Art from Indiana University, she was also a Metals Associate at JamFactory. She exhibits nationally and internationally and is represented by Pieces of Eight, Melbourne and Charon Kransen Arts, New York.
Matthew Lucas was educated in the UK, Cyprus and Australia. His first job took him to Savile Row in London, managing the retail department of a tailoring company that was By Appointment to HM the Queen. After studying at The Victorian College of the Arts he spent several years writing, directing and touring his own theatre work with successful funding and sponsoring outcomes. Matthew furthered his niche retail career by successfully launching Dinosaur Designs, the Australian design brand, in New York across the retail, wholesale, marketing and PR arenas.
He has gone on to work in the niche, luxury retail sector working in the fine art, furniture, objects, design, watches and jewellery categories with such world-renowned brands as Loewe, Bang & Olufsen, Rolex, Graff and Patek Philippe. He has worked with media organizations, creative directors, national cultural institutions, retailers and the design community to build relationships and develop strategic partnerships. Matthew has lived and worked in London, Madrid, New York, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne.
Lyn McColl is a certified Practising Accountant and is the Executive Director of the Faculty of Veterinary & Agricultural Science at the University of Melbourne. Lyn joined the University of Melbourne after 14 years with BHP Billiton, where she held senior leadership positions in the Global Legal Team. Lyn has had wide leadership, commercial and general management experience with a proven ability to formulate and deliver organisational projects with high quality outcomes Lyn also has a passion for all forms of art and design and is committed to contributing to an organisation that supports makers in an ever changing environment.