The Ausdance Queensland management committee members meet up every six weeks. They are responsible for the governance of Ausdance Queensland.
Chair – Liliana Montague
Vice Chair – Sheree Harrison
Treasurer – Lynne Masters
Secretary – Belinda Breakspear
Committee Members – Lisa Wilson, Renee Place, Bradley Chatfield
Chair – Liliana Montague (Appointed MC member March 2017, Chair since March 2017)
Liliana has a keen interest in the performing arts industry having started her career as a musician who turned an interest in production into a common thread across almost all her professional and personal pursuits. Today, she is an award-winning strategist who has held a range of senior roles across government, retail, property and tourism sectors. Her creativity has led to campaigns and initiatives that have rebuilt brands and grown stakeholder confidence from governments, to businesses to community groups to individuals of any distinction.
This skill underpinned her most recent appointment as the inaugural Executive Officer of Crime Stoppers Australia which follows key roles as Strategy Executive for Spinal Life Australia, National Marketing Manager for Endeavour Foundation, Executive Director for the Departments of Communities and Premier and Cabinet, Director of City Marketing for Brisbane Marketing, Chief Executive Officer of Brisbane City Business Association and Surfers Paradise Alliance, a Property Manager with CBRE, and an accountant with Ernst & Young.
Her studies include Bachelor of Business (Accountancy), Diploma of Marketing, Graduate Certificates in Franchise Operations and Executive Leadership, a Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors, a Prince 2 Practitioner, AMEB Grade 6 for Piano and Music Theory, formal studies in Italian and German.
Supporting her family, empowering her community, enjoying the richness of her culture and the pleasures of the Australian lifestyle are her motivations and most rewarding pleasures.
Vice Chair – Sheree Harrison (Appointed MC member March 2017, Vice Chair since March 2017) is an experienced senior finance lawyer with expertise in all aspects of banking & finance, including equity financing, debt syndications, project finance, corporate governance and risk mitigation. Sheree commenced professional career as a Federal Agent with the Australian Federal Police performing a range of investigative and advisory roles including in respect of protective security arrangements in both the strategic and operational contexts. Sheree is currently undertaking the role of senior in-house counsel at the CEFC, dealing with various and sometimes competing government, business and functional interests and legal requirements to assist the organisation meet its clean energy mandate. Sherree is also engaged as an instructor with the Xtend Barre Brisbane team training ladies of all fitness levels in the Xtend Barre dance and pilates workout leveraging off years of dance training, experience and a continuing passion for all things fitness and dance.
Treasurer – Lynne Masters (Appointed MC member March 2017, Treasurer since March 2017) is currently the Finance Director of the Queensland Ballet. Lynne has worked for the Queensland Ballet since 2001 when she started as a Financial Accountant and became the Finance Director in 2014. During this time, Lynne has assisted Queensland Ballet in its growth strategy and is responsible for planning, coordinating and managing the financial affairs of the company. Lynne understands the financial challenges and opportunities within the Arts Sector and is passionate about business development in this area which is one of the main reasons she joined the Ausdance Qld management committee. Lynne is a member of the Institute of Public Accountants, a member of CPA Australia and a Justice of the Peace.
Secretary – Belinda Breakspear (Appointed MC member March 2017, Secretary since March 2017) specialises in intellectual property law and heads up the IP and trade marks practice at McCullough Robertson. She advises clients in a wide range of industries on the development of new brands, intellectual property protection and management, opposition and infringement disputes, trade mark matters and passing off in Australia and internationally. Belinda also acts in relation to domain name advice, protection and disputes, business name registration and advice, intellectual property audits and due diligence, as well as the transfer, licensing, commercialisation and acquisition of intellectual property. Belinda assists a broad range of clients from start-up businesses to major publicly listed companies, including a number of well-known brands. Her dual qualifications in law and international business provide a valuable understanding of the challenges facing business today, particularly in an electronic age and she is known for her ability to tailor innovative, yet practical solutions.
Lisa Wilson (MC member since March 2015) has a twenty-year international career working as a director, choreographer, performer and educator. Lisa Wilson Projects creates distinctive and original performance works, which layer striking visual design, powerful yet intricate physicality and sense of the human condition. Her body of work moves across genres having created for theatre companies, large-scale installation work, multimedia performances, company commissions and full-length independent work. Her choreographic credits include Lake, Elbow Room, Sydney Dance Company, Queensland Theatre Company, Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, The Australian Ballet, Dancenorth, Queensland Ballet, Expressions Dance Company, The Place Theatre ‘Resolution!’ (UK), Rambert Dance Company’s Education Department with the English National Trust (UK), QUT’s Dance and Drama departments, Ausdance Qld’s Belltower ll series and the 2008 World Dance Alliance. As a choreographer, educator and performer, Lisa has worked in festivals and theatres in Japan, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, Austria, Switzerland, Singapore, China, Germany, Mexico, New Caledonia and the USA. In 2015, Lisa is developing Wireless, Never Without and a Dancenorth commission.
Renee Place (MC member since March 2016)
Bradley Chatfield (MC member since March 2017) was born Mordialloc and is a descendant of the Kamilaroi people. Upon graduating from The Australian Ballet School, Bradley then joined the Hong Kong Ballet. In 1991 he moved across to Sydney Dance Company (SDC) under the direction of Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon, remaining with this company until 2009 and performing the full company repertoire to great acclaim. Bradley has toured extensively with SDC, both in Australia and internationally, including tours to the United States, Europe, China, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand and South America and also starred as Mr Mistoffelee’s in the musical Cats. Bradley joined Dancenorth as Rehearsal Director in 2010-14 and is highly acclaimed in the dance industry being a recipient of numerous awards and in 2009 was named in Sydney Morning Herald’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Sydney. Bradley is currently Head of Dance at the Aboriginal Centre of the Performing Arts in Brisbane.