Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre is supported by a Board of management. Members are drawn from the Canberra and region craft and design network and are experienced in the areas of professional practice, administration, business management and financial administration.

Graham Humphries - President and Public Officer

Director, Cox Architecture
Graham is a leader in his field of design excellence and architecture and his lengthy career has honed his expertise in international project management and experience serving on government advisory committees


Sam Bryant - Treasurer

Certified Practising Accountant, Business Owner
Sam is a certified practising accountant with extensive experience in financial management from grass-roots accounts payable and receivable through to high level financial policy development, as well as financial reporting, asset accounting, management accounting, general finance and management consulting. Sam is skilled in the preparation of risk management and compliance audits. He holds an MBA and has demonstrated experience with the governance requirements of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997.


Tracy Ireland - Secretary

Associate Professor of Cultural Heritage, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra
Tracy has over 25 years’ experience across government, business and academic sectors. She has expertise in strategic and cultural planning, cultural policy and ethics, cultural and community-based research. She is experienced in senior management, executive and advisory roles and has a strong record of community service, particularly through Australia ICOMOS.


Helen O'Neil

Past President; Country Director, British Council Australia
Helen’s leadership in board roles in the national, public and not-for-profit arts sector is based on her senior management and advisory experience in marketing and communications, governance and legislative processes.


Andrea Ho

Manager, ABC Radio Canberra and ACT Branch Director, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Andrea is a media professional and an experienced leader, broadcaster and content maker. She is expert in broadcast media at all levels, and representative diversity in workforce, workplace culture, and content. As a 2015 Churchill Fellowship recipient, Andrea investigated practical strategies for increasing cultural diversity in broadcast media, and she is a former board member Canberra Potters Society, current member and volunteer (since 2008) Canberra Potters Society, and a governance experience in non-profit boards.


Liam Early

Associate, Clayton Utz

Liam holds Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts degrees and is currently studying a Masters of Professional Accounting. His excellent negotiating skills are derived from his expertise in property law, intellectual property rights and trade-marking processes and human resource management.


Dr Rohan Nicol

Head of Gold and Silversmithing and Design Arts degree coordinator, ANU School of Art
Rohan is an artist, academic and curator with interests encompassing jewellery, silversmithing and design. He holds qualifications from the Australian National University and Charles Sturt University, from which he was awarded a PhD. His awards include the prestigious Bombay Sapphire design award and funding to conduct research from the Australia Council and Australian universities. He regularly exhibits at peak venues in Australia and internationally. His work is held in collections including the Powerhouse Museum and the National Gallery of Australia.


Jeremy Lepisto

Canberra-based Glass Artist
Jeremy is an independent studio artist and fabricator at Workshop Level in Queanbeyan, Australia. He is a PhD candidate and Technical Officer in Sculpture at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia and has exhibited his work and lectured internationally. He has extensive board and governance experiences, having served on the Board of Directors for the Glass Art Society for over 7 years (with one year as Vice President and two years as their President).


Rachael Coghlan

CEO, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre and Artistic Director, DESIGN Canberra Rachael is an experienced senior manager and has held several leadership roles in national cultural institutions, shaping strategic planning and the full continuum of visitor engagement from audience development, exhibitions and events, to digital and external communications. She is a PhD candidate at the Australian National University exploring opportunities to democratise the museum experience using audience participation.



Image credits (left-right): DP bowl by Gilbert Riedelbauch, image supplied. Black Box: Life, walls and houses by Judi Elliott, image supplied. TenNisBAlls by Nancy Tingey, image: Geoff Wollfenden.