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 

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 AccountantBusiness 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.

Agnes Bullard - Secretary and Public Officer

Lawyer, Clayton Utz 

Agnes is a skilled lawyer currently practicing in the commercial Real Estate industry in Canberra.  She has previous experience providing Commonwealth government clients advice in relation to procurement and contract management.  Agnes holds degrees from the Australian National University and the University of New South Wales and prior to being admitted as a lawyer she volunteered with a not-for-profit organisation to provide people with access to pro bono legal and financial services.

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.

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 of the Canberra Potters Society, a current member and volunteer (since 2008) of the  Canberra Potters Society, and a governance experience in non-profit boards.

Rebecca Coronel

Senior Manager, Strategy, National Film and Sound Archive

Rebecca works on a range of strategic projects for the National Film and Sound Archive, including property strategy. She was previously Assistant Manager, Collections Access at the Department of Communications and the Arts, and managed a range of funding programs. Prior to 2017, Rebecca was the Manager, Exhibition Projects and Interpretation at the National Museum of Australia and was the President of the Museums Galleries Australia ACT branch.

Rob Henry

Director, Rob Henry Architects. Sessional Staff Member, University of Canberra.

Rob is a registered architect whom has been recognised for design excellence in architecture. He has experience in leadership roles, including ACT President of the Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA), National Board member of the RAIA, and National President of the Emerging Architects and Graduates Network. He has also contributed to various local industry advisory committees and review panels. Rob has been a participant and organiser of numerous Design Canberra Festival events since it’s inception.

Stephen Cassidy

Cultural researcher, writer and commentator

Stephen brings 35 years’ experience across the Australian cultural sector and 13 year experience in federal government developing programs and policies to support Australian artists, cultural organisations and creative industries. As Director of the Task Force for the development of the National Cultural Policy, Stephen brings extensive experience in arts organisations, cultural institutions and communications. 

Sari Sutton

Commonwealth public servant

Sari has over 20 years’ experience in Government policy development, strategic planning, analysis, risk and reform. She was recently on staff at the National Security College, ANU, designing and delivering professional development programs. She is currently in a governance, assurance and reporting role with the Department of Defence. Sari has degrees in Arts (Politics) and Law. She is an avid collector and supporter of the arts in Canberra. 

Rachael Coghlan

CEO of Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre and Artistic Director, DESIGN Canberra festival. 

Rachael Coghlan is the CEO/Artistic Director of Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre and the Artistic Director of DESIGN Canberra festival (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019). She gained her PhD from the Australian National University in Canberra, and for 20 years she has worked in leadership roles in national cultural institutions. Rachael brings to her role a vibrant national and international network of museum and creative practitioners and researchers, together with extensive experience in program management of large and complex projects; innovative curatorial research and interpretation; successful commercial partnerships; excellence in multidisciplinary collaboration; and advanced analytical and problem-solving.

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.