Board

The ANAT Board is responsible for ensuring the ANAT strategic vision and mission are actively connected to ANAT operations through a series of subcommittees including Human Resources, Auditing, Programming and Technology. The Board is made up of duly elected members of ANAT. Additional members may also be co-opted within the guidelines of the ANAT Constitution.

Caroline Farmer Chairperson | VIC Caroline is a consultant working in private practice. She specialises in executive coaching, strategic planning, cultural diagnosis and change. She has worked with clients in a broad range of industries and sectors including health, sport, cultural and community sectors; and draws on diverse experiences working across the NGO, government and university sectors. Prior to life as a consultant, Caroline worked as a senior manager and innovative leader in the arts and cultural sector in Australia for almost 20 years; these roles took her around Australia and the world, where she worked in partnership with innovators in the public, private and commercial sectors.
anat2016-193-edit David Anders | QLD  David is Group Chief Information Security Officer & Group Data Protection Officer Flight Centre Travel Group. David has over 20 years information technology and security experience and currently is responsible for information security across the Flight Centre Travel Group, which consists of over 40 companies across 100 countries. Prior to FCTG, David worked at BHP and a number of consulting firms and has significant national and international experience. This experience taught David that a pragmatic approach to protecting business assets is crucial should an organisation want to be successful. David also has IT Forensics and Fraud investigation experience.
Associate Professor Christopher Fluke | VIC Chris is the Director of the Advanced Visualisation Laboratory at Swinburne University of Technology, having worked in Swinburne’s Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing for nearly 20 years.  Chris is an interdisciplinary researcher who has actively collaborated with sports scientists and molecular biochemists, while also publishing works on fundamental astrophysics, computing technologies, and solutions to big data visualisation challenges in astronomy. Chris has an established history of arts/science partnerships, including hosting artists through the ANAT Synapse Residencies program. He was awarded a Victoria Fellowship in 2000 and was a co-recipient of the 2015 David Allen Prize for ‘exceptional achievement in astronomy communication’.
Liz Hughes |NSW Liz is an experienced and innovative senior executive in the creative and education sectors. She is Director of Partnerships and Development at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and previously Director AFTRS Open. Prior to this, Liz was Executive Director and Artistic Director of Experimenta and co-led the organisations’ transformation, growth and positioning as pivotal in the media arts landscape. Additionally, as a filmmaker, Liz had an award-winning career.
Michael Nelson | SA Michael is a senior manager at Sheahan Lock Partners, a specialist multidisciplinary insolvency practice, focusing on forensic investigation and complex litigation. Previously, he worked as a marketing and communications specialist in the arts, including time with the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Adelaide Festival of Arts and Australian Dance Theatre, and the Federal Department of Communications, IT and the Arts.
Dr Erica Seccombe | ACT Erica is a visual artist and lecturer at the ANU School of Art & Design. Her interdisciplinary practice spans traditional and photographic print media and drawing to experimental digital platforms using frontier scientific visualisation software. Since 2006 she has been an artist and resident researcher at the ANU Department of Applied Mathematics and Vizlab, NCI, and was a 2010 Synapse Residency recipient. Erica’s PhD GROW: experiencing Nature in the Fifth Dimension is a practice-led research project investigating time-resolved (4D) micro-X-ray Computed Tomography through immersive stereoscopic digital projection installations and 3D printing.
Professor Ted Snell CitWA | WA Ted is Chief Cultural Officer at the University of Western Australia. He was a former Chair of: Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council, Artbank, Australian Council of University Art and design Schools (ACUADS), AEAF and was on the planning committee for all the Biennales of Electronic Art Perth (BEAP). Ted is a curator and regular contributor to local and national journals, and has published several books and curated numerous exhibitions of Australian Art.
anat2016-380-edit Vicki Sowry  | SA | Director, ANAT For the past twenty-five years Vicki has initiated and delivered programs for artists in partnership with industry and academia that give rise to innovative cross-disciplinary research and creative practice. She has been a peer assessor for many agencies including the Australia Council for the Arts and Screen Australia and throughout her career has contributed to the development of industry capability and policy through her participation on the boards of a wide range of arts and screen organisations.

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