Megan Lawton 


As a born and bred Territorian, Megan has been involved in Darwin theatre since before the age of three, including as a member of Corrugated Iron in her teens.  Megan went on to study Drama as part of her Arts degree, before pursuing a career as a lobbyist and a lawyer.  Megan brings her experience as an awarded manager whilst CEO of the Law Society Northern Territory and as a lawyer in private and Government roles. In 2016 Megan established a boutique legal and business consultancy, VIVID Advice which specialises in employment, governance and strategy.  In addition to her legal qualifications and experience Megan has completed the AICD Company Directors Course and Megan has many years experience on boards including 8 years as Chairperson of Darwin Theatre Company.  

Steve Bartlett


Steve is a chartered accountant, currently working for Territory Generation, an NT government owned corporation, following separation of the NT's electricity businesses in 2014. Steve has gained over 28 years of professional experience from public practice to commercial (primarily resources and energy industries), from family-owned businesses through to multi-listed multinationals.  Throughout this time, Steve has held responsibility for all aspects of accounting, with a particular focus on defining and creating business value. In addition, Steve has enjoyed a number of broader business and commercial management responsibilities; success in all cases only being possible through the development of strong and effective teams. Steve and his family moved to Darwin in 2007 for a 12 month period, and have not yet left.

Lisa Burnett


Lisa has over 25 years experience in youth arts and community cultural development, primarily in SE Queensland working with companies such as Contact, Backbone, QPAC and more. She is highly experienced in project management and facilitation, event management and design (inc graphic/web design, set and costume design and festival décor). Alongside her creativity she has a keen eye for detail and process efficiency. She is currently employed at City of Darwin as the Youth Events and Training Officer.

Zoe Scrogings

Board member

Zoe is an experienced Arts Manager and Producer who has worked nationally and internationally, specialising in business development, community arts & cultural development and cross cultural collaborations. Zoe is currently the Development Manager at Darwin Festival. Zoe is a leader in youth arts and cultural development demonstrated in her roles as Executive Director, Backbone Youth Arts, (Qld) and Artistic Director/CEO, Contact Inc (Qld), producing ground-breaking work with emerging artists from First Nations and diverse communities. She has also worked as a Lecturer at Queensland College of the Arts with the Contemporary Australian Indigenous Arts faculty. Zoe moved to Darwin in 2015 to join the City of Darwin as Cultural Partnerships Officer, where she brokered international partnerships across a range of sectors that enabled professional, and cultural exchanges for Darwin's Sister Cities Program with counterparts in America, China, Europe, Indonesia and Timor-Leste. In 2011 as part of an Asialink Arts Management residency Zoe worked with the Makhampom Foundation (Thailand) to produce an exchange and International People's Theatre Forum. Other residencies have seen her collaborate with the Mirror Art Group (Thailand), and on an Arts In Education partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts in Jakarta (Indonesia). 

John Jablonka

Board Member

John is an adult educator with 30 years work experience in community development designing, managing and delivering training and education programs. He has worked in a range of sectors including youth, welfare, health, law and justice, community arts, environment and governance sectors. John has worked in Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific with volunteers, students, communities, universities and governments. As a consultant since 2002, he has worked with organisations to develop governance capacity, enable strategic planning and evaluation - including a number of arts organisations. His special interest is facilitation of meaningful participation using interactive learning approaches community development. He was a founding member of the Corrugated Iron Youth Arts Board in 1997 when it first incorporated and developed its organisational framework and constitution. John has been on a number of boards including schools councils, youth homelessness agencies, environment NGO's and social enterprises, His current paid work is with the NT Legal Aid Commission coordinating Community Legal Education programs. Legal Aid actively pursues youth outreach and engagement activities including arts-based projects to empower young people to know and secure their rights. John is also a member of Darwin playback theatre and a parent of one current and one recent past participant and champion at Corrugated Iron. 

Sulal Mathai

Board member

Sulal was enticed to the Territory from the Eastern Caribbean in July 2016 with his wife to live and work at Darwin. Since they reached Darwin they have been actively involved in the community and social space of Darwin. In 2016 he started his involvement as a committee member and later treasurer of Nightcliff Arts, Music and Culture Inc, who organises the Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival. He was introduced to Corrugated Iron Youth Arts as a partner firm and in 2018 joined the Board with a commitment to support community arts organisations.

Professionally, Sulal is a management professional and currently works for Danila Dilba Health Services in Darwin as a part of the Leadership team as Senior Executive Officer – Workforce Strategy and Planning. He brings Australian and International business experience of Human Resource Management, Marketing and Communications and Operations. He is a Certified Professional Member (CAHRI) of Australian Human Resources Institute and Associate Member of Institute of Community Directors, Australia. He is also a Member of Minister’s Advisory Council on Multicultural Affairs, NT Government.

Jane Tonkin

Executive Producer

Jane has more than 25 years’ experience in the arts sector in the areas of event production, festival and project management (specialising in developing projects) and artist support. Jane is particularly committed to investing in artists to create their own work, by providing avenues for young and emerging artists to create, develop and tell their stories, and by offering opportunities to explore the arts. Jane is enthusiastic about making the arts accessible, and strongly believes that Corrugated Iron inspires and enables the next generation of creative thinkers.


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Nightcliff Community Centre

18 Bauhinia Street, Nightcliff

PO Box 728, Nightcliff NT 0814

PH (08) 8948 3200

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