Board

CHAIR

Megan Lawton 

Joined 2017

Megan is a born and bred Territorian who has been involved in Darwin’s vibrant theatre scene from the early age of three, including being a longstanding Corrugated Iron participant during her teens. Megan studied 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 extensive experience on boards including eight years as Chairperson of Darwin Theatre Company.

TREASURER

Steve Bartlett

Joined 2019

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.

STAFF REP

Scott Gooding

Joined 2020

Scott is a theatre director, actor and dramaturge working since graduating in 1991. In 2003 he created Vicious Fish Theatre which has produced shows in all capital cities in Australia, as well as London and Edinburgh. Before relocating from Melbourne to Darwin he was Artistic Director for two inclusive theatre companies for people with mixed abilities. His latest show Robert In Crisis won the Performance Award from Darwin Fringe, 2019.

Elspeth Hurse

Joined 2020

Elspeth is an educator with an extensive background in the arts and a long-standing association with Corrugated Iron. Her background includes a career in dance and community arts spanning over three decades. Elspeth’s association with CIYA started in the early 1990’s when she was the NT’s Executive Office for Australian Association of Dance Education (now Ausdance) and a dance instructor. In 2006 Elspeth became the NT’s first representative on the Australian Dance Awards Panel. In recent years, Elspeth collaborated with CIYA to facilitate arts in schools, particularly focusing on Indigenous young people. This includes the award winning Educating Remote Indigenous Children in Urban Setting program (ERICUS) at Millner Primary School and engaging students in the Katherine region. Her commitment to Corrugated Iron comes from her belief that the arts offers young people the opportunity to develop many of the skills and attributes needed to address the complexities of today and the future. Elspeth is currently working as a Teaching Principal in a remote community.

Philip Anderson

Joined 2020

Philip is a Certified Practising Accountant and Internal Auditor with more than 30 years of experience in Government and ASX listed companies. His passion is for the performing arts and he spent many years developing his acting and presenting skills at the NIDA Open Programme and the Ensemble Theatre acting school in Sydney.  He sees Corrugated Iron as an incubator of future talent and as a major contributor to the positive personal development of all involved.

Gail Power

Joined 2021

Gail Power is a researcher, writer and consultant that has worked with the education and training sectors for over 25 years in the USA and Australia with a passion for helping others develop successful career pathways, regardless of background or circumstance, through practical experiences, research backed competency development and industry input and practical work experience. She was Executive Officer of Arts Training NSW for 6 years and was part of a small consulting team that developed the national competencies for creative thinking and innovation that are part of the national curriculum. She became familiar with Corrugated Iron particularly during her time living the Kimberley and was impressed with its way of engaging regional and remote communities and building relevant skills for the world of work for young people involved with CIYA.  

Dani Eveleigh

Dani moved to the Territory in 2004 after living in London and after a short 6 months decided to make it her home. Dani is an experienced Human Resources practitioner and has professional experience across the Public and Private sectors as well as Not For Profit organisations. Dani is passionate about developing teams and leading change through the facilitation of positive workplace cultures. Dani is the NT Coordinator for Walking Off The War Within, an annual suicide prevention walk and is currently working with Saltbush Social Enterprises. Dani has experience on Boards through the role of Vice President with the Asthma Foundation NT for 4 years and a committee member with the Top End Women Legal Service since 2018. Having a child with special needs, Dani identifies with the positive work that CIYA provides to the community and is eager to be part of such a progressive and innovative organisation.  

Libby Lynch

Libby is an arts professional with a background in event producing, operations and administration. From a career spanning 10 years of volunteering and working for arts organisations across Australia she is now thrilled to call Darwin home. From major not for profit art festivals to events such as Big Day Out, Libby has worked across the broad spectrum of performance and audience experiences. Most recently Libby has been appointed Producer at Darwin Entertainment Centre where she hopes to continue to champion, facilitate and present artistic excellence. She is excited to work with Corrugated Iron to strengthen community engagement in the creative sector of the Northern Territory.

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Nightcliff Community Centre

18 Bauhinia Street, Nightcliff

PO Box 728, Nightcliff NT 0814

info@corrugatediron.org.au

PH (08) 8948 3200

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