Screen Australia announces new Board appointment 21 July

The Morrison Government has appointed Ms Helen Leake AM as a member of the Screen Australia Board for a term of three years commencing 27 June 2021.

Ms Leake has a long and varied career involving many aspects of the Screen Sector. As founder and owner of Dancing Road Productions and Duo Arts Productions, her feature credits include Heaven’s Burning starring Russell Crowe, Black and White starring Robert Carlyle, Swerve starring Jason Clarke and Wolf Creek 2.

Ms Leake was CEO of the South Australian Film Corporation from 2004 to 2007. She also served on the Board of AusFilm and was Chair of the Board of the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) amongst other Board and mentoring activities.

Ms Leake holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Psychology from Flinders University. Before entering the film industry Ms Leake worked in Australia and the United Kingdom for International Computers Ltd and also ran her own computing consultancy firm.

In 2020 Ms Leake was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours for significant service to film and professional organisations.

Mr Nicholas Moore (Chair) and Ms Megan Brownlow (Deputy Chair) have been reappointed to the Board for three years.

Screen Australia’s eight-member Board includes Mr Nicholas Moore (Chair), Ms Megan Brownlow (Deputy Chair), Mr Michael Hawkins AM, Ms Claudia Karvan, Mr Richard King, Ms Deborah Mailman AM, Ms Joanna Werner and Ms Helen Leake AM.

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