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    ACMI is a world-first centre dedicated to exploring the moving image in all its forms. Our staff, board and partners work together to deliver innovative programs of exhibitions, screenings and events.


    ACMI Board

    The Film Act 2001 empowers the Board to promote ACMI as a national centre for the creation and exhibition of the moving image, to develop and make available collections and to conduct research and public education in the moving image.  

    The members of the ACMI Board are:  

    Img Board Peter Lewinsky 1 200Px Update Peter Lewinsky (President) has conducted an advisory practice over the last 20 years, providing strategic, financial and governance advice to a wide range of public and private companies and government. He is an experienced government, not-for-profit and private sector company director and has chaired a number of Audit Committees. Prior to commencing his practice, Peter, a qualified Chartered Accountant, worked for investment banks and stockbroking firms in Australia and overseas.
    Img Board Annette Alison Original 200Px Update Annette Allison has had a lifelong involvement as a Logie-winning journalist, presenter and producer of television across Australia and has regularly presented high rating radio current affairs programs in both Brisbane and Melbourne. She was also a filmmaker and director of Queensland-based Martin Williams Films and Documentaries, which produced content for Australian commercial broadcasters and on-sold internationally. Annette has served on a number of not-for-profit boards including the Victoria State Opera board and Opera Australia and she travels extensively through the outback in her current role as Public Affairs Manager for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
    Img Board Jan Chapman 200Px Update Jan Chapman (AO) has produced some of Australia's most critically successful and popular films including Bright Star, Lantana and The Piano and supported and nurtured the careers of some of its most talented filmmakers as executive producer and producer. Her films have won many awards including co-recipient of the Palme d'Or at Cannes, three Academy Awards, Camera d'Or at Cannes and over 35 Australian Film Institute Awards.
    Img Board Des Clarke 200Px Update Des Clark has extensive experience in policy development, governance and management. Des was Director of the Classification Board from 2000 to 2007. He was Deputy Chairman of the Australian Film Commission and Chairman of the Melbourne International Film Festival. Elected Lord Mayor of the City of Melbourne (1992 - 1993 ) he served three terms as a Councillor, where he was able to focus on cultural development. He worked on the restructure of Local Government in Victoria as Chairman of Commissioners at the City of Port Phillip where his management experience and community based skills were successfully utilised.
    Img -board -Joel -Pearlman -Photo -200px Joel Pearlman is the Managing Director of Roadshow Films, a division of Village Roadshow Limited, where he has overseen the distribution of titles such as the Lord of the Rings and The Matrix trilogies, and is responsible for Roadshow's Australian production division. He is also currently on the board of the Melbourne International Film Festival and the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia.
    Img Board Michael Wachtel 200Px Update Michael Wachtel is the Chairman (Asia Pacific) of Ernst & Young, and is a member of the Ernst & Young Global Advisory Council. He is a member of the Ernst & Young Global Tax Leadership team and is the Global Leader for Quality & Risk in their Tax Practice. He has been an adviser to Australia's leading multinationals and high net worth families for over 25 years.

    Michael co-authored the White Paper commissioned by the Business Council of Australia, titled Removing Tax Barriers to International Growth (2001); and was the first person to author books on Australia's CFC and Foreign Investment Fund regimes. Michael has been consistently listed as one of Australia's leading tax advisers in various surveys, (e.g. Euromoney's Worldwide Tax Surveys, World's Leading Tax Lawyers, Asia Law's Leading Lawyers, and International Who's Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers). He is Past President of the Australian Chapter of the International Fiscal Association and a member of the Tax Advisory Board of the Melbourne University Law Faculty.

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    Linda White is an Assistant National Secretary of the Australian Services Union (ASU).Linda practised as a solicitor in private practice after gaining degrees in Law and Commerce from Melbourne University and holds a current practising certificate.

    Linda’s work at the ASU includes responsibility for the union’s national strategy in the private sector including the airline industry, IT and call centre industries and the non-government social and community services (SACS) sector. Linda coordinated the ASU’s successful campaign for equal pay for SACS workers and has been involved in negotiating many enterprise agreements in the industries she works with.

    Linda joined the Chifley Research Centre Board in 2013 and was appointed Chair in June 2015.

    Linda has been a director of industry superannuation fund, legalsuper since 1993, and is currently Deputy Chair and a member of the Strategy and Marketing committee.
    Linda has previously been a director of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and a member of the Australian Social Inclusion Board and was a Vice President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) from 2006 -2015 and has served on a range of other not for profit boards including the board of 200 Gertrude Street Gallery ( now known as Gertrude Contemporary).


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