CHAIR

SECRETARY

MEAGAN VAN GENT

Meagan’s 15 years of experience across multiple Queensland Government departments and political offices has shaped her strong and well recognised skills in strategy and policy development. These skills, along with her expertise in program oversight and governance, are very happily applied to the work of The House’s Board.  

 

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CHAIR

MEGAN HEYWOOD

Megan is an experienced courtroom advocate who is equally as passionate about advocacy at the boardroom table as at the bar table.  As an accomplished lawyer and graduate of the AICD, Megan has a number of years experience as a director of government and not-for-profit boards, with a particular interest in issues affecting women and children. 

 

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LAURA FITZSIMMONS  

Laura is an Executive Director of Macro Sales at J.P. Morgan, with 18 years of financial markets experience. She is an Economics graduate from the University of Queensland, and regularly gives market commentary on business media channels such as Business Insider, Bloomberg, Your Money and CNBC. She is also on the Leadership Committee of J.P. Morgan’s “Women on The Move” chapter for Australia and New Zealand, and the Australian representative for J.P. Morgan’s Analyst & Associate Development Council. 

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TREASURER

It seems impossible until it is done

ALYCE FISHER

Alyce Fisher’s passion for dramatic arts led her to study Theatre Arts at Swinburne University, graduating in 2007 and then onto launch her own small company Theatre on Toast. Her company specialised in touring dynamic and relevant Theatre & Education Productions to Regional Victoria & NSW from 2008 - 2013. Alyce is incredibly passionate about Regional Arts & Cultural Development and is no stranger to the Regional Arts Network as she was the Regional Arts Development Officer for South West Arts, based in Deniliquin, from 2009 – 2013 and re-joined the network in January 2017, after a career break travelling, as the Executive Director for Murray Arts, based in Albury-Wodonga. A country girl at heart who grew up a Pony-club-prize-winner, cow-pat-frisbee-slinger, Alyce Fisher is known for getting herself into some interesting situations. Quick-witted and reliably rambunctious, Alyce has shifted, her personal creative focus, to the development of solo performance work, stand-up comedy, BINGO calling and MC duties.

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NATALIE RICHARDS

Natalie Richards (Lecoq graduate) is a teaching artist and director with 15 years experience working with youth in the performing arts. She is co-founder of Australia's first short film festival for under 26yr olds in the thriller genre and has extensive experience running large scale events for youth. She believes education through the arts is essential from a young age, and is passionate about furthering equality.

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"I did everything he did but backwards and in high heels": Ginger Rogers

DANIELLE OKEEFE

Danielle O’Keefe is an interdisciplinary contemporary artist whose site-responsive work with young female singers is being recognised internationally. With 18 years experience working in the Arts Danielle created The House that Dan Built to create new pathways and platforms for the voices of cross-generation women around Australia.

 

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DIRECTOR 

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FOUNDER

"It seems impossible until it is done"

ALYSON STANDE

BA (THEATRE) M.Com

Alyson has worked professionally as an actor, director, coach and voiceover artist in the film and television for the last 25 years. She is a passionate advocate for female performers and stories.

It seems impossible until it is done