The ANAT Board is responsible for ensuring the ANAT strategic vision and mission are actively connected to ANAT operations through a series of subcommittees including Human Resources, Auditing, Programming and Technology. The Board is made up of duly elected members of ANAT. Additional members may also be co-opted within the guidelines of the ANAT Constitution.

Caroline Farmer Chairperson | VIC Caroline is a consultant working in private practice. She specialises in executive coaching, strategic planning, cultural diagnosis and change. She has worked with clients in a broad range of industries and sectors including health, sport, cultural and community sectors; and draws on diverse experiences working across the NGO, government and university sectors. Prior to life as a consultant, Caroline worked as a senior manager and innovative leader in the arts and cultural sector in Australia for almost 20 years; these roles took her around Australia and the world, where she worked in partnership with innovators in the public, private and commercial sectors.
anat2016-193-edit David Anders | QLD  David has 23 years’ information security and privacy experience and is currently independently consulting following on from his time at the Flight Centre Travel Group, where David was the Global Chief Information Security Officer and the Global Data Protection Officer.  Prior to this, David worked with national and international consulting firms in areas including IT forensics and fraud investigation.
Associate Professor Christopher Fluke | VIC Chris is the Director of the Advanced Visualisation Laboratory at Swinburne University of Technology, having worked in Swinburne’s Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing for nearly 20 years.  Chris is an interdisciplinary researcher who has actively collaborated with sports scientists and molecular biochemists, while also publishing works on fundamental astrophysics, computing technologies, and solutions to big data visualisation challenges in astronomy. Chris has an established history of arts/science partnerships, including hosting artists through the ANAT Synapse Residencies program. He was awarded a Victoria Fellowship in 2000 and was a co-recipient of the 2015 David Allen Prize for ‘exceptional achievement in astronomy communication’.
Liz Hughes |NSW Liz is an experienced and innovative senior executive in the creative, cultural and education sectors. At UNSW: Art & Design, Liz is Director Creative Enterprise, a strategic role to drive interdisciplinary collaboration, engage industry and government partners and to develop platforms for creative practice to be experienced by the broader community. Previously at the Australian Film Television and Radio School, Liz held the executive roles of Director Partnerships and Development and Director AFTRS Open, responsible for over 300 short courses annually, international partnerships, strategic initiatives to encourage diversity in the screen industries and commercial revenue generation. Prior to this, Liz was Executive Director and Artistic Director of Experimenta and co-led the organisations’ transformation, growth and positioning as pivotal in the media arts landscape. Additionally, as a filmmaker, Liz had an award-winning career.
Michael Nelson | SA Michael is a senior manager at Sheahan Lock Partners, a specialist multidisciplinary insolvency practice, focusing on forensic investigation and complex litigation. Previously, he worked as a marketing and communications specialist in the arts, including time with the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Adelaide Festival of Arts and Australian Dance Theatre, and the Federal Department of Communications, IT and the Arts.
Dr Erica Seccombe | ACT Erica is a visual artist and lecturer at the ANU School of Art & Design. Her interdisciplinary practice spans traditional and photographic print media and drawing to experimental digital platforms using frontier scientific visualisation software. Since 2006 she has been an artist and resident researcher at the ANU Department of Applied Mathematics and Vizlab, NCI, and was a 2010 Synapse Residency recipient. Erica’s PhD GROW: experiencing Nature in the Fifth Dimension is a practice-led research project investigating time-resolved (4D) micro-X-ray Computed Tomography through immersive stereoscopic digital projection installations and 3D printing.
Professor Ted Snell AM CitWA  | WA Ted is Chief Cultural Officer at the University of Western Australia. He was a former Chair of: Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council, Artbank, Australian Council of University Art and design Schools (ACUADS), AEAF and was on the planning committee for all the Biennales of Electronic Art Perth (BEAP). Ted is a curator and regular contributor to local and national journals, and has published several books and curated numerous exhibitions of Australian Art.
anat2016-380-edit Vicki Sowry  | SA | Director, ANAT For the past twenty-five years Vicki has initiated and delivered programs for artists in partnership with industry and academia that give rise to innovative cross-disciplinary research and creative practice. She has been a peer assessor for many agencies including the Australia Council for the Arts and Screen Australia and throughout her career has contributed to the development of industry capability and policy through her participation on the boards of a wide range of arts and screen organisations.

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