Simon Collins was first elected MEAA federal president in 2015, and again in 2017 and 2019.
Now retired as a full-time musician, Simon played viola for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for more than three decades.
He began his career as a professional musician at the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in 1978 and quickly became active active with the Musicians’ Union of Australia.
He was an instrumental figure in the creation of the Symphony Orchestra Musician Association (SOMA) in the mid-1990s.
As Federal President, Simon’s responsibilities include signing off on MEAA’s financial accounts, chairing meetings of the board and the Federal Council, and representing MEAA on various forums.
Marcus was elected President of MEAA Media in 2017 and re-elected in 2019. He was a senior journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald for 14 years and now works as a science media adviser at the University of Sydney. Marcus was a Walkley Award finalist in 2016 and finalist for Science Journalist of the Year at the 2017 Eureka Awards. He is a director of the Walkley Foundation and chair of the Media Safety & Solidarity Fund.
(Victorian Board Member)
(SA/NT, TAS, ACT & WA branches board member)
A. Mark Thomas
Chloe trained in classical ballet from an early age. After completing her formal schooling, she traveled to London to accept the Cameron Mackintosh Scholarship to study Theatre Dance performance at London Studio Centre. Upon graduation she won the Dame Anna Neagle award for most outstanding achievement. Chloe returned to Australia as an original cast member of Crazy For You and since then her musical theatre credits include Chicago – The Musical, Sweet Charity, Annie, Wizard Of Oz, Shout! and Oliver!, The Producers – The New Mel Brooks Musical, The Addams Family: The Broadway Musical. For the past six years, Chloe has served on the National Performers Committee, most recently as the NSW Vice-President. In this time, Chloe has been actively involved in Federal Council AGMs and negotiations with producers in creating the last two Performers’ Collective Agreements. Chloe loves using her extensive experience in musical theatre to make certain the younger membership work under better and better workplace conditions.
Camilla Ah Kin
(NSW board member)
(Qld board member)
Fiona has worked in the Australian screen industry for three decades as a production designer and art director on productions ranging from local TV series like A Place To Call Home to offshore features such as Pacific Rim: Uprising. As well as serving as a federal councilor, she has been a member of the offshore template agreement negotiating committee, Get Real on Rates campaign committee, and is vice-president of Australian Production Designers Guild.
Cameron has been the tuba player in the WA Symphony Orchestra since 1983. He has been representing the interests of musicians since the mid 1980’s, and has a deep knowledge of the industrial, political and financial issues faced by the sector. He is an experienced negotiator and has represented the interests of musicians at a Board and Government level.