Federal Council


2019 Federal Council montage
Federal Council is made up of the representatives from across the country and across every section of the union who are elected by MEAA members every two years.

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.

Read more about Simon.

Marcus Strom
(Federal President)

Marcus was elected President of MEAA Media in 2017 and re-elected this year. 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.

 

National

Karen Percy
(Federal Vice-President)
Michael Janda
(Federal Vice-President)
Caleb Cluff
(Victorian Board Member)
Martin Saxon
(SA/NT, TAS, ACT & WA branches board member)

NSW

Sunanda Creagh
(President)
Osman Faruqi
(Vice-President)
Catherine Bouris
Tyron Butson
Stephanie Convery
Rae Johnston
Greg Miskelly
Fran Molloy
Peter Ryan
Leigh Tonkin
Cathy Wilcox

Victoria

Marisa Wikramanayake
(President)
Myriam Robin
(Vice-President)
Jane Canaway
Erin Delahunty
David Estcourt

Queensland

Peter McCutcheon
(President)
Anne Syvret
(Vice-President)
Stefan Armbruster
Daniel Johnson
Kathy McLeish

SA/NT

Samela Harris
(President)
Jane Bardon
Shauna Black

WA

Martin Turner
(President)
Neale Prior
Emma Wynne

Tasmania

A. Mark Thomas
(President)
Scott Gelston
(Vice President)
Emily Baker
(Vice President)

ACT

Sally Whyte
(President)

Chloe Dallimore
(Federal President)

 

 

 

National

Abbe Holmes
(Federal Vice-President)
Jonathan Mill
(Federal Vice-President)
Camilla Ah Kin
(NSW board member)

NSW

Tina Bursill
(President)
Glenn Hazeldine
(Vice-President)
Laurence Coy
Jonathan Biggins
Helen Dallimore
Ali Aitken
Wayne Blair
Francisco Lopez
Courtney Stewart
Jessica Tovey
Geoff Morrell
Fiona Press
Jonathan Chan

Victoria

Sharon Davis
(President)
Sam Gaskin
(Vice-President)
Mike Bishop
Alan Fletcher
Michala Banas
Nadine Garner
Robyn Arthur

Queensland

Michael Balk
(President)
Asabi Goodman
(Vice President)

SA/NT

Tiffany Lyndall-Knight
(President)

WA

Stuart Halusz
(President)
Monica Main
Ngaire Pigram
Irma Woods
Cinzia Lee

Tasmania

Guy Hooper
(Vice President)

Fiona Donovan
(Federal President)

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.

 

National

Rosemary Westmore
(Federal Vice-President)

NSW

James Minogue
(President)
Scott Smith
(Vice-President)
Sharna Galvin
Imogen Titmarsh
Aron Walkler

Victoria

Pat Shaw
(President)
Cindy Louey
(Vice-President)
Jack Kenneally
Howard Marosi
Zoe Watkins

Queensland

Andrew Conder
(President)
Bruce Bright

SA/NT

Jennifer Bichard
(President)
Beverley Freeman

WA

Matthew Nankivell
(President)
Nigel Devenport

Cameron Brook
(Federal President)

 

 

 

NSW

Leon Gaer
(President)

Victoria

Carl Polke
(President)
Tania Hardy-Smith

WA

Liam O’Malley
(President)

Tasmania

Peter Jenkin