Fiona Taylor - Chair

Fiona has worked in policy and equity within the Queensland Government and held numerous volunteer roles in women’s, school and aid organisations. She is currently studying philosophy and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies at the University of Queensland and is excited to be collaborating with the rest of the Panel to deliver this important installation in this commemorative year.

Alasdair Jeffrey

Alasdair Jeffrey is an executive director of communication, digital and design agency, Rowland. He has 25 years’ experience managing corporate and investor communication programs in Australia, the UK and US. At Rowland, he leads the financial communication and public affairs practices. He also holds an MBA from London Business School and is a non-executive director of Finsia, the professional body for the financial services industry.

Thomas Bradley QC

Thomas Bradley QC is a barrister in private practice in Brisbane. He is a member of the Council of the National Library of Australia, a Vice-Patron of the QAGOMA Foundation, president of Access Arts Inc, chair of the Brisbane Festival Giving Committee and Treasurer of the Bar Association of Queensland. Thomas has an active interest in arts, literature and history. His most recent publication is The Dobell Case, based on a lecture delivered to the Selden Society in April 2016.

Kate Hunter

Kate Hunter is an advertising copywriter with 25 years’ experience. Her work is recognised as being insightful, human and often humorous. She has been a panellist on Gruen and is regularly invited to comment on advertising and marketing by local and interstate media. She has written opinion pieces and sponsored content for the Mamamia Women’s Network. In 2010 Kate’s first novel, Mosquito Advertising, The Parfizz Pitch was published by UQP. That same year Kate presented at the Brisbane Writers Festival for the first time. In 2015 Kate wrote the picture book, ‘A Curry For Murray’, illustrated by Lucia Masciullo and published by UQP.

Paul Fairweather

For more than three decades Brisbane architect, artist and designer Paul Fairweather has applied his high level of creativity and strategic knowledge to achieve outstanding and enduring architecture, art, and design. He was the Managing Director of Fairweather Proberts Architects for 20 years until June 2009. Since 2010 Paul had established a small architectural and design practice based in New Farm. Paul’s focus is around sustainability, innovation, idea generation, and the empowerment of creative thinking. He is a great collaborator and communicator, and is a connecter between the creative and practical elements of creative business. Paul has been responsible for numerous chair designs, including the iconic Mr. Curly Top. He is a high-profile artist who regularly exhibits around Brisbane and in 2001 was an Archibald Prize finalist. Paul was licensee of TEDxBrisbane from 2010 until 2016, and presented a three minute talk on the main stage at TED in 2010. Paul was once described by a colleague as equal parts zen and espresso.

Bronwyn Lea

Bronwyn, an Associate Professor in the School of Communication in the Arts at the University of Queensland, is the author of four books of poems including Flight Animals, The Wooden Cat and Other Poems, The Other Way Out, and most recently The Deep North: A Selection of Poems. Her poems are widely anthologised, appearing most recently in Thirty Australian Poets, Australian Poetry Since 1788, Sixty Classic Australian Poems, and The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry. As a literary critic and editor, Bronwyn reviews poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for a number of literary pages and is currently the poetry editor at Meanjin.

Michelle Clark - Treasurer