Queensland Theatre Chair Elizabeth Jameson has welcomed two new Directors to the Board in KPMG Audit Engagement Partner Tracey Barker and Indigenous artist, advocate and community leader Angelina Hurley.

The announcement comes as Queensland Theatre launches into another successful year, breaking box-office targets for the first show of the year Death of a Salesman, and preparing to open the world premiere of Sue Smith’s Hydra about the years Charmian Clift and George Johnston spent on the idyllic Greek island. Hydra runs from 9 March to 6 April in the Bille Brown Theatre, and is a co-production with State Theatre Company of South Australia.

Barker and Hurley join fellow Directors Rachel Crowley (Deputy Chair), Richard Fotheringham, Simon Gallaher, Susan Learmonth, Andrea Moor, David Williamson AO and Elizabeth Jameson (Chair).

Tracey Barker has been the Audit Engagement Partner with KPMG since July 2012 and has more than 15 years professional experience providing audit, assurance and accounting advisory services. She has experience covering large listed companies, as well as privately held groups, public sector entities and not-for-profits. Outside of KPMG, Tracey has been appointed as an independent member of School Council for St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School, bringing strong financial reporting and risk management experience to Council to ensure strategy comes together with risk management. Tracey has a Bachelor of International Business, a Bachelor of Business, Accounting and Finance, is a registered Company Auditor and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Tracey is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Contract Audit Service Provider for the Queensland Audit Office.

Angelina Hurley is a proud Aboriginal woman of Jagera, Mununjali, Gooreng Gooreng Birriah and Kamilaroi descent, and is the daughter of renowned Aboriginal artist Ron Hurley. Angelina is currently a Radio Co-Host with 98.9fm (Let’s Talk Program) and has worked in the areas of Indigenous arts, education and community cultural development for more than 25 years with organisations including the National Indigenous Arts Advocacy Association, the Melbourne and Queensland Museums, Kooemba Jdarra Indigenous Performing Arts, The Dreaming Festival Woodford and Universities such as QUT, UQ, UTS, UoM and VU. She has served on many Boards and Committees and is enrolled in a Doctorate of Creative Arts from the University of Technology, Sydney. Angelina was awarded the 2011 Australian-American Fulbright Commission’s Indigenous Scholarship and continues to work tirelessly for the benefit of her Indigenous heritage and culture.

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