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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Anna Bligh

    NEW DIRECTORS FOR BOARD OF SCREEN QUEENSLAND

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Anna Bligh

    Friday, December 18, 2009

    NEW DIRECTORS FOR BOARD OF SCREEN QUEENSLAND

     

    Premier and Minister for the Arts Anna Bligh today announced four new directors for the board of Screen Queensland.

    “The new directors are Professor Peter Coaldrake appointed as Chair, Chris Nyst, John Menzies and Cathy Overett,” Ms Bligh said.

    “The new directors will bring extensive experience and knowledge to Screen Queensland.

    “They join existing board directors Cherrie Bottger, Michael Burton, Lynda O’Grady, Desmond Power, James Sourris and Leigh Tabrett,” Ms Bligh said.

    “Together the directors of the Screen Queensland board will work to support a sustainable and vibrant screen industry in Queensland.”

    Peter Coaldrake (Chair) is Vice-Chancellor of Queensland University of Technology and e served as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Queensland Public Sector Management Commission from 1990 to 1994. He has extensive executive management experience spanning both the university and government sectors and is author and editor of a number of books in the fields of politics and higher education.

    Mr Chris Nyst, founding principal of Nyst Lawyers, is recognised as one of Queensland’s leading litigators and a specialist in criminal law and international extradition law. He is an adjunct professor of law with Griffith University, a best-selling author of legal thrillers and a critically-acclaimed screenwriter and film producer.

    Mr John Menzies is the Chairman of Warner Village Theme Parks, Executive Producer of the Australian Outback Spectacular and a board member of the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame.

    Ms Cathy Overett is Managing Director of New Holland Pictures, an international film and television production company. She is also Chair of the Queensland Screen Industry Council and is Queensland Chapter Head of the Screen Producers Association of Australia

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