Meet the Board
Founder & Chair / Director
Melanie is a local, original musician and arts advocate; professional writer; 20 year strategic sustainability / social impact professional; and community engagement professional. Melanie manages Strategic and Business Development and Marketing for The Pack and oversees Impact Management and Sustainability
Founder & Treasurer / Director
Harry is a local, original musician; capacity development and organizational development professional; events and arts manager and producer; and arts advocacy professional. Harry manages Team Management and Planning for The Pack and coordinates the Founder team, industry ambassador network, and artist liaison and management.
Deputy Chair & Director
Mike is an experienced improvement, innovation, project and workshop facilitator skilled in Quality Assurance Management, LeanSigma, OPEX, Human Centred Design, Design Thinking, Service Design and Lean Startup. Mike has 20 years experience across 5 different global industries with a focus on co-designing organisational systems that engage and inspire a collaborative approach to improvement. Mike provides project management and innovation facilitation to this project.
Deputy Secretary & Director
Rob has qualifications in engineering and sustainability, but not music – unless you count loving it and particularly the live scene. Rob specialises in participatory and deliberative governance and has worked for a decade on sustainability and facilitation in local government. Rob is a Director of Empowering Participation - a consultancy focused on improving government/citizen interaction. All of this has led him to The Pack and what it embodies as a different and better way of doing things.
Josie has extensive experience in the training sector managing, application design and implementation projects as well as business process and compliance. Josie is also a skilled musician and sound engineer. Josie provides business management, systems implementation, music curation and engineering skills to this project.
Jayne is a PhD researcher in education for sustainability which combines systems thinking and strategy with leading in complexity. Jayne’s research includes education and leadership for sustainability, focusing on the role of creativity and the arts in sustainability transformations.
Shireen a music enthusiast with a passion for music, both recorded and live, and a career in the event design, production and management industry. As an avid local band supporter, gig goer and music lover, Shireen has a deep, supportive appreciation for the artists, the musicians and the creatives that create the memories of our lives. Shireen provides event and arts management skills to this project.
Artist (and MIA muso), writer, and social justice advocate Adele has an extensive background in human rights and social change, not-for-profit development, community engagement, arts and events as an executive, consultant, facilitator, volunteer, community organiser, and board director. Adele is a life-long arts-lover who is excited about The Pack leading a new way of working in the arts sector and beyond, with its commitment to equality, local connection, and community.
Pippa is a skilled Creative Producer holding qualifications in Drama Studies and Arts Management from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Pippa has filled Leadership and Creative Producer roles in iconic institutions from La Mama to Next Wave, Express Media and Arts Centre Melbourne. Pippa provides arts industry and strategic management expertise to this project.
Aaron is a skilled logistics specialist and business manager, with a wealth of experience in the construction industry. Aaron is also an ethical technology start-up Founder, with an interest in equitable business systems for customer experience. Aaron is Founder of Pryntix, an emergent ethical ticketing company addressing artist impacting inequities in the tickets sales and resale space.
Mike is a Senior Technical Officer with Aurecon and has 35 years experience encompassing a variety of major civil / structural infrastructure projects and multi-disciplinary environments. This has given him broad and varied exposure to most aspects of design delivery. Mike is also a performing and touring musician with multiple albums and many years of national and international live and festival performances.