The Her Majesty’s Theatre Board is an advisory Board, established as a “Special Committee of Council” under Section 86 of the Victorian Local Government Act (1989). Under the current Terms of Reference as adopted by Council in 2013, the 10 member Board is comprised of a representative of Ballarat City Council, one (1) User Group Representative, four (4) representatives nominated by the Royal South Street Society and four (4) skills-based members recruited through a publicly advertised process.
Current Board membership comprises:
CR. SAMANTHA MCINTOSH (MAYOR)
Councillor Samantha McIntosh has been Mayor of Ballarat since November 2016; delivering a strategic vision for the city which facilitates job creation, attracts investment and delivers essential services and infrastructure.
Mayor McIntosh takes a strategic approach to the Mayoral role; lobbying governments, forging partnerships and advocating strongly on behalf of Ballarat and its residents.
Cr McIntosh was first elected to Ballarat City Council in December 2008 to represent the municipality’s North Ward. Re-elected in the Central Ward in 2012 and 2016; Cr McIntosh served as Deputy Mayor in 2012.
Mayor McIntosh is a confident and visionary leader, working to build Ballarat’s reputation as a progressive and forward-looking city; the regional capital of Western Victoria.
Cr McIntosh has a particular interest in promoting and protecting Ballarat’s outstanding built and social heritage; she has been at the forefront of Council’s world-leading involvement in UNESCO’s Historic Urban landscape approach to heritage management.
Ballarat’s buoyant tourism, arts and events sectors are another area of special interest for Mayor McIntosh; the city has hosted a number of marquee events during her Mayoral term, each drawing thousands of visitors and generating millions of dollars in economic impact.
Under her leadership the City of Ballarat continues to partner with governments and the private sector to deliver priority projects for the city. Redevelopment of Mars Stadium is complete; works continue to upgrade the Civic Hall and develop GovHub on site; design work is underway for the Ballarat Station Precinct and the Ballarat Sports and Events Centre, and discussions continue about the development of an Emergency Services hub in the Ballarat Airport Precinct.
Ballarat is one of the fastest growing municipalities in the state; Mayor McIntosh works with her Councillor colleagues and executive management team on a number of future proofing initiatives related to digital transformation, increasing sustainability, uptake of smart technology, industry transition, job creation and service and infrastructure delivery.
Mayor McIntosh plays an active role in the Prosperity portfolio of Council.
Cr McIntosh has trained as a registered nurse, has owned and managed tourism hospitality and health support venues, and worked as a Ballarat real estate agent.
Cr McIntosh is married and has four adult children.
CR. DANIEL MOLONEY, BA (Journalism), MBA, Dip Bus – CHAIR
Daniel Moloney is a marketing and communications professional with more than 17 years of high-level stakeholder relations and media experience, advising and working with corporate directors, councils, government departments and ministers.
He runs Ballarat-based public relations consultancy Grounded Communications. Prior to establishing his own business four years ago, he was the former head of V/Line’s marketing and communication team for several years and acted as the organisation’s main spokesperson. He has also worked for predecessor companies to Metro Trains and Yarra Trams, been the national Group Manager External Relations for major construction company John Holland, and worked in London.
Daniel has worked as both a journalist and public relations professional and has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism), Diploma of Business and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). He is a former Board Member of Ballarat Regional Tourism and is passionate not only about the tourism potential of Her Majesty’s Theatre, but takes a strong interest in the theatre’s heritage.
Daniel was elected to Ballarat Council in the 2016 Election and is happy to have been endorsed as the Councillor Chair of the Her Majesty’s Board.
CR. AMY JOHNSON
Amy Johnson was first elected to represent the North Ward of Ballarat City Council in October 2012.
Cr Johnson has been extremely active since; her hard work in the North Ward was reflected in a strong primary vote at the October 2016 election.
Ballarat’s youngest ever female Councillor, Cr Johnson has a strong focus on city activation, fiscal responsibility, arts and events, and community health.
Cr Johnson is motivated by a desire to ensure growth in the municipality is matched by appropriate services and infrastructure. As a dedicated board member of Commerce Ballarat, job creation is a priority, as is the focus on attracting new industry and businesses that will stimulate the local economy and result in an improved lifestyle for residents.
Passionate in her commitment to community development, Cr Johnson serves on many committees including her role as Chair of the Positive Aging Committee.
Cr Johnson has a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in health promotion and community development. She has worked as a health promotion practitioner and was educated at Ballarat Grammar School. Cr Johnson now runs her own social media marketing business, Austrend Media.
In addition to her considerable contribution as a Councillor, Cr Johnson serves the wider community through her involvement in the Rotary Club of Wendouree Breakfast.
CEO Performance Review Advisory Committee
Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA)
Coghills Creek / Glendaruel Cemetery
Her Majesty’s Board special committee
Ballarat Regional Tourism Board
Community Development – Liveability
RONALD C HARRINGTON OAM.
Ron was appointed to the Board of UFS Dispensaries in 1966 and retired in 2011.
He has been on the Royal South Street Board for 32 years and a RSSS representative on the Her Majesty’s Board for a number of years.
Ron is currently Secretary of the Ballarat Manchester Unity IOOF and Secretary of the Ballarat Hoo-Hoo Club and Timber Industry Service club.
Prior to his retirement he gained extensive business experience as Branch Manager of the Laminex Group.
In June 2008 Ron was awarded an OAM for contribution to the Royal South Street.
In May received a Service to Calisthenics Award from Calisthenics Victoria Inc.
Scott Sherritt presently works in the health sector in areas encompassing corporate and clinical governance, risk management, legal compliance and quality management.
He holds diverse qualifications in disciplines that include accounting, corporate governance, risk management, insurance and financial planning. In addition to his voluntary HMT Board role, Scott’s other community positions include being the current treasurer of the Central Highlands Community Legal Centre and an advisory member of the Federation University Animal Ethics Committee.
Scott is a registered Bail Justice of the Magistrates, Children’s and Koori Courts of Victoria and a long term Ballarat resident.
TIM GAY – DEPUTY CHAIR
Tim joined the Advisory Board Of Her Majesty’s Theatre in 2005 as a user group representative, and served as Chair in 2008. He is currently deputy Chair and serves on the marketing sub-committee. He has also served as the board’s representative on the management committee of MAYTE Youth theatre.
An active participant in all aspects of local community theatre, Tim first appeared on Her Majesty’s stage at the tender age of 12, and has participated in more than 100 local productions. An honorary life member of BLOC Music Theatre, he served on BLOC’s committee of management from 1990 – 2010, serving as treasurer for 14 years and chairman for two years.
He is an active member of Ballarat National Theatre and Ballarat Lyric Theatre and has worked with many more local theatre companies including CAT (in Creswick) , The Begonia Festival and Ballarat Ballet Centre, where his kids learn dance. He is the current Treasurer for Ballarat Arts Alive – an advocacy/ networking group for local artists.
Tim has also served on Committees for the Ballarat Symphony Orchestra, Kulin District Scout Association, Sunways retirement home and Ballarat Lyric Theatre.
Ballarat born and bred Tim is married with four children – all of whom are active in the arts. He met his wife in the prop bay of Her Maj – and considers the theatre his second home.
Tim is employed as an accountant and tax advisor with Crowe Horwath having commenced working as an accountant in 1989 while completing his degree at Ballarat CAE (now Federation University) and has experience in audit, taxation and business services. He has over 25 years’ experience in accounting services and now specialises in business and taxation services providing advice in taxation, tax planning, business structuring, Capital Gains Tax, GST, and Fringe Benefits Tax. He has also recently studied Building Design at Federation University’s TAFE campus.
Brett started his management career when at Radio Ballarat as Program Director. This included the launch of Power FM and conversion of 3BA to the FM Band. Following 14 years in radio Brett joined what was Rural Press (now Fairfax Media) and occupied senior advertising roles at both The Courier (Ballarat) and Examiner (Launceston). In 2012 he was appointed General Manager of The Courier and in 2013 was acting GM of Radio Ballarat.
Since 2014 Brett has had the role of Business Manager of the Royal South Street Society, Australia’s longest running performing arts Eisteddfod. He is a director of Karden Disability Support Services, board member of Her Majesty’s Theatre and casual broadcaster at Radio Ballarat. He is married with 3 teenage daughters.
PAMELA A. FOULKES
Pamela graduated from UWA with a BA Honours in English Literature, followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Librarianship at the University of NSW and 2 years as a Research Scholar in Australian Drama at the ANU. She later completed a postgraduate Diploma in Civil Ceremonies at Monash University.
She has many years of experience as a Stage Manager and Production Manager throughout Australia and in the UK. Pamela moved into venue management in 1981 as the first Stage Director at the Arts Centre, Melbourne. She spent 1999 to 2004 in senior roles at the Sydney Opera House, responsible for the management of all events at the House.
Executive management positions with performing arts companies have included:
• Administrator, State Orchestra of Victoria
• General Manager, West Australian Opera
• Associate Producer for the State Opera of South Australia’s “Ring Cycle” project in 2004
• General Manager, Black Swan State Theatre Company
• CEO, State Theatre Company of South Australia
Pamela moved to semi-retirement in 2012 as S.A. Concerts Manager for Musica Viva Australia. Retired fully at the end of 2014 and came to settle in Ballarat.
Peter Zala is a graduate of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
His career has seen him hold positions in the Federal Treasury, as a Valuer for the Cities of Springvale, Ballarat and Warrnambool where he was also Rate Collector and Rate Collector for Garbage and Sewage.
Peter has worked for Lend Lease Corp. as a Project Manager and as well as being the Principal of PJZala and.Associates was a Senior Partner at Leader Property Services. In the course of his career he has also been a part time lecturer for his Alma Mater as well and the Ballarat School of Mines.
Peter has been a member of many boards including Business Studies Faculty Board at WIAE; St Patrick’s College, Ballarat; Chair of the Research and Library Committee for the Australian Institute of Valuers Editor of the AIV Quarterly newsletter and a Sessional Member of the Victorian Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
For the community Peter has been on boards and committees for the Fitzroy Lions Club, Ballarat Lions Club, Ballarat Base Hospital, Ballarat Light Opera Company (BLOC Music Theatre Inc.), Her Majesty’s Theatre and Royal South Street Society for whom he is currently serving as President.