The role of the board is to set strategic goals, monitor progress and advise Council on the advancement of the performing arts in the Ballarat City Council area.


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 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.



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.