The Georges Mora Fellowship is driven by a dynamic group of art lovers, including:
Clive Scott is the General Manager of the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins and Area General Manager – Sofitel Australia and Fiji. He has a Diploma in Hotel Management and a Degree in Economics.
He is actively involved in Melbourne’s business and arts community. He is on the board of Craft Victoria, is Chairman of the Department of Management and Marketing Advisory Board at the University of Melbourne, and is Chairman of Judges for the 2014 Melbourne Awards. He was an ambassador of the 2014 Melbourne Art Fair. Clive has been honoured with the Gold Tourism Medal from the French Minister of Tourism for his contribution to tourism development between France and Australia.
Phil Bretherton is a partner at Donegan's Accountants. Phil completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at RMIT and is also a CPA, a Registered Tax Agent and a Chartered Tax Adviser.
Damien Hodgkinson works as Executive Director with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. His career includes cultural leadership positions in the areas of organisational management and governance, communications and marketing, and private support. Recent appointments include roles as Executive Director Operations with the Australia Business Arts Foundation and General Manager/CEO of Melbourne Fringe.
Damien has served as Chair of Polyglot Theatre and is currently a board member of Arts Project Australia and the Georges Mora Foundation. He is also a member of the Academic Advisory Board for the Arts and Entertainment Management Program in the Faculty of Business and Law at Deakin University.
Laura Lantieri is a Melbourne-based curator, writer and arts administrator who has worked extensively in the museum, gallery and theatre sector. Laura holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) and a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne, and has experience in a number of positions at important public institutions, including Heide Museum of Modern Art, ACMI and Melbourne Theatre Company. More recently, she worked in Italy at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Australian Pavilion for the 55th Venice Biennale. Laura is currently the Gallery Manager at ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne.
Odilla’s O'Boyle's love of the performing arts was instilled early – her mother is a playwright and her father a songwriter. She directed and choreographed amateur theatre productions before becoming an English & drama teacher and working in the UK, southern Africa and Arnhem Land.
She completed her Masters in Arts Management at Melbourne University and managed the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and then took on the role of Development Manager at National Institute of Circus Arts. Odilla is currently the Events and Industry Activities Manager at Film Victoria and is studying law. She is discovering a new love of fine arts through her role as a GMF board member.
Megan Thomson is a communications specialist with extensive experience in print and online. She lead the digital team at Melbourne Theatre Company for five years from its inception in 2010, prior to which she worked for Fairfax Media, Indigo Media Group, and Lattitude Global Volunteering.
Megan has degrees in Arts (Journalism) and Science from Monash University, was awarded a Media Scholarship from the Latrobe University Centre for Dialogue in 2008, and has had various articles published in The Age. She is currently working as the Data Analyst at Melbourne Theatre Company.
Caroline Williams is a Melbourne based artist and founder of the Georges Mora Fellowship. Major exhibitions of Caroline's work include Caroline Williams: there, 1999, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, this exhibition toured between 1997-1999 to Robert MacDougall Gallery, Christchurch, NZ; Manawatu Art Gallery, Manawatu, NZ; Hawkes Bay Museum, Whangarei, NZ & Wellington City Gallery, Wellington, NZand Caroline Williams: men exhibited at Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne in 1992.