Board Members

Kelly Clifford - Acting Chair

Since moving to Geelong in 1997 to teach Drama at The Geelong College, Kelly has been an active participant in the Geelong community. For seven years she was President of Geelong Repertory Theatre Company and is currently a committee member. Professionally, she has worked in Australia and Overseas teaching drama. She is a graduate of the Leaders for Geelong program and was on the Committee of Management for the Blue Bird Foundation. Kelly is currently a Director on Geelong Connected Communities Board. Kelly manages the Youth and Education program at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre

Kate Outridge - Treasurer

With over 12 years accounting and business advisory experience both domestic and international Kate's skill set has been a valuable resource to this organisation.

Ally Harvey

Alison has worked in the arts industry since 1988. Career highlights include working with Sir Peter Hall, the RSC and on the Ceremonies of the XVII Commonwealth Games 2002, the inaugural New Year's Eve celebrations on the London Eye, 2003 and M~M Geelong in 2009.
Alison is honoured to be Senior Producer with Back to Back Theatre - a creator of astonishing, original Australian contemporary performance. The company collaborates with diverse and marginalised community members with and without disabilities, and is an advocate for a better world.
Alison is an alumnus from Leadership Victoria’s Williamson Community Leadership Program.

Duncan Esler

(Non-voting) City of Greater Geelong Arts & Culture Department representative. Duncan is Co-ordinator of the Arts & Culture Department, where he co-ordinates arts events, projects and cultural programs with the aim of increasing participation attendance to arts & cultural activities and events throughout the Geelong municipality. Key projects currently include Central Geelong Live Music Action Plan, Mountain to Mouth Extreme Arts Walk , Geelong After Dark, Creative Communities Grants program, and Council’s online cultural presence. He also has an advocacy and strategic advisory role within Council pertaining to arts and culture.

Una McAlinden

Una is well known in the arts and festival industry and have, over many years, has developed a strong professional network. Una also has programming experience in the arts and education sector, including the role of Education Programming Coordinator at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre.

Dr. Cameron Bishop

Senior Lecturer, School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University.

Tom Molyneux

Tom is a CHYA alumnus, having been a member of the inaugural Creative Collective in 2015. Tom holds a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Performing Arts from Monash University, a Graduate Certificate in Management from the Australian Institute of Business, and is completing a Master of Business (Arts and Cultural Management) at Deakin University. He is an independent Theatre practitioner, and works as an actor and director.

Michele Domonkos

Michele's career in theatre spans twenty years, managing Theatre and Arts venues in Geelong, Wyndham and Melbourne.
She has held roles such as Venue Manager, Operations & Human Resources manager, Technical and Production Manager at medium to Large Victorian venues, and guest lectured to Arts Management and Performance students at RMIT, Victoria University and The National Theatre Drama School.
Qualified in Theatre Management, Event Management and Human Resources Management, she is also an experienced lighting designer, having designed for professional and community productions of circus, dance, drama, corporate events, concerts, musicals and community festivals in Melbourne and Geelong.