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Honourable Anthe Philippides SC
BA LLB (UQ), LLM (Cantab), DUniv (QUT)
The Honourable Anthe Philippides SC has attained a wealth of experience and respect from her stellar judicial career, coupled with a passion for the arts, particularly in regional and remote Queensland. Recently retired, her legal career has spanned more than four decades, during which she was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland in December 2000 and a Judge of the Court of Appeal in December 2014. Notably, she was the first woman of Hellenic heritage to be admitted as a barrister in Queensland, to attain silk in Australia and be appointed to a Supreme Court. She was a trailblazer within the legal profession changing the way people viewed judges as a woman of ethnic background. She has been a strong supporter of cultural diversity in the law, mentoring many young First Nations lawyers. On her retirement she was appointed an honorary Adjunct Professor of Law at the TC Beirne School of Law of the University of Queensland.
She has been a long-time supporter of the arts. She is a past director of the Australian National Maritime Museum and a current director of Musica Viva Australia. She founded the Music and Arts Circle in 2017 which promotes audience diversity and access to the arts and collaborates with a wide range of arts organizations. She is Patron of the TLF Creative and Lawchestra Q, a young lawyers’ orchestra, for which she has commissioned work by John Rotor. Last year, she commissioned a major orchestral work for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra by the acclaimed musician William Barton, ‘Apii Thatini Mu Murtu’ (‘To sing and carry a coolamon on country together’). She recently co-founded the ANU School of Music Associate Professorship in Indigenous Performance presently held by William Barton.
Ben Turnbull is a Lawyer at McCullough Robertson Lawyers in Brisbane. Ben’s specialty is in projects, energy and resources law acting for a variety of clients.
Ben has a strong focus on relationship building and has significant experience dealing with complex stakeholder issues and negotiations.
Having grown up in regional Queensland, Ben understands the importance of the arts to people living in regional and remote areas, and is keen to ensure that people living in those areas can continue to enjoy access to the arts.
Louise Guy is a Business Manager within the Queensland State Government who currently overseas the corporate and governance functions associated with tourism development projects associated with Queens Wharf Brisbane Integrated Resort Development, Queensland Ecotourism Trails and the Minjerribah Futures transition.
Louise holds formal qualifications of Bachelor of Business (Accounting) RMIT and is a Chartered Accountant. She began her career as an external auditor with a large accounting firm and has over 25 years working across the state government in roles that included Manager Budget, Manager Financial Operations and internal audit across portfolios associated with economic and industry development, innovation, trade and investment, local government and mines and energy. Over this period major financial reforms have been implemented and Louise has been an active member in several departmental machinery-of-government changes. She is currently active with the Business Continuity Planning during COVID-19.