Announcement: New Chair to FCAC Board of Directors
Footscray Community Arts Centre announces Jason Rostant as new Chair to the FCAC Board of Directors.
Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) has appointed Jason Rostant as the new Chair to the FCAC Board of Directors.
Former FCAC Chair, Lyn Morgain, announced her decision to step down as Chairperson at the 2017 Annual General Meeting on Wednesday May 17 2017 following a successful and impactful 5 years in the key leadership position.
Jason Rostant comes to FCAC with more than 20 years’ experience in a variety of policy, advocacy, project management and education roles in NGO and government settings. His specialities include: models of community development and engagement, and capacity-building for rights-based practice and advocacy.
“I am delighted to be stepping into the role of FCAC Chairperson and look forward to working with the Board and staff to strengthen and consolidate FCAC’s already very significant relationship with its various communities.”
FCAC’s CEO and Director, Jade Lillie, said she looked forward to the governance and co-design experience that Jason Rostant would bring to build on Lyn’s legacy in the leadership of the Board and FCAC.
“Jason has a range of experience in the health, community and not-for-profit sectors, which will add great value to the leadership of FCAC over the coming years. He has a keen interest in the arts and is a regular visitor and audience member at FCAC.”
As Chairperson of the FCAC Board for seven years, Lyn Morgain worked with CEO’s Jennifer Barry and Jade Lillie during times of signiﬁcant change in the arts policy and funding environment.
Under her stewardship, the FCAC Board have reformed many areas of governance and compliance, delivered the 2017 – 2020 Strategic Plan and confirmed FCAC as a leader in arts advocacy in the national landscape.
Lyn Morgain thanked the Members, fellow Board members, and FCAC staff for the opportunity to be part of FCAC’s Board, at the 2017 Annual General Meeting.
“It has been a great pleasure and honour to serve FCAC in this role over this time of significant evolution and challenge. I remain passionately committed to the work of the centre and look forward to working with Jason in this new era,” Lyn Morgain said.
Jade Lillie acknowledged Lyn Morgain’s contribution to FCAC as a mentor and leader.
“I am forever grateful for the exceptional leadership and guidance provided by Lyn over the last 5 years. Her skills, expertise and experience have been invaluable through the recent times of instability across the sector.”
Lyn Morgain will remain on the Board for one year through the transition.
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