Our Board

We operate with a dual governance structure: Board and the Indigenous Advisory Group

Our Board Members consist of the communities we centre, and allies, and are appointed by Members and Life Members. These members include alumni of past and present Footscray Community Arts leaders, community members and the Indigenous Advisory Group, ensuring that communities’ voices are prioritised and represented at this level. 

The board not only sets our strategic direction and ensures governance oversight, but also actively meets compliance obligations as a charity limited by guarantee. 

We offer pathways into governance through the Board Observership program, focusing on providing board opportunities to the communities we work with.


Julia White

Julia brings over 20 years’ experience in strategic philanthropy and relationship management to her Board role, with a focus is on creating connections for mutual benefit and impact.

Deputy Chair

Monica Forson

Monica is a passionate community development advocate with extensive experience in government settings as a policy and project officer.


Nanthesh Sivarajah

Nanthesh brings experience spanning finance, digital strategy, community leadership and arts.

Mary Henley-Collopy

Mary is an artist and passionate supporter of the power of art to inspire and create community.

Hannah Morphy-Walsh

A self-described engagement artist, Hannah sees herself as a storyteller that primarily explores and questions artistic interactions and lived experiences.

Lung Ong

Lung is an experienced consultant with extensive experience in strategy, industry development and partnerships across the creative, tourism and major events industries.

Anna Maskiell

A registered architect, Anna is the co-founder of Footscray-based architectural consultancy Public Realm Lab.