BHP's Jacqui McGill. Supplied image
SA arts appointments
The State Theatre Company South Australia has appointed contemporary First Nations artist and former AFL legend Gavin Wanganeen to its board for a three-year tenure from the end of March.
The AFL veteran played 300 senior football games for Port Adelaide and Essendon football clubs, during which time he won a Brownlow medal and two Premierships.
In 2019 he was appointed to the Port Adelaide Football Club board as the first First Nations ex-AFL player to be elected to an AFL club board.
After retiring from football, Wanganeen – a descendent of the Kokatha Mula people of the Western Desert in South Australia – began painting and exploring his ancestral links through his visual art practice.
He said in his new role he aimed to focus on building community links to State Theatre Company South Australia and promoting the state’s creativity and artistic excellence.
“State Theatre Company South Australia represents an important part of our state’s history, and is a powerful vehicle for telling stories,” Wanganeen said.
“It is a great honour to have been appointed to the board, and I am looking forward to contributing to the journey ahead.”
Also in the arts sector, the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust has reappointed former Olympic Dam boss Jacqui McGill as a trustee for a three-year term.
McGill, who spent 12 years with BHP, has held a number of board roles including as former TAFE SA Chair between 2018 and 2020.
Last year, McGill was appointed to the NED New Hope Group board and named a Director with RAA.
She is also a member of the SA Economic Advisory Council, Director Art Gallery of SA and a Playford Trust committee member.