Chris Oliver-Taylor and Liz Grainger.
Fremantle Asia Pacific CEO Chris Oliver-Taylor and accountant/consultant Liz Grainger have joined the Film Victoria board, succeeding Debra Allanson and John Rundell whose terms ended last month.
They join other members Andrea Denholm, Mitu Bhowmick Lange, Kelly Lefever, Lyn Maddock, Greg McLean, Blake Mizzi and Leonie Morgan, and board president Ian Robertson.
At Fremantle, Oliver-Taylor leads development and production in all genres across Australia, New Zealand, India and Indonesia. He sits on the Fremantle Global board as well as on the Bboard of Easy Tiger Productions, the drama arm of Fremantle. He is also the former MD of Matchbox Pictures and head of business and head of production at the ABC, and has held directorships at Screenrights and Screen Producers Australia.
A chartered accountant by profession, Liz Grainger provides independent consultancy services to public and not-for-profit organisations in the areas of strategy, governance, and financial management. She has held senior executive roles at Deloitte in London and in the federal and Victorian public sectors, including as general manager operations/chief financial officer of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). She’s sat on the board of Craft Victoria, Arena Theatre Company and Geografia, and she currently sits on the Audit and Risk Committee of Victoria Police. Grainger was also an external member of Film Victoria’s Audit and Risk Committee for four years from 2015.
Robertson said: “On behalf of the Film Victoria board and staff, I am delighted to welcome our new board members. I’m greatly looking forward to working closely with Liz and Chris on our ambition to build on Victoria’s reputation as a global centre for screen excellence.”