ScreenWest overhauls board

03 December, 2012 by Brendan Swift

ScreenWest director Peter Rowe is set to replace Erica Smyth as the state agency's chairperson while Janelle Marr and Dax Calder have been appointed to the board.

Western Australia culture and arts minister John Day said Smyth has made a significant impact on the screen industry during her six-year term.


“During Ms Smyth’s tenure, ScreenWest has attracted unprecedented national and overseas interest in Western Australia as a location for film and television production while proactively supporting indigenous filmmakers, resulting in a thriving WA screen industry," he said in a statement. "More than $150 million of production has occurred in the state during this time, including Bran Nue Dae, Mad Bastards, Red Dog, cloudstreet, The Circuit and Lockie Leonard.”

Rowe, a director of corporate communications firm Gryphon Management Australia, joined the ScreenWest board in January 2011 and chairs the finance and audit committee. He is also president of Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations and a board member of Revelation Film Festival.

Janelle Marr is the founder of Step Beyond, which provides strategic advisory services across the health and community services sectors. Associate Professor Dax Calder is the founder of West Perth Periodontics, which provides specialist periodontic and dental implant services. Both have been appointed for three-year terms.

Meanwhile, filmmaker Alan Lindsay has also been reappointed to the board for a further three years.

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