Board

Film Victoria Board members are selected on the recommendation of the Minister and appointed by the Victorian Governor in line with the Film Act 2001. 

The Board meet monthly and provide advice on policy, future planning, management and performance, and review funding decisions recommended by our Evaluation and Advisory Committee and the Digital Media Assessment Panel. 

David Hanna
David Hanna

Since September 2020

David Hanna is an experienced Board member, manager and bureaucrat with a strong policy and stakeholder focus.

He has been Chair of Docklands Studios Melbourne since 2016, and is Chair of ASX listed additive manufacturing company Amaero International. David has previously worked in a number of senior executive positions in the Victorian and Australian Government and most recently as Director Business Strategy at Monash University.

Louisa Coppel
Louisa Coppel

Since September 2020

A business and communications strategist, Louisa loves to work with organisations that deliver public value.

She is a former head of the Melbourne Film Office and was Secretary of the Association of Film Commissioners International for several years.

Andrea Denholm
Andrea Denholm

Since July 2018

Andrea is head of development at renowned Victorian company, Tony Ayres Productions. She is an experienced creative and executive producer. A skilled collaborator, Andrea has worked with some of Australia’s most esteemed creatives as well as exciting emerging talent.

Liz Grainger
Liz Grainger

Since September 2019

A chartered accountant by profession, Liz 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 in Deloitte in London and in the Federal and Victorian public sectors.

Mitu Bhowmick Lange
Mitu Bhowmick Lange

Since July 2018

Mitu is the Director of Mind Blowing Films, a film production and distribution company that specialises in the distribution of Indian films in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

Kelly Lefever
Kelly Lefever

Since September 2015

One of Australia’s most accomplished television writers, Kelly has written, script produced, script edited, story lined, and story edited more than 600 hours of TV for every free-to-air network in the country. 

Greg McLean
Greg McLean

From September 2018

With a background in fine art, and directing experience in theatre and opera, writer, director and producer Greg's filmmaking career took off when he created the horror feature Wolf Creek, which went on to achieve cult status worldwide.

Blake Mizzi
Blake Mizzi

Since September 2017

Blake is a Director and Co-Founder of Melbourne-based game development studio, League of Geeks. Blake heads the studio's business unit and the game design department as the Design Director. 

Leonie Morgan AM
Leonie Morgan AM

Since September 2016

Leonie has worked in the private sector, for government and in the not-for-profit sector in Australia, the Pacific and Asia.  

Chris Oliver-Taylor
Chris Oliver-Taylor

Since September 2019

Chris is the CEO Asia Pacific of Fremantle, where he leads development and production in all genres across Australia, New Zealand, India and Indonesia. He has previously held executive roles at NBCUniversal’s Matchbox Pictures and the ABC.