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. 

Ian Robertson, President
Ian Robertson, President

Since September 2011

Ian is a corporate, regulatory and media lawyer who heads the media, entertainment and technology practice of national law firm Holding Redlich. He is also the national managing partner of the firm. 

Michael McMahon
Michael McMahon

Since February 2010

A former lawyer with extensive experience in arts and entertainment law, Michael was Director of the Arts Law Centre of Australia and the National Indigenous Arts Advocacy Association, and has served on boards of several arts and cultural organisations. 

Debra Allanson
Debra Allanson

Since September 2010

Debra is an online media entrepreneur with a background in film, television and digital media including CEO, Board and leadership roles for private, public and government businesses in Australia and the UK. 

David Parker
David Parker

Since September 2010

David’s first film Malcolm, directed by Nadia Tass, was a critical and box office success winning eight AFI awards and releasing in 22 countries. 

Ann Darrouzet
Ann Darrouzet

Since September 2010

Ann has worked in the film and television industry for more than 30 years, as a creator, executive producer and producer across feature films, documentaries, longform television and multiplatform content. 

Lyn Maddock AM, PSM
Lyn Maddock AM, PSM

Since October 2011

Lyn has more than 25 years of experience as an executive in the public and private sectors, with a background in research and economics.

John Rundell
John Rundell

Since January 2014

John is a chartered accountant, and Managing Director of Stratica, a risk consulting firm and qualified security assessor with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Hong Kong. 

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. 

Leonie Morgan AM
Leonie Morgan AM

Since 1 September 2016

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

Blake Mizzi
Blake Mizzi

Since September 2017

Blake is a Director and Co-Founder of Melbourne-based game development studio League of Geeks. Blake manages the business, financial and legal aspects of the Studio and leads the design of gameplay mechanics and systems.