Committee of Management

Our Committee of Management has a broad skill set and a dedication to supporting the arts community.

MICHELLE RIDDELL

PRESIDENT

Michelle is an accounting professional with a passion for arts and architecture. She is an avid art collector and supporter of several art programs.

CRAIG DOWLING

Craig is a barrister with over 20 years experience. He serves on a number of boards for community and not-for-profit organisations. He is passionate about art and artists.

KIM WALL

CURATOR

Kim is a curator, printmaker and mixed media artist. She was co-founder, later Director (2016 to 2019) of Red Gallery – an initiative to support emerging artists which has operated since 2002.
Kim has volunteered with Arts Project Australia and is an advocate for artists with disabilities.
Kim is also on the RMIT Art Industry Advisory Committee.

JENNY PORT

VICE PRESIDENT

Jenny was co-founder of red gallery in 2002 and in 2007 established Jenny Port Gallery in Richmond.  She has held a management role at the Australian Tapestry Workshop and was Director at the Duldig Studio & House Museum. Jenny is currently on the Board of GLAAS Inc.

CASSIE SERPELL

Cassie is a barrister, specialising primarily in employment, injury and institutional abuse matters.  She is also the vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for Melbourne band HIVE Park.  She was Chair of Gertrude Contemporary’s Board for 7 of her 9 years there.  Cassie has an enduring love of the arts.

OLIVER GIGACZ

TECH GURU

Oliver is an Australian football journalist and statistician, specialising in AFL/AFLW, and a freelance aviation safety writer. He assisted at red gallery for several years.

CESS BONGCAWEL

TREASURER

Cess is a Senior Manager at Ernst and Young (EY) specialising in external financial assurance. When Cess is away from the spreadsheets, she likes to spend time collecting art, traveling and painting for family and friends.

ANNE HASTIE

SECRETARY

Anne is a painter, photographer, teacher and project manager. In addition to her arts practice she has been working for many decades in public health, in particular in women’s and community health, disability and aged care.

GEORGIE LANGFORD

Georgie is a Solicitor with experience in intellectual property law, employment law and banking regulatory law. Georgie also operates a floral business, specialising in artistic floral installations.