Marie Cameron is currently serving as Chair of the Management Committee of Crossroad Arts. Employed as a communities team member with Hail Creek Mine, Marie has a particular interest in community development and she has served in various positions on many Committees and Boards within the not-for-profit sector and community organisations across the Mackay region and at a broader level.
Marie holds a Bachelor of Business (Distinction), along with an Associate Diploma (Accounting) and Diploma of Business (HR). She has recently completed post graduate studies in sustainable development and is currently working towards completing her Masters.
Having worked in the mining industry for the past 15 years, Marie has previously worked in WA and regional North Queensland for state and local governments. Marie is committed to supporting community priorities such as the important work that Crossroad Arts undertakes which not only build and enhance community capacity and capability, but also support the sustainability of our local and regional communities.
Sharon has been a board member of Crossroad Arts since 2016, presently serving as Secretary. She has worked as a special needs teacher since 2002, and currently holds the position of Acting Deputy Principal at Mackay District Special School. Sharon has a strong interest and belief in inclusive-education for all, and believes that all people regardless of their disability should be encouraged and supported to achieve their fullest potential. She says she sees Crossroad Arts as a shining example of inclusion, while also providing opportunities for people with disability to explore their creativity.
General Management Committee Members
Anne is a retired school teacher, previously working as an educator for people with disabilities for 40 years. She has been involved in Mackay’s cultural life since 1977, mainly working with lights and sound for the stage and theatre. She also volunteers for both the MECC and the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens. Anne has supported Crossroads Arts for many years and feels privileged to be able to support the organisation by being a member of the General Management Committee.
Mark is an arts leader and administrator bringing together the leadership skills he cultivated during his time as a school principal, Chairman of Australia Council’s Major Performing Arts Education group and his eight years as part of the OperaQ Management team. His work experience, coupled with his Bachelor of Education and Masters of Education in Leadership, has led Mark to create and lead innovative performing arts experiences throughout Queensland. As Head of Learning, Regional and Community, Mark oversees the company's education, community, regional touring, commercial and corporate work. Prior to his time at OperaQ, Mark was the Principal of Stonehenge State School and Lundavra State School. He has also held multiple elected positions within QASSP (Queensland Association of State School Principals). In 2009, Mark was a finalist in the QUT Outstanding Young Alumni awards.
David currently works for Spinal Life Australia, giving talks to school students in the Mackay and Whitsunday region. David holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies as well as other relevant certificates. David is passionate about the local community and volunteers for numerous Mackay organisations. He is also one of the members of the Access and Inclusion Reference Group for Mackay Regional Council. As an avid visual artist, David has his own business called ‘Art from the Blindside’, and had his first exhibition as part of International Day for People with Disability Jubilee Community Centre in Mackay.