At a board function on Wednesday 20 August, new Tura Chair Simon Dawkins paid homage to outgoing Chair Gavin Ryan who stood down from the Board in July after 6 years of service, five of those as Chair.
“Gavin stepped into the role of Chair with remarkable enthusiasm and has led the board to redefine what we do and help us move towards the challenge of becoming a national organisation, all the while recognizing the long history of Tura and the boundless ambition of the Founder and Artistic Director, Tos Mahoney.”
“Thanks for your commitment and generosity of spirit, Tura needed these qualities and you provided them in spades.”
In response, Gavin Ryan praised the Tura vision and how critical it was to have organisations like Tura who continually pushed the edges of cultural practice across an incredibly diverse demographic of the population.
Simon Dawkins also announced incoming board directors Alison Gaines and Zelinda Bafile who join Rod Campbell, Heather Zampatti, Dominique Monteleone, and Julian Tompkin.
Retiring Director Robyn Johnston, who had also served on the Board for the past 6 years, was also acknowledged for her informed and essential contribution.