In making the announcement, University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor and MTC Board Member Professor Duncan Maskell
said, ‘I welcome Jane Hansen to lead one of Melbourne’s, indeed
Australia’s, great cultural institutions into its next exciting phase of
artistic and strategic endeavour. On behalf of the Board and University
I thank Terry Moran for his service as Chair, during which time he has
steered MTC through a period of considerable growth and vibrancy while
maintaining financial stability of the Company.’
Terry Moran AC
said, ‘It has been an honour to serve as MTC Chair. The Company has
achieved a great deal in enriching the cultural landscape and
conversation, and I am proud to have played a role. MTC is very
fortunate to have Jane Hansen as its next Chair to lead the Company into
a new, exciting chapter.’
Jane Hansen is
currently CEO and Chair of the Hansen Little Foundation, Deputy
Chancellor and Member of the University of Melbourne Council, Deputy
Chair of the University of Melbourne’s Believe Campaign and Member of
Humanities Foundation Board of University of Melbourne.
Director with more than 20 years’ investment banking and management
experience in London, New York and Australia, Jane Hansen is a corporate
finance specialist with previous experience at Macquarie Bank and First
Boston/Credit Suisse. She is also a Board Member of the Lord Mayors
Charitable Foundation and Opera Australia, and has been on the MTC Board
and the inaugural Chair of the MTC Foundation since 2015.
has long played a significant role in my life, first as a subscriber
then member of the Board and Chair of the Foundation. Through my deeper
involvement in the Company in recent years, I’ve become acutely aware of
just how important it is to the people of Victoria and its incredible
contribution, reach and impact throughout the state. It is a great
privilege to now Chair this extraordinary organisation,’JaneHansen said.
Artistic Director & CEO Brett Sheehy AO acknowledged the outgoing
Chair’s support for MTC’s artistic and strategic vision.
Brett Sheehy said,
‘I thank Terry for his leadership, in particular his championing of a
company vision that included significant risk and unprecedented artistic
initiatives including our NEXT STAGE Writers’ Program. This crucial
vote of confidence has enabled MTC to be the successful theatre company
it is today. As we now embark on a new era, I am thrilled to see Jane
assume the role of Chair, as someone who has shown equal enthusiasm for,
and already helped shape, the Company’s ambitious vision for 2020 and
MTC Executive Director & Co-CEO Virginia Lovett echoed Mr Sheehy’s sentiments in welcoming the appointment of Jane Hansen.
said, ‘Jane is a valiant and highly respected leader. She is driven by a
passionate commitment to the arts and betterment of the broader
community, evident through her extensive engagements across the
cultural, education, public and private sectors. Having served on the
Board and led the development of the MTC Foundation for the past four
years, Jane is already fully engaged in the challenges, pressures and
opportunities the Company faces. I am looking forward to working with
her to make MTC the best it can be.’
At the end of the year, MTC will also farewell long serving board members Ian Marshman AM and Martyn Myer AO who each will have completed a 10 year term.
their tenures, Ian and Martyn have made exceptional contributions to
the Company as active Board Members, donors and dedicated advocates for
Notably, Martyn Myer was an early champion of MTC’s NEXT
STAGE Writers’ Program and instrumental in realising this landmark
Terry Moran, Ian Marshman and Martyn Myer will step down from the Board at the end of 2019.
Jane Hansen will take up her role as Chair from January 2020.