“In very exciting
news, Valmay Hill has joined the QSO Board effective immediately, and we
welcome her to a company famed for its musicality, its breadth of
performance, its geographic representation and of
course, its warmth,” said Mr Freeman.
Ms Hill has senior
management experience both internationally and in Australia across a
variety of sectors in publicly listed and not for profit companies, and
government agencies. Her expertise in the cultural
sector includes positions as Chief Executive Officer of Brisbane
Festival from 2010 to 2018 and as Project Director of large-scale
international events for Sydney Opera House including APEC, World Youth
Day, and FIFA World Wide Congress.
experience includes as Treasurer for TNT Worldwide, consultant on
acquisitions and strategic management for Health Services Australia, and
an extended period with Esso Australia, including five
years as an expatriate with Exxon in the United States, culminating as
Treasurer in Australia.
She is currently Chair
of SunPAC Brisbane Pty Ltd and a Board Director of the Queensland
Museum Network, and a member of the Lord Mayor’s Creative Brisbane
Advisory Board and the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith
University Advisory Board. She has also served as a director in the
finance and superannuation sectors, has a Bachelor of Economics from
Sydney University, and has a diploma from the Australian Institute of
Her move from the
commercial to the cultural sector was underpinned by her lifelong
involvement with the performing arts and her belief that cultural
engagement is a cornerstone of community life.