Lauren Honcope

Lauren Honcope


Joining her first Board in the 1980’s, Lauren is an experienced not-for-profit Chair and Director. She is a retired legal practitioner and law lecturer, currently volunteering in not-for-profit arts and migration-refugee organisations. 

She has been a senior executive solicitor at the Australian Government Solicitor and has over 10 years of experience at the Australian National University College of Law. 

Sheridan Burnett


Lawyer turned GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) sector professional; Sheridan is passionate about working in the cultural sector. She is currently the Governance and Risk Manager at the National Portrait Gallery, held a similar role at the National Film and Sound Archive, and also a dedicated tutor in digital media/GLAM for University of South Australia Online.

Eric Martin AM

As a practising architect and internationally renowned expert in heritage and disability access, Eric brings vital knowledge to the care of Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres. He is passionate about ensuring universal access is planned for in building design. Eric is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects that has served on our Board since 2002.

Jeremy Christian

Currently the Technical Director at the Canberra Theatre Centre, Jeremy brings to our Board skills in production management, theatre and live soundHe has on-the-ground experience within Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres, as he was previously the Technical and Production Manager, and has over a decade’s experience in productions at the Sydney Opera House.

Leslie Pan

Leslie is a chartered accountant with 15 years’ experience in financial audits and management consultingadvising a wide range of clients in the government, not-for-profits and private sectors. Companies he has worked with include KPMG U.S., Deloitte and Department of Defence.

Claudia Santangelo

Claudia works at the National Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing Research at the Australian National University. She has extensive experience in fundraising and partnerships as well as a strong background in the arts industry having worked at, directed, and produced various music and film festivals including the Sydney Fringe Festival.