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Eastern Riverina Arts would like to officially welcome Ann Sutton and Elise Magrath on to the Board of Directors. Both positions were announced at the Eastern Riverina Arts Annual General Meeting held in Junee on Friday May 3rd.

ERA Chair Anne Lowe said she was “thrilled to see both positions filled by women who possess such a strong caliber of business and cultural development skills”.

“We are looking forward to working alongside Ann and Elise over the course of our strategic planning year and beyond”, she said.

Ann Sutton brings more than thirty years of management and leadership experience to the board. She has also managed a family retail business for 18 years and received many awards at Local, Regional and State levels. Throughout this time she also sat on representative Retailer Boards at both State and National level within an ASX company, holding the position of Chairman of both the State Board and the Culture and Governance Committee.

“I am really pleased to have been appointed to the board of Eastern Riverina Arts and look forward to being actively involved in new and exciting ventures in the next few years”, said Ann.

She will replace outgoing board member, Peter Veneris, who stepped down from the position after fulfilling his 12-month term.

After serving on the ERA board over the last 4 year, Elise Magrath was re-elected to her position during Friday’s meeting.

As the current Operations Manager at The Arts Centre Cootamundra, Elise said it was “an honor to be reappointed to the ERA Board for another 2 years”.

“ERA brings artists and opportunities together and makes a significant contribution to the vibrancy of the Eastern Riverina region. I look forward to making a contribution to the Board team which continues to support this work and our region to flourish creatively”, she said.