Board of Trustees
The Board consists of eight members appointed by the Governor under Section 5 of the Perth Theatre Trust Act 1979. Of these eight members, four are nominated by the Minister for Culture and the Arts, three are nominated by the City of Perth and an ex-officio position is held by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. There are two Board positions that are currently vacant.
Morgan Solomon, Chair
(Appointed January 2013)
Founding Director at Perth law firm Solomon Hollett Lawyers, Morgan Solomon is a nationally recognised and awarded lawyer who specialises in succession law.
A third-generation West Australian lawyer, Morgan also takes an active role in the State's cultural community having obtained an honours degree in fine art before his studies in law. Morgan is a Founding Member of the WA Chamber of Culture and the Arts, sits on the Board of the Prostate Cancer Foundation and is a former Board member of FORM and past Chair of Law Australasia.
Morgan was appointed Chair of the Trust in January 2016
Nadia van Dommelen
(Appointed January 2018)
Nadia is a professionally qualified civil engineer with 25 years of industry experience focused in project direction of social and economic infrastructure projects. Through her independent consultancy she provides infrastructure advisory and project management services for clients with complex and large-scale infrastructure asset portfolios and asset needs.
During her career Nadia has had the privilege of undertaking key roles on some of Perth’s most complex and transformative infrastructure projects, including WESTPORT, METRONET, Optus Stadium (PPP), WA Schools (PPP), Midland Health Campus (PPP), Fiona Stanley Hospital and the WA CBD Courts (PPP). Together with her enthusiasm and personal passion for culture and the arts, she brings her knowledge of asset planning, development and management to the PTT portfolio.
Nadia is also member of the PTT Audit and Finance Committee, the Consultative Committee for 'Project Management, Management Information Systems and Supply Chain & Logistics Management' at the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University, and the National Development Committee and the WA Fundraising Committee for HeartKids Australia.
(Appointed May 2016)
Julian Donaldson is Chief Executive Officer of the National Trust of Western Australia and has significant leadership experience gained in a career spanning the commercial and arts sectors. He is committed to the National Trust’s mission to connect Western Australian communities to the value of their diverse natural and cultural heritage.
Mr Donaldson led the Perth International Arts Festival over a decade before joining the National Trust in 2016. He retains his involvement in the arts through membership of the boards of PTT and Perth Symphony Orchestra.
(Appointed December 2016)
Tanya Sim is co-founder and Director of strategic brand consultancy, Block Branding. Block works across a range of sectors, from large, global companies to WA based startups, to help them shift their business and create business not as usual. Block has a strong history and passion for working with WA-based arts organisations including PIAF, FORM, Black Swan State Theatre Company, WritingWA, State Theatre Centre, and The Lester Prize. Prior to establishing Block 18 years ago, Tanya worked in the US and UK, as an interior architect and project manager on multinational projects.
She is currently secretary for Borderless Friendship WA and was past Chair of the Highgate Primary School Board and past committee member for the Mark Howlett Foundation.
(Appointed August 2014)
Michelle Tremain is PwC Perth's Market Managing Partner and also leads the firm's national Indirect Tax team.
Michelle is widely recognised for her innovative thinking and insight in providing specialised indirect tax consultancy services to a wide range of clients throughout Western Australia.
With over 25 years’ experience in the local market, Michelle is highly respected across the business community and she has led the PwC Perth GST team for the last 16 years.
Rob Didcoe (ex officio)
(Appointed November 2020)
Rob Didcoe has undertaken a diverse variety of roles in the private and public sectors (State and Commonwealth) over a 38 year working career.
This has included roles in construction, property development (The Vines Resort), managing large scale public buildings such as the State Library, sport and recreation and culture and the arts. As Director Facilities and Camps with the former Department of Sport and Recreation for 15 years he oversaw a significant transformation in the States sporting infrastructure, which resulted in delivery of a State Baseball Centre, State Netball Centre, WA Institute of Sport, replacement of the Perry Lakes facilities, Rectangular Stadium (HBF Park), Shooting Ranges and a new Oval stadium. Rob's team also managed and programmed five Recreation Camps, two of which are Heritage listed former Immigration Quarantine Stations. Rob also worked closely with Local Governments and other government agencies to plan and deliver community sporting facilities.
His current role is A/Executive Director Culture and Arts, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.