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Michael Chappell

CEO, Culture Counts

Michael is the CEO of Culture Counts (TM). A Chartered Management Consultant with a B.Econ (Hons) from UWA, Michael spent five years working in market and property research before beginning a career in Management Consulting in 1991.

Michael has an extensive association in the Arts sector. He is the former Chairman of PVI Collective, a West Australian Contemporary Arts organisation. Prior to this, Michael served as Chairman and Board Member for West Australian Ballet.

In 2011, Michael developed Culture Counts, a system for evaluating any investment or activity that has an economic or social impact for individuals and the community including cultural centres, arts events or festivals and business precincts. The metrics have undergone extensive research, consultation and academic validation in Australia and the UK.

Michael has over 20 years of economic policy and strategy consulting experience, augmented with formal training in Corporate Strategy Development through Stanford University and postgraduate qualifications from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is the founder and Managing Director of Pracsys Economics, a national firm or urban economists represented in Western Australia and Victoria.

Marina Guo

Founder & President, Huashan Multiversity; Rotating Chair, China Innovation Service Alliance for Culture & Technology; Vice Director, John Howkins Research Center on Creative Economy, STA; DBA Supervisor, Shanghai Jiaotong University; Guest Professor, Berlin School of Creative Leadership (China)

Lisa Havilah

CEO, MAAS (Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences)

Andrew Kalish

Director of Cultural Development, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership & Co-Author, Culture Forward (USA)

Hannah Fox

Director, Supple Fox (Creative Producers for Dark MOFO, Mona)

Kevin Lim

Deputy Director, Co:Lab X - An Innovation Lab of National Gallery Singapore

Fran Sanderson

Head of Arts & Culture Innovation Lab, Nesta (National Endowment for Science, Technology & the Arts) - (UK)

Katrina Sedgwick

Director, ACMI

Mat Lewis

Acting Assistant Director Industry & Business | TradeStart Manager, South West Development Commission

Michael Rodrigues

Chair, Night Time Industries Association & MD, Time Out (ANZ)

Dr Richard Walley OAM

Working Director, Aboriginal Productions and Promotions

Amanda Morrison

Managing Director, Komixx Entertainment

Barry McGuire

Managing Director, Redspear Safety

Peter Tullin

Co Founder, CultureLabel.com & REMIX Summits

Simon Cronshaw

Co-Founder, CultureLabel.com & REMIX Summits

Hon. Paul Papalia MLA

Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Brendon Ellmer

General Manager, Perth Concert Hall

Tanya Sim

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Block

Adrian Fini

Director, Fini Group (2016 Western Australian of the Year & developer behind Little Creatures, Como, The Treasury etc.)

Brodie McCulloch

Founder & Managing Director, Spacecubed

Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie

Innovation & Disruptive Technology Specialist/Game Designer/Founder & Curator, Playup Perth

Michael Chappell

CEO, Culture Counts