Miles Openshaw: Artistic Director and Founder
Miles is a director, producer, artist and mentor with many years’ experience of working across a number of disciplines, in a variety of traditional and non-traditional settings and with many artists and non-professionals to produce creative work that inspires, challenges and entertains.
Miles holds a BA in English and Drama and an MA in Applied Theatre from Goldsmiths, University of London, and has trained with National Theatre (UK) and NIDA (Aus).
As well as being Artistic Director at Globe Town Project, Miles is also Associate Director and co-founder of Green Shoes Arts CIC, a community arts organisation based in East London UK.
Joanna Roberts: Chair of the Board
Jo is currently a Financial Analyst with the WA Department of Treasury. She holds degrees in Economics, Accounting and Development Studies, and previously worked in not-for-profits focused on environmental conservation in Queensland, and financial literacy for young people in London. She is passionate about developing programs to inspire and support young people, particularly when it comes to anything to do with books and creative writing, and has recently finished two novels for children.
Zoya Yukhnevich: Company Secretary
Zoya has always had a strong connection to community. Over the past ten years, she has worked and volunteered for a number of not-for-profit and private community organisations, and is passionate about grassroots community development. With a Master of International Development Zoya has extensive experience working with young people and with those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
As a Freo girl, Zoya loves spending time outdoors and at the beach, and enjoying the sunshine with friends and her beloved backyard chickens.
Nicci Workum: Treasurer
Nicci currently works as a Business Development Manager with responsibility for marketing, financial management and business systems improvement. She has qualifications in Engineering, Sustainability and Bookkeeping and an extensive background in strategic and business planning, program development, and business management.
Nicci is excited to be involved with Globe Town Project as she believes that creative expression is an essential element of mental health and self-confidence. As a Fremantle local for over 20 years, she’s grateful for the opportunity to contribute to programs that foster the creative development of local people.
Jennifer is the owner of Paper Bird Children’s Books & Arts in Fremantle. Paper Bird is an independent children’s bookshop, story house and arts space in the heritage Moores Building on Henry St.
Prior to setting up Paper Bird Jennifer worked as a child psychotherapist within mental health services with special interest in the role arts and literature play in bringing children opportunities to make sense of their world and come up with creative solutions to life’s challenges.
Alex Micaleff-Jones: Member
As an active community member, I am committed to the development of our social fabric. With connections in the broader Fremantle area and a passion for the arts, it is an honour to help support such a purpose driven charity. As a chartered civil engineer, Director at Price Waterhouse Coopers, father and local resident I believe my experience, enthusiasm and skill set complements the Globe Town Project Board. I commit to supporting the development and direction of the organisation to achieve the best outcomes for our current society and the community of the future, our children.
We acknowledge the work and commitment of past board members: Ellie Tighe, Fleur Allen, Alison Kwok, Amanda O’Donovan, Brett Osler, Claire Dodd, Rachael West, Emily Arnold and Sarah Tompkin.