Our Board


Chair: Eden Shepherd: Eden has been working in the urban development sector for over 25 years he joined the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority as Principal Urban Designer in 2013. Eden has a range of analytical, design and project delivery skills that enable him to positively contribute to the development of the business.

Eden has extensive experience working on significant urban and regional projects. He is able to demonstrate leadership and foster innovation through applying a combination of design enquiry, rapid assessment techniques and sector knowledge. He has local and international experience in the full spectrum of project work involved in the design, planning and construction of cities.

Recently Eden has worked on a number of high profile cultural, community, infrastructure and urban renewal projects for the private sector and different levels of government in the UK, Australia, Middle East, USA and India.

Margaret Moore OAM: Education consultant, manager and forum convenor, Margie Moore was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2011 Australia Day Honours for service to the arts through music education. The award recognises her role in developing the Sydney Symphony Orchestra education and musician training program and her contribution to the Orff Schulwerk Association for creative music education and movement in Australia.

Justine Lawler: Originally from Baradine, and a co-founder of Moorambilla Voices, Justine is a senior experienced curator, arts manager and arts consultant, based in Perth and Western Australia. Previously Gwoonwardu Mia Centre Manager Justine is now with Perth MRA as a manager in urban renewal and place making. An advocate of new Australian music and music education, Justine is also on the board of TURA New Music in Perth.

Lucinda Edwards: Lucinda is Legal Counsel at Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Australia. She works as a lawyer in the field of intellectual property including copyright, Indigenous cultural rights and business law for clients including government, arts organisations and libraries.

The Hon Justice Lucy McCallumThe Hon Justice Lucy McCallum was sworn in as judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales  in 2008. Her Honour graduated with an Arts degree (majoring in Philosophy) and a law degree from the University of New South Wales in 1983 and 1986 respectively. She brings to the Moorambilla board a love of music, experience as a mother, a strong sense of justice and fairness, and “a fusion of integrity and incisive, forceful advocacy.”

Michelle Leonard OAM is the founder, Artistic Director and Conductor of Moorambilla Voices. This nationally awarded program seeks at its core to give country kids a rare opportunity to sing, dance and create incredible performances with artists of the highest calibre. The friendships, performances and opportunities the children make are life-changing. Under Michelle’s direction, the choirs and annual program has flourished, receiving numerous national and state awards.