Board of Management

Newcastle Historic Reserve Trust (NHRT) is a community trust under the Crown Land’s Act of 1989 for the preservation of the historic buildings of Hunter Street Newcastle.

Newcastle Historic Reserve Trust (NHRT) is a community trust under the Crown Land’s Act of 1989 for the preservation of the historic buildings of Hunter Street Newcastle. NRHT, on behalf of NSW State Government Department of Crown Lands, is responsible for the conservation, management and cultural use of three heritage listed government buildings including the former Newcastle Police Station and Lock-Up (1861) now operating as The Lock-Up.

Revenue from corporate leasing of 74 and 88 Hunter St. and some area of The Lock-Up building, ensures the ongoing maintenance of the buildings and assists in funding the administration and activities of The Lock-Up.

Gillean Shaw - Chair

Gillean Shaw - Chair

Currently Art Curator for University of Newcastle, its Gallery, Museum and Collection and has curated independent projects for arts and history organisations such as The Lock-Up, Maritime Museum and the Lovett Gallery. She has previously worked in public programs, visitor services and exhibition installation at the Newcastle Art Gallery and was the Curator at The Lovett Gallery. She holds Masters by research in the Presentation of Material Culture, particularly as it relates to historic buildings and collections.

Luke Kellett – Treasurer

Luke Kellett – Treasurer

Luke is the Managing Director for the creative agency Headjam; Focused Visual Communications. Since 2008 he has worked as an Account Director and Producer for numerous creative projects in photographic and broadcast production, and web and digital project management across multiple platforms.

John Carr

John Carr

An architect with over forty years experience with NSW Public Works, John was the Project Architect for the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music Performance Hall for the Australian Bi-Centennial in 1988. John has been a Trustee for over twenty years and specialises as a heritage consultant.

Catherine Croll

Catherine Croll

Kate is the founding director of Cultural Partnerships Australia Programming Sub-Committee and has held the position of Director Special Projects at Red Gate Gallery, Beijing since 2009. She is an arts patron, collector and practitioner with extensive experience in the management of multi faceted cultural exchange projects and international touring exhibitions.

Mark Howland

Mark Howland

Mark is a Senior Executive and Board professional with extensive education and training expertise and experience working within and across culturally diverse geographies throughout the world. He has experience effectively working with Executive, Boards and stakeholder groups and possesses broad-ranging and results-oriented management skills that include strategic design, business planning and operations experience, including start-up and change management and continuous improvement environments.

Annette Morrisey

Annette Morrisey

Annette is a Chartered Accountant with approximately 25yrs experience in a senior financial management and advisory capacity for the commercial, NFP and government sectors. Management Accountant Asset Delivery for the Australian Rail Track Corporation, Annette’s expertise includes project management; governance; budgeting; strategic planning; risk management; taxation; leadership development; change management; IT systems exploitation; financial management, advice and reporting; and financial sustainability. 

Stephen McLean

Stephen McLean

Currently the Operations Manager for Ingenia Community Group, Stephen’s senior management leadership experience has beeb developed by having excelled in public and private sector organisations. His skills and expertise included multi-site, multi-services operations management, business planning, strategy and execution, customer and stakeholder relationship management, human resource management, workplace change and risk management, tender writing, response and assessment and internal and external compliance and quality auditing.