Board of Management

Newcastle Historic Reserve Land Manager (NHRLM) is a community trust under the Crown Land Management Act of 2016 for the preservation of the historic buildings of Hunter Street Newcastle.

Newcastle Historic Reserve Land Manager (NHRLM) is a community trust under the Crown Land Management Act 2016 for the preservation of the historic buildings of Hunter Street Newcastle. NHRLM, 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 Galleries, 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.

Stephen McLean - Co-Chair

Stephen McLean - Co-Chair

Working as the Property Projects Manager for Reflections Holiday Parks, Stephen’s senior management leadership experience has been 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. 

Annette Morrissey - Treasurer

Annette Morrissey - Treasurer

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. 

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.

Luke Kellett

Luke Kellett

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.

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.

Rosemarie Milsom

Rosemarie Milsom

Rosemarie Milsom is the founding director of the Newcastle Writers Festival, one of Australia’s largest regional literary festivals. The ninth event will be held in 2021. She has been an award-winning journalist for 25 years, mainly with Fairfax Media in Sydney and Newcastle. More recently she has worked as a broadcaster with ABC Emergency. In 2019, she was selected to participate in the Australia Council for the Arts' Leadership Program. Rosemarie is also a respected facilitator and has hosted events with Julia Gillard, Nigella Lawson, Anne Summers, and Richard Flanagan.