Board

For many years the Directors of the Australian School of Performing Arts (ASPA), Judith Curphey, Jane Curphey and Nicole Muir, had discussed ways in which they might reach children who do not have access to high quality performing arts activities. Independently and as a trio, they explored options and by 2006 they had a starting point. Libby Franke, Vicki King and Kylie Lee-Archer had been working with them to run the Australian Girls Choir for many years and were eager to be involved in the creation of a new entity and to explore new territory.

Girls from Oz (g-oz) was founded, as an incorporated association, in 2007 and in the early years this committee undertook a range of projects in Australia and one in Thailand. In 2010, g-oz wound up its activities as an incorporated associated and was established as a Company Limited by Guarantee.

Through matched funding provided by Creative Partnerships Australia, g-oz undertook a Board review in 2015 to ensure strength, longevity and sustainability. This saw Libby Franke leaving the g-oz Board; the continuing Board members are very thankful for her eight years of service. Sciona Browne has been involved with g-oz since 2009 and is the person responsible for initiating an ongoing program in Halls Creek; she joined the Board in February, 2016. The g-oz Board members welcome Sciona and look forward to continuing to work with her to strengthen and grow g-oz.

Girls from Oz Board
Sciona Browne
Jane Curphey
Judith Curphey
Vicki King
Kylie Lee-Archer
Nicole Muir



Current Board members Vicki King, Kylie Lee-Archer, Jane Curphey, Judith Curphey OAM, Nicole Muir and former Board member Libby Franke