meet the team
> Tracey Vieira, Chief Executive Officer > Jennifer Vines, Personal Assistant to the CEO and Board > Katy Ferris, Receptionist & PA to the CEO & Board
> Jo Dillon, EVP > Dan Lake, Manager – Content Fund > Kasie Moore, VP > Katherine Slattery VP > Samantha Laidlaw, VP – Content Douglas Watkin VP, (Indigenous Stories & Talent) > Christian Gesche, Coordinator > Liz Meehan, Receptionist & PA to the EVP, > Bella Schiwy, Content Assistant
COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING
> Angela Samut, Communications and Marketing Manager
> Bronwyn Fardon, Strategic/Communications & Policy
> Mel Jefcoate, Events Manager
PRODUCTION ATTRACTION & LOCATIONS
> Gina Black, EVP Production Incentives & Attraction
> Rowena Billard, Screen Culture Manager
SCREEN QUEENSLAND STUDIOS
> Derek Hall, Manager – Studio Operations
> Monty Koen, Project manager
> Caitlin Boucher SQ Hub Community Manager
CORPORATE AND FINANCE
> Andrea Coyle, Legal & Business Affairs Manager > Mark Dunning, Legal & Business Affairs Coordinator > Dee Mundell, Financial & Corporate Services Controller > Barbara Stevens, Finance Manager >
ABOUT THE MANAGEMENT TEAM
Tracey Vieira was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Screen Queensland in February 2014, the latest role in a stellar career promoting the Australian screen industry in Queensland and the United States. Tracey is a champion for the Arts and its influence on our well-being and identity and has worked in a range of Directorships across the arts in music, precinct development, visual arts and creative place making.
Tracey graduated from QUT with a Bach Ed. majoring in Film and Media in 1993. She initially worked in events management, including several roles in the Queensland Events Corporation, before securing a position with the Brisbane-based Pacific Film and Television Commission as Executive Manager – Locations and International Production.
Tracey moved to Los Angeles in 2004 where for the next ten years she took on senior roles at Ausfilm, the industry-government partnership that connects the international screen industry with Australia’s screen incentives, talent and facilities.
At Ausfilm and later Screen Queensland she has played an integral role in attracting more than $1.5 billion in production investment in Australia, including Warner Bros. Aquaman, Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok and Disney’s, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Since returning Tracey has launched new initiatives for the industry including the first feature film with SVOD company Stan, a creative partnership initiative with YouTube, a business building program, Australia’s first VR series with a broadcaster and led significant cultural change within the organisation. Tracey also introduced the organisations first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan and a Gender Equity Policy to drive change both behind and in front of the screen.
Tracey is a Non-Executive Director of RSPCA QLD, The Arts Centre Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board. She is an external Advisor to US based Australians in Film and The Queensland College of Art and a previous Director with QMusic.
JO has worked in Development & Production, overseeing investment in Australian and co-produced fiction and factual screen stories for all platforms, and the development of projects and creative talent. She has developed screen stories in Australia and the UK for more than ten years, most recently as a Development Executive for Screen Australia. In the UK, Jo was Head of Development at Emmy-winning production company Yipp Films, responsible for developing factual narratives for network television and establishing the company’s first drama slate. She worked in development for independent feature film producers including Ipso Facto Productions and Vita Nova Films, as a script and story consultant working on feature films, shorts and documentaries, and as an assessor for a number of UK investors and screen agencies.
GINA started her entertainment career in theatre, employed by a leading Theatrical Agent in London. After several years working in the West End representing many prominent actors, Gina moved to Australia and using this experience gained a position with the casting department of Crawford Productions, eventually moving into Production. After working on countless hours of Series, Mini Series and Feature Films over a period of years, she freelanced as a Production Manager which led her to Queensland where she has spent many years working as a Unit Production Manager as well as a Line Producer on Offshore Productions, specialising in Movies of the Week, Series Television and Feature Films. Gina joined Screen Queensland in January 2013.
ANGELA has a diverse background spanning close to two decades in senior marketing and publicity management roles and working for some of the biggest players in the entertainment arena including Paramount Pictures, Network Ten, Festival Mushroom Records + Planet Hollywood. In her vast repertoire of experience, Angela has worked on the release of blockbuster and indie film releases plus television franchise empires and ARIA chart toppers from Marvel’s Iron Man to DreamWork’s Shrek and Madagascar to Big Brother, Australian Idol, documentaries and children’s programming plus Kylie Minogue, AC/DC and Christine Anu. Angela established Box Office Publicity (BOP) in 2011, with clients including the Brisbane International Film Festival, the Gold Coast Film Festival and Screen Queensland.
ROWENA joined Screen Queensland in November 2007. Rowena has worked within all facets of the production and development areas of Screen Queensland in addition to her work within the film industry. She graduated from University of Queensland with a major in History and Criminology and a postgraduate degree in Journalism and also holds qualifications in screenwriting and has worked both behind and in front of the camera on Australian and US projects shot in Queensland.
DEE joined Screen Queensland in April 2015 bringing with her over 20 years’ experience in finance roles across industries such as agriculture, advertising, not-for-profit and government. Most recently Dee held the position of CFO Department of the Premier and Cabinet, a role that provided her with a valuable insight into the workings of government.
ANDREA has spent ten years working as legal and business affairs counsel for The Walt Disney Company, most recently in London in the role of Senior Counsel for Disney’s original productions team. In this role, Andrea advised on all aspects of development and production of new television content for exploitation on the Disney channels EMEA and worldwide. Andrea managed legal and business affairs for Disney’s Emmy award nominated series Henry Hugglemonster, Disney’s Annie Award nominated series Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja and BAFTA nominated series Counterfeit Cat.
BRONWYN is a consultative and strategic leader with strong project, marketing and communications experience in the public and private sectors. She has worked in a number of flagship government offices including the Queensland Chief Scientist and the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur and key policy areas such as Smart State and Advance Queensland. Bronwyn has extensive experience in digital communication, media, public relations, marketing, social media and has also worked in broadcast television. Bronwyn joined Screen Queensland in May 2018 in the role of Manager Strategic Communications and Policy.