about SQ

Meet the team


  • Kylie Munnich,  Chief Executive Officer
    • Meg Jeques, Personal Assistant to the CEO and Board


  • Jo Dillon, EVP – Content
  • Diya Eid, Manager – Content Fund
  • Kasie Moore, VP – Content
  • Amy Parry, VP – Content
  • Samantha Laidlaw, VP-Concent
  • Douglas Watkin VP – Indigenous Stories & Talent
  • Christian Gesche, Analyst, Content Operations
  • Liz Meehan, Receptionist & PA to the EVP 
  • Bella Schiwy, Content Assistant


  • Bronwyn Fardon, Communications Manager
  • Mel Jefcoate, Events Manager
  • Liana Cantarutti, Marketing and Communications Officer
  • Katlin McCullough, PR and Digital Communications Officer


  • Gina Black, EVP Production Incentives & Attraction
  • Kathryn Metcalfe, Coordinator, Locations & Production Attraction
  • Jennifer Vines, Support Officer, Production Incentives & Attraction


  • Rowena Billard, Screen Culture Manager


  • Derek Hall, Head of Studios
  • Monty Koen, Studio Foremam


  • Caitlin Boucher SQ Hub Community Manager


  • Andrea Coyle, Legal & Business Affairs Manager
  • Mark Dunning, Legal & Business Affairs Coordinator
  • Dee Mundell, Financial & Corporate Services Controller
  • Barbara Stevens, Finance Manager 


Andrea Coyle

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 Fardon

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.

Dee Mundell

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.

Derek Hall

DEREK brings to Screen Queensland an eclectic background of military, government, hospitality and humanitarian aid work, in addition to over a decade of filmmaking experience. Prior to his arrival in Brisbane, Derek was on the Producing team for feature film “Running For Grace”, starring Matt Dillon and Jim Caviezel and directed by David L. Cunningham and is producing on the John Fusco film “The Wind and the Reckoning”, among other key projects. While in Hawaii Derek headed up the largest independent film studio in the state, where he worked directly on projects for Universal, Marvel, Disney, ABC, IMAX, NBC & Netflix, providing post and production facilities as well as being a local producer and fixer. He also managed several companies working out of Honua Studios, including the nationally-awarded GVS Transmedia Accelerator. Derek is a member of Screen Producers Australia.

Gina Black

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.

Jo Dillon

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.

Kylie Munnich

KYLIE has over 25 years’ experience in the distribution and development world, having worked across a number of major US studios and independents, in Australia and the UK. Prior to becoming CEO of Screen Queensland, Kylie worked as a Scripted Sales and Co-Production Executive for Seven Studios in Sydney.

Kylie has also worked as the Senior Vice President for Distribution AsiaPacific for Sonar Entertainment and Director of Drama & Comedy for Sky Vision (their international distribution arm) where she was responsible for acquiring scripted content for Sky’s international sales.

Kylie has also held multiple roles within the Sony Entertainment Group including Senior Vice President UK, Ireland and Africa for Sony Pictures Television, and Vice President of Distribution for Australia and New Zealand where she was responsible for strategically developing and managing all sales functions in territories across multiple distribution platforms. She has also worked for MGM International Television selling content to AsiaPac and was the international sales manager for the Warner Bros company, Filmbank Distributors Ltd, based in London.

Rowena Billard

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.

Samantha Laidlaw

Prior to joining Screen Queensland as Vice President – Content in February 2018, Samantha worked as a Producer, Creative Executive, and in physical production in the Australian and North American film and television industry. In her role as Vice President – Content, she has served the Queensland Screen Industry through investment and management of factual and scripted screen stories, as well as the development of a slate of projects across all platforms. While working in North America, Samantha produced a feature documentary “Built to Fail” documenting the history of streetwear in America which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival. She has produced multiple short films including “The Boggabilla Bus” winning festival awards and securing international distribution through Flickerfest, most recently being screened throughout ASEON (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) within a program initiated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She volunteers as proxy to the Chair of WIFT Australia and is also a member of the steering committee of WIFT Queensland advocating equality for all women in the Screen Industry.  In her current role as Acting Executive Vice President – Content, she is responsible for overseeing the management and operations across all funding programs which apply to film, TV, multi-platform and games projects including Ideas Fund, Finance Fund, Revolving Film Finance Fund, Market Fund, ATSI Program and all other SQ Initiatives.