The Board

Grant Hansen

Grant Hansen

Chair

As well as providing leadership to the Board, Grant is a musician, actor, radio presenter, and television host. He fronts the popular NITV/SBS television program, The Marngrook Footy Show. He has a long background of productive involvement in Aboriginal affairs and has sat on the Boards of many prominent organisations. 

Uncle Steve Walsh

deputy Chair

Steve is a Taungurung Elder with a strong record of public service and involvement in the wider Aboriginal community. He is actively involved in cultural and community events, and participated in the annual Kulin Nation’s Tanderrum performance at Federation Square. In his spare time he is a passionate motorbike rider and recently completed the Black Dog Ride Top End, riding 3772 kms to Darwin and back to raise money for charity.

Aunty Patsy Smith

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Patsy is one of our longest serving Board members and has spent more than ten years as a member of the TCAC Board. Patsy is also an accomplished creative artist, photographer, sculptor, and has participated in many art installations and community events, as well as being the founding director of Baluk Arts. Her artwork has been described as “reflective, strong” and with “honest integrity”. Patsy has contributed greatly to TCAC over many years.

Aunty Jacqui Stewart

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Jacqui is a Taungurung Elder and has extensive experience delivering welcomes to country, and participating in cultural consultations. Jacqui enjoys taking part in cultural and community activities and has participated in the annual Kulin Nation’s Tanderrum event. Jacqui also provides services as an Aboriginal Elder for the Koori Courts of Victoria.

Uncle Mick Harding

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Mick is a Taungurung Elder, a highly accomplished artist and a prominent leader in Koori affairs. Mick is the co-chair for the Aboriginal Treaty Working  Group and made history by being the first ever Aboriginal person to address the Victorian Cabinet in 2017. Mick has been involved as one of our negotiators since the beginning of the Taungurung journey towards an Agreement under the Traditional Owner Settlement Act. Mick’s artwork has been used by many prestigious organisations including the AFL, where Mick designed some of the Guernseys for the Indigenous round matches. Mick is also the creator of the TCAC logo.

Matthew Shanks

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As well as serving the TCAC Board, Matthew is a Natural Resource Management Policy Officer at the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations (FVTOC). Matthew also holds a degree in Environmental Management and Sustainability and is an active participant in community, cultural and environmental projects on Taungurung Country. In his spare time Matthew is a keen cyclist.

Sherryn Antonopoulos

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Sherryn is a proud Taungurung woman who is committed to contributing to the cultural and corporate development of TCAC. She is a senior manager of the National Australia Bank and brings her knowledge and skill to the many issues facing the Board.

Isobel Morphy-Walsh

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Isobel loves her land and her people.  She is a talented weaver and multi-media artist and her work is a reflection of her passion for Taungurung culture and country. Isobel works as the Senior Koorie Programs Officer at Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at the Museums Victoria. Isobel has undertaken extensive studies on the topics of law, politics and visual art and is now focused on museum studies.