Our Board - Music For Canberra


Our board

Sheryle Moon, Chair

Sheryle Moon is the Founder of indieOn, a USA based startup disrupting the film and music distribution sector using blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies.

Her former roles include Managing Partner with Andersen Consulting (Accenture), Director with Manpower and CEO with a number of Associations, including the Australian Information Industries Association. She has worked and mentored others in the start-up environment in Australia and the USA. Sheryle established a successful Art and Event precinct in Santa Fe, NM, USA.

Sheryle completed her Economics Degree at Sydney University before undertaking her Masters of Management at ANU. She has completed a number of postgraduate executive MBA courses including at Said Business School, Oxford and IMD in Lausanne.

Sheryle has been a Non-executive Director for Federal and ACT Government Boards in Australia and Santa Fe and New Mexico based Boards in the USA. Of note is her role as IT Strategic Advisor to Crimtrac, her role with the Santa Fe Gallery Association and the New Mexico Economic Development Department, her position with the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science Industry Advisory Board and her work with numerous government boards for advancing women in non-traditional career choices, gender and pay equity.

Sheryle is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Human Resources. She was the Telstra Australian Businesswoman of the Year in 1999, named as one of the 20 Most Influential Women in Australia by Prime Minister John Howard in 2001 and in 2006 was inducted into the ANU College of Business and Economics Alumni Hall of Fame.

Sheryle is a published author including  “Set for Life Report” Canberra, 2001, “SelfScape – Success Through Balance” Canberra, 2002, “What’s Up with Generation Y”, Sydney 2005, “Balance at Work” AIM Book 2008. Her professional interests include building high performing individuals and organisations in a politically, economically, technologically and digitally disruptive world.

Yu-Lan Chan, Vice Chair

Yu-Lan is passionate about access to musical opportunities for the Canberra community and is a Canberra Youth Orchestra alumna. She has held executive committee roles for the National Capital Orchestra since 2005 including four years as president.

Her professional experience includes policy development and implementation, HR, stakeholder engagement, organisational culture, and program management. Yu-Lan has extensive public sector experience (ACT and APS), including many years in the Senior Executive Service. Roles include CEO of the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission, Secretary to the ACT Remuneration Tribunal, and Senior Executive with Responsibility for Business Integrity and Risk. She holds an Executive Masters of Public Administration and completed the Audrey Fagan Women’s Leadership Program, convened by the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Yu-Lan places high value on communication, culture and development pathways.


David Harvey, Secretary 

Originally from Melbourne, David has had an international career in Australia, Japan and the US, having worked in the Japanese finance industry for more than 30 years. Fluent in Japanese, he is currently a director of the Asian Finance Group, which specializes in research on Asia and translation of business, finance documents and policy papers. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors and the immediate past president of the Yarralumla Residents Association and former committee member of the Inner South Canberra Community Council. International board level experience includes President of the Kaisha Society (an association for foreigners working at Japanese companies) in Japan and Trustee on the Board of the Evergreen School, near Seattle, US.

David also has a long history of musical endeavours. He has an A.Mus.A (Piano), is a graduate of the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program and was co-founder of Spellbound Theatre Productions, a musical theatre company active in Melbourne during the 1980s and early 1990s, during which time he also served on the committee of the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria. He also holds a Graduate Diploma of Japanese Studies (language and music). His favourite composers include Beethoven and Sondheim.

David hopes to merge his financial background with his musical interests and concern for local community through this role.

Ashok Pothen, Treasurer

Ashok has joined Music for Canberra with a wealth of experience in financial and accounting functions of leading commercial and public sector organisations in Australia and overseas and for the past 14 years, he has been working for Australian Public Service. Ashok is a member of CPA (Certified Practicing Accountant Australia) and CA ANZ (Chartered Accountant Australia and New Zealand) and have masters in Finance and also a CAMS (Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist) He is very passionate about the contributions of the Arts in the ACT community

Vy Le, Ordinary Member

Vy is the Deputy CEO of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association, a not-for-profit member-based organisation. She has a wealth of experience in governance, management, corporate partnership, marketing and communications in both government and not-for-profit sectors.

Her professional experience includes senior management roles at not-for-profit member-based organisations and government sector. She has a wealth of experience in governance, management, corporate partnership, marketing and communications.

Vy holds Master’s Degrees in Business Administration, Marketing Management and Project Management. She is also a member of the Institute of Managers and Leaders, the Australian Institute of Company Director and Philanthropy Australia.

Vy played keyboard and piano in her younger years and is passionate about promoting music, especially instrumental, among her network. Vy looks forward to working closely with members, staff and the Board of Music for Canberra to promote the organisation among Canberran art lovers.

Russell Eade, Ordinary Member

Russell Eade is a governance, audit and risk management specialist, with over twenty years experienced working with the Commonwealth Government (both in Australia and overseas), with responsibility for governance, planning, risk management, audit, assurance, compliance and fraud control. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, the Institute of Internal Auditors (Australia) and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Russell has a Master of Applied Finance (Macquarie University) and postgraduate qualifications in economic (University of New England).

He is currently a member of the ACT Division Council for the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Institute of Internal Auditors (Australia) and Toastmasters International (District 70). Russell was previously on the board of the Watson Arts Centre and is passionate about the role of arts in the Canberra community. Russell has no perceived or actual conflicts of interest to disclose.

Gillie Kirk, Ordinary Member

Gillie Kirk is a long-time music enthusiast, a listener from an early age, learnt piano as a child and started the cello in her forties. She recently passed her AMEB Grade VII cello exam and is partway through a Bachelor of Music at the University of New England. It’s never too late!

Her professional background is in public policy. She led policy teams in the Australian Treasury for 14 years, across areas such as competition, advice on financial regulation policy for Australia’s G20 role, keeping the banks safe, international development banks, and foreign investment.

Before Treasury, Gillie oversaw vocational education grants to industry bodies, the public face of the Federal Privacy Commissioner, and strategic planning for vocational education provision in NSW. She has also worked as an adviser to the Australian Industry Group. She has a BA Hons in Political Philosophy from Murdoch University and a Grad Dip. In Management from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Nicole Webb, Ordinary Member

Nicole is a fourth-generation pianist having attained Grade 7 AMEB who shares the belief that beautiful music resonates and cultivates deep sensitivities in communities.

Nicole also has over 16 years’ experience in financial and legal services, namely in providing advice on superannuation, compliance, governance and commercially sound legal solutions. Nicole’s experience spans the retail financial services sector, government and not for profit sectors and she has previously held a position on a national board, advocating for and raising awareness to improve women’s retirement outcomes and access to superannuation.

Dhuse Manogram, Ordinary Member

Dhuse has held various roles in Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Corporate Finance, and Governance working in Manufacturing, Investment Management, Mining Services, IT and Not for Profit sector. Dhuse holds a Master of Commerce and a Master of Human Resource degree from Griffith University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Nottingham Trent University. She is a Fellow Certified Professional Accountant (FCPA), a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and has completed the General Management Program (GMP) at Harvard Business School.

In her spare time, she enjoys high adrenaline activities such as paragliding, bungy jumping and skydiving. She is also an avid climber, having summited Annapurna Base Camp and Everest Base Camp. She enjoys writing and has written for The Australian and several other local newspapers and is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business School Alumni magazine.