Our Board

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, in the greater Seattle area, 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.

Russell Eade, Ordinary Member

Russell is a governance, audit and risk management specialist, with over twenty years experience 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 Australasia. Russell has a Masters of Applied Finance (Macquarie University) and postgraduate qualifications in
economics (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 the arts in the Canberra community.

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.