Matthew Garraway - Brown's Mart Chair

Matthew has bachelor degrees in law and commerce (with a major in accounting). He is a lifelong Territorian and practiced as a Civil Litigation Lawyer for over 9 years. He presently holds directorships in a number proprietary limited companies within the Garraway Family Group. Matthew was appointed as a director of BMA on 1 May 2012 and appointed as its Chair in September 2017

Ken Conway AM

Ken came to Darwin in 1969 as a lawyer and helped establish Brown’s Mart as a community performance space. From 1972 – 2005 he was Executive Officer of Brown’s Mart Community Arts Inc., established and toured the Territory with a Theatre in Education company – in both professional and volunteer capacity. A Churchill fellow and recipient of the Ros Bower Award (a national annual award in recognition of sustained commitment to community arts), he has worked on numerous arts projects and managed the establishment of several arts & cultural organizations. In 2010, Ken was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the performing arts in the Northern Territory.

Allan McGill AM

Allan and his family moved to Milikapiti on Melville Island in 1980 where he took on the role as Town Clerk of the local community council and that was a whole new experience for a person with a heart full of good intentions and a head full of ideals. After two years on the Tiwi Islands and completing terms as the Chief Executive Officer in Alice Springs, Katherine Town Councils and Darwin City Council over a period of 30 years, Allan moved to the private sector becoming Manager of Territory Alliance, a construction company in 2008. He is presently the Chief Executive of the Territory’s Department of Local Government and Regions.  To “get away from it all”, Allan plays drums in rock and jazz bands and is also a polocrosse competitor. He is currently Chairman of Selectors for Polocrosse Australia. He has contributed to the community through active involvement in many organisations including Apex, Rotary, school councils and various sporting and cultural groups. He was the Chairman of the Tiwi Bombers Football club for 4 and a half years and provides support and mentoring to a number of Tiwi people.Matthew has bachelor degrees in law and commerce (with a major in accounting). He is a lifelong Territorian and practiced as a Civil Litigation Lawyer for over 9 years. He presently holds directorships in a number proprietary limited companies within the Garraway Family Group. Matthew was appointed as a director of BMA on 1 May 2012.

Tarryn Brown

Tarryn has bachelor degrees in law and science.  She is currently practising as a barrister at William Forster Chambers with over 8 years’ experience in Commercial Litigation.  She has recently relocated to Darwin from Brisbane and was appointed as a director of BMA in March 2015.

Adam Steer

Adam graduated in acting at Charles Sturt Uni in 1994. Adam has toured extensively throughout Australia, the UK, Italy and Switzerland working for a variety theatre companies. TV credits include Neighbours, Get Away and Totally Wild. Adam has worked for Walpiri Media in the N.T teaching acting for screen and toured indigenous film festivals to central Australian communities. He has performed in a number of play readings in Darwin over the last six years including Louis Nowra’s The Crow. Adam works for 105.7 ABC Darwin.

Honourable Clare Martin

Clare Martin led the Labor Party to its first ever victory in the Northern Territory in 2001 and a second in 2005. Clare was Chief Minister for more than six years and during that time she held a number of ministerial portfolios, including Treasury, Major Projects, Police, Tourism, Arts and Indigenous Policy.
Before politics Clare spent almost two decades as an ABC journalist and broadcaster.  Following politics she’s been the chief executive of the Australian Council of Social Service and a professorial fellow at Charles Darwin University where she co-authored a book about Territory politics called Speak for yourself.
Clare is currently the Chair of Territory Natural Resource Management,  Chair of the Top End/Kimberley Defence Reserve Support Council, the Vice President of Northern Territory Cricket and a director of Brown’s Mart Arts.

Joseph Aladin

Joseph has been with Deloitte for over 14 years. He joined the Deloitte Darwin office 9 years ago after being with the Deloitte Sydney office for 5 years. He was with Horwath and Horwath, Sydney before Deloitte. He is currently a Principal at Deloitte after his promotion from being a Director. He is in the Private Market team and leads the Chinese/Asian Services Group in Deloitte NT and responsible for a portfolio of small to large sized clients engaged in hospitality, tourism, retail, property, construction and development, agriculture and indigenous organisations. Joseph’s diverse client portfolio are situated in the NT, Kimberley region in WA and Sydney, NSW. Joseph has also assisted in the recently completed NT Government Economic Summit forums (commenced late 2016 and completed early 2017). During his time in professional accounting, Joseph has had responsibility for accounting, business and tax advisory to a diverse range of high net worth individual businesses and corporate clients. Joseph has also assisted in client business acquisitions where he attended to due diligence, business valuation, business plans and cash flow/financial forecasting. Outside work, Joseph is a Councillor with the Royal Agricultural Society of the Northern Territory (Darwin Show), a committee member of the Australia China Business Council (NT). He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Darwin Sunrise where he was previously the Treasurer.

Julia Christensen 

Julia Christensen is a long term Darwinite and lover of the arts. Julia has a good knowledge of the local art and theatre scene and the challenges facing the industry through her role as a radio broadcaster with ABC Darwin for almost 30 years. She has previously served in a governance role on the boards of the YWCA Darwin and the Salvation Army. Now retired, Julia's only other professional commitment is as a community member of the NT Board of the Medical Board of Australia, the decision making body for registration of and complaints against medical practitioners. She enjoys attending local productions and has even appeared in one or two (including Prince Charming in an early 1980s production of Cinderella!)

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Brown's Mart Arts Ltd

(T/as Brown’s Mart Theatre)
ABN: 67 141 763 895


12 Smith Street Darwin City
GPO Box 3451, Darwin NT 0801


General Enquiries

P: 08 8981 5522
(during normal business
hours only)


Theatre Entrance
Side entry Cnr Smith Street &
Harry Chan Avenue

[opposite bus terminal]