Our Board

Matthew Garraway - Brown's Mart Chair

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

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Ken Conway AM

From 1969, Ken helped save and develop historic Brown's Mart as a community space for performance and arts development.
He has worked as an actor and director in theatre and arts projects,and has  toured many NT communities.
As Executive Officer of Brown's Mart Community Arts Inc from 1972-2005 he supported and managed  many community events and programs, including establishment of Corrugated Iron Youth Theatre,  Multicultural Arts Office, Darwin Fringe, NT Writers Centre and Tracks Dance,serving on arts Boards and advisory panels at national (Including Australia Council), NT and community levels.
A Churchill Fellow and recipient of the Ros Bower Award (nationally recognising sustained commitment to community arts ), Ken was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2010 for service to the performing arts in the NT.


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.  

Joseph Aladin

Joseph Aladin

Joseph shifted to Darwin from Sydney in 2008 for a work secondment and has not looked back since. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). He joined the Board of Directors at Brown’s Mart Arts Ltd in June 2017. He is the Incoming President (‘22-‘23) of the Rotary Club of Darwin Sunrise where he previously held the Treasurer’s role. He is actively involved in the Darwin community and volunteers for various charities eg St Mary’s Cathedral, St Vincent’s de Paul Society, Red Nose Day, Canteen, Foodbank, etc. He used to be the Treasurer of the Darwin Toastmasters Club and a Councillor at the Royal Agricultural Society NT (Darwin Show). He is currently a Director – Business Consulting at Nexia Edwards Marshall NT. 


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 on the boards of the YWCA Darwin and the Salvation Army. 


Neil Harvey

Neil moved to Darwin in 1981 with his family. Completed school at St Johns College and commenced his working career in the Commonwealth Bank. In February 1989 Neil joined the family business, now the Managing Director and celebrating 35 years of trade in 2020. Neil has a passion for theatre starting with roles in high school productions and followed by seeing in excess of 1000 shows over the past 40 years.

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Judith Barker

Judith moved to the Northern Territory in 2018 to take up the position of CEO of St John Ambulance Australia (NT). She has career spanning more than 20 years within the health industry in Western Australia and South Australia prior to moving to the NT. She has attained a Master’s in Business Administration, a Bachelor Degree in English Studies and a Bachelor Degree in Health Science Management 




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

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