Who is the Committee?

Alliance francaise de Brisbane is run by an executive Committee formed by local francophiles who are elected annually.
Their varied backgrounds assist the Alliance Française in carrying out its core activities such as education and cultural events.  

The Committee meets at the Alliance, generally at 6.00pm on the last Thursday of the month. 

Committee Members 2017-2018

Lois Cutmore
Honorary President
H.E Christophe Penot
Ambassador of France to Australia


Vice President
Jason McKenzie
Lionel Louiset
Alanna Hughes

Adjunct Prof. Robyn Grote
Committee member
Suzannah Conway
Committee member
Persephone Lobb

Committee member
Dr. Joe Hardwick
Committee member
Michelle Rochin
Committee member
Eva Cegielka
Committee member
Christian Rochin
Committee member
Dr. Claudine Kasselis
Committee member
Dr. Daniel Morgan

Honorary life members:
Prof. Roland Sussex OAM
The Hon. Justice James D Douglas,
Mr. David O’Dowd,
Mr. Laurent Breau,
Dr. Peter De Buse
Mr. John Lee


To view our approved constitution by the Fondation Alliance Francaise please click Alliance-Francaise-Amended-Constitution-2015.pdf (1.6 MB)

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