our board

dr meg hooper

president and founder

Director and Principal Consulting Psychologist 
Carousel Consulting


Dr Meg Hooper used her professional experience and love of the circus arts to start Circus Ipswich in 2017. She is also responsible for the development of the Umbrella Circus program and its benefits for young people in the program.

She is a Psychologist with a PhD in Organisational Psychology and nearly twenty years’ experience in senior internal and external consulting roles. Meg runs a consulting practice where she and her team manage organisational change projects of all sizes for their clients.

Meg is an Ipswich local, passionate about her city and the role education, belonging and community play in its development. Her vision is to see circus education as a learning and performance option for all young people in her city.

Other appointments:
Trustee, Ipswich Grammar School

Russell Dewar

Board Director

 More information to come

More information to come

dominic matthews


Systems Administrator 
Queensland Building and Construction Commission 


Dom has spent his working life in the IT industry.

Dom is a circus and dance Dad and sees first-hand the positive impact of circus, dance and the performing arts on the lives and wellbeing of his daughters.

Dom is an Ipswich local and is handy when a trailer needs to be reversed!

Christine Dewar


Community Coordinator and Administrator

More information to come

Grateful thanks are extended to previous Circus Ipswich Inc Management Committee members: 

Belinda Bond (2017–2018), Mel Hooper (2017–2018), Russ Hooper (2017–2018), Imelda Miller (Treasurer 2017–2018), Natasha Hinrichsen (2017–2019), Carmen Stevenson (2017–2019), Veronica Witham (Secretary 2017–2019), Jacqueline Keller (Treasurer 2019–2020, Secretary 2020), Rebecca Lewis (2019–2020), David Paterson (2020), Dan Dunlop (2020 – 2021), Jodie Jurgs (2020 – 2022), Cath Adcock (2020 – 2022)