Ms Meg Labrum

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Meg Labrum joined the Film Branch of the National Library of Australia in 1980, as a graduate librarian. When the NFSA was established in 1984, Meg was one of its founding staff members.

Over the years, she has not only maintained her passion for film as an art form, but as a Senior Curator she has also developed her skills and experience in collection context, policy development, evaluation, legal deposit, intellectual property and moral rights, and the impact of digitisation on archival services.

Meg has played an active and influential role in international archival organisations – including 10 years as Secretary General of FIAF - The International Federation of Film Archives. She is also a regular speaker at international film and archival forums and festivals.


Ms Denise Cardew-Hall FCA

General Manager, Corporate and Business Affairs

Denise Cardew-Hall brings to the NFSA  over 25 years’ experience in providing financial management, strategic management and performance improvement advice to public and private sector organisations in both Australia and overseas. She has a BSc Joint Honours degree from the University of Nottingham and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

She has extensive experience in consulting to the public sector having held senior executive roles in the government consulting practices of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young and IBM. She also has operational and commercial experience as the CFO of a Commonwealth agency, a manufacturing company and as the Strategic Accountant of a public listed company. She has been on the Board of numerous not-for-profit organisations and a start-up company. When she's not at work one of Denise's favourite pastimes is, of course, going to the movies.


Ms Jacqui Uhlmann

Acting General Manager, Collection Branch

Jacqui joined the NFSA in 2015 as the Senior Manager of Strategy and Community Engagement to redevelop the NFSA’s approach to community engagement and to build relationships across the organisation. 

She has over 15 years of cultural policy and programs experience, having joined the Department of Communications and the Arts as a graduate in 2001 and working across a range of policy and program areas including most recently as Director of Arts Funding and Director of Private Sector Support in the Ministry for the Arts. She brings strong policy and strategic skills and has a broad knowledge of federal arts funding and programs.  She has worked on a number of key sector reforms including the 2010 Review of Private Sector Support for the Arts, the 2011 Australia Council Review and the 2013 National Cultural Policy. Jacqui has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts specialising in languages. 

In 2016 Jacqui was selected to participate in the Australia Council’s Arts Leadership Program.  She is passionate about cultural policy and building a strong narrative on the relevance and importance of the cultural sector in Australia.