People and Governance

Portland Works Board of Directors

Portland Works is led by a board of up to 12 elected directors that assumes full responsibility for the affairs of the organisation. They are supported by a salaried manager and more than 25 volunteers who take on a wide range of tasks from administration and events planning, to hands-on renovation work.

All directors are unpaid for their board duties and come from a wide range of backgrounds. On the current board, two are tenants and provide valuable insight into life at Portland Works. Others are highly qualified specialists in important areas such as finance or communication. Directors are elected at the AGM and normally have a 3 year term.

Portland Works Staff

Portland Works also has two permanent members of staff that manage the day-to-day running and the educational outreach of the organisation. They should be the first point of contact for enquiries from media, community, funding organisations or from people wishing to hire our space.


Donna Bate

Portland Works Building Manager

Stella Howe

Outreach and Education Officer

Documents and Downloads

Portland Works is a community benefit society and is committed to the highest standards of governance and transparency in serving its tenants, neighbours and community shareholders. This section is a growing repository of documents pertaining to the heritage, restoration and management of this important building.

Please click on the images below to download PDFs (note that some documents are very large files).