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Adelaide Festival Corporation Board Members

Tracey Whiting AM (Chair)
Alison Beare
Tony Berg AM
Leesa Chesser
Councillor Mary Couros
Brenton Cox
Stephen Page AO
The Hon Amanda Vanstone AO
(Roy Yates, Government Observer)


Ruth Mackenzie CBE
Artistic Director

Kath M Mainland CBE
Chief Executive

Wouter Van Ransbeek
Associate Director

Michelle Tyson Clark
Strategic Advisor

Emma Bargery
Executive Assistant

Adelaide Writers' Week

Louise Adler AM

Suzanne Critchley
Program Manager

Clare Sawyer
Programmer, Young Readers

Kitty Cusack
Program Coordinator 

Katya Fedyk
Program Coordinator

Tony O'Connell
Program Coordinator


Lesley Newton
Head of Programming

Kate Donnelly
Senior Program Manager

Kate Hillgrove
Program Manager

Janelle McKenzie
Opera Producer & Program Manager

Toby Chadd
Opera & Music Advisor

Kylie King
Producer, Classical Music

Julie Orchard
Youth, Education & Talks Executive

Azusa Kyushiki
Program Administrator

Caitlin Ellen Moore
Project Manager – Create4Adelaide

Paula Beckett
Program Assistant


Taren Hornhardt
Head of Production

Paige Goodwin
Production Manager

Mark Pennington
Technical Manager

Roland Partis
Senior Production Coordinator

Rohan Yates
Production Logistics Coordinator

Bruce Bolton
Production Manager – Opera

Leisa "Skato" Gosling 
Production Coordinator - Baleen Moondjan

Tahlia Greco 
Production Coordinator - Adelaide Writers' Week

Daniel Story 
Production Coordinator - Adelaide Festival Centre Venues

Isabella Strada 
Production Coordinator - External/Other Venues

Grace Calabretto 
Production Admin Assistant

Ewan Reidy
Store Coordinator

Sam Bruinewoud
Site Coordinator - Adelaide Writers' Week

Paul McCarthy
(PBM Enterprises Pty Limited)
Risk Consultant

Business Development

Amanda Wheeler
Head of Development (until Jan)

Alyssa Mason
Sponsorship Manager

Zac Tyler
Sponsorship Manager

Sheridan Borgas
Sponsorship & Events Coordinator

Hannah Bone
Philanthropy Manager

Angela Gordon 
Philanthropy Executive

Trena Jenifer
Philanthropy Executive – Foundations & Grants

Emanuel Auciello
Philanthropy & Events Coordinator

Marketing and Communications

Michelle Reid
Head of Marketing & Communications

Kevin van der Zwaag
Marketing Manager 

Catherine Hoffman
Marketing Executive

Julia McNab
Graphic Designer

Charlie Pugsley
Marketing Coordinator

Anthea Hagar

Petrina Egan
National Publicist

Sophie Gardner 
Publicity Coordinator

Customer Experience

Benita Healy
Head of Customer Experience

Carolina Rojas
CRM & Data Manager

Melanie Sprenkeler
Senior Ticketing Coordinator

Kathryn Simons
Ticketing Coordinator

Jasmin Thomas
Ticketing Coordinator

Peta Chigwidden 
Front of House & Volunteer Coordinator

Alanna Clague
Customer Service Representative

Skye Treloar
Customer Service Representative

Britt Plummer
Customer Service Representative

Finance and Corporate Services

Karishma Reynolds
Head of Finance & Corporate Services

Zarina Yusop
Finance & IT Manager

Prue Miels
Administration/Payroll Officer

Anders Bogdanowicz
Sustainability Manager

Alessia Lelli
Reception/Administration Assistant

Festival Associates

Richard Tognetti AO
Curator – Chamber Landscapes

Nicole Gollan
Cultural Consultant – Nik&Co. Consultancy

With thanks to

Lesley Haas-Baker
Megan Hender
Philly Hoang
Judy Potter
Mark Roderick
Sandy Verschoor
Jim Whalley