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Friends of the Adelaide Festival receive a host of great benefits including a 15% discount on applicable tickets, access to pre-sale and much more.

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Adelaide Festival Corporation Board Members

Judy Potter (Chair)

Mark Roderick (Deputy Chair)

David Knox

Ian McRae AO

The Hon Amanda Vanstone AO

The Rt Hon Sandy Verschoor

Jim Whalley

Alison Beare 

Rachel Williams (Government Observer)




Neil Armfield AO and Rachel Healy Artistic Directors

Elaine Chia Executive Director


Callum McLean Executive Assistant



Lesley Newton Head of Programming


Tess Appleby Program Manager


Kate Hillgrove Program Manager   


Blake Gilchrist Executive Producer & Curator Festival Club


Zac Tyler Executive Producer

Kylie King Producer, Classical Music



Taren Hornhardt Head of Production

Paige Goodwin Production Manager

Mark Pennington Technical Manager

Roland Partis Senior Production Coordinator

Rohan Yates Production Logistics Coordinator

Lee Francis Risk Consultant 

Business Development

Amanda Wheeler Head of Business Development

Kirilea Salomone Sponsorship Manager

Alyssa Mason Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator 

Sarah Killey Philanthropy Manager

Bernadette Woods Philanthropy Manager

Adelaide Writers' Week

Jo Dyer Director

Suzanne Critchley Program Manager

Marketing and Communications

Michelle Reid Head of Marketing & Communications

Laura Danesin Marketing Executive

Annika Stennert Marketing Executive

Anthea Hagar Publicist

Petrina Egan National Publicist

Sophie Gardner Publicity Coordinator

Customer Experience

Benita Healy Head of Customer Experience

Carolina Rojas Database Administrator

Luke Penman Ticketing Coordinator

Dani Raymond Ticketing Coordinator

Finance and Corporate Services

Elizabeth Brooks Head of Corporate Services

Zarina Yusop Finance and IT Manager

Prue Miels Administration/Payroll Officer

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