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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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Staff And Board content

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

Marta Davis, Executive Assistant & Program Coordinator 




Lesley Newton, Head of Programming

Tess Appleby, Program Manager

Kate Hillgrove, Program Manager        
Stevan Pavlovic, Classical Music Program Executive

Joel Allan, Logistics Coordinator

Julie Orchard, Youth, Education & Talks Coordinator
Deanne Bullen, Education Resource Writer


Blake Gilchrist, Executive Producer & Curator Festival Club

Alice Fraser, Associate Producer, Festival Club


Adelaide Writers' Week

Jo Dyer, Director
Suzanne Critchley, Program Manager
Kvitka Becker, Program Coordinator
Bruce McKinven, Site Designer and Coordinator Adelaide Writer's Week 


Taren Hornhardt, Head of Production
Paige Goodwin, Production Manager
Mark Pennington, Technical Manager
Roland Partis, Special Events Production Coordinator
Rohan Yates, Production Logistics Coordinator
Lee Francis, Risk Consultant 
Abbie Heuer, Production Coordinator  
Bruce Bolton, Production Coordinator
Damon Jones, Production Coordinator 
David McLean, Project Manager - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Lachlan Turner, Production Manager - A German Life
Leisa Gosling, Production Coordinator 
Tahlia Greco, Production Admin Assistant
Michaela Banks, Store Coordinator

Finance and Corporate Services

Elizabeth Brooks, Head of Corporate Services
Zarina Yusop, Finance and IT Manager
Prue Miels, Administration/Payroll Officer
Vander Da Silva, Volunteer Manager

Marketing and Communications

Michelle Reid, Head of Marketing & Communications
Benita Healy, Ticketing and Data Manager
Laura Danesin, Marketing Executive
Annika Stennert, Marketing Executive
Emma Horner, Marketing Coordinator
India Ward, Marketing Assistant
Luke Penman, Ticketing Assistant
Tessa King, Graphic Designer 

Anthea Hagar, Publicist
Petrina Egan, National Publicist
Carolina Rojas, Data & Publicity Coordinator

Business Development

Amanda Wheeler, Head of Business Development
Kirilea Salomone, Sponsorship Manager
Emma Williams, Acting Sponsorship Executive 
Stefanie Vizzari, Functions Coordinator
Alyssa Mason, Sponsorship Coordinator 
Beatrice Jeavons, Sponsorship Coordinator
Micaela Thomas, Business Development Assistant

Sarah Killey, Senior Philanthropy Manager
Bernadette Woods, Philantrhopy Manager

Festival Associates

Mary Vallentine AO, Classical Music Advisor

With thanks to

Alan John, Copywriter