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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 (to Nov 2021)

Kathie Massey 
Interim Executive Director (from Nov 2021)

Callum McLean
Executive Assistant



Lesley Newton
Head of Programming

Tess Appleby
Opera Producer / Program Manager

Kate Hillgrove
Program Manager   

Blake Gilchrist
Executive Producer & Curator of Contemporary Music

Zac Tyler & Ruth Blythman
Producer - Special Projects

Kylie King 
Producer, Classical Music

Julie Orchard 
Youth, Education & Talks Executive

Beatrice Jeavons
Sustainability Coordinator, Producer - Climate Crisis & the Arts

Kelsee Pedler
Associate Producer - The Summerhouse


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 

Michaela Banks 
Store Coordinator

Nadia Bobaly 
Production Coordinator

Bruce Bolton 
Production Coordinator

Marg Crompton
Production Manager - Watershed: The Death of Dr Duncan

Nicholas Filsell 
Opening Event Production Coordinator

Connor Jolly 
Production Coordinator

Leisa Gosling
Production Coordinator

Tahlia Greco 
Production Admin Assistant

David McLean 
Production Manager - The Golden Cockerel

Alex Mollison
Construction & Site Coordinator - The Summerhouse

Business Development

Amanda Wheeler
Head of Business Development

Kirilea Salomone
Sponsorship Manager

Alyssa Mason
Sponsorship Coordinator 

Emmelie Nijskens
Functions Coordinator

Sarah Killey
Philanthropy Manager

Bernadette Woods
Philanthropy Manager

Philly Hoang 
Business Development Assistant

Adelaide Writers' Week

Jo Dyer

Suzanne Critchley
Program Manager

Emma Horner
Program Coordinator

Bruce McKinven 
Site Designer & Coordinator

Marketing and Communications

Michelle Reid
Head of Marketing & Communications

Annika Stennert
Marketing Executive

Catherine Hoffman
Marketing Coordinator

India Ward
Marketing Coordinator

Charlie Pugsley 
Marketing Assistant

Julia McNab 
Graphic Designer

Anthea Hagar

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

Alison Campbell 
Customer Service Representative

Carolyn Pickering 
Volunteer Coordinator

Damon Delaney
Front of House Coordinator

Finance and Corporate Services

Elizabeth Brooks
Head of Corporate Services

Zarina Yusop
Finance & IT Manager

Prue Miels
Administration/Payroll Officer

Festival Associate

Erin Helyard
Curator - Chamber Landscapes

With thanks to

Tom Wright

Alan John

Katy Biggs 
Graphic Designer