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We opened the lid on six years of Adelaide Writers' Week sessions: plug your headphones, grab a cuppa and dive in.

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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

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
Kate Hillgrove, Program Manager
Tess Appleby, Program Manager
Blake Gilchrist, Executive Producer & Curator Festival Club          
Stevan Pavlovic, Classical Music Producer

Adelaide Writers' Week

Jo Dyer, Director
Suzanne Critchley, Program Manager


Taren Hornhardt, Head of Production
Paige Goodwin, Production Manager
Mark Pennington, Technical Consultant
Roland Partis, Special Events Production Coordinator                              

Finance and Corporate Services

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

Marketing and Communications

Michelle Reid, Head of Marketing & Communications
Benita Healy, Ticketing and Data Manager
Laura Danesin, Marketing Executive
Annika Stennert, Marketing Executive

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

Business Development

Amanda Wheeler, Head of Business Development
Kirilea Salomone, Sponsorship Manager
Emma Williams, Sponsorship Coordinator


Sarah Killey, Senior Philanthropy Manager
Bernadette Woods, Philanthropy Manager

Festival Associates

Mary Vallentine AO, Classical Music Advisor

With thanks to

Alan John, Copywriter