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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

The Rt Hon Sandy Verschoor

Jim Whalley

Alison Beare 

Rachel Williams (Government Observer)


Neil Armfield AO and Rachel Healy, Artistic Directors
Rob Brookman AM, Executive Director
Rachael Azzopardi, Deputy Executive Director

Marta Davis, Executive Assistant & Program Coordinator 



Lesley Newton, Head of Programming
Kate Hillgrove, Program Manager
Tess Appleby, Program Manager
Sam Wright, Executive Producer & Curator Festival Club                                  
Jess Thomson, Music Producer, Festival Club
Stevan Pavlovic, Program Executive 
Dani Raymond, Program Executive
Joel Allan, Logistics Coordinator
Julie Orchard, Youth, Education & Talks Coordinator

Aphra Walton-Humphrys, Programming Assistant


Adelaide Writers' Week

Jo Dyer, Director
Suzanne Critchley, Program Manager
Kvitka Becker, Assistant


Taren Hornhardt, Head of Production
Melanie Selwood, Production Manager
Mark Pennington, Technical Consultant
Roland Partis, Special Events Production Coordinator
Jacinta Way, Production Administrator
Rohan Yates, Production Logistics Coordinator                                 
Lee Francis, Risk Consultant
Bruce Bolton, Production Coordinator
Leisa Gosling, Production Coordinator
Alex Hayley, Production Coordinator
David McLean, Production Manager Requiem
Françoise Piron, Production Coordinator                                   
Lachlan Turner, Production Coordinator
Casey Welch, Production 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 Coordinator
Meredith Holden, Finance Assistant
Ionah Warrior, Trainee

Marketing and Communications

Michelle Reid, Head of Marketing & Communications
Benita Healy, Ticketing and Data Manager
Laura Danesin, Marketing Executive
Annika Stennert, Marketing Executive
Brittany Pfeiffer, Marketing Assistant
Anthea Hagar, Publicist
Petrina Egan, National Publicist
Carolina Rojas, Publicity Coordinator
Luke Penman, Ticketing Assistant
Tessa King, Graphic Designer

Business Development

Amanda Wheeler, Head of Business Development
Kirilea Salomone, Sponsorship Manager
Beatrice Jeavons, Sponsorship Coordinator
Emma Williams, Sponsorship Coordinator
Daniel Lyas, Functions Coordinator


Sarah Killey, Senior Philanthropy Manager
Bernadette Woods, Philanthropy Manager
Katya Fedyk, Philanthropy Coordinator

Festival Associates

Mary Vallentine AO, Classical Music Advisor
Marshall McGuire, Curator, Chamber Landscapes
Robert Cousins, Festival Designer

With thanks to

Alan John, Copywriter