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Our Staff

We couldn't create a Festival without our brilliant staff. 

Artistic Director: Anna Reece

Executive Director: Nathan Bennett

Executive Assistant: Phoebe White


Head of Programming: Rachael Whitworth

Senior Program Manager: Jessica Darlow

Senior Program Manager: Deborah Robertson (Parental Leave Cover)

Senior Producer: Anna Kosky

Creative Producer: Gemma Weston

Associate Producer: Georgia Smith

Associate Producer: Melanie Julien-Martial

Associate Producer: Julia Martini

Associate Producer: Linda Iriza

Artistic Associate: Chloe Ogilvie

Program Administrator: Dana Nguyen



Technical Director and Head of Production: Shona Treadgold

Event Operations and Logistics Manager: Fiona Smith

Event Operations and Logistics Manager: Gabriella Filippi (Parental leave cover)

Production Manager, Special Events: John Carter

Production Services Manager: Alex Hayes

Production Administrator: Rachael Canning

Production Coordinator: Dana Ioppolo



Head of Development: Marina Woodhouse

Senior Manager, Philanthropy: Penelope Dolling 

Philanthropy Consultant: Andree McIntyre

Philanthropy Coordinator: Alexander McKinnon

Senior Manager, Partnerships: Georgia Clark

Partnerships Manager: Acil Tayba

Business Development Manager: Kathryn Holmes

Development Events Manager: Serene Cho



Chief Financial Officer: Kenny Lye

Senior Accountant: Melanie Jones

Payroll Officer: Vanessa Carter Johnson

Accounts Officers: Jocelyn Kuan, Maroeska Mandl


People, Social Impact and Sustainability

Head of People, Social Impact and Sustainability / General Counsel: Courtney Fiddian

People and Culture Manager / Legal Counsel: Charlotte Thorne

People and Culture Manager: Sean Ashton (Parental leave cover)

Community and Engagement Manager: Ellie Murray-Yong

Community and Engagement Manager: Claire Birch (Parental Leave Cover)

People & Community Coordinator: Sophie Dann

Cultural Liaison: Alta Winmar

IT Operations Manager: Justin Cheek


Marketing & Communications

Head of Brand, Marketing and Experience: Carolyn Mooney

Senior Marketing Manager: Dana Alamsyah

Communications Manager: Stephen Bevis

Marketing Project Manager: Alison Kelly

Digital Marketing Manager: Rachel Audino

Digital Marketing Coordinator: Felicity Tan

Head of Design: Scott Weir

Motion Designer: David Ryan

Publications Manager: Andi Lawson-Moore

Ticketing and Customer Experience Manager: Kate Valentine

Loyalty and Retention Executive: Emily Davies