Team

Executive Team
Patrick Nolan
Patrick Nolan CEO & Artistic Director

Patrick has created productions for Sydney Chamber Opera, Opera Australia, New Zealand Opera, Seattle Opera, Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir St, Griffin Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, and all the major Australian capital city festivals. From 2009 – 2014 he was Artistic Director of Legs On The Wall, creating works that toured Australia, UK, Korea, and Brazil. These included: My Bicycle Loves You for the Sydney and Perth Festivals and The Voyage for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

In 2015 Patrick was awarded an Australia Council Theatre Fellowship to support research into large scale outdoor performance and the relationship between extreme physicality and storytelling. He was also appointed to the NSW / ACT Arts and Health Leadership Group.

As a theatre maker he is driven by a process in which a performer explores the extreme of their capacity to find a way of expressing an idea, a feeling, a sound, that takes the audience to a place of inquiry and perhaps, understanding.

Board / Committee Members
David Siddle
David SiddleChair

BA (Hons), PhD, FASSA

Appointed Chair October 2018

Deputy Chair August 2016 – September 2018
Member of the Audit & Risk Committee
Director since September 2014

As an academic psychologist, David Siddle worked in universities in England, Canada and Australia. He served as Dean, Postgraduate Studies (University of Queensland) and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Sydney. He served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Queensland from 2001 to 2009 where he developed and implemented policy designed to enhance the university’s performance in research and research training. He has served as a Board member for many Cooperative Research Centres, the Australian Synchrotron Company and from 2011 to 2014 was a member of the Higher Education Standards Panel. He is currently Chair of the Board of TRI Pty Ltd.

Anne Cross AM
Anne Cross AMDeputy Chair

BSW, MSW, FAIM, FAICD

Member of the Audit & Risk Committee

Director since April 2017

Anne concluded her executive career as Chief Executive of UnitingCare Queensland, one of Australia’s largest not for profit organisations, late in 2017. She supplemented her executive career which spanned 30 years with Board, State and National Advisory roles. She is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Institute’s Queensland Council since 2015. She is a member of the Senate of the University of Queensland and Chair of Australian Regional and Remote Community Services. Anne’s leadership and achievements were recognised when she was named the Telstra 2014 Australian Business Woman of the Year. She is also a recipient of a 2016 University of Queensland’s Vice Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award.

David Gow
David GowTreasurer

BCom (Qld), LLB (Qld), FAICD

Director since April 2018

David has enjoyed a 30-year career spanning private law practice, corporate legal counsel, and senior management positions in corporate and investment banking. His 19-year career with Citibank included roles in Brisbane, where he was State Manager Corporate, and subsequently in Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Singapore.

David’s current focus is non-executive directorships and corporate advice. He has previously served on the boards of Citibank Singapore Ltd, PriMed Pty Ltd, University of Queensland Holdings and Qld Children’s Medical Research Institute, and is currently Acting Chairman of Children’s Health Queensland, a Member of the School Council of Churchie, a Non-executive Director of Elcano Pty Ltd, Long Pipes Limited and Opera Queensland, and is a member of the Advisory Board of Global Life Sciences Capital.

David attended the University of Queensland where he graduated in law and commerce and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1983. He is a graduate of the Company Directors course with the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the AICD, and has also completed an executive management course with Wharton/SMU.

Will Fellowes
Will FellowesDirector

BComm GradDipCA GAICD

Member of the Audit & Risk Committee since September 2016

Director since July 2019

Will is an Assurance Director with PwC specializing in external audit, internal audit and advisory services. As well as leading many of PwC’s Assurance services in Regional Queensland, Will is on secondment with InnoWell as the Co-Chief Executive Officer. InnoWell is an innovative mental health technology company started in a joint venture with PwC and has a Platform that helps Australian’s to get the right care at the right time for their mental health.

Living in regional Queensland, Will is passionate about developing communities and bringing development, support and culture to our regions.

Judith Mather
Judith MatherDirector

GradCert (Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies), MBus (Human Resource Management), MBus (Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies)

Director since September 2019

Judy is an alumna of the Queensland University of Technology, having studied a Masters of Business in both Human Resources Management and Philanthropy. She is a Director and Trustee of the Mather Foundation, a Private Ancillary Fund which seeks to encourage learning through music and arts, while supporting mental health and well-being. Having worked across the banking, finance and advertising industries, Judy is passionate about supporting the personal development of children and youth by encouraging learning through all forms of music, theatre, and art.

Katie McNamara
Katie McNamaraDirector

B.Pharm (Hons), MBA, GAICD.

Director since November 2020

Katie is the Chief Strategy & Customer Officer of Super Retail Group. She has over 18 years’ Strategy and Marketing experience in senior executive and consultancy roles with retail and fast moving consumer goods companies in Australia, Europe, America and Asia.
She is a member of the University of Tasmania Finance Committee and was awarded a Centenary Medal for Services to Australian Society in 2003. Katie is an accomplished violinist, holding her Performers Diploma from Trinity College (London), and is an active chamber music performer.

Staff Members

Executive Producer

Adam Tucker

Chief Financial Officer

Christine McEwan

Executive Assistant and Artist Liaison

Louise Simmons

Head of Music and Chorus Director

Narelle French

Director of Development

Megan Kair

Director of Learning, Regional and Community

Mark Taylor

Director of Marketing and Sales

Marnie Nichols

Director of Technical Production

Ian Johnson

Production Administrator

Annette Kerwitz

Marketing Campaign Manager

Lauren Kelly

Digital & Content Manager

Murray Summerville

Ticketing and Sales Coordinator

Simone Doczkal

Learning, Regional and Community Coordinator

Teagan Thompson

Learning, Regional and Community Coordinator

Aaron Dora

Events and Administration Officer

Simone Vidler

Development Assistant

Alice Marian

Head of Wardrobe

Karen Cochet

Assistant Head of Wardrobe

Bianca Bulley

Management Accountant

Sangeeta Khosla

Assistant Accountant

Verkha Perkash