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2017 Board of Theatre Network NSW

 

Name

Position

Experience/Bio

Time on Board

Bronwyn Edinger

Chairperson

Bronwyn has 25 years’ experience in the management of the performing arts as a CEO and consultant. She is currently Principal of Independent Thinking and Associate Director with Aegeus Executive Search. Her arts industry roles include founding General Manager of Perth Theatre Company, General Manager of Arts on Tour NSW, Director of Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (Merrigong Theatre Company), General Manager of Black Swan State Theatre Company, General Manager of City Recital Hall Angel Place, and General Manager of Bell Shakespeare. Bronwyn has been president of both the national (APACA) and NSW performing arts centres’ associations (NAPACA).

August 2017 - present

John Baylis

Deputy Chairperson

John is the Chief Programs Officer at Bundanon Trust near Nowra. Previous roles include CEO of Stalker Theatre, Producer with Performing Lines, Director of Theatre at the Australia Council, and Artistic Director of Urban Theatre Projects.

2015 - present

Carmen Maisenbacher

Treasurer

Carmen is a Chartered Accountant in Assurance with Price Waterhouse Cooper Australia and has over 12 years of experience in PwC in accounting, auditing and corporate governance. She has worked in South Africa, UK and now Australia. A former dancer, Carmen carries with her a passion for performing arts and an interest in not-for-profit governance.

August 2017 - present

Viv Rosman

Secretary

Viv is the Executive Producer and Co-CEO of Polyglot Theatre. Previous roles include Deputy General Manager of Griffin Theatre Company, Producer of the MAPS NSW program at Performing Lines and Program Manager of Darwin Festival.

2015 - present

Ben Kay

Public Officer

Ben is Co-founder and Partner of Kay and Hughes Art and Entertainment Lawyers. Having grown up surrounded by the influences and characters of the Australian theatre industry, Ben also has an intimate understanding of the processes behind the scenes of theatrical and musical productions and an ability to form lasting working relationships with actors, directors, producers, agents, managers, and crew.

December 2016 - present

Stephen Champion

Board Member

Stephen is Manager of the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre (BMEC) and has worked in the performing arts for 40 years. Previous roles include Associate Director with Drugie Studio Wrocławskie, Poland, Artistic Director of Jigsaw Theatre Company in Canberra, and Domain Manager for the Sydney Festival.

2015 - present

Amy Maiden

Board Member

Amy Maiden is General Manager with Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) and has built her theatrical career globally, with experience across a variety of roles and facets in the industry. Amy previously worked with the global marketing agency AKA in London, New York and was responsible for opening and managing their Sydney office. Amy’s career has allowed to work with companies and producers including Sydney Opera House, The National Theatre of Great Britain, The Royal Court, The Powerhouse Museum Sydney, The Young Vic, as well as the full gamut of large-scale musical and commercial theatre.

August 2017 - present

Ali Murphy-Oates

Board Member

Alison (Ali) Murphy-Oates is a Wailwan woman (Central-West NSW) who was born and raised on Darkinjung land (Central Coast NSW). Ali is currently Company Manager of Moogahlin Performing Arts. In 2015 Ali co-produced the 4th National Indigenous Theatre Forum at the Judith Wright Centre in Brisbane, and as an outcome of the forum is now working with a national group of peers to develop a new peak body for First Peoples performing arts in Australia. Ali is also an amateur weaver, and has been studying and practicing Koori methods of grass weaving.

December 2016 - present

Penny Watts

Board Member

Penny Watts became the founding General Manager with Monkey Baa Theatre in 2012. Penny came to that role having worked from 2007 to 2011 for Really Useful Company as 'Cats' General Manager and then as Executive Producer of Really Useful Company. Prior to that Penny was General Manager for Perth Theatre Company; General Manager at Riverina Theatre Company; Tour Coordinator at Arts on Tour NSW and Production Manager for Railway Street Theatre Company.

August 2017 - present

 

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