Our team

Chief Executive Officer, Emily Mann

Artistic Director, Felix Preval

  • Felix joined Darwin Festival as Head of Programming in April 2016 before stepping into the role of Acting Artistic Director for the 2017 season. Felix was appointed Artistic Director in August 2017 and will oversee the development of the 2018-2020 Darwin Festival programs. A dynamic producer, programmer and festival manager, Felix has worked for arts festivals across Australia and New Zealand, the UK and the USA.

    Felix joined Darwin Festival after four successful years as Festival Producer of Melbourne Fringe Festival. Along with festival management experience, Felix brings a wealth of knowledge from a decade of artistic practice as a director, actor and writer, and as former creative director of an award-winning independent theatre company.

    Originally from New Zealand, Felix is loving the Territory life, particularly the people and the colours – he rarely misses the south, though it is a bit hot in the build-up…

Program Producer, Vanessa Wright

Program Administrator, Libby Lynch

Finance & HR Manager, Renee Allchurch

Festival Administrator, Miriam Scapin

Administrative Assistant, David Walker

Development Manager, Kay Crozier

Marketing & Communications Manager, Kate Napper

Regional Marketing Manager, Natasha Woodcock

Marketing Special Projects, Melissa White

Production Manager, Mathew McHugh

Our Board

Ian Kew, Chair

Karen Green

Avril Baynes

Mark Hunt

Mark Grose

Katie Woolf

Patron and Ambassador

Patron

Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AM

Administrator of the Northern Territory

Ambassador

Hon Michael Gunner MLA

Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

Our Partners

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