Our team

Chief Executive Officer, James Gough

Artistic Director, Kate Fell

  • Kate is a passionate, professional and highly experienced arts leader with over 20 years working in the arts as a Creative Director, Program Director, Executive Producer and CEO for festivals, venues, and arts companies. Based in Brisbane, and soon to be Darwin, Kate comes to Darwin Festival from her position as Program Director at Brisbane Festival. Prior to this, she was an Executive Producer at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) and Creative Director for Festival 2018 at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games after spending seven years at Circa.

Program Administrator, Simonne Johansen

Senior Accounting Officer, Anna Mitchell

Business Adminstrator, Cate Ganley

Development Manager, Kay Crozier

Head of Marketing & Communications, Kate Napper

Head of Production, Mathew McHugh

Our Board

Ian Kew OAM, Chair

Lauren Ganley

Matthew Moss

Christine Osborne

Peter Savoff

Cathryn Tilmouth

Patron and Ambassador


Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AM

Administrator of the Northern Territory


Hon Natasha Fyles MLA

Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

Our Partners

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