Our team

Acting Chief Executive Officer, James Gough

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…

Finance & HR Manager, Renee Allchurch

Development Manager, Kay Crozier

Marketing & Communications Manager, Kate Napper

Production Manager, Mathew McHugh

Program Producer, Vanessa Wright

Office Administrator, Cate Ganley

Program Administrator, Libby Lynch

Special Events Producer, Kat Anastasiou-Bell

Development Coordinator, Nicola Bell

Regional Marketing Manager, Natasha Woodcock

Publications Editor, Andi Lawson-Moore

Ticketing Manager, Rachel Pike

Ticketing Assistant Manager, Erin Garman

Technical Manager, Nathan Da Cunha

Production Administrator, Melissa Wundersitz

Bars Manager, Lorraine Phelan

Our Board

Ian Kew, Chair

Katie Woolf

Mark Grose

Christine Osborne

Matthew Moss

Peter Savoff

Patron and Ambassador


Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AM

Administrator of the Northern Territory


Hon Michael Gunner MLA

Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

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