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. 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), Creative Director for Festival 2018 at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, and Executive Producer at Circa.

Head of Programming, Emma Corrick

Producer Music, Gaia Osborne

Creative Producer, Sarah Reuben

Producer – Festival Park/Festival Lawn, Ciaran McDonald

Programming Coordinator, Alanah Hardy

Finance & HR Manager, Renee Allchurch

Business Administrator, Cate Ganley

Volunteers Coordinator, Mathilde Mercadier

Development Manager, Kay Crozier

Development Coordinator, Brianna Major

Head of Marketing & Communications, Hilly Alcock

Communications Manager, Lucy Crossett

Campaign Manager, Alana Gogic

Marketing Coordinator, Drishti Chawla

Publications Editor, Andi Lawson-Moore

Ticketing and Customer Service Manager, Erin Garman

Assistant Ticketing Manager, Emilie Sell

Ticketing Coordinator, Edie Polkinghorne

Head of Production, Mathew McHugh

Technical Manager, Mark Holman

Production Manager, Leisa Gosling

Our Board

Christine Osborne, Chair

Ian Kew OAM

Lauren Ganley

Peter Savoff

Cathryn Tilmouth

Kristy Rees

Patron and Ambassador


His Honour Professor the Honourable Hugh Heggie PSM

Administrator of the Northern Territory


Hon Eva Lawler MLA

Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

Our Partners

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