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.

Associate Producer, Simonne Johansen

Producer, Erica McCallum

Creative Producer, Sarah Reuben

Special Events Producer, Kat Traill

Producer Music, Gaia Osborne

Producer Club Awi, James Mangohig

Producer – Darwin Entertainment Centre, Emma Corrick

Finance & HR Manager, Renee Allchurch

Business Administrator, Danielle Kartinyeri

Development Manager, Kay Crozier

Development Coordinator, Brianna Major

Head of Marketing & Communications, Hilly Alcock

Communications & Engagement Manager, Miriam Scapin

Campaign Manager, Holly Fenwick

Publications Editor, Andi Lawson-Moore

Social Media, Kate Dinning

Marketing Coordinator, Charlotte Longden

Ticketing & Customer Service Manager, Erin Garman

Ticketing Logistics Coordinator, Emilie Sell

Ticketing Stakeholder Coordinator, Brianna Footer

Head of Production, Mathew McHugh

Production Manager, Leisa Gosling 

Technical Manager, Mark Holman

Design Associate, Techy Masero

Our Board

Christine Osborne, Chair

Ian Kew OAM

Lauren Ganley

Matthew Moss

Peter Savoff

Cathryn Tilmouth

Patron and Ambassador


His Honour Professor the Honourable Hugh Heggie PSM

Administrator of the Northern Territory


Hon Natasha Fyles MLA

Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

Our Partners

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