Who's Who

Board of Directors   

Trustees of the Empire Theatres Foundation

Chairman: Professor Peter Swannell AM   Chairperson: Mrs Sheena Liley
Deputy Chair: Mrs Sheena Liley   Mr Matthew Cherry 
Company Secretary: Mr Bill Armagnacq  Mr Richard Chiverrell
Ms Janelle Davis   Ms Janelle Davis
Ms Amanda Tolson Dr Sharyn Donaldson 
Mr John Pearson   Dr Kate Foy
Mr Andrew Wielandt     Mrs Carol James 
Ms Melissa Taylor      Mr Ben Gouldson
Mr Mark O'Connell  


General Manager Kerry Saul
Deputy Manager and Administration Manager  Helen Oldham
Technical Manager  Tim Panitz
Events Manager  Margaret Turnbull
 Projects Manager   Jeanette Wedmaier
 Youth Arts Director  Ari Palani
 Marketing Coordinator   Cecile O'Mara
 Marketing Coordinator   Sarah Fleming
Management Support &
Foundation Officer
 Kate Brennan
 Accountant  Anthony Nunn 
 Finance Officer   Alison Murrell 
Events Coordinator &
Front of House Manager
 Rita Denness
 Head of Audio  Steve Alexander 
 Theatre Technician- Staging   Rob Darvall 
 Theatre Technician- Lighting   Adam Speedie
 Theatre Technician- AV  Shane Howarth-Crewdson
 Theatre Technician  Kris Stewart
 Theatre Technician  Ben Hunt

Approximately 50 other casual staff are employed in the Technical and Events departments. Some 270 active volunteer members of the Friends of the Empire Theatre Inc. perform duties including front of house, ushering, ticket collecting and other services.