Who's Who

Board of Directors   

Trustees of the Empire Theatres Foundation

Chairman: Mr Andrew Wielandt   Chairperson: Ms Janelle Fletcher
Deputy Chair: Mrs Sheena Liley    Mr Richard Chiverrell
Company Secretary: Mr Bill Armagnacq Dr Sharyn Donaldson 
Ms Janelle Fletcher Dr Kate Foy
Mr Mark O'Connell Mr Ben Gouldson
Mr John Pearson   Ms Suzanne Holt
Mrs Amanda Tolson  Mr Ian Sharpe
Mrs Suzie Byrnes Mr Rob Schatz
Mr Brad Rush  



General Manager

Kerry Saul

Deputy Manager and Administration Manager

Helen Oldham

Operations & Technical Services Manager

Tim Panitz

Marketing & Development Manager

Emilee Nichols

Program & Engagement Manager

Jeanette Wedmaier

Regional Arts Services Network

Michelle Blair

Client Liaison Officer

Kris Stewart

Patron Services Coordinator

Davis Lamont

Youth Arts Director

Nicole Haeusler

Acting Marketing Manager

Maddison Gangi

Graphic Designer

Isabella Tannock

Management Support & Foundation Officer

Kate Brennan


Anthony Nunn 

Finance Officer 

Alison Murrell 

Head of Audio

Steve Alexander 

Head of Staging

Rob Darvall 

Head of Lighting 

Ben Hunt

Theatre Technician

Andrew Taylor

Ticket Office

Kerry Politch

Ticket Office

Ora Whitley


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.