Our Team

Board

  • David Minear Chairman
  • Steve Grieve Deputy Chair
  • Jan Turbill
  • Heidi Angove
  • Nick Linke
  • Lisa Bishop
  • Andrew Mailler

Staff

Heather Croall

Heather Croall

Director and CEO

Heather first worked at the Fringe in the Star Club in the early 1990’s and also ran the film event, Shoot The Fringe from 1992 to 2002. After a decade away from Adelaide running a festival in the UK, Heather returned to take up the role of Director and CEO in 2015. She has a passion for rollerskating.

Belinda Redman

Belinda Redman

Deputy Director

Belinda joined Fringe in May 2010. After overseeing the departments of Media, Marketing and Business Development, Belinda became Deputy Director in 2016. Belinda loves nothing more than a new, creative and exciting idea that can be explored, fine-tuned and unleashed, then when it all comes together, glass of wine in hand and hitting the Fringe Club dance floor.

Hugh Covill

Hugh Covill

Head of Production

Hugh Covill joined the Adelaide Fringe team as Production Manager in 2009 and became Head of Production in 2016. Production (aka the Glitter & Sparkle Dept.) organise all the behind the scenes “smoke and mirrors” that ensure the Festival’s WOW. In his spare moments, Hugh continues to skate hard and is a regular at the West Beach Bowl.

Carin Waterson

Carin Waterson

Head of Artists and Venues

Carin joined Fringe in 2008 in the Artists and Venues team before spending 2011 to 2013 helping create magic moments in the Fringe Club. Drawn back to her beginnings, Carin took up the role of Artists and Venues Manger in 2013 and has since been supporting Artists and Venues with their Fringe dreams. She became Head of Artists and Venues in 2016.

Ella Huisman

Ella Huisman

Head of Ticketing Services

Ella came on board as a Box Office staff member at Adelaide Fringe in 2013, a Ticketing Coordinator in 2014 and finally taking on the mammoth role of all things Tickets (FringeTIX Manager) for the 2015 Fringe. Ella has also worked at Edinburgh Fringe and is a lover of comedy, ticketing stats, riding her bike to work and diet coke.

Mirella Innocente

Mirella Innocente

Finance Manager

Mirella first joined the Adelaide Fringe in 2002. Mirella keeps the tight ship running and is always working hard to make sure artists are paid super promptly at the end of their season.

Rebecca Meston

Rebecca Meston

Marketplace Manager

Rebecca started at Fringe in 2011 in a seasonal role and since then has worked across programming, artist services and operations. She now manages the very popular Honey Pot program. When she’s not match-making artists with producers and programmers, she’s making theatre, watching anything by Louis CK and juggling life with a very spirited 2.5 year-old.

Belle Hammond

Belle Hammond

Digital Project Manager

Belle joined Fringe in September 2015 after years on the festival circuit working at the Edinburgh Fringe and with different international shows at the Adelaide Fringe. Career highlights have included meeting the Turkish Prime Minister at G20 and making liquid nitrogen ice-cream with TV’s Dr Rob. Belle loves video games and would love to one day visit Pripyat, Ukraine.

Benn Joiner

Benn Joiner

Assistant Ticketing Manager

Benn has a degree in Communications and a grad dip in Education. Before working at Fringe he has worked as an Assistant Director in TV, an anti-littering consultant, a goal umpire and a teacher. He started at Fringe in 2013 as a box office supervisor, and has worked various roles in the ticketing department before gaining the newly created role of Assistant Ticketing Manager. Unfortunately, he barracks for Essendon.

Amy Dodson

Amy Dodson

Hospitality Coordinator

Amy started with Adelaide Fringe in September 2014. Before becoming the Hospitality Coordinator she worked as an event coordinator in the hotel industry. Now Amy is known for running hospitality events in the Fringe Club and saying she’ll go to the gym tonight, but then cancelling to have burgers for dinner instead. Amy works best after 10am with a coffee in hand.

Dearna Newchurch

Dearna Newchurch

Assistant Producer

Joining the Adelaide Fringe family in 2010, Dearna started in a seasonal role as a program assistant and has now moved into the full time position of Assistant Producer. Working across various produced events, Dearna loves bringing a little glitter and sparkle to the festival months. Dearna thoroughly enjoys cracking an excel conundrum, coffee and boogying down to funk music.

Priscilla Barletta

Priscilla Barletta

Partnerships Campaign Coordinator

Priscilla studied a Bachelor of Media at the University of Adelaide and completed her placement as an intern for the Adelaide Fringe. Four years later, Priscilla is now the Partnerships Campaign Coordinator as part of the Business Development Team. Priscilla is a crazy dog lady who loves cocktails, cheese and naps.  

Tim Mason

Tim Mason

Marketing Coordinator

After studying Visual Communication at UniSA, Tim decided to apply his communication skills in the field of public relations. After working in public relations for some of Adelaide's premier arts organisations, Tim wanted to expanded his skills and move into the world of marketing. Specialising in copywriting, he's a stickler for detail and loves nothing more than a great coffee with a good book in his spare time. 

Monica Bachmayer

Monica Bachmayer

Artists and Venues Coordinator

Monica joined Fringe in 2011; first coordinating the Youth Engagement Program then juggling a multitude of international artist visas, she's now the Artists and Venues Coordinator. Monica rides a bicycle and occasionally finds herself eating cake at odd times of the day, despite not being a cake person.

Nadia Rossi

Nadia Rossi

Artists and Venues Coordinator

Nadia joined Adelaide Fringe in 2013 as part of the Programming team, moving to Parade Coordinator and now Artists and Venues Coordinator. Nadia loves talking, about anything, especially with artists about their Adelaide Fringe ideas. Nadia is also a founding member of theatre company isthisyours? and has performed with Windmill Theatre, State Theatre Company of South Australia and The Border Project. During Fringe time, Nadia can be seen running from her shift in the Artist Tent to any of the many shows in the festival. Fringe time is her favourite time.

Nicole Carneiro

Nicole Carneiro

Finance Assistant

After 18 years as part of the Transaction Banking department at BankSA, it was time for Nicole to move on. She came to Adelaide Fringe at the start of the 2016 festival, working in both the Finance team and FringeTIX (nothing like being fully immersed) and now is a fixture of the Finance team. Nicole has way too many favourite things to list, but her two dogs will always be top of the list.

Isobel Huisman

Isobel Huisman

Office Manager

Izzy started working at Adelaide Fringe in 2014 as the Administration Coordinator and Receptionist. She is the happy voice you hear when you call, and the funny response you get when you email. She loves her dog Luna, a laugh, and a good coffee.

Jemma Buck

Jemma Buck

Executive Assistant to the Director & CEO

Jemma first started at Adelaide Fringe in 2011 as a casual in the Rundle Mall Box Office and is now working as the Executive Assistant to the Director & CEO. Jemma likes shopping, sausage dogs and donuts.

Life Members

  • Christopher Bell
  • Marjorie Fitzgerald
  • Margie Andrewartha
  • Judy Potter
  • Glen Cooper
  • Margaret Lehmann
  • Jodi Glass
  • Frank Ford