Board members



Trish Hansen

As a strategist and systems designer in the fields of health, wellbeing, arts and culture, Trish founded Urban Mind Studio to contribute to enriching the creative and cultural life of people, places, neighbourhoods and cities. As a natural collaborator and complex systems thinker, Trish has provoked, pioneered and managed social enterprises, projects, programs and quests in the tertiary adult and paediatric health, urban, arts and cultural sectors. She is currently a Good Design Australia Ambassador, Fellow of the Centre for Conscious Design, Board Director of the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival, and Chief Executive Officer of Kindred Australia, as well as serving on other committees.



Bill Allert

Bill is a Business Development Advisor at Cowell Clarke Commercial Lawyers and is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Law (Honours). As a professional actor, he was an ensemble member of Brink Productions for ten years and has performed in several productions for the company, including Drums in the Night, Killer Joe and The Ecstatic Bible. He has also performed nationally and internationally for companies including State Theatre Company of SA, Belvoir St, Malthouse, GWB Productions, and Flying Penguin. Bill is a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and holds a Masters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a Bachelor of Business and a Graduate Diploma in Film and Television.



Jackson Moore

Jackson is the Chief Financial Officer for innovative energy company, Nitschke Energy. Prior to this, he was the regional CFO for a global manufacturing company for over twenty years. Jackson is a Fellow of CPA Australia, a Member of ICDA, has held several directorships and is currently Director/Treasurer of SCALA, an Adelaide based NFP organisation dedicated to nurturing original music. Jackson has over 20 years’ financial management expertise across treasury, taxation, strategy and planning, turnarounds, business development, commercial contracting and procurement across various Industries and countries. Jackson holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of South Australia, and an MBA specialising in strategic planning from Deakin University.



Mimi Crowe

Mimi is a strategic leader driven by innovation, generosity and professionalism, with demonstrated experience in developing relationships and implementing policy to realise ambitious vision. With nearly 20 years of experience as an arts and creative industries leader and advocate, she is currently leading the Creative City program, City of Adelaide, with previous roles including: Advocacy Director at the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA); Producer of Tarnanthi, Art Gallery of South Australia; Head of Development & Strategy, State Theatre Company South Australia; General Manager, Office for Design + Architecture SA (formerly Integrated Design Commission SA); and Manager Cultural Heritage, Arts SA. Mimi holds an MBA from the University of South Australia and is committed to a culturally safe, diverse and respectful environment.



Amy Cooper-Boast

Amy is a Principal of law firm LK, holding over 15 years of Australian and international legal experience.  She specialises in commercial dispute resolution, directors’ duties, compliance, regulatory investigations, ethics, misconduct, fraud, director/auditor negligence, risk, privacy, contract and trust issues, and insolvency.  She previously practised in the London office of global law firm, Allen & Overy, , and has represented clients across a variety of industries, including financial services, medical and defence technology, infrastructure, agribusiness, property, manufacturing, telecommunications, arts and government. Amy holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts (literature and creative writing), is a Graduate Member of the AICD and a Fellow of the Governance Institute. She serves as an Independent Director (Governance) of the Children’s Book Council of Australia, amongst other community roles, including co-ordinator of LK’s pro bono work for refugees and asylum seekers through not-for-profit registered charity, JusticeNet.



Abhishek Shaw

Abhishek is the Finance Manager at Adelaide Festival Centre (AFC), specialising in financial reporting, budgeting, and effective internal controls in a prominent arts centre. Prior to working at AFC, Abhishek was employed with SA Health and Ernst & Young, exposing him to a diverse range of industries from mining to wineries and manufacturing to arts festivals. Abhishek is a Chartered Accountant, holds an undergraduate degree in Science and a Master’s in Business Accounting.



Dameeli Coates

Dameeli Coates is a Wakka Wakka woman whose family are from Southern Queensland.  She is an emerging weaver, curator, textile artist and designer who grew up on Kaurna Yarta. She spent 20 years working as a Human Rights campaigner in Indigenous affairs, policy and programs across Australia for Government and non-government organisations. She lived for a short time in rural Vietnam and for 12 years in London raising a family and studying.
She has an Honours degree in Textile Design from Central Saint Martin’s College, London. Her curatorial and arts practice has been influenced by examining the effects of dispossession, displacement and settler colonial borders on Indigenous identities and collective sense of belonging.
Dameeli is deeply interested in how textiles can be both cultural critique and beautiful objects; she loves their constructed and sculptural abilities and produces three dimensional, scaled-up objects as well as everyday, interactive products like fabric and surface materials.

Staff members


Artistic Director

Now recruiting...

Following Chris Drummond’s substantial tenure, the Brink Board seek an experienced and inventive director or theatre maker to reshape our story through a fresh creative voice.

As the public creative face of Brink, the Artistic Director is responsible for creating, planning, articulating and delivering Brink’s multi-year artistic vision, including conceiving and directing no less than one new work annually that resonates with audiences in local, interstate and international markets.

The Artistic Director and the Executive Director roles each report to the Chair, and assume joint responsibility for the strategic positioning, creative direction and operational management of the company. Supported by a small group of highly experienced colleagues and contractors drawn from performing arts and commercial backgrounds, the Artistic Director plays a pivotal part in evolving the organisation’s impact and capacity in delivering independent theatre and an active pathway for arts professionals in South Australia and across the country.

This senior role requires significant work and reputation in the field of theatre as a director or theatre-maker, demonstrated commitment and capability to work collaboratively, and an innate understanding of the balancing act required to simultaneously achieve artistic, financial, audience and community outcomes.

Download a copy of the Candidate Pack here, including Key Selection Criteria and Essential Attributes.

For further information contact Vanessa Duscio on +61 409 977 312  or, or Richard Evans at REA Consulting on 0417 336 507 or


Executive Director

Karen Wilson

Karen was appointed in 2014 and is responsible for the overall management of the company including: finance, HR, governance, marketing and promotion, sponsorship, philanthropy and strategic planning. Karen has extensive experience in commercial, development and marketing and was most recently General Manager of the Come Out Festival, and has held senior roles with the Adelaide Festival Centre, BASS and Ticketek.

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Executive Producer - Development + Touring

John Glenn

John is Director of Dowling Street Productions and is a creative consultant and advisor to the performing arts and music industries.  He has had roles in financial, project and logistical management for a variety of government, non-profit and private entities. He was Operations Manager of Sydney Symphony, General Manager of Sydney’s State Theatre, and General Manager of the Venue Management Association (Asia and Pacific). He was Executive Producer – Venue Utilisation at Queensland Performing Arts Centre before returning to his hometown of Adelaide in the role of Executive Producer – Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Commercial Ventures at Adelaide Festival Centre.  He then returned to Queensland Performing Arts Centre in the role of Director – Programming for four years before returning again to Adelaide as Chief Operating Officer of GWB Entertainment.  John now runs his own consulting business, focussing on helping people and companies get new work to stage and then touring. John is Chair of Music SA and serves on the Board of the Darwin Entertainment Centre.


Marketing and Communications Manager

Hilary Schroder

Hilary is a Marketing and Communications professional who brings to Brink over 25 years Marketing experience. She has fulfilled various Communications roles within the South Australian arts sector with 10 years as a Marketing Executive at the Adelaide Festival, and the Adelaide Fringe and fulfilled publicity roles at Music Business Adelaide, and Carclew Youth Arts Centre. She has also worked in the private and not-for-profit sectors as Marketing Manager at Chateau Moteur, Brand and Marketing Manager at That Red House, Business Development Manager at Loanco, and before joining Brink, was Communications Advisor at COTA SA (Council on the Ageing). Hilary holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Communication Studies and is delighted to join the Brink team.


Production Manager

Lachlan Turner

Lachlan is a freelance production manager and technical designer working across multiple industries. He has toured nationally and internationally with Australian Dance Theatre, Patch Theatre Company and Force Majeure in technical and production management roles. He is an ongoing collaborator on projects for MOD. Gallery, Sandpit, Brink Productions and Adelaide Festival. In recent years Lachlan has been involved with larger scale projects from inception through to completion blending a high level of technical detail and design with smooth project management. He holds a Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Production) from Adelaide College of the Arts - TAFE SA



Theresa Williams

Theresa is an accountant with CPA status, obtaining her undergraduate degree from the University of South Australia. Through her experience as a financial accountant and auditor, she had acquired a significant understanding of the how small/medium arts organisations operate. She previously worked in a similar role with Patch Theatre Company and is currently the Finance Manager at Restless Dance Theatre. Theresa is the former Treasurer of Writers SA.