Four Winds Board

Michael Darling | Chair


Board member since: 2013

Michael is currently Director and Founding Chairman of Caledonia Private Investments Pty Ltd and Chairman of the Centre for Independent Studies Ltd. Michael previously worked at international consulting firm McKinsey & Co across the globe. Michael has a law degree from Oxford University and Masters in Business Administration from Harvard.

Moira Scollay AO | Deputy Chair

Board member since: 2012

Moira has held the positions such as Federal Privacy Commissioner, Sex Discrimination Commissioner and CEO of the ANTA. Moira has experience on non-profit boards and became a Member of the Order of Australia in 2014. She has qualifications in Arts, Education, Executive management and a PhD in History from ANU and is currently a Research Fellow at ANU.

Geoff Steel | Treasurer

Board member since: 2013

Geoff has held senior positions in the financial oversight, accounting policy setting and regulation of major Australian financial institutions, including Head of Accounting Regulation at the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and Head of Group Accounting Policy for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia Group.

Robert Tacheci | Secretary

Board member since: 1998

In the late 1980s Robert took on one of the first L J Hooker franchises on the Sapphire Coast. By the mid-nineties Robert’s sales were frequently in the top half dozen most successful agents in their NSW network. In 2001 Robert returned to running the business under his family name.

Sian Morgan-Hall | Director

Board member since: 2008

In the mid-eighties, Sian’s role as director of development for the Australian National Gallery focussed on corporate donors. Sian was, until recently, responsible for Audience Development (Outreach) for Sydney Living Museums (previously the Historic Houses Trust of NSW). While living in the UK, Sian managed the European Community Baroque Orchestra.

David Claringbold | Director

Board member since: 2014

David is a musician, music producer and engineer. He joined the Sydney Opera House in 1994 and returned in 2006 as Technical Director. At the beginning of 2012, David was appointed to the Sydney Opera House Executive Team in the new role of Director, Theatre and Events. David has recently left Sydney Opera House and has undertaken consultancy with the City of Sydney to envision a new future for the management of the City Recital Hall at Angel Place.

Neilma Gantner | Founder – passed away June 2015

Vale Neilma Gantner, Four Winds Founder June 2015

Neilma Gantner was one of the founders the Four Winds Festival in 1991 and until her death this year, was a Board Member and passionate supporter. A nationally acclaimed published author and long-term resident of Bermagui, Neilma was committed to the region and creating opportunities for people of all ages to participate in the arts. Her vision was for people in regional Australia to share in the artistic riches enjoyed by our counterparts in big cities.

James Crabb | Artistic Director

A performer at the 2012 Four Winds Festival, James has appeared at many festivals globally including at Aldeburgh and the London Proms, and with the ACO in Japan and Europe. He is renowned for his exciting performances of repertoire spanning six centuries as well as being an authority on the music of Astor Piazzolla.  James has extensive experience as a musical director, recording producer and has recorded with various leading labels and artists internationally.

Sheena Boughen | Four Winds Life Ambassador


Founding Member: 1991 – 1997

Rejoined Board as Chair: 2008 – 2016

Sheena’s professional experience lies in strategic facilitation with global civil society groups and major companies including Nestle, ANZ, BHP Billiton, Oxfam and Rio Tinto. Sheena spearheaded the festival team’s success in raising $3 million to create Nature’s Concert Hall. Sheena is currently enrolled in a Doctorate in Creative Industries (QUT).