People

Four Winds is led by a dynamic and dedicated team whose work is inspired by our founders and all those who have contributed to the development of Four Winds since its launch in 1991.

Board

Michael Darling

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 University.

Geoff Steel

Geoff Steel

Treasurer

Board member since: 2013

Geoff has held senior positions in 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.

Sian Morgan-Hall

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

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.

Kate Jorgenson

Kate Jorgenson

Director

Board member since: 2018

Kate has had a successful career in senior policy and program management positions in the Australian Public Service. She holds qualifications in Management and Visual arts and is President of the Canberra Recorder and Early Music society. Kate has been engaged in classical music as a hobby throughout her life and brings great energy and passion to Bermagui and the Four Winds Board as a community musician and chorister.

easter creative director

Lindy Hume

Lindy Hume

Easter Festival Creative Director

team

David Francis

David Francis

Executive Director

Marika Nordquist

Marika Nordquist

Events Producer

Lara Crew

Lara Crew

Producer Create & Inspire Education Program

Jeff Donovan

Jeff Donovan

Artistic Administrator

Cheryl Davison

Cheryl Davison

Aboriginal Creative Producer

Karen Dempster

Karen Dempster

Marketing Manager

Lisa Herbert

Lisa Herbert

Communications & Publicity

Russell Stewart

Russell Stewart

Site Manager

Justine Powell

Justine Powell

Website Manager & Design

founder

Neilma Ganter

Neilma Ganter

Founder

Passed away June 15, 2015

Neilma Gantner was one of the founders the Four Winds Festival in 1991 and until her death she was a Board Member and passionate supporter. An 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.

ambassadors

Sheena Boughen

Sheena Boughen

Founder | Ambassador

Founding Member: 1991 – 1997
Re-joined Board as Chair: 2008 – 2016

Sheena’s professional experience lies in strategic facilitation with global civil society groups and major companies including Nestlé, ANZ, BHP Billiton, Oxfam and Rio Tinto. Sheena spearheaded the festival team’s success in raising $3 million to create Nature’s Concert Hall.

Bill Caldicott

Ambassador

previous artistic directors

James Crabb, 2018, 2019

Paul Dean, 2016

Paul Kildea, 2014

Genevieve Lacey, 2010 – 2012

Christopher Latham, 2006 – 2008

Carrillo Gantner & Rodney Hall, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2004

Michael Brimer, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996

patrons

Sir William Deane, Patron-in-chief

Louise Cox

Philip Cox

Lady Grounds

Daryl and Kaye Jackson

Jonathan Mills

Mirka Mora

Carl Vine

Gough Whitlam (d. 2014)

Volunteers

Every event Four Winds presents is made possible through the dedicated, hard work of our generous volunteers.

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Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen 9th and 10th January, 2021 The 2021 Easter Festival 02-04 April, 2021 WIND DOWN TO CHRISTMAS 19th December, 2020

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