Our Team

Board

Anthony Robinson

Anthony Robinson

Chairperson; Hon Treasurer

Dr Anthony Robinson is a West Australian who is motivated to use his professional experience to boost Artrage’s contribution to arts and culture in Western Australia. An engineer and economist by education he has worked as a business consultant in airlines, mining, resources, and utilities in Australia, Europe, Africa and America for 20 years. He is a business owner and Board member for a number of small enterprises, working to assist organisations with problem solving, strategy and execution.

Lindsay O'Sullivan

Lindsay O'Sullivan

Vice-Chairperson

Lindsay O’Sullivan is Chief Operating Officer at Keystart Home Loans and has served in non-executive roles for more than 10 years, including with Artrage since 2010. He has an Executive MBA (Dux) from the University of Western Australia and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kyle Jeavons

Vice-Chairperson

Kyle Jeavons the Development Director of several private property development and investment companies and holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a Double Major in Finance and Property. Kyle has been a member of the Artrage Board for over 5 years, and maintains a strong passion for assisting the growth of Perth through culture and the arts.

Gabrielle Vitali

Hon Secretary

Saffron Solomon

Saffron Solomon

Saffron Solomon has 20 years’ experience in marketing and communications - across finance, insurance, energy, tourism, and the arts. Saffron is the National Marketing Manager with the Australian Finance Group. She has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours and has been a Board Member of Artrage since 2013.

Megan Anwyl

Megan Anwyl

Megan is a former lawyer and State Parliamentarian. Since 2001 she has worked as a political lobbyist active in State and Federal arenas. Megan lived in Kalgoorlie-Boulder for 11 years and is passionate about regional development, the arts and greater recognition of Aboriginal and Islander culture and heritage. 

Howard Cearns

Howard Cearns

Co-Founder Little Creatures Brewery, Alex Hotel, Hippocampus Distillery, & Braincells Agency. Ex-Deputy Chair of Tourism WA & Chair of Events Tourism. Background in brand strategy and new product development.

Renee Wingfield

Renee Wingfield

Renee Wingfield (nee Pilkington) is a multidisciplinary performer and creative, with a speciality in spectacle and high-end aerial experiences. She is an advocate for the arts with a focus on the creative and the eccentric. Renee is the owner and Creative Director of Fliptease, WA's premier cornerstone aerial and spectacle company. Established in 2006 Fliptease has been performed for audiences all over the world but is proud to call Perth home.

Staff

Marcus Canning

Marcus Canning

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Winner of the 2017 Western Australian of the Year Award in the Arts and Culture category, Marcus has been behind a range of successful arts and entertainment initiatives over the last 25 years. As CEO of Artrage he developed and launched the Fringe World Festival, Rooftop Movies and The Bakery live music venue. A previous recipient of the City of Perth award at the 40 under 40 awards he has contributed to state and federal boards including the New Media Arts Board of the Australia Council and served as Chair of the federal Festivals Australia Committee. As an artist Marcus has created some of Perth’s most popular monumental public sculptures including Fremantle’s ‘Rainbow’ sea container sculpture entry statement. Further insights into Marcus’ 25 years working across a wide array of creative industries can be found at Celebrate WA - Western Australian of the Year Awards.

Amber Hasler

Amber Hasler

Festival Director

Amber has been instrumental in building FRINGE WORLD to its position as the third biggest international Fringe event of its kind in terms of tickets sold and the biggest annual festival in Western Australia. Her direction of the festival has helped transform perceptions of Perth by enlivening city spaces, introducing new live acts from thousands of local and international artists to audiences across the state and promoting economic growth during the month-long celebration in February. Amber’s passion for WA’s arts and culture industry has also led to her involvement in several boards including the Chamber of Arts & Culture of WA Board and the Helpmann Awards Panel, which celebrates Australia’s most talented performing artists. She was a 2016 Western Australian of the Year Award Nominee and a 2016 40 Under 40 Award Winner.

Jo Hos

Jo Hos

Marketing Director

Jo is a 40 Under 40 Award Nominee and a marketing professional with more than 10 years experience across government, non-for-profit and the private sector. As a member of the FRINGE WORLD Executive, she is responsible for leading the marketing, partnerships, box office and Rooftop Movies teams.

Bunk

Bunk

Barketing Manager

Bunk is FRINGE WORLD’s resident pooch. He has heterochromia and likes wearing a blue bandana to set off his blue eye. He loves jumping in the ivy at The Pleasure Garden and getting treats from his Fringe mates.

Amy Riley

Amy Riley

Finance Manager

Amy is the newly appointed Finance Manager at FRINGE WORLD. She is a Chartered Accountant with a background primarily in the financial services and construction industries. In her spare time, Amy is an Instagram cat stalker – so many cats, not enough time.

Ruth Morris

Ruth Morris

Program Manager

Ruth made her way from the Highlands of Scotland to Perth on horseback and also a plane. Leading the programming team, she harbours secret dreams to join the circus.

Justin Marshman

Justin Marshman

FRINGE WORLD Producer

justin took the advice of a pet shop boys song and went west to become the FRINGE WORLD festival producer. he really likes shoes and really dislikes capital letters.

Mel Jasa

Mel Jasa

Marketing Manager

Mel started at FRINGE WORLD in August 2015, coming from a stint at a web agency. Her background is primarily in creative advertising and graphic design, but she's an all-round marketing wiz in our office. She loves choc matcha latte teas and consumes five a day.

Indi Ranson

Indi Ranson

Partnerships Coordinator

After having a whale of a time as FRINGE WORLD's Marketing Intern for the 2016 Festival, Indi joined the full-time Fringe family as Partnerships Coordinator in late 2016. When not making the Festival happen, Indi can be found perfecting her pizza dough recipe, sampling the finest desserts Perth has to offer, asking politely to pat strangers' dogs, or having a good old fashioned boogie.

Katie Dixon

Katie Dixon

Production Manager

One of the longest standing staff members with Artrage. Katie likes doing things and making stuff. It’s all in the detail. She enjoys a fresh juice in the morning and is often seen pottering in her garden, riding her motorbike or swimming at the beach.

Amir Barber-Skwarko

Amir Barber-Skwarko

Business Systems Manager

Amir joined ARTRAGE in September 2013 as Box Office Manager and became Business Systems Manager in 2016. He loves technology and hates the sun. 

Lindsay Mulcahy

Lindsay Mulcahy

Office Manager

Lindsay joined the Fringe team in 2015 as Senior Administration Coordinator. He works in the IT, finance, and customer service teams to help the offices run like a well-oiled machine. There’s a good chance that he’s thinking about gin and/or pizza at this very moment.

Melanie Jones

Melanie Jones

Accounts Coordinator

Melanie has worked in a wide range of industries and is happy to have found her home at FRINGE WORLD this year.

Tiffany Creasey

Tiffany Creasey

Box Office Manager

After spending 5 years in London, Tiffany joined FRINGE WORLD Festival in 2015. When Tiffany is not planning all things relating to Box Offices, she enjoys drinking wine, eating cheese and watching re-runs of F.R.I.E.N.D.S!