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Our Board

Jennie Sagar

Non Executive Director/Interim Chair

Jennie Sagar

JENNIE SAGAR is an executive known for creating and delivering global-first campaigns for top-tier companies. Throughout her career in television and tech, Jennie has produced award-winning programs for major television networks, including MTV, Discovery, NBC, ABC, CBS, and The Nine Network, and brought to life some of the world’s biggest events, including Superbowl XLVIII, The Academy Awards, and The Grammys.

As an Executive in the United States and a regional leader in Asia Pacific, Jennie has managed teams across many borders for global companies such as Twitter.

Now as the Global Head of Brand and Managing Director of Nextdoor Australia, Jennie uses her skills to drive positive change, focused on building kinder communities around the world. She is also on the Board of Directors of Sydney’s premier entertainment venue, the City Recital Hall, and is a proud mum to three boys, two rabbits, and a dog.

JANE RYBARZ

Non Executive Director/Treasurer

Jane Rybarz

JANE RYBARZ is a Chartered Accountant and CPA who worked for KPMG in their Adelaide and Cairns offices before establishing and later selling the practice Rybarz Zappulla Chartered Accountants.

After moving to Sydney she worked in a number of interesting roles including that of Management Accountant with Southern Star Endemol, Film & TV Production Accountant with Moneypenny, Financial Controller of Bazmark Inq the operating entity of Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, Director of Finance and Audit for NITV the National Indigenous Television Channel, CFO of Link-Up (NSW) Aboriginal Corporation who reunite members of the Stolen Generation, CFO of Vanessa Stoykov’s financial education Evolution Media Group, and Financial Controller of the Australian Club. Her current role is head of the finance team at the Ettalong Diggers Club on the NSW Central Coast where she is enjoying being involved in the local community.

Jane is also researching and co-writing an historical book “The District Commissioner” which is the memoirs of David Milbourne Marsh OBE and his nation building work in Papua New Guinea during 1940 to 1975. She is the honorary Public Officer of the Papua New Guinea Association of Australia Inc.

Jane has served on the Boards of Aurora Community Television Ltd, WIFT – Women in Film and Television Association of NSW, FTA – Film & Television Association (FNQ), Cairns Regional Gallery VIPs Association, Far North Cultural Industry Association, and the Australian American Association Inc Cairns. She was an honorary consultant with Arts Law in Cairns, and won the inaugural Cairns Business Woman of the Year Encouragement Award, and a North Queensland Radio Marketing award.

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Non Executive Director/Secretary

Kristy Dixon

KRISTY DIXON is an expert in corporate and commercial law, with particular experience in mergers & acquisitions and capital raising. Kristy works closely with the directors and executives of her clients to pro-actively help them manage legal issues associated with the operation and growth of their businesses.

Her extensive M&A experience ranges from private sales and divestments to schemes of arrangement and takeovers. Kristy also regularly advises on corporate governance issues, restructures, joint venture arrangements and commercial contracts, and has a keen interest in emerging corporate structures.

Vicki Gordon

Non Executive Director

Vicki Gordon

VICKI GORDON is a Helpmann Award winning Music Producer who has been a passionate advocate for gender and cultural equality her entire career. She has extensive experience in the Australian music industry and the performing arts, having worked as a musician, music theatre producer, festival director, cultural consultant, tour manager, artist manager, marketing director, record label executive and ARIA board director.

In the early 90s, Vicki founded the Australian Women’s Rock Institute, producing Australia’s first training program for female DJs, first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Contemporary Music Festival and first fanzine for female musicians. In 2013 Vicki curated, produced and toured the internationally acclaimed First Nations ensemble Barefoot Divas to the US, Canada and Hawaii, selling out the Hong Kong Concert Hall in 2015. She is commissioning producer for the multi-award-winning rock musical Barbara & the Camp Dogs, picking up four Green Room Awards and four Helpmann Awards in 2019 including Best Musical and Best Score.

In 2019, Vicki was the only Australian Music Executive in the TOP 100 AFR Women of Influence and a finalist in the 2020 Telstra Business Women’s Awards. She has been awarded a Human Rights Commendation, Community Cultural Development, Women in the Arts Fellowships and Gold and Platinum ARIA awards in recognition of her contribution to the industry. She is founding Executive Producer and Program Director for Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA) & Conference Program, and Director for Vicki Gordon Music Productions. She holds a Certificate of Completion in Indigenous Cultural Protocols for Business.

Zoe Hauptmann

Non Executive Director

Zoe Hauptmann

ZOE HAUPTMANN is one of Australia’s most in demand session musician’s who has recorded and performed with some of the country’s most iconic artists including Paul Kelly, Neil Finn, Wendy Mathews, Kate Ceberano, Missy Higgins, Ian Moss, Kasey Chambers, Katie Noonan, Tim Rogers and Peter Garrett.

Zoe has recorded on over 80 albums, performed at every major Australian festival and at a multitude of venues in both capital cities and regionally. In 2017 and 2018 Zoe was a finalist in the National Live Music Awards for “Australia’s best bassist”. Internationally Zoe has toured throughout Asia, Europe and America.

Sarah McLeod

Non Executive Director

Sarah McLeod

SARAH McLEOD is a founding member of the 3-time aria award winning band the Superjesus.
With a successful career spanning over two decades, Sarah is an inductee into the South Australian Music Hall Of Fame. Sarah has released 3 albums with the superjesus and 3 solo Albums. Over recent years Mcleod has expanded her creative enterprises to include treading the boards in Green Day’s critically acclaimed American Idiot alongside Grinspoon’s Phil Jamieson and Magic Dirt’s Adalita. In 2022 Sarah embarked on a national tour with Shake & Stir’s powerful adaptation of Jane Eyre. McLeod composed the sound track, performs it live on stage on piano, whilst also performing a host of dark And diverse characters.

Sarah is the ambassador to Both brick Lane Brewery and the Airlie beach festival of music – with her strong work ethic and raw talent – Sarah is known for consistently delivering professional and vibrant work.

Anne Wiberg

Non Executive Director

Anne Wiberg

After nine years as Chair of Music SA and six years as Associate Producer with the Adelaide Festival, Anne started her own business to continue working primarily in the music industry and the arts.

Her main clients included Darwin Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide Festival, State Government of South Australia, Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia and Australian Independent Records. She has over 25 years’ experience in project management, festival and event producing, programming and consultancy. Anne is also a qualified social worker and worked in youth development for 15 years prior to moving to the arts.

Anne is a collaborator, programmer, mentor, networker, live music lover and a DJ, and a Board Director with Tutti Arts, a ground-breaking multi-arts organisation for artists with disability. Anne is currently the Artistic Director at Light Adelaide, a not-for-profit organisation supporting the arts and hospitality. The new live performance venue “The Lab” and the award-winning restaurant “Aurora” in Light Square have already made their mark in the West End of Adelaide.