Our Board

Daniel Dunlop (Sydney, NSW)
Chair / Fundraising Subcommittee
Appointed 02/05/2018 (Chair since 16/02/2019)

Daniel is a director, creative producer, arts manager, administrator, company manager, teaching artist, lecturer, consultant and mentor, in the arts, entertainment, cultural and creative learning sectors.

He has an interest in creating performance with young and emerging artists, and has worked as an arts educator, theatre-maker, director and teaching artist, in variety of organisations, schools and tertiary institutions, developing arts programmes nationally, consulting on curriculum, and working on more than 100 productions, events and arts projects. He has worked with organisations across Australia and internationally including: Cirque du Soleil, the Gordon Frost Organisation (Wicked, Chicago, Doctor Zhivago, Fame), Newtheatricals, Dainty Group and Dodger Theatricals (Jersey Boys), James Anthony Productions (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Centre Education New York, the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) Sydney, New Mardi Gras, Brisbane Festival, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane Powerhouse, the Australian Institute of Music, and the Australia Council for the Arts.

Daniel is an inaugural graduate of the Master of Fine Arts (Cultural Leadership) program at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), holds a Master of Arts and Creative Industries Management, a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Drama), and a Bachelor of Education, from Queensland University of Technology, and is a member of the Institute of Community Directors Australia.

Alison Nadebaum (Adelaide, SA)
Deputy Chair / Fundraising Subcommittee
Appointed 02/05/2018 (Deputy Chair since 16/02/2019)

Alison studied Arts Management at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts and started her career in Perth’s small-to-medium sector, holding roles in administration, finance, project and venue management, and producing at organisations including Deckchair Theatre, Thin Ice Productions, and ARTRAGE. During this time her passion for all elements of the performing arts also saw her moonlight as actor, director, publicist, costumier, and reluctant follow spot operator for independent theatre productions.

She spent the next decade in NSW, holding a variety of roles at Sydney Opera House across the areas of event delivery, commercial enterprises, ticketing, and special events. Alison subsequently led the business management and operations for Sydney Opera House Presents, the Opera House’s internal programming and producing department, for five years.

Alison is currently the Chief Operating Officer for State Opera South Australia.

Neville Ladson (Deniliquin, NSW)
Director / Treasurer
Appointed 21/05/2011 (Treasurer since 21/05/2011)

Neville is a small business owner and, with qualifications in science, computing and electronics, is the proprietor of Deniliquin Hi-Tech. He became involved in OTYP as a parent of past OTYP participants and has served as Treasurer since his appointment to the board in 2011.

He is a most recognised and respected member of the local community. His humble service to many community organisations includes, among others, ten years as the Deniliquin Club President, and more than 30 years as a member of the Rotary Club, where he is the longest serving Deniliquin Rotarian and has held every executive position on the board, including the Presidency twice. Neville has also been a key figure in the regional music community, organising Deniliquin’s monthly Muso’s Night, as well as many other community events.

In 2015 he was awarded Deniliquin’s Australia Day Citizen of the Year for his outstanding contribution to the community.

Airlie Circuitt (Deniliquin, NSW)
Appointed 18/02/2012

Born and raised in Sydney, Airlie studied for a BA in Fine Art at the National Art School, before marrying and moving to a sheep and cattle station on the Lachlan River on the mighty Hay Plains.

Airlie’s long and tireless association with OTYP has seen her involved with the company since 1991. She is passionate about and dedicated to the incredible things the organisation has created for and with the youth of the region.

As a former, elected Hay Shire Councillor, Airlie was honoured for her years of service as a local government member. She was previously the General Manager of Radio 2HAYFM, the Secretary of the Isolated Children’s Parent Association, and the Director of the “Ulonga” Grazing Co. She was appointed the International Services Director for the Rotary Club of Hay, was an inaugural Board Member of Shear Outback, the Australia Shearers’ Hall of Fame, and has been both the Secretary and President of the Riverina Women’s Club.

As a proud parent and grandparent, Airlie, now based in Deniliquin, continues to be actively involved in the community as a classroom volunteer at St Michael’s Primary School and through U3A (University of the Third Age), where she has served as Committee Secretary. She brings a strong community, social and local government networking knowledge to the OTYP board, and is the current Chair of South West Arts, the Regional Arts Development Organisation for South West NSW.

Alysha Herrmann (Glossop, SA)
Director/ Fundraising Subcommittee
Appointed 02/05/2018

Alysha Herrmann is a proud parent, daughter of regional Australia, writer, theatre-maker, creative producer and community organiser working across disciplines in the arts, education, tourism, community development, youth work, social justice and social enterprise. As a creative practitioner Alysha makes performances, installations, experiences, presentations, poetry, digital exchanges and small moments of connection in public places.

Once upon a time Alysha was a disconnected and very angry high-school dropout and teenage parent who thought the arts was a waste of time and money. You can read about that story HERE.

Alysha has won numerous awards for her work using the arts to interrogate and explore community concerns and aspirations, including the 2017 Arts South Australia Geoff Crowhurst Memorial Award and the 2015 Australia Council for the Arts Kirk Robson Award. Alysha is also an alumna of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation’s flagship leadership program ARLP, and Foundation for Young Australian’s Young Social Pioneers Program.

Alysha’s work is grounded in community arts and cultural development practice that is dedicated to nurturing and supporting the voices of young people and regional communities. Alongside independent practice and two small businesses, Alysha is currently employed full-time in a state-wide Creative Producer role dedicated to producing new creative outcomes by young people in regional South Australia. Her position is co-funded and co-managed by Carclew and Country Arts SA.

Alysha is a tea-drinker, big dreamer and thinker of confusing thoughts. You can find her on twitter as @lylyee writing #tinytwitterpoem (s) and talking all things #myriverland and #letstalkyoutharts

Harley Moore (Deniliquin, NSW)
Director  / Finance Subcommittee 

Appointed 19/04/2009 (Chair 09/05/2009 – 21/05/2011) 

Based in Deniliquin, Harley has been a lawyer practicing in the Southern Riverina for almost 40 years and in 1989 became a partner of Mills Hebbard Moore, a boutique law firm, located in Deniliquin and Barham.

He is a former OTYP Board Chair and was an initial member involved in the registration of the company and its transition from an incorporated association to a company limited by guarantee.

As a community leader and parent of a former OTYP participant, Harley has held positions on the boards of a number of local organisations including six years as the president of Deniliquin High School’s P&C Association, eight years as the President and Secretary of the Deniliquin Lawn Tennis Club, as well as roles with the local junior football club, and the community services provider, Intereach.

Harley holds degrees in Economics and Law from the University of Sydney.

Olivia Wynne (Sydney, NSW)
Director / Fundraising Subcommittee
Appointed 02/05/2018

Based in Sydney, Olivia has more than 10 years’ fundraising experience in philanthropy and corporate partnerships. With previous roles at Sydney Opera House and Sydney Festival, plus various volunteer and consultancy positions during her four years living in Cambodia, she has a diverse range of skills across fundraising and governance.

Passionate about building long-term relationships and connecting donors to programs with a measurable impact, Olivia is currently the Major Gifts and Philanthropy Manager at Bell Shakespeare. As Australia’s national touring theatre company, Bell Shakespeare has a significant education and outreach program, offering students, teachers and communities across Australia access to quality live theatre and arts education. This experience has provided Olivia with a tremendous foundation for her Director position with OTYP.