Our Board

Perin Davey, Deniliquin, NSW: Chairperson/Finance Subcommittee

Perin has a background in government relations and issues management.  Based in Deniliquin, she runs her own consultancy firm providing communications, engagement and strategic advice to organisations with specialist expertise in rural and regional issues.

A former country journalist and media adviser to a Federal Senator, Perin has also worked in Canberra with an international government relations consultancy firm. She has worked with a wide range of clients on issues as diverse as single desk wheat marketing, food and drug approvals and copyright.

Perin has a Graduate Certificate in Public Relations from the University of Southern Queensland and is a member and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has been appointed to several regional advisory councils including the NSW Primary Industries Ministerial Advisory Council and Regional Development Australia, Murray.

Neville Ladson, Deniliquin, NSW: Director/Treasurer 

Based in Deniliquin, Neville is a small business owner and parent. Neville is a key figure in the regional music community organizing Deniliquin’s monthly Muso’s Night among other community events.

Airlie Circuitt, Deniliquin, NSW: Director

Now based in Deniliquin, Airlie was previously the manager and an announcer of Radio 2 Hay FM. Airlie is a former Hay Shire Councillor and former co-chair of South West Arts. Airlie is active in many community organisations in Hay and is a parent and grandparent.

Harley Moore, Deniliquin, NSW: Director/Finance Subcommittee 

Based in Deniliquin, Harley is a solicitor, community leader and parent. Harley has held positions on the boards of a number of local organizations including community services provider, Intereach and is currently the president of Deniliquin High School’s P&C Committee.

Daniel Dunlop, Sydney, NSW: Director

With a passion for creativity, innovation and artistry, and a practice in theatre and performance, 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, and the Australian Institute of Music.

Daniel is an inaugural graduate of the Master of Fine Arts (Cultural Leadership) program at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), and 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.

Alysha Herrmann, Glossop, SA: Director

Alysha Herrmann is a proud parent, daughter of regional Australia, writer, theatre maker and community organizer working across disciplines in the arts, 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.  Recent work includes Another Elusive Maybe, a performance work presented in actual lounge rooms during Adelaide Fringe 2016 exploring loneliness and motherhood, Manifold Portrait, a long term artistic commitment to the residents of Manifold Crescent in Berri and Sing Me Your Sorrow, an interactive installation work exploring sorrow and resilience.

Alongside her creative practice, Alysha is employed full-time by Carclew & Country Arts SA as Creative Producer, Youth (Regional) co-creating new artistic works and building the capacity of young artists in regional South Australia. Alysha has won numerous awards for her work using the arts to interrogate and explore community concerns and aspirations including most recently the 2017 Arts South Australia Geoff Crowhurst Memorial Ruby Award and the 2015 Australia Council Kirk Robson Award. Alysha is a current participant in the Australian Rural Leadership Program with a scholarship from the Australia Council.

Alison Nadebaum, Sydney, NSW: Director

Based in Sydney, 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.

Upon relocating to Sydney a decade ago, she has held a variety of roles at the Opera House across the areas of event delivery, commercial enterprises, ticketing, and special events. Alison has subsequently led the business management and operations for Sydney Opera House Presents, the Opera House’s internal programming and producing department, for the past five years.

Olivia Wynne, Sydney, NSW: Director

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.

However, as of April 2018 she is on parental leave nurturing a possible future participant in OTYP’s initiatives, should she ever take the plunge and leave Sydney.


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