OUR TEAM

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Megan Hills

CEO, Project Strategist & Designer

Megan is known as a connector. She also has over 30 years’ experience in arts project management (including public art and Aboriginal cultural development) and 10 years in enterprise/marketing training and consultancy.

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Ruth McLeod

COMMUNITY CONSULTATION FACILITATOR

Ruth McLeod works with diverse groups to identify issues, shared objectives and achievable solutions. Ruth is currently the Community Reference Group facilitator for Newcastle City Council’s Coastal Revitalisation Project…

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Susie Young

Urban Planner & Designer, Landscape Architect

Susie has a wealth of experience in public domain projects, heritage interpretation, town centre activation, commissioning of public art projects and community engagement, that spans 20+ years in the Hunter and Sydney.

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Charlotte Hilder

Public Art, Place-Making & Performance Projects

Charlotte is an experienced project manager in the areas of public art, place-making, performance, festivals and events. Also a curator of public programs, visual arts and exhibitions.

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Jess Hartigan

Events Curator & Live Music Project Manager

Jess has a wide-scope of experience organising spectacular events that draw thousands, to small gatherings with soul. She has curated for live music, chocolate & coffee expos, kids fun fests, steamtrain heritage & beyond.

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Amber Herrmann

Place Activation, Policy Development & Project Management Consultancy

With extensive local government experience in community development and place activation, Amber’s passion is in revitalising & creating the story and identity of place – and developing policies for culturally positive outcomes.

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Peter Graf

Audio Visual Specialist

Having worked in Vienna, for Channel 9 Perth and ABC Darwin, Peter now brings over 22 years of specialist Broadcast & Television industry experience as a sound recordist, audio director and SPC news camera operator.

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Shannon Benton

Community Access Strategy & Project Support

Shannon is an elder care and disability specialist, a creative thinker and team builder. Combining her experience in the healthcare sector with that in the entertainment industry makes Shannon’s collaborative skillset unique.

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CHERIE JOHNSON

ABORIGINAL CULTURAL CONSULTANT & TRAINER

Newcastle-base Cherie Johnson is a Gamilaroi and Weilwun woman who participates as an active member of the Awabakal Community. She owns and operates Aboriginal cultural consultancy, Speaking in Colour…

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Tom Gray

Public Art & Design Consultant

Tom’s work spans the spectrum between arts practice, design and consulting. Through all this is a continuous engagement with public art. The result is a balance between design and art.

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CHRISTOPHER SAUNDERS

PROJECT MANAGER & SOCIAL CHANGE INITIATOR

Christopher Saunders is an enabler and a social change initiator. He was creative producer for fifteen years with Big hART and has been General Manager of Renew Newcastle for six years, enabling creative enterprises and communities to flourish…

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Brenda Madden

Project Management Consultancy & Community Consultation

Over 15 years’ experience is local government community engagement explains why Brenda is so adept at getting the best out of people, She also has refined skills in project management, events, training and communitations.

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