Jacqui Bonner – Director
Jacqui Bonner has over 20 years experience in marketing communications and management, strategic analysis, project and campaign management, event management, social media, training and public relations.
Jacqui’s extensive career began with working with multinationals including Johnson and Johnson, The Shell Company of Australia Limited, ITT Sheraton and Forte and Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts.
In 2000, Jacqui began her consultancy, Jacqui Bonner Marketing + Management (JB M+M). Since this time, she has created and managed significant campaigns both here and overseas for clients such as The City of Sydney, Sydney Festival, Barangaroo Delivery Authority Arts and Cultural Precinct, UNSW The Big Anxiety Festival, The Four Winds Festival, Tropfest, Parramasala Festival, Sydney Youth Orchestras, The Australia Council for the Arts, DFAT, The Sydney Opera House, Destination NSW, National Parks and Wildlife, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Centennial Parklands Trust and many more diverse clients.
Bill Harris – Artistic Director
A graduate of the University of Melbourne and the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Bill was the Production Manager at Belvoir Street Theatre before moving to an executive production role at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and Paralympic Arts Festivals.
As Production Director for the 2002 Adelaide Festival of Arts, Bill drove the creation and development of new Australian and international productions, before returning to NIDA as Head of the Production course.
As Head of Programming at Sydney Festival, Bill produced events such as Festival First Night, Movers and Shakers dance series, Smoke and Mirrors, Dawn Chorus and Trocadero Dance Palace. For Global Creatures, Bill was Executive Producer for the world premiere season of the stage musical, King Kong. Bill has consulted to the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, advising and developing programming initiatives as part of its arts and cultural framework.
Jasmine Gulash – Indigenous Artistic Producer
Born in Murwillumbah, northern NSW, Jasmine is a descendant of the Gubbi Gubbi people in south-east Queensland. Jasmine studied at NAISDA College where she performed with the Aboriginal and Islander Dance Theatre in Melbourne, Germany and Finland, and is currently their Artistic Producer and Unit Manager of Cultural Program.
Prior to this, Jasmine joined Bangarra Dance Theatre when it was established and toured with it for two years, subsequently working with the company as cultural co ordinator, rehearsal director, company manager and assistant artistic director.
Jasmine has worked on major events such as AIDT, Festival of the Dreaming, the Awakening ceremony and assisted Stephen Page with the opening ceremony of the Olympic Arts Festival Tubowgule and Bangarra’s production of Skin.
James Rongen Hall – Production Consultant
James is a highly articulate, strategic and multi-skilled arts and culture professional with strong general
management skills, and extensive experience producing and managing programs, projects and other
deliverables across the arts, culture, entertainment and events sectors. James has worked as the Head of Production and a Producer for Carriageworks, Producer at the Sydney Opera House and is currently working with The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney. James has worked on major events and festivals such as Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Mardi Gras, Sydney Opera House Open Day, Graphic Festival, Sydney Festival and Australian Idol.
Liz Astey – Associate Producer/Technical Production
Liz has had an outstanding career as Production and Operations Manager at some of Australia’s largest events and festivals. Focusing mainly on large-scale outdoor events, Liz has been involved in Sydney New Year’s Eve with both the City of Sydney and Royal Botanic Gardens, as well as taking on roles at Belvoir, Performing Lines, Sydney Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Darwin Festival, Sydney Writers Festival, Barangaroo Development Authority and Art Month Sydney.
Rodney Cambridge – Event Consultant
Rodney Cambridge launched Cambridge Events in 2000. Over the following twelve years his company managed and produced over 500 projects delivering some of Australia’s most prestigious and spectacular large-scale and boutique events. Rodney recently completed his third engagement as the Project Director for Parrtjima – A Festival In Light, a unique 10-day event created in partnership with the local First Nations artists and art centres of Central Australia. Rodney’s experience includes Exec Producer Vivid (Destination NSW), Australia Day Lunch, Breakfast on the Bridge and Sydney Harbour Bridge 75th Anniversary Celebrations (Dept. Premier & Cabinet NSW), Welcome for the World’s Media, Sydney 2000 (Olympic Coordination Authority)
Rachel Hurford – General Manager
Rachel has lead the creation, development and delivery of major public events, festivals and celebrations for over 20 years. Working in both the government and commercial sectors, Rachel has successfully lead large multi-disciplinary teams responsible for complex, high-profile projects. Rachel has worked for the Department of Premier and Cabinet (Australia Day Celebrations, Sydney Harbour Bridge 75thAnniversary Celebrations), Destination NSW, Australia Day Council of NSW and AGB Events.