Nick Linke chair

Partner, Fisher Jeffries, Employment, Insurance & Commercial Litigation Sections.


  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution


Nicholas joined Fisher Jeffries in 1993 and is now the lead Partner in the firm’s Employment and Insurance Groups.

He practises in non-contentious and contentious employment law as well as in insurance law and commercial litigation in Fair Work Australia, the Federal, Federal Magistrates’ and Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts and the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Nicholas also practices in OHS law including in workplace safety prosecutions and acts in Coronial Inquiries.

Nicholas is the editor of the Halsburys Laws of Australia chapter on Industrial Law for South Australia.

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Caroline Ellison deputy chair

Head of Unit, Disability and Social Inclusion, Flinders University. Caroline Ellison is a Developmental Educator, education practitioner and consultant. Caroline possesses significant skills in research and working collaboratively with stake-holders living with disability.

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Jean Matthews treasurer

A lawyer for many years, Jean also holds the Graduate Diploma in Management (Arts) from Uni SA, and has experience in theatre administration and governance, including State Theatre of SA, Patch, Bakehouse, Bluetongue and Vitalstatistix, where she also held the position of Treasurer.

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Anne Fisher Board Member

Anne Fisher is a senior educator with early career experience as a director of music and as a specialist teacher in music and literature. She has led overseas touring as director of a chamber choir and is an experienced conductor and pianist. More recently she has completed postgraduate study in philosophy, ethics and comparative religions….

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Tuula Roppola Board Member

Tuula Roppola’s choreographic work spans across film, opera, ensemble and solo performances. Tuula began her career in 1991 as a dancer with the Meryl Tankard Company in Canberra and then Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre in Adelaide.


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Belinda MacQueen Board Member

Belinda MacQueen has been working as an arts manager for more than 20 years. In 2013, Belinda and her long-time colleague Amanda Jones started their own arts consulting business, Jones MacQueen, providing services to the arts sector including: strategic planning, financial modelling, mentoring, grant writing and management of arts and cultural projects.

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Susannah Sweeney Board Member

Susannah Sweeney is the Creative Producer of the DreamBIG Children’s Festival, South Australia’s preeminent arts festival for schools and families run by the Adelaide Festival Centre.

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Antoinette Tyson Board Member

Antoinette Tyson has more than 20 years’ experience in marketing management and strategy development. She began her marketing career with various roles in sectors including energy and automotive manufacturing before the “job of a lifetime” saw her join the marketing team at Adelaide Festival Centre.

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