Nick Linke chair

Lead partner in legal firm Dentons, practicing in contentious insurance, employment and commerical law..


  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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

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Caroline Ellison deputy chair

UniSA Crossing the Horizon Professor of Ageing and Disability and Program Director Bachelor of Social Science (Ageing and Disability). 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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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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Caroline Conlon Board Member

Caroline had a long association (18 years) with Australian Theatre of the Deaf (ATOD) as a performer, tour manager and later Artistic Director. Previously based in Sydney, she worked with TV productions and theatre companies including Sydney Theatre Company as Deaf Advisor and Language Consultant.

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Karno Martin Board Member

Karno Martin is an indigenous Australian coming from a group of Aboriginal people local to the Adelaide metropolitan area known as the Kaurna people, and also the Narungga people from Yorke Peninsula.

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