Judy Potter: Chair
Judy Potter is Chairperson of Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium and the inaugural Adelaide Central Market Authority. She is also the Director and State President of Musica Viva and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. She has also been engaged by the joint venture HYLC (Hansen & Yuncken - Leighton Contractors) since early 2009 as a consultant on the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. Her previous roles include Chief Executive Officer of SA Great, Director/CE of Carlcew Youth Arts Centre, and the South Australian Youth Arts Board, Consultant to Arts SA/Minister for Arts on the ‘start up ’ and implementation of Windmill Performing Arts Company, Trainer in Management, leadership and group work for DEFET.
Bridget Ikin is an independent film producer whose credits include An Angel At My Table, Kitchen Sink, Crush, Loaded, Floating Life and Look Both Ways. She was also the Executive Producer on The Tracker, Australian Rules, Walking on Water and Kabbarli. She was the establishing evaluation manager at the Film Finance Corporation, where the feature films she consulted include: Candy; Footy Legends; Suburban Mayhem; The Home Song Stories; Clubland; and Lucky Miles. Ms Iken was also the General Manager of SBSi where she was responsible for more than 400 hours of distinctive Australian television programming.
Anthony Maras is a multi-award winning filmmaker having won a plethora of state and national industry awards for his short fiction films The Palace, Spike Up and Azadi. He has also worked as an associate producer on Last Ride, the debut feature of Palm D’Or winning director Glendyn Ivin and starring Hugo Weaving. After completing a Law Degree at Flinders University, Anthony went on to study film production at the University of California. He has served as a funding consultant to the South Australian Film Corporation, as an AFI Awards juror, as President of the University of California SB Filmmakers Cooperative and as a board of the Media Resource Centre.
Des Monaghan is one of Australia’s leading and multi-award winning Executive Producers. He was the Controller of Programming and Director of Program and Production for Television New Zealand (TVNZ) Networks 1 and 2. He set up South Pacific Pictures Limited before being appointed Network Director of Production and Program Development for the Seven Network in Australia. He formed the television production company Screentime in 1996 with Bob Campbell with operations in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. With productions in all genres including telemovies, mini-series, long form drama, comedy, serial drama and infotainment/reality, Screentime produces formats in over 40 countries and has produced many of Australia’s most celebrated dramas. Most recent of these, with Des as Executive Producer, include the Underbelly franchise, the critically acclaimed Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet for Showtime Australia, Crownies for ABC TV and Underbelly: Razor for the Nine Network.
Vivienne Skinner is a speechwriter and adviser on cities to the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, the Hon Anthony Albanese MP. She was arts adviser to former NSW premiers Bob Carr and Nathan Rees where she took a special interest in the development of the screen industries. She is the former deputy-chair of the Adelaide Film Festival. Ms Skinner sits on the board of Beyond Empathy—who use the arts to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people in regional Australia and the physical theatre company Legs on the Wall and is a member of the Sydney Committee for the Big Issue.
Chris Ward is a strategic consultant with broad business experience particularly in banking and finance along with marketing and project management. Up to 2012 Chris was General Manager Operations for BankSA. Chris is a non executive director of HomeStart Finance and a member of its Asset and Liability Committee and its Credit Committee. Chris is also a non executive director of Australian Dance Theatre and Chairs the ADT Governance Committee. Chris Chairs the Risk and Audit Committee for South Australian Film Corporation.
Adrian Tisato is an experienced commercial lawyer and company director. He is the head of the commercial and corporate division at Griffins Lawyers, a firm he co-founded in 1996. Throughout his career, Adrian has been a director or board member in several private companies, Ministerially-appointed statutory authorities and non-profit associations. As well as the South Australian Film Corporation, Adrian is a board member of the Independent Gambling Authority, which regulates gambling in South Australia. Adrian’s previous board positions include roles as Deputy Chairman of Australia’s biggest arts festival, the Adelaide Fringe, and Chairman of multi-award-winning animation studio, The People’s Republic of Animation. Adrian is the son of Italian migrants and is passionate about music, film and the arts.
Susan Mitchell is a writer, columnist, freelance journalist, broadcaster, scriptwriter for theatre, film and television, and public speaker. With fourteen best-selling titles, including the groundbreaking book and subsequent TV Series “Tall Poppies,” Susan's work has been published in the USA, UK, Germany and Holland. She has presented her own radio and television programs and has been a film reviewer forABC 891. Susan currently writes a weekly column and produces a monthly film review video for Indaily. She has degrees from University of Adelaide and Flinders University (Masters in Drama and Film) plus a doctorate in Creative Arts from University of Western Sydney. A former senior lecturer in Creative Writing at University of South Australia, Susan has lived and worked in London, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. Having serviced on the both the Film Australia and Literature Board of the Australia Council, Susan is currently on the Board of the Adelaide Convention Centre.