UKARIA honours our First Nations by fostering a shared sense of respect for this land, and we acknowledge and pay our respects to the Peramangk, traditional custodians of the land on which the Cultural Centre stands.

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UKARIA is a not for profit company listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations. 

It was founded by Ulrike Klein AO in 2009 and Chaired by David Minns from 2011 – February 2020. David played a vital role in the strategic growth of UKARIA and the construction of the Cultural Centre. Today the Board is Chaired by Rob Brookman AM. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Rob Brookman AM Rob Brookman AM Chair Chair
Ulrike Klein AO Ulrike Klein AO Founder Founder
Toby Chadd Toby Chadd
Amanda Harkness Amanda Harkness
Paul Kildea Paul Kildea
David McKee AO David McKee AO
Sam Saunders Sam Saunders
Mary Vallentine AO Mary Vallentine AO

UKARIA FOUNDATION DIRECTORS

David McKee AO, ChairAmanda HarknessUlrike Klein AO
Diana McLaurinKirsty Roderick

STAFF

Alison Beare Alison Beare CEO CEO
Paola Niscioli Paola Niscioli General Manager, Operations General Manager, Operations
Emma van Lierop Emma van Lierop Business Manager and Artist Liaison Business Manager and Artist Liaison
Mairead Hooper Mairead Hooper Bookkeeper/Receptionist Bookkeeper/Receptionist
Lisa Bird Lisa Bird Food and Beverage Manager Food and Beverage Manager
John Carter John Carter Facilities Manager Facilities Manager
Liam Taylor Liam Taylor Venue and Production Manager Venue and Production Manager
Dylan Henderson Dylan Henderson Communications Manager Communications Manager
Rachel Bruerville Rachel Bruerville Communications Coordinator Communications Coordinator

CASUAL STAFF

Liam Taylor

Venue Manager


Penny Macauley

Venue Manager


Adam Hancock

Head Gardener


Andrew Plummer

Gardener


Jacob Hurrell

Gardening & Maintenance Assistant


Lisa Derewlany

F&B Supervisor


Lara Winsor

F&B Supervisor




Claire Mangelsdorf

F&B


Danielle Mangelsdorf

F&B


Sarah McGregor

F&B


Evan Ross

F&B




Jeanette Janowicz

Front of House


Sandra Naulty

Front of House


Geraldine Pope

Front of House


Carolyn Watkins

Front of House