The Arts Industry Council of SA is managed by an executive of up to thirteen people comprised of up to TEN elected and THREE co-opted financial members. The Executive Committee members volunteer their time to carry out AICSA’s work and are supported by a part-time (one day per week) Executive Officer.

At the Annual General Meeting held on 26 May 2021,  there were four nominations received for the Executive Committee with two vacant spaces. Following an election and secret ballot, AICSA is very pleased to welcome Becci Love as a new Executive Committee member and Jessica Alice returned for a further two year term.

AICSA also said farewell to outgoing Chair Gail Kovatseff after seven years as Chair and eight years on the Executive Committee. AICSA thanks Gail for her extraordinary work with AICSA and her many achievements and we wish her well in all of her future endeavours.


Jessica Alice, Director, Writers SA

Justyna Jochym, CEO of Festivals Adelaide

Vincent Ciccarello, Managing Director, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Kristen Eckhardt, Director of Marketing, Sales and Audience Engagement, Adelaide Festival Centre
Becci Love, Producer
Nescha Jelk, Co-Executive Director of RUMPUS Theatre
Eleanor Scicchitano, Independent Curator and Writer
Emma Webb, Director, Vitalstatistix

Julianne Pierce

Should you be interested in being part of the Executive Committee of the Arts Industry Council of South Australia, please write to the Executive Officer ( and include your current biography. The annual general meeting takes place each May and includes the election of the Executive Committee.

Former Committee members

Jane Andrew, Principal Advisor, Public Art and Design

Craige Andrae, Artist

Christie Anthoney, Executive Officer, Festivals Adelaide

Geordie Brookman, Artistic Director, State Theatre Company

Rob Brookman, Theatre Director and advocate

Phil Callaghan, Director, Ausdance SA

Amber Cronin, Cross-disciplinary artist

Chris Drummond, Artistic Director, Brink Productions

Alison Dunn, CEO, Helpmann Academy

Louise Dunn, Director, Nexus Multicultural Arts

Angela Flynn, Director, Kukuni Arts

Jim Giles, Inaugural AICSA Chair

Jodi Glass, General Manager, Adelaide Fringe

David Grice, Managing Director, Musitec

Penny Griggs, Director, Central School of Art

Liz Hawkins, Director of Programming & Development, Adelaide Festival Centre

Gail Kovatseff, Programs, Audience and Industry Development Manager, Adelaide Film Festival

Anne Levy, Former Minister for the Arts

Greg Mackie, CEO, History Trust of South Australia

Ross McHenry, independent musician, composer and producer

Teena Munn, Producer and General Manager

Dearna Newchurch, Producer

Brigid Noone, Director, Fontanelle Gallery

Liz Nowell, CEO, ACE Open

Andy Packer, Artistic Director, Slingsby

Nadia Parker, Event Programmer Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium

Lisa Philip-Harbutt, Director, Community Arts Network SA

Carolyn Ramsay, AICSA Chair (2008-2010)

Brad Rush, Head of Industry and Artist Fund, Adelaide Fringe

Michelle Ryan, Artistic Director, Restless Dance Theatre

David Sefton, Artistic Director

Gabriella Smart, Musician and Artistic Director, Soundstream

Sandy Verschoor, Arts Producer, Festival of Ideas

Tricia Walton, Director Arts Programs, Country Arts SA

Barbara Wiesner, Director, SA Writer’s Centre