Our Team

Board

  • Anthony Robinson Hon Chairperson
  • Lindsay O'Sullivan Hon Vice-Chairperson
  • Kyle Jeavons Hon Vice-Chairperson
  • Gabrielle Vitali Hon Secretary
  • Saffron Solomon
  • Renee Wingfield
  • Megan Anwyl
  • Howard Cearns

Staff

Marcus Canning

Marcus Canning

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Winner of the 2017 Western Australian of the Year Award in the Arts and Culture category, Marcus has been behind a range of successful arts and entertainment initiatives over the last 25 years. As CEO of Artrage he developed and launched the Fringe World Festival, Rooftop Movies and The Bakery live music venue. A previous recipient of the City of Perth award at the 40 under 40 awards he has contributed to state and federal boards including the New Media Arts Board of the Australia Council and served as Chair of the federal Festivals Australia Committee. As an artist Marcus has created some of Perth’s most popular monumental public sculptures including Fremantle’s ‘Rainbow’ sea container sculpture entry statement. Further insights into Marcus’ 25 years working across a wide array of creative industries can be found at Celebrate WA - Western Australian of the Year Awards.

Amber Hasler

Amber Hasler

Festival Director

Amber has been instrumental in building FRINGE WORLD to its position as the third biggest international Fringe event of its kind in terms of tickets sold and the biggest annual festival in Western Australia. Her direction of the festival has helped transform perceptions of Perth by enlivening city spaces, introducing new live acts from thousands of local and international artists to audiences across the state and promoting economic growth during the month-long celebration in February. Amber’s passion for WA’s arts and culture industry has also led to her involvement in several boards including the Chamber of Arts & Culture of WA Board and the Helpmann Awards Panel, which celebrates Australia’s most talented performing artists. She was a 2016 Western Australian of the Year Award Nominee and a 2016 40 Under 40 Award Winner.

Jo Hos

Jo Hos

Marketing Director

Jo is a 40 Under 40 Award Nominee and a marketing professional with more than 10 years experience across government, non-for-profit and the private sector. As a member of the FRINGE WORLD Executive, she is responsible for leading the marketing, partnerships, box office and Rooftop Movies teams.

Bunk

Bunk

Barketing Manager

Bunk is FRINGE WORLD’s resident pooch. He has heterochromia and likes wearing a blue bandana to set off his blue eye. He loves jumping in the ivy at The Pleasure Garden and getting treats from his Fringe mates.

Amy Riley

Amy Riley

Finance Manager

Amy is the newly appointed Finance Manager at FRINGE WORLD. She is a Chartered Accountant with a background primarily in the financial services and construction industries. In her spare time, Amy is an Instagram cat stalker – so many cats, not enough time.

Ruth Morris

Ruth Morris

Program Manager

Ruth made her way from the Highlands of Scotland to Perth on horseback and also a plane. Leading the programming team, she harbours secret dreams to join the circus.

Justin Marshman

Justin Marshman

FRINGE WORLD Producer

justin took the advice of a pet shop boys song and went west to become the FRINGE WORLD festival producer. he really likes shoes and really dislikes capital letters.

Libby Lynch

Libby Lynch

Program Coordinator

Libby has joined FRINGE WORLD this year for the first time as part of the programming team. She has lapped Australia working for festivals and put hours of research into happy hours. You might have met her at Melbourne Fringe, Woodford Folk Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Film Festival, Brisbane Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival or Darwin Festival. She also now has a business card, which she has sent photos of to her mum.

Amy Greenwood

Amy Greenwood

Program Coordinator

Amy jumped into festival life after graduating from an unrelated degree in drawing pictures 5 years ago. Since then, Amy has produced an award-winning, sketch comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe, worked in the production team at The Warren for Brighton Fringe, spent a bit of time with touring shows in the Netherlands and stage managed on the Crystal Maze immersive show in London. Amy has double jointed elbows and her favourite animals are bats.

Alyssia Boyer

Alyssia Boyer

Program Coordinator

Alyssia is a graduate of Arts Management at WAAPA and over the past 5 years, she has worked with many festivals on the international fringe circuit. Joining the FRINGE WORLD family in 2014, Alyssia has worked with the festival in FOH, Technical and has also been a performer, director and independent producer. This year, Alyssia came to us from SONY Music Entertainment in NYC and has settled into the full-time role of Program Coordinator.

 Anamari Goicoechea

Anamari Goicoechea

Program Coordinator - Artist Services

Anamari joins us from Cowboys Country in NQ for FRINGE WORLD 2018. She has drunk gin at Mt Everest Base Camp and would like her ashes spread over Disneyland.

Mel Jasa

Mel Jasa

Marketing Manager

Mel started at FRINGE WORLD in August 2015, coming from a stint at a web agency. Her background is primarily in creative advertising and graphic design, but she's an all-round marketing wiz in our office. She loves choc matcha latte teas and consumes five a day.

Amy Howell

Amy Howell

Marketing Coordinator

Amy is a recent addition to our FRINGE WORLD Marketing team in a seasonal role. She has recently moved back to Perth after a few years in Melbourne doing the corporate thing with Telstra. She is primarily looking after our artist and venue advertising offers and coordinating our social media presence across FRINGE WORLD and Rooftop Movies. Her lunches are always interesting as they are cooked by one of her three housemates.

Rachel Watts

Rachel Watts

Marketing Communications Coordinator

Rachel Watts joins the FRINGE WORLD Festival team in 2017. She has a Master’s Degree in Media and Communication, writes fiction, non-fiction and is a recovering journalist. Her favourite things are writing, octopuses and her dog Kraken.

Kat Wilson

Kat Wilson

Signage Coordinator

Kat has recently joined the FRINGE WORLD Marketing team as the Festival Signage Coordinator. She is a push bike mechanic, advertising and design graduate, local musician, and ginger native. 

Indi Ranson

Indi Ranson

Partnerships Coordinator

After having a whale of a time as FRINGE WORLD's Marketing Intern for the 2016 Festival, Indi joined the full-time Fringe family as Partnerships Coordinator in late 2016. When not making the Festival happen, Indi can be found perfecting her pizza dough recipe, sampling the finest desserts Perth has to offer, asking politely to pat strangers' dogs, or having a good old fashioned boogie.

Anna Kouts

Anna Kouts

Partnerships Coordinator

Anna is new to the FRINGE WORLD team and has joined us as Partnership’s Coordinator this year. Coming from the cold winters of Estonia, Anna came to Australia mainly for the sunshine, but ended up in dark rooms, studying film and organising film festivals at Luna Palace Cinemas.

Katie Dixon

Katie Dixon

Production Manager

One of the longest standing staff members with Artrage. Katie likes doing things and making stuff. It’s all in the detail. She enjoys a fresh juice in the morning and is often seen pottering in her garden, riding her motorbike or swimming at the beach.

Amir Barber-Skwarko

Amir Barber-Skwarko

Business Systems Manager

Amir joined ARTRAGE in September 2013 as Box Office Manager and became Business Systems Manager in 2016. He loves technology and hates the sun. 

Lindsay Mulcahy

Lindsay Mulcahy

Office Manager

Lindsay joined the Fringe team in 2015 as Senior Administration Coordinator. He works in the IT, finance, and customer service teams to help the offices run like a well-oiled machine. There’s a good chance that he’s thinking about gin and/or pizza at this very moment.

Melanie Jones

Melanie Jones

Accounts Coordinator

Melanie has worked in a wide range of industries and is happy to have found her home at FRINGE WORLD this year.

Alex Hayes

Alex Hayes

Administration Coordinator

Back in Perth after running away from the mining industry to work festivals in Edinburgh, Adelaide & Melbourne for 2 years. Seasonal role with FRINGE WORLD. Loves a swim at the beach & happy hour! 

Tiffany Creasey

Tiffany Creasey

Box Office Manager

After spending 5 years in London, Tiffany joined FRINGE WORLD Festival in 2015. When Tiffany is not planning all things relating to Box Offices, she enjoys drinking wine, eating cheese and watching re-runs of F.R.I.E.N.D.S!

Nikita Miedzyblocki

Nikita Miedzyblocki

Box Office Coordinator

Nikita joined FRINGE WOLRD Festival in 2017 as a Box Office Supervisor and has passed on her Supervisor hat to wear a shiny new Box Office Coordinator hat. She has done the festival rounds over the past few years, working both Front-of-House and Back-of-House roles at various events in Perth and has a box full of old AAA passes. She has a background in web design and loves wine, gaming and shoes. If she could combine them all her world would implode.

Nic van Essen

Nic van Essen

Box Office Technical Coordinator

Nic started out in Tassie working for the Department of Education. He's since worked two Edinburgh Festival Fringe seasons and made his way around the Australian festival circuit, selling tickets everywhere he goes, occasionally whilst wearing ticket crowns.

Liz Jilbert

Liz Jilbert

Ticketing Assistant

Liz has returned to Perth for her second Summer with the FRINGE WORLD Box Office department. Newly graduated, she has spent the last 7 years working at Arts Festivals around Australia and the world. She has an affinity for covering herself and anyone she meets in glitter.

Sian Sugars

Sian Sugars

Box Office Assistant

Sian has worked in the FRINGE WORLD Box Offices since 2014 and is excited to join the big kids in head office this year. She has a proclivity for Bunnings Sausage Sizzles, Eurovision Song Contest, and listing things in threes.

James Taylor

James Taylor

Rooftop Movies Manager

James started at Fringe World in 2016, taking on the seasonal role of Rooftop Movies manager. Having worked his way through various cinemas both in Perth and Canada, he’s landed at Rooftop Movies happily programming films for the second year running. James has a passion for discovering new films and keeping a catalogue of the oldies, no matter how weird or wonderful. James feels a small sense of relief that spending most of his younger life watching films hasn’t been a complete waste of time.