Board of Directors

Roland Gridiger

Chairman – LLB MDR TEP
A supporter and philanthropist of the arts, Roland is also Principal of Gridiger Lawyers, where he practices in estate planning, conveyancing and asset protection. He is a Full Member of STEP a worldwide professional association.

David Bainbridge CA MBA

David is a Chartered Accountant and Financial Planner with extensive management and financial experience in a wide range of industries. He is also the author of Connecting the Dots: The Origins of Modern Human Society.

Ann Brewer BA (Behavioural Science), MCom (Hons), PhD, FAICD

Professor Brewer is Dean (Sydney), the University of Newcastle. An executive coach since 2010 Ann has conducted workshops for a range of corporate, government and educational organisations.

David Full BA Bus (UTS), MCom (UNSW)

David is a wealth management advisor, involved in financial markets for over 30 years including the Australian Stock Exchange research department and presenter of a 10-minute daily market update on ABC Radio.

Ilana Gridiger BA DipEd MA (Psych)

A registered Psychologist, Ilana also has training and experience in event management. Ilana has also taught languages at both public and private high schools across NSW.

Catherine Hewgill BM Cello Performance (University of Southern California)

Since 1990 Catherine has been the Principal Cello of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and is a Director of Sydney Symphony. As a chamber musician she was also a founding member of the Novalis Quartet.

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Management team
Roland Gridiger Chief Executive Officer
Amelia Gledhill Manager

Ph.D English (Usyd), B.A. Hons. English & Medieval History (Usyd)

Amelia is an experienced events professional with a long history of working in the arts and education sectors. She has strong skills in administration, copywriting and editing, budgeting, website management, lecturing, and event coordination.

Meltem Akyol Events & Communications Coordinator

B.A. Econ (Marmara University), Dip. Human Resources

Meltem is an experienced event coordinator skilled in organisational development, sales management, event management, international business, and human resources. She is a strong bilingual operations professional.

David Langley Events & Communications Coordinator

M.A. Cross-Disciplinary Art & Design (UNSW),B.A. English & Studio Art (Seattle University), Dip. Marketing Arts (CATC)

David is a creative, collaborative individual with extensive experience in publication, website design, website management, social media and event management across various industries. He has strengths in conceptual ingenuity, communication, organisational skills, networking, and a passion for art and design.

Advisory Committees
IFAC HANDA Australian Singing Competition
  • Jeffrey Black
  • Janice Black
  • Lisa Gasteen AO
  • Emma Matthews
  • Patricia Price
  • Linnhe Robertson
ABC Young Performers Awards
  • Nick Bailey
  • Tim Calnin
  • Colin Cornish
  • Matthew Dewey
  • Catherine Hewgill
  • Kate Lidbetter
  • Dene Olding AM
  • Mary Vallentine AO
  • Raff Wilson