Our management team

Adelaide Festival Centre Trust was created by an Act of Parliament. Adelaide Festival Centre is a statutory authority under the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust Act 1971. 

Adelaide Festival Centre funds over 70% of its operating costs through earned revenue including box office, catering, ticketing (through Adelaide Festival Centre’s BASS), venue hire, meetings and conference business as well as scenery building and engineering workshops. The State Government of South Australia contributes approximately 30% of the Festival Centre’s revenue.

Adelaide Festival Centre Trustees

  • Mr Michael Abbott AO QC (Chairman)
  • Mr Jim Hazel (Deputy Chair)
  • Ms Carolyn Mitchell
  • Mr Phil Hoffmann AM
  • Ms Kate Thiele
  • Ms Jo Chapley

Adelaide Festival Centre Management

CEO & Artistic Director Douglas Gautier AM
Chief Operating Officer  Carlo D’Ortenzio
Director of Programming, Development & Venue Sales Liz Hawkins
Director of Venue Operations  Michael McCabe
Director of Ticketing & Digital Projects Greg Adams
Associate Director of Programming Rebecca Pearce
Manager Marketing & Customer Experience Danielle Watts
Manager Public Affairs Dominic Stefanson
Manager Finance Christine Dunthorne
Manager Philanthropy Robyn Brown
Manager Food & Beverage Peter Morelli
Manager Human Resources Claire George
Manager WHS & Risk Carolyn Laffin
Executive Producer Adelaide Cabaret Festival & Commercial Ventures John Glenn 


Adelaide Festival Centre Produced Festivals

Cabaret Festival Artistic Director 2017 Eddie Perfect
Cabaret Festival Artistic Director 2017 Ali McGregor 
OzAsia Festival Artistic Director 2017 Joseph Mitchell
Adelaide Guitar Festival Artistic Director 2018  Slava Grigoryan
DreamBIG Children's Festival Creative Producer 2019 Susannah Sweeney