The Membership elects the Board of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Ltd. The Board exists to ensure the organisation stays attuned to the wishes of members and the broader community. Its role is one of governance, developing policy, lobbying and ensuring the company has the right professional management team.

Siri Kommedahl – Co Chair

Paul Savage – Co Chair

Damon Hartley - Treasurer

Fran Bowron – Director

Darren Bruce – Director

Michele Bauer – Director

Samantha Lawrence – Director

Craig Richards – Director

Janet Peters – Company Secretary

Brandon Bear – Board Associate

Kelly Glanney – Board Associate

Damien Hodgkinson – Board Associate

Current Board Vacancy

Mardi Gras currently has an open Director position and is calling for nominations in the following area of expertise: Accounting, Banking, Finance, Legal, especially in not-for-profit or event production environments. Type of roles: Treasurer, General Board Member. The Board typically meets monthly in the evening. In addition to the general Board meetings, Directors may sit on Board Committees. To nominate for this position, please complete the following documentation:

Director Nomination: ORG14-Director-Nomination-Form-140131-1

Personal Statement: About your relevant skills, experience and reasons for wanting the position. (up to 300 words).

Please send your Director Nomination and supporting documents to the Company Secretary at Suite 6/94 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010 or email to For enquiries, please call +61 (0) 2 9383 0900. Applications will be reviewed and appointments to vacancies will take place at a Board meeting following the close of nominations.

Nominations will close at 5:00pm on Thursday 17th April 2014.