Gil (Claire) Beckwith (she/her)

Chief Financial Officer

Gil has a significant career in the Arts and not for profit industry in senior finance and administration management roles.  Her working career spans over 20 years and includes working for Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Festival and the Victorian AIDS Council.  Gil brings a keen understanding of the fine balance of successful artistic and creative outcomes with positive financial results.

She is very passionate about our community and she feels very fortunate to marry her work career with her passion for the LGBTQIA+ community.  She has been involved in the community as a volunteer in various roles and was the first female President of Midsumma in 1997.

Gil (Claire) Beckwith (she/her)


Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we celebrate and work.

We pay our respects to Elders past and present and recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities.

Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.

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Acknowledgement of country

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras acknowledges that our events take place on Aboriginal land. We acknowledge the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidigal, Darug and Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.