Our Team

Meet our team

Our Team

  • Albert Kruger (he/him)

    Albert Kruger (he/him)

    Chief Executive Officer

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  • Gil (Claire) Beckwith (she/her)

    Gil (Claire) Beckwith (she/her)

    Chief Financial Officer

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  • PJ Gahan (he/him)

    PJ Gahan (he/him)

    Director of Programming & Operations

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  • Samantha Hans (she/her)

    Samantha Hans (she/her)

    Head of Partnerships

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Soane Tupou (he/him) Executive Assistant/Office Manager
Rebecca O’Donnell (she/her) Finance Consultant


James Moran (he/him) Account Manager


Amy Goodhew-Banks (she/her) Director of Marketing, Communications and Engagement
Joel de Sa (he/him) Senior Graphic Designer
Jake Troncone (he/him) Marketing and Communications Executive 
Dusty Hartland (they/them) Strategic Inclusion and Engagement Manager
Felix May (they/them) First Nations Engagement Officer
Veronica Moya (she/her) Membership and Community Liaison Officer


Adam Lowe (he/him) Executive Producer
Lisa Martin (she/her) Festival Producer
Tracie Miller (she/her) Festival Producer
Jakob Tate (he/him) Festival Producer
Cass Looveer (she/her) Parade Producer
Emily Santiago (she/her) Parade Manager
Bel West (she/her) Volunteers & Operations Manager

Want to join the Mardi Gras family? Explore open job roles on our Work with Us page.



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.