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


Bianca Blancato (she/her) Head of Festival Marketing and Communications
Joel de Sa (he/him) Senior Graphic Designer
Matika Little (she/her) First Nations & Community Engagement Officer
Jake Troncone (he/him) Marketing and Communications Executive 
Veronica Moya (she/her) Membership and Community Liaison Officer
Alec McLeod (he/him) Ticketing and Marketing Coordinator


Brock Taffe (he/him) Festival Producer
Lisa Martin (she/her) Festival Producer
Tracie Miller (she/her) Festival Producer
Ateesh Patel (he/him) Festival Coordinator
Jakob Tate (he/him) Associate Producer
Cass Looveer (she/her) Parade Producer
Emily Santiago (she/her) Parade Manager
Lauren Hall (she/her) Parade Coordinator
Bel West (she/her) Volunteers & Operations Manager
Dusty Hartland (they/them) Workforce & Operations Coordinator

Mardi Gras Workshop Crew
Liz Carter (she/her) Workshop Production Manager

Fourth Wall Production for Party & Fair Day

Sold Out Events Production for Parade

Thank you to all of the artists, consultants and contributors who continue to make Mardi Gras absolutely spectacular.

Further job opportunities can be found on our Work with Us page. You can reach any of us via our Contact Us page and we’ll get right back to you.



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.