Our Team

Meet our team

Our Team

  • Gil (Claire) Beckwith (she/her)

    Gil (Claire) Beckwith (she/her)

    Interim CEO and Chief Financial Officer

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  • PJ Gahan (he/him)

    PJ Gahan (he/him)

    Director of Programming & Operations

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Rebecca O’Donnell (she/her) Finance Consultant


Mark Driscoll (he/him) Director of Partnerships
Max Tweedie (he/him) Partnerships Manager


Amy Goodhew-Banks (she/her) Director of Marketing, Communications and Engagement
Joel de Sa (he/him) Senior Graphic Designer
Jake Troncone (he/him) Festival Marketing and Communications Manager
Dusty Hartland (they/them) Strategic Inclusion and Engagement Manager


Adam J. 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) Associate Producer
Bel West (she/her) Volunteers & Operations Manager
Lauren Hall (she/her) Parade Manager
Angela Sinnet (she/her) Administration Coordinator

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 the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, who are the traditional owners of the land on which our celebrations are held on. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.