Our Team

Meet our team

Our Team


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


Samantha Hans (she/her) Partnerships Manager
James Moran (he/him) Account Manager


Anne-Marie Mina (she/her) Head of Marketing, Communications and Engagement
Bianca Blancato (she/her) Acting Head of Marketing and Communications
Rafael Contreras (he/him) Digital Marketing Manager
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 


Brock Taffe (he/him) Festival Producer
Lisa Martin (she/her) Festival Producer
Tracie Miller (she/her) Festival Producer
Ned Matthews (he/him) Festival Producer
Jakob Tate (he/him) Festival Coordinator
Cass Looveer (she/her) Parade Producer
Emily Santiago (she/her) Parade Manager
Bel West (she/her) Volunteers & Operations Manager
Liz Carter (she/her) Workshop Production Manager
Drew Reddy (they/them) Volunteers Coordinator

Mardi Gras Workshop Crew

Fourth Wall Production for Party, Laneway & Fair Day

Sold Out Events Production for Parade, Sideshow & Diamond Club

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.