Staff and Board
Melbourne Fringe Management Team
CEO Jayne Lovelock
Administration Manager Meghan Bourke
Development Manager Janine Eckert
Marketing Manager Chris Harms
Creative Producer Neal Harvey
Independent Arts Manager Felix Preval
Melbourne Fringe Board
|Rinske Ginsberg – Chair
Rinske is a highly respected member of the Melbourne arts community, with a diverse performing arts background as a performer, director, dramaturge and artistic consultant. She has a long history with Melbourne Fringe that goes back to the early 80s, having performed in both the first Women's season and first New Works program. A Master in Theatre Practice (VCAM 2009), she teaches at various universities and private theatre schools, and currently lectures in Movement at the VCA. Rinske regularly mentors artists across a range of artforms, and is a former Chair of the City of Melbourne Arts House Reference Panel. Rinske is deeply committed to fostering independent artists and to supporting the development of new work.
|Liza Gelt – Treasurer
Liza is Director, Deloitte Growth Solutions Melbourne. She has over ten years experience in advising on business growth and management consulting to fast growth businesses and public sector clients. Her skillsets include strategic business planning, sector research and industry analysis, program and policy evaluation and facilitating complex process change within organisations. In particular, Liza managed the sector study for Arts Victoria which considered the benefits delivered and challenges experienced by small arts organisations across Victoria. One objective of this study was to provide a funding model that would deliver maximum impact for this sector of the arts community. For the past two years, Liza has directed on the implementation of ubeani from ‘concept’ through to ‘market’ as provider of online accounting services for Deloitte’s clients. This has included overseeing an extensive software selection phase, ensuring localisation for Australian business environment and Deloitte standards, stakeholder and vendor management, defining the go-to-market and client support models.
|Jennifer Beckman-Wong – Director
Jennifer is a highly qualified and results driven Marketing Director with an outstanding record of achievement in strategic brand development and marketing communications. She has a proven ability to lead imaginative campaigns, delivering cut-through and strategic positioning in highly competitive markets. Jenny has highly developed relationship management capabilities with proven success in leading strategic initiatives to enhance the image, branding, positioning and reputation of the organisation. She also has strong leadership and mentoring skills, with the demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire cross-functional teams to deliver outstanding performance on strategic marketing priorities.
|Madeleine Flynn – Director
Madeleine Flynn is a musician/sound artist/composer working across the forms of installation, dance, theatre and film. Following a degree in music at La Trobe University, Madeleine developed an improvisational and through-composed practice in music/sound for theatre and movement/dance and installation. Her curiosity about how sound works in space and how humans respond to this has led Madeleine and her performance partner, Tim Humphrey, to develop works in sound and long-term collaborations concurrently with an academic research-based practice. Their practice includes composition/performance for dance, theatre, installation and documentary in Australia, France, Malaysia, Indonesia China and Japan.
|Mark Licciardo – Director
Mark is Managing Director of Mertons Corporate Services Pty Ltd (Mertons) which provides company secretarial and corporate governance consulting services to ASX listed and unlisted public and private companies. He is also a non-executive director of AQA Victoria Limited. Prior to establishing Mertons, Mark was Company Secretary of the Transurban Group (2004-07) and Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited, Djerriwarrh Investments Limited, AMCIL Limited and Mirrabooka Investments Limited (1997-04). Mark has also had an extensive commercial banking career with the Commonwealth Bank and State Bank Victoria. Mark is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Isolde Lueckenhausen – Deputy Chair
Publicity Katrina Hall
Photography Katie Harmsworth, Tamaryn Goodyear
Legal Norton Rose
Risk Management Coleby Consulting
IT Midnight Oil
Bookkeeping Kevin Nelson