Sports Club 1. Photo by Jorge de Araujo.
Next Wave HQ is on the first floor of the Arts House Meat Market building, North Melbourne. Our leadership team is mad up of Paul Gurney, Executive Director, Emily Sexton, our Artistic Director, and Janenne Willis, Chair of our board. Our strong, long-standing commitment to the development of arts leaders has seen many of our staff and board progress to take on other key leadership roles in the arts. 

Next Wave
Office 4, 5 Blackwood St
North Melbourne VIC 3051 (map)
03 9329 9422
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Next Wave’s Staff
Artistic Director: Jeff Khan (until October 2010)
Artistic Director: Emily Sexton (since October 2010)
Executive Director: Fiona Maxwell (until July 2010)
Executive Director: Paul Gurney (since July 2010)
Artistic Program Manager: Ulanda Blair
Marketing and Communications Manager: Paul Davis
Operations Manager: Paul Gurney (until July 2010)

Next Wave’s Board
Christopher Bell (Chair, until September 2010) - CEO, The Leadership Consortium,
Janenne Willis (Chair, since September 2010) - Founder and Managing Director of Undercurrent
Frances Wheelahan (Deputy Chair) - Senior associate, Corrs Chambers Westgarth Lawyers.
Chetun Arjun (treasurer since February 2010) – PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Robert Brown (Until February 2010) - Management consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers Supply Chain Management group.
Rebecca Burdon - Principal Economist at the Australia Communications and Media Authority
Silvio Giorgio (Until February 2010) - Management consultant, Finance Effectiveness, PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Claire Hatch – Founding Director of Cultural Value.
Kath Papas – Freelance dance producer
Malena Roufos - Director of Human Resources, Melbourne Business School.
Kate Sulan - Founder and Artistic Director of Rawcus Theatre Company.
Sarah Tutton - Independent curator, writer and project manager, and curator at ACMI.

2010 Next Wave Festival Staff
Associate Producers: Natalie Cursio, Tom Doig, Meg Hale, Lara Thoms
Festival Administrator: Stephanie Kabanyana
Marketing and Publicity Assistant: Naasicaa Larsen
Special Projects Assistant: Emily Lochowicz
Curatorial Advisory Committee: Thea Baumann, Matthew Kneale, Alisdair Macindoe, Diana Smith, Meredith Turnbull
Kickstart Dance Advisory Committee: Natalie Cursio, Jo Lloyd, Alisdair Macindoe, Bec Reid, Harriet Ritchie
Volunteers: Thomas Banks, Claire Best, Victoria Bennett, Jade Bitar, Rachel Bugg, Melissa Deerson, Carla De Maria, Holly Durant, Cynthia Granados, Alix Gray, Rachel Maran, Klara Kelvy, Shivanjani Lal, Joleen Loh, Maria Petrova, Liesl Pfeffer, Jess Ramsey, Emily Siddons

2010 Next Wave Festival Support Team and Associated Agencies:
Risk Management: Tracy Wall, Safety in Numbers
Publicist: Leith Thomas
Graphic Design: The People Collective
Website Design: The Golden Grouse
Distribution: Mr Moto

Next Wave Online

In one year Next Wave increased its Facebook friends from 130 to almost 5,000 people. We now have 1,929 followers on twitter, and our 2010 Next Wave Festival website had more than 40,000 unique visitors over the two weeks the Festival was on.