Four Winds Founder

Four Winds Board

Sheena Boughen Chair
Moira Scollay Deputy Chair
Geoff Steel Treasurer
Robert Tacheci Secretary, Director of Visuals
Michael Darling Board Member
Sian Morgan-Hall Director, Fundraising & Development
David Claringbold

2016 Easter Festival

Paul Dean, Artistic Director
Yarmila Alfonzetti, Executive Producer

Previous Artistic Directors

Paul Kildea

Genevieve Lacey

Christopher Latham

Carrillo Gantner
Rodney Hall
Michael Brimer

Four Winds Staff

Liena Lacey, Creative Producer
Lara Crew, Community Engagement Carol Hellmers, Office Manager
Sylvia Triffit, Book Keeper
Katrina Heding, Database Manager
Russell Stewart, Site Manager
Marg Hansen, Exec Assist/Media

Festival Patrons

Sir William Deane - Patron-in-Chief
Louise Cox
Philip Cox
Lady Grounds
Daryl and Kaye Jackson
Jonathan Mills
Mirka Mora
Carl Vine
Gough Whitlam

Board Members

Dr Moira Scollay AO | Deputy Chair

image of Moira Scollay

Moira Scollay’s qualifications as a senior bureaucrat demonstrate big-picture thinking in action. The first woman to be appointed as a commissioner of taxation with special responsibility for the child support agency, she was also Federal Privacy Commissioner and undertook a review of the public service for the Public Service Board in 1985 and was the CEO of ANTA (Australian National Training Authority). In 2000 she was appointed to the board of the Hornery Institute, an independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to enhancing the wellbeing of communities through social sustainability across the property, resource and infrastructure sectors.

Currently a post-doctoral ANU fellow, Moira sees her role on the board as ‘helping the festival transition from infancy to adulthood. That means a shift from a volunteer board that does everything itself to a more professional organisation with a paid staff, a business model that is viable, a costing model and an income stream. I see Four Winds as a great asset for local business and schools at the highest level and want us to be able to inspire everyone to participate in a program that has a year round calendar of events. It’s all achievable, the resources are all right here. It’s about lifting the social and creative capital and embedding the festival, the site and the facilities in the psyche of the community, as well as nationally and internationally.’

Scollay’s bold strategic approach means she never gets caught up in detail. ‘I don’t get a dog and bark myself, she laughs, adding ‘I’m an experienced head, happy to have a mentoring role to highly motivated people.’