Our board & team

OUR BOARD

Dr Andrew Bell SC (Chairman)
Senior counsel in practice at the NSW Bar, Fellow of St Paul’s College, visiting lecturer at Sydney University, Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne Law School.  He was a dual University Medallist at Sydney University, a Rhodes Scholar and the Vinerian Scholar at Oxford University. Sculpture by the Sea board member since 2006.

Simon Bloomfield
Simon Bloomfield is one of Australia’s most respected Integrated Creative Directors/Copywriters. His experience includes being creative director of Euro RSCG Partnership’s integrated DM division and head of the creative department of Clemenger Proximity. He then led the creative output at OgilvyOne Sydney, winning awards with clients such as American Express, Telstra and Purina-Nestle.  In 2013, he joined independent customer experience agency MercerBell as Creative Group Head, and is now Creative Director with clients including MasterCard, Toyota, Fitness First, the Australian Paralympic Committee and Foxtel. Sculpture by the Sea board member since 2014.

Damian Chown
Damian is the founder of Strategon, a management consultancy providing strategic planning, financial management and business growth solutions. Damian has specific industry skills in Hospitality and Tourism, Information Technology, and Software and Manufacturing. Damian has sat on the boards of a number of private and public companies. Sculpture by the Sea board member since 2010

Ross Drinnan
Ross is a partner at law firm Allens, which has been a long term sponsor of Sculpture by the Sea.  He is also the Chairman of Law Firms Australia and a member of the Advisory Council for the UNSW Law School.  Ross has been aSculpture by the Sea board member since 2014

David Handley AM
BA, LLB (Sydney) and LLM (Kings College, London). Founded SxS Bondi in 1997; Cottesloe in 2005; Aarhus, Denmark in 2009 with royal patronage. Produced 5 SxS exhibitions for Sydney Olympic Arts Festival,  2000. Set up the incorporated association to run SxS in Australia in 2003. Trustee Australian Museum (2002-2010). Sculpture by the Sea board member since 2003.

Amanda Kailis
Amanda Kailis is Perth based commercial lawyer, who is currently Special Counsel with national law firm Gilchrist Connell. She is also a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is an experienced director, having served on both commercial and not for profit boards. She is currently a non-executive director of the MG Kailis Group, as well a director of St Andrew’s Grammar. Amanda has been a supporter of Sculpture by the Sea for over 10 years.

Ron Robertson-Swann OAM
Award winning Sculptor represented in many major collections. Lecturer at the National Art School, Sydney. Post graduate study under Sir Anthony Caro OM, St Martins School of Art, London. Founding member Visual Arts Board, Australia Council.  Governing Council, Canberra School of Art. Sculpture Consultant and Director at Sculpture by the Sea since 2003.

Alice Spigelman AM
BA and MA in Psychology, Sydney. Experience as Advertising Executive, Clinical Psychologist, Playwright, Author and Book Reviewer. Her directorships have included The Benevolent Society, UNHCR, Bundanon Trust, NIDA, Australian Institute of Music and the Rural Leadership Program. Sculpture by the Sea board member since 2010.

Caro Stewart
Now based in WA, Caro resided in London, England for 11 years. Qualifying with a Dip Ed, Caro taught for 5 years in WA. She then worked as an Interior Design consultant, before concentrating on raising a family of 4. Carolyn has undertaken a number of property projects in London and Australia. She has been President of the Mothers’ Auxiliary at Scotch College, a board member of Solaris Care and is currently a director of a private charitable foundation. Carolyn is a supporter of numerous causes including in particular the arts in Western Australia. Sculpture by the Sea board member since 2014.

 

EXHIBITION TEAM

David Handley AM  – Founding Director
Simone Condon – Company General Manager & Producer
Andrew Williams – General Manager – Finance & Administration
Philip Wadds – Site Manager
Ultan O’Dwyer – National Sponsorship & Philanthropy Manager
Suzie Clark – Production
Petra Pattinson – Schools Education Program Manager
Elsbeth McGregor – Sculpture Sales Business Manager
Mike Rees – WA Sponsorship Consultant
Su-Wen Leong – Sponsorship & Events Coordinator
Angela Dufty – Assistant Site Manager
Greg Clennar – Exhibition Coordinator
Giorgia Mack – Sculpture Sales Assistant
Chris Roberts – Exhibition Accounts
Regina Wadds – Exhibition Assistant
Louise Gilligan – Special Projects & Philanthropy Consultant