THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

 


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Annie Silberstein

Annie is an event management and community engagement specialist with experience working on international and national community projects in various sectors.

In Perth Annie directed the much-loved Art in Bloom exhibition for six years expanding the scope, number of participants and visitors.

In Thailand she developed and expanded an art gallery and community centre attracting emerging local and international artists to Bangkok, and project managed a substantial expansion to the exhibition spaces, including raising the funds required to build it.

Annie was the Clinical Coordinator in the medical sector for an extensive international clinical trial on the prevention of Alzheimer's disease.

Annie is passionate about democratising art by making it accessible to everyone, and is dedicated to serving communities and developing events that benefit others.

 

Contact: 0411 373 550

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CHAIRPERSON

John Langoulant

John Langoulant has extensive experience across Western Australia’s business, government and community sectors, and has been recognized for his activities being made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2010 and Western Australian Citizen of the Year in 2011.

John has held CEO positions in government and the business community and is currently chair of the Committee for Perth, Westpac and Telethon Kids Institute and consults to the university, banking and resource sectors.

John’s experience in the arts and culture sector has included 11 years on the Board of the West Australian Ballet, inaugural Director of the Chamber of Arts and Culture Board and member of the Art Gallery Foundation.

 

BOARD MEMBER - DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON

Pina Caffarelli

Pina Caffarelli is a chartered accountant with a Masters in Business who operates a city-based specialist accounting practice.

Pina’s extensive business management skills and her love and support of the arts is of enormous benefit to arts boards across Western Australia.

In addition to her position on the Board of ARTrinsic Inc, she has been the Chair of Awesome Arts Ltd, and a Board Member of Country Arts WA. She has also served on the board of Kulcha (Multicultural Arts of Western Australia) from 1996 to 2006. Pina holds a number of other board positions with not-for–profit organisations in the areas of health, sport and entrepreneurship.

 

BOARD MEMBER

Russell Lester

Russell is an executive director of the Lester Group of companies, with 25 years experience in the Australian equity, investment and property industries he has built a broad range of investment and business management skills. 

He holds a Bachelor of Economics from University of WA; a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia; is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Member of Real Estate Institute of WA.  He is a Fellow of Council at Guildford Grammar School and the immediate past President of the Guildford Grammar School Foundation Inc.

 

BOARD MEMBER

Peteris Ciemitis

Peteris (Peter) Ciemitis is a practicing artist and urban designer. He was winner of the Black Swan Prize in 2010, and has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize twice. Peter’s work is represented in major collections and museums, from the National Portrait Gallery (Canberra) to the National Museum of Art (Arsenale) in Latvia, and has represented Australia in numerous major international exhibitions in China and Japan, including the 2014 Qingdao Biennale.

He brings high level experience in guiding arts institutions and programs, including chairing the Community Arts Network WA, and the DCA’s Community Cultural Arts Facilities Fund Panel.

Peter is also a leading urban designer and was awarded “Town Planner of the Year” in WA by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) in 2014. He was previously Presiding Member for the City of Perth Design Advisory Panel, and is currently convenor of PIA's Urban Design Forum.

 

BOARD MEMBER - TREASURER

Kathryn Utting 

Kathryn Utting is a chartered accountant with a Masters in Tax who currently works for a large professional services organisation. She has extensive accounting and business experience and brings those skills to bear on her role as Treasurer of ARTrinsic.

Kathryn joined the ARTrinsic board after attending a Black Swan Prize event and being impressed by the creativity, passion and motivation of the people involved in the event. Kathryn has a passion for the arts and wants to contribute positively to the community in which she lives and sees her involvement with ARTrinsic as a way to do this.

 

BOARD MEMBER

Steve North

Steve is a Director at Veev Group, a Management Consultancy owned and operated in WA. Steve brings experience in business and technical consulting specialising in strategic planning, project management, business process improvement, risk and business continuity.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours from the University of Staffordshire in the UK.

 

BOARD MEMBER

Louise Scott

Louise Scott has extensive experience in marketing, branding, communications, event management and strategy. Louise is currently the Executive Director Strategy, Brand and Marketing for Tourism WA and was previously Manager Marketing, Communication and Events for the City of Perth.

Louise is on the West Australian Music (WAM) Board as well as an Emerging Leader in Philanthropy for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation and has recently completed an MBA at the University of Western Australia.