THE TEAM


CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Simone Woodard

Simone is an event management and marketing specialist working on international events such as the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympic Games and Rally Australia and on local arts and cultural events including The Perth International Jazz Festival, Winter Lights and Illuminites Festival.

She was General Manager of Rally Australia, an award winning round of the World Rally Championship and Marketing Director at Eventscorp where she developed joint marketing campaigns for major events such as Red Bull Air Race, Hopman Cup, Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships, Cricket Ashes Series, Perth Fashion Festival, Fremantle Street Arts Festival and Sculpture by the Sea.
 
Simone has developed and managed the annual arts event programs for Arts Brookfield at Brookfield Place and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority in the Perth Cultural Centre working with Fringeworld, Laneway Festival, The Perth International Arts Festival, Awesome Festival and The Perth International Jazz Festival.
 
She is passionate about creating extraordinary events and activating spaces; providing platforms on which artists can flourish; developing community programs focussed on the power of art;  and about the importance of creating great partnerships and the strength of collaboration within the arts sector.

Contact: 0439 958 544

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Yvette Canet-Gibson

ACTIVATION & EVENTS MANAGER

Yvette Canet-Gibson

Yvette Canét-Gibson has over 20 years’ experience in marketing and community events, public and media relations activities, sponsorship acquisition and servicing, production of multi-channel print, web and direct marketing campaign collateral, administration and finance management, and providing project support. She studied Production Management at AFTRS (Australian Film, Television & Radio School) in Sydney, which led to a 12 year career in film, television, advertising and graphic design.

She is Director of Twine — Ideas That Bind, and has enjoyed roles as Event Director on numerous large, medium and small scale events; Writers’ Festival Coordinator for the Perth International Arts Festival; Project Partner/Event Manager for the Perth International Jazz Festival; Project Partner/Event Manager for the Office of Multicultural Interests’ Chinese New Year Festival; Production/Traffic Coordinator in the advertising industry; Production Manager in multimedia and broadcasting; and in Community Development, Marketing and PR in the education and welfare sectors. She was Communications Manager for Josh Byrne (ABC TV’s Gardening Australia) for many years, managing small to large scale communications, media and community development projects, and developing integrated strategies to engage with diverse stakeholder groups and the public.

Aspiring to a life with purpose: a place where the joy is in the doing — work, life, inspiration, and beauty — she loves all things artful, innovative, interesting and practical, and brings to ARTrinsic Inc her versatile project management, design and communications skills.

 

Contact: 0428 883 002

Email: events@blackswanprize.com.au

John Langoulant

 

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.

Pina Caffarelli

 

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.

Russell Lester

 

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.

Peteris Ciemitis

 

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.

Kathryn Utting

 

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.

Steve North

 

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.

Veev Group

Louise Scott

 

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 WA.

 

 


 

Tina Wilson Founder

FOUNDER

Tina Wilson

Tina Wilson is the Founder of the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture and was the Executive Director of ARTrinsic for 10 years. She was very much the public face of ARTrinsic Inc and the driving force behind it.

After successfully taking it to its tenth year anniversary at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 2016, Tina stepped down from her role as Executive Director to return to her own artistic practice. She remains a valuable supporter of the Prize.