Who's Who

Board of Directors   

Trustees of the Empire Theatres Foundation

Chairman: Mr Andrew Wielandt   Chairperson: Ms Janelle Fletcher
Deputy Chair: Mrs Sheena Liley    Mr Richard Chiverrell
Company Secretary: Mr Bill Armagnacq Mr Matthew Cherry 
Ms Janelle Fletcher Dr Sharyn Donaldson 
Mr Mark O'Connell Dr Kate Foy
Mr John Pearson   Mr Ben Gouldson
Mrs Amanda Tolson  Ms Suzanne Holt
Mrs Suzie Byrnes Mr Ian Sharpe
Mr Brad Rush Mr Rob Schatz



General Manager

Kerry Saul

Deputy Manager and Administration Manager

Helen Oldham

Technical Manager

Tim Panitz

Marketing and Development Manager

Emilee Nichols

Projects Manager

Jeanette Wedmaier

 Regional Arts Officer - South West QLD

Michelle Blair

Client Liaison Officer

Kris Stewart

Empire Youth Arts Lead Teaching Artist

Nicole Haeusler

 Marketing Coordinator 

Sarah Fleming

Management Support &
Foundation Officer

Kate Brennan


Anthony Nunn 

 Finance Officer 

Alison Murrell 

 Head of Audio

Steve Alexander 

 Theatre Technician- Staging 

Rob Darvall 

 Theatre Technician- Lighting 

Ben Hunt

Theatre Technician

Andrew Taylor


Approximately 50 other casual staff are employed in the Technical and Events departments. Some 270 active volunteer members of the Friends of the Empire Theatre Inc. perform duties including front of house, ushering, ticket collecting and other services.