Meet The Team
Phillip Saunders is a Bunganditj, Gunditjmara, Narungga man. Phillip has worked as a Barrister, Solicitor and Consultant, over many years. His focus has been on improving justice and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as a former lawyer and on various consultancy projects.
Interim General Manager
Tarnya Van Driel
Tanya has 20 years’ experience in executive leadership roles and has taken her Bachelor of Arts, Hons. (Graduate Actor of Flinders University Drama Centre) and Arts Administration qualifications in the areas of the performing arts, theatre, large scale festival management, philanthropy, and business development. Tarnya is especially skilled at establishing and managing strategic relationships between corporate partners, philanthropists, government agencies, arts and not for profit organisations.
Tarnya was the former general manager of Patch Theatre and DreamBig aka Come Out 2003, 2005 & 2007 - the world's largest arts festival for children and young people with 65 programs, over 500 performances and over 100,000 attendances (30,000 was in schools touring alone). Tarnya initiated and coined the term, Arts Ambassadors for 450 teachers responsible for coordinating group bookings across South Australia – book now, pay later. One of Tarnya’s highlights at Come Out was initiating the innovative arts / sports partnership with the Port Adelaide Football Club (PAFC). In May 2007, the Festival facilitated in partnership with PAFC and Karl Telfer the inaugural acknowledgement of Kaurna Country ceremony prior to the football game against Richmond. Competing across Australia, PAFC and Come Out won the 2007 Australian Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) NAB (National Australia Bank) SME Award for their sponsorship and business development partnership.