Staff

Gail Cork, Director

Gail has a diverse background in arts management, freelance writing and dispute resolution. Her previous roles include manager of the Australia Council’s Literature Board, project manager of fuel4arts.com and executive director of the Australian Society of Authors. She has also worked as a freelance writer, editor, reviewer and commercial mediator. She has served on the boards of the Copyright Agency Limited, the Australian Society of Authors, Australian Copyright Council and Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board. Her work has appeared in many publications, including The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Women’s Weekly and Fairfax Magazines.

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Tom Healey, Literary Manager

Since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts and Music (VCAM) in 1989 Tom has worked as an actor, a director and a dramaturg with companies and projects around the nation. Positions held include Curator of the Australian National Playwrights’ Conference (2006), Artistic Associate of Playbox (1999 - 2003), Artistic Directorate (Hothouse Theatre 2006-09), Casting Consultant and Artistic Counsel (Malthouse Theatre 2005 - 07) and Panellist (Arts Victoria Performance Panel). As a dramaturg he has worked with Australian playwrights both emerging and established, and he has directed premieres of many new Australian works. He has also directed and developed works in contemporary opera, cabaret and music theatre and taught at the universities of Melbourne, Ballarat and La Trobe as well as the VCAM and NIDA. He is thrilled to be back in the engine room of contemporary writing.

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Glenn Jeffrey, Online Producer and Marketing Manager

Glenn came to the ASC from Arts Tasmania where he was Program Officer for performing arts and music. In his previous position as Director of LIVE Performing Arts Tasmania, he was responsible for the design and delivery of audience research and audience development programs. He has also worked as a freelance graphic designer and holds a degree in Fine Arts and a Graduate Certificate in Arts and Entertainment Management.

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Malina Pike, Business Manager

Malina worked in several senior administrative roles in the commercial sector before joining the ASC in March 2012. Her wide ranging experience spans high level financial, personnel and database management, policy development and data analysis. Her formal qualifications include a Certificate 4 and Advanced Diploma in Accounting. Joining the ASC unleashed her lively interest in theatre and completed her transformation into an enthusiastic – and highly organised - advocate for Australian playwrights. .

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Narelle Absolom, Online Content Coordinator

Prior to joining the ASC, Narelle worked in several state government agencies undertaking a range of corporate functions.  Her diverse knowledge and experience include strategic information management, project management, IT, social media, and web design and communications.  Narelle holds a Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications) from Curtin University of Technology as well as Certificates in Information Technology.  She is also a freelance video game blogger and shoe enthusiast.