The Team Behind the Festival.
Campbell was a partner for 20 years in KPMG, the global accounting and advisory firm. His primary base was New York although he also worked with the firm in Australia, UK and Hong Kong. Since then he has served on several boards, including his current appointment as Chairman of Youi, a leading insurance company. He was also recently appointed to the board of the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation.
Peter began his career at IBM in sales. He then went on to become a successful small business entrepreneur and created an events business, specialising in conferences. Peter received an MBA from The University of Melbourne’s Business School and was seconded to New York University’s Stern School of Business. He was also an infantry officer in the Australian Army Reserve for over six years. These experiences helped him develop strong planning, marketing and leadership skills. Peter has served on the management committees of “Slow Food Noosa”, the “Noosa Long Weekend” and Business Mentoring Noosa, and is the immediate ex-President of CCIQ Noosa.
After 22 years running his software engineering firm, Arnold sold the company and embarked on a second career as a filmmaker. Three of his feature-length travel films have been broadcast on San Francisco television and a station in Shanghai has broadcast one of his short nature documentaries. Arnold has also won an international award for cinematography. He is currently the president of the Eumundi World Cinema film society.
FESTIVAL OPERATIONS & SPONSORSHIP
David has accumulated over 30 years’ experience at an executive level in sales, marketing, general management and business operations in both the domestic and international marketplace and leads the NIFF Operations Team and has been instrumental in the festival planning and partner relationships.
PRODUCTION TEAM LEADER
Bruce boasts more than 45 years’ experience in community theatre in Western Australia and locally and NIFF is fortunate to have Bruce head up its Production team. Currently he's involved in the Noosa Arts Theatre, where he is the sound manager, The Lind in Nambour and Coolum Theatre Players. He has toured as sound designer/operator for several independent theatre productions in Queensland, and as sound recording engineer for several locally produced movies. He has also worked as Stage Manager and Production Manager for the Noosa Long Weekend Festival, and as MC and recording engineer for various Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestras and classical music groups.
ECOFLICKS & MARKETING TEAM
Carole fell in love with film at an early age and raised her two sons on a steady diet of European art house videos. With a BA in Fine Art and work history in Community Engagement with State and Local Government, Carole is a volunteer with Tourism Noosa and is currently writing a best selling novel. As the Secretary of the Noosa Integrated Catchment Association she brings her passion for the Noosa environment to the task of including the successful Ecoflicks short film competition to be part of the Noosa International Film Festival.
MARKETING TEAM LEADER
Alison is a marketing communications specialist and social media strategist with an interest in festival-style events and purpose-driven businesses. With experience in corporate and online communications, event marketing and a Bachelor of Public Relations, Alison is excited to be leading the NIFF marketing team and also manages the Festival's social media channels.
BRANDING, WEB & GRAPHIC DESIGN
Sarah is an award winning Graphic Designer with a background in packaging design, web design and print. Sarah's eye for current and eye-catching artwork saw her win Gold at the prestigious 2015 Southern Cross Packaging Design Awards. With an Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design and a background in hospitality and event management, she is passionate about making the Festival memorable for everyone.
VOLUNTEERS TEAM LEADER
Annie has worked as a management and negotiation consultant over the last 20 years. Her creative work includes being a founding member of Circus Oz, a Playback Theatre performer, puppeteer, and clown. Since 2009 Annie developed a parallel career as a corporate and documentary filmmaker creating short films that focus on environmental and rural social issues and activities including energy futures and sustainability. She recently contributed to an award winning Italian documentary filmmaker’s work with production and English translation.