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JAMIE HLADKY / Chair
Jamie Hladky is an Associate at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff in Canberra. He is a specialist in the field of building acoustics design - all aspects of sound and vibration in the built environment. This has led to a diverse range of interesting projects, including work with professional and educational performing arts facilities in the UK, southeast Asia and Australia.
Jamie has contributed to the design and refurbishment of a number of performing arts buildings and is pleased to support the ongoing success of The Street as a central venue in the ACT arts community. He brings experience in project management and delivery, knowledge of the practicalities of an arts building, and an enthusiasm for the technical workings and operational processes of the theatre.
KIRSTY EASDALE/ Deputy Chair
Kirsty Easdale is a Senior Associate at Minter Ellison, specialising in Employment and Industrial Relations Law. In the course of her work Kirsty has developed a keen eye for detail and has worked with government, multinational companies, small businesses and individuals. Kirsty has also worked on several not for profit organisations’ committees in Canberra, including the Women Lawyers Association ACT and the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association ACT.
Kirsty has always been passionate about theatre, from her days at Stage Coach Performance Arts School at age 6, to her attempts at lighting design for school plays in high school. She is delighted to put her talents and passion for the performing arts to better use on the Street Theatre Board.
HENRY KAZAR / Treasurer
Henry joined the Board in February 2016 and accepted the role as Treasurer. He is a Partner of Ernst & Young prior to which he owned and operated his own accounting practice with one Partner and 16 employees. Henry has acted as treasurer of other not for profits and is acutely aware of the challenges faced by these organisations in our community.
Henry is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and has over 30 years’ experience in personal and corporate restructuring and corporate governance.
His interest in the theatre and productions arises from his two daughters being actively involved in dance and acting in their early years. A strong belief in supporting local community has led Henry to assisting The Street in seeking to achieve its potential.
KATE SHEPHERD / Secretary
Kate Shepherd is an Architect at Stewart Architecture. Having a broad range of international experience, studying her Architecture degree in Finland and going on to work as an Architect in the UK, Kate has returned to her hometown of Canberra bringing back a strong focus on community, identity and placemaking. Kate’s interest in performing arts began at a young age, watching her father build stage sets for a local theatre company and spending school holidays participating in drama workshops. Through her work, Kate’s intent is to bring together practice, research and education. She strives to positively contribute to the public realm both through professional work and an ongoing teaching role at the University of Canberra, where she is able to directly influence the future designers of Canberra and the built environment.