Dave Roper (He/Him) – Chair
Dave likes making stuff and that’s why he loves the Snuffies. He started and runs Crumpler
Annie Hariharan (She/Her) – Treasurer
Annie has a degree in Accounting and is a business consultant with PwC Australia. She is also a pop culture nerd and occasional feature writer, focused on movie or TV reviews and food history.
Janis Lacey (He/Him) – Secretary
Janis is an Industrial Designer specialising in designing and delivering textile-based goods. After graduating from Melbourne’s Swinburne University, Janis went on to join Crumpler, and eventually, lead the company’s design team for the better part of six years. He has since gone on to co-found Soft Serve Studio, a soft goods design consultancy based in Melbourne, Australia.
Alex Cleary (He/Him)
Director at Melbourne fashion label ALPHA60. Alex had a brief stint as an Aeronautical Engineer before starting fashion label ALPHA60 with his sister in 2005. Alpha60 have12 stores across Australia and New Zealand and continue to work on collaborations with MONA, NGV and the NGA. Alex collects glass and likes chickens.
Kate Callingham (She/Her)
Kate Callingham is an accomplished arts administration professional with extensive experience in project and cultural events management. Working across local government and not for profit arts organisations her career has been built around developing sustainable business models in the arts and a commitment to giving voice to the true diversity of Australia’s cultural sector. Kate holds an MBA and a Masters in Arts Management.
Erin Farley (She/Her)
Erin has a background in communications and campaigning and has worked for a range of non-government organisations and unions including Greenpeace, Oxfam and with the International MetalWorkers Foundation based in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2010 Erin was the senior media adviser for Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown and now works for the Yarra Energy Foundation.
Kelly Farrow (She/Her)
Kelly Farrow is Senior Adviser Research Capability at the University of Melbourne. She has worked in policy, strategy, and government relations over many years including at a think tank, in the public service, in politics as adviser to Federal Senators, and started out as a public defender in criminal law at Victoria Legal Aid. She founded and ran an independent theatre company in Melbourne, toured an epic show to the Edinburgh Fringe, and now pours her creativity and cunning into Snuff Puppets’ governance and small children’s Book Week costumes.
Joanna Feely (she/her)
Wearer of many hats in the digital engagement world. Currently Digital Campaigns Coordinator at BirdLife Australia, previously coordinated the Aussie Bird Count (2020, 2021). Fond of dinosaurs, polisher of opals, persistent Maker of Things.
Daniell Flood (He/Him)
Graffiti activist joined Snuff Puppets in 1992. Puppeteered with BBC’s Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular, DreamWorks’ How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular, Sanctum Theatre, A Blanck Canvas, Balooga, Creature Technology Company, Polyglot Theatre & Amsterdam’s Theatre of Hell.
Andy Freer (He/Him)
Andy is the founder and CEO, Artistic Director, creator, writer, designer, director, puppet-maker, puppeteer and performer at Snuff Puppets. He began making giant puppets in 1988 with Splinters Inc, co-founding Snuff Puppets in 1992. Andy has showcased the Snuff Puppets repertoire of productions, workshops and collaborations to more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and at home in Oceania.