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AAA has a small team of dedicated part-time staff located across Australia. At present our executive is located in Perth, Western Australia, however we operate in a virtual office space, to support national and international business.
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Beverley East

Interim CEO

Beverley is an experienced senior executive who has held senior roles in government, including working as a senior media and policy adviser to ministers in the Western Australian Government.

Bev also spent over a decade working in the media in Perth and Sydney and is currently the Chair of Barking Gecko Theatre. Bev passionate about the arts in all forms and cycles to stay fit and follows rugby union in her spare time.

Bev is leading us through the next few months as Interim CEO, while the AAA Board of Directors undertake recruitment for the permanent position.

Maxxi May

Program Manager

Maxxi May has worked as an artist for over 15 years, exhibiting in Australia and overseas and presenting on radio as a broadcaster/DJ. She has also worked as a self-employed contractor at universities and TAFEs, arts companies and galleries, and city councils.

Maxxi holds a Bachelor degree in Visual Arts, a Masters in Art Therapy, and in 2017 completed her PhD (Arts). She has been the recipient of Artsource’s residencies, and has received numerous grants to tour her art. Currently, Minaxi is a tutor at Murdoch University (Creative Media) and IKON Institute (Art Psychotherapy); a researcher for Arts Access Australia, and the Installation Officer at Fremantle Arts Centre. She is also developing multidisciplinary art pieces for upcoming exhibitions.

Maxxi is passionate about the arts in all its forms, she was a plant-based cook which she continues to develop in her spare time and loves any excuse to travel the world – live and immerse herself in different countries.

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Yvette Tulloch

Communications Manager (Currently on leave)

Yvette Tulloch has close to 10 years experience in communications. She has previously worked in the tertiary education sector in both corporate communications and university marketing, where she has developed extensive experience in writing, editing and publishing.

In 2014, Yvette spent a year volunteering in Fiji as the communications advisor for a women’s health clinic. There, she was welcomed into a small team where she worked to improve access to healthcare for women and children. She was also honoured to be contracted as the communications advisor on a major health campaign while in Fiji, which aimed to educate children on Rheumatic Heart Disease. The campaign was delivered as a national awareness week, with daily events such as special RHD screening, an education program delivered in every primary school across the country, and supporting pamphlets, posters and television campaign.

Yvette holds a Master of Strategic Communication from the University of Western Australia.

Naomi Chainey

Naomi Chainey

Communications Manager (Maternity Leave)

Naomi has been doing media and communications in the disability rights and arts sector since 2008 when she joined the team at Disability Media Australia, and is currently filling in at Arts Access Australia while Yvette in on leave.

Naomi was the inaugural recipient of the Lesley Hall Scholarship at Arts Access Victoria, which she used to direct her first short film, Gaslit, exploring lived experience of micro-aggressions amongst disabled women, and has also found success as a freelance writer for online publications including The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Feed SBS.

In 2018, Naomi ran 3CR’s 12-hour Disability Day radio broadcast, and is looking forward to co-hosting Chronically Chilled, 3CR’s program on chronic illness, in 2020.

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Harmonie Downes

Business Development Manager

Harmonie Downes is a Brisbane-based arts producer. Harmonie has spent many years developing her craft as a practising artist, from teaching ceramics, facilitating ensembles to playing in bands. She has also worked in arts administration for various arts organisations and has recently directed large-scale complex festivals and events.

Harmonie is blatantly passionate about the arts and the amazing benefits the arts contribute to a rich cultural fabric, which everyone can enjoy.

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