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Two New Board Members Join Adelaide Fringe

The Adelaide Fringe Board has appointed chartered accountant Fiona Hele and theatre director Sam Haren as Board members.

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The Adelaide Fringe Board has appointed chartered accountant Fiona Hele and theatre director Sam Haren as Board members.

After working in Melbourne and internationally for ten years, Fiona returned to South Australia in 2000 where she currently holds the position of Associate Director with Perks Chartered Accountants, providing strategic advice for small to medium enterprises.

Fiona said, “I’m really excited to have the opportunity to join a group of people with such a diverse skill set. The Fringe is such a successful and important event for Adelaide. I look forward to working with the Board as it continues to support Director Greg Clarke and his team as they work toward their goal of being the leading arts festival in the world.”

Incoming Board member Sam Haren brings considerable performing arts experience to the Adelaide Fringe.

Sam graduated from the directing course at Flinders University in 2000 and has since directed over 25 productions Australia-wide.

He went on to complete a PHD – looking at place and contemporary performance – at Flinders University in 2008.

Sam is the Artistic Director of The Border Project, one of South Australia’s leading contemporary theatre companies committed to exploring the future language of live performance.

“It’s an immense privilege to join the Fringe board. Over the years the Fringe has been home to some of The Border Project’s most daring and risky work, and has helped define the kind of contemporary work we make and the audiences we connect with. The Fringe continues to provide one of the most exceptional platforms for independent companies and artists to make and present work, and I am thrilled to join this dynamic board," Sam said.

Adelaide Fringe Chair Judy Potter said, “I welcome Fiona and Sam to the Adelaide Fringe Board. Fiona and Sam’s combined skills and experiences will be of significant benefit to Adelaide Fringe.”

Ms Potter also thanked outgoing Board members Michael Hill and John Haren for their many years of dedication and hard work.

For more information visit www.adelaidefringe.com.au

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