The team

Professor Susan Forde

Integrity 20 Chair

Susan is Acting Dean Academic, Arts, Education and Law at Griffith University and Chair of Integrity 20.

Susan is known for her work on community and independent media forms and the connections between social movements and media. She is the Chief Investigator on a current ARC project investigating community representations of the land rights movement in Queensland. Susan has recently conducted a national review of the Australian community broadcasting sector’s National Training Program.

She is the author of Challenging the News; and co-author of the 2017 release Journalism and Climate Crisis: Public Engagement, Media Alternatives; and Developing Dialogues: Indigenous and Ethnic Community Broadcasting in Australia. Susan is the co-founding Editor of the Journal of Alternative and Community Media, published by the International Association for Media and Communication Research.

Ms Rhiannon Phillips

Integrity 20 Director & Convenor

Rhiannon has worked on Integrity 20 since the inaugural ‘Global Integrity Summit’ in 2014, initially as deputy-convenor and, since 2016, as director and co-covenor.

A producer, curator and director Rhiannon has played a pivotal role in delivering many major festivals and events including: Queensland Conservatorium’s multi-arts festival ENCOUNTERS: INDIA and ENCOUNTERS: SYMPOSIUM (2013), Brisbane Writers Festival (2002 – 2006) and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music (2001).

She has devoted much of her career to creating innovative public forums for discussion, debate and exchange of ideas.

Rhiannon has also worked as an artist, designer and producer on seven commercial video games including the bestselling Tumblebugs series with Wildfire Studios.

She has an honours degree in music performance from the University of Queensland.

Mr James Lees

Project Manager

James is an event and festival producer, musician, music director and generally a creative facilitator and agitator.

In some or all of these roles (often simultaneously), he has delivered a highly diverse range of acclaimed events and performances including the concert events Ziggy Stardust (Brisbane Powerhouse/Melbourne Cabaret Festival, 2016), Transformer: The Album In Concert (QPAC/Brisbane Powerhouse, 2015-16), In The Warm Room: The Music Of Kate Bush (Brisbane Powerhouse, 2017) and Fire Walk With Us: The Music Of Twin Peaks (The Junk Bar/Melbourne Cabaret Festival/Brisbane Powerhouse, 2017-19). In 2018, he musically directed and co-produced the Matilda Award winning stage work The Sound Of A Finished Kiss (Brisbane Powerhouse). He has also produced for World Science Festival Brisbane (2017-18) and was the Festival Director for MELT: A Festival Of Queer Arts & Culture (Brisbane Powerhouse 2015, 2017-18).

He has worked extensively as a producer and project manager with Griffith University and Queensland Conservatorium since 2012 on projects including Crossbows: A Festival Of Small Ensembles (2012 and 2014), Encounters: India (2013), World Forum On Music (2013), Floods Opera (2014), Global Integrity Summit (2014 & 2015) and Integrity 20 (since 2016).

Ms Sarah Kirkham

Project Manager

Sarah is a project manager and researcher.

She has achieved success working with organisations such as Toshiba, V-TOL Dance company (UK), Central School of Ballet (UK) and a leading performing arts agency in London. Since relocating to Australia she has worked in the higher education sector.

Sarah has worked extensively as a project manager with Griffith University on projects including: World Science Festival (2017), 50 Years of Shaping Inspiring Teachers (2019) and Integrity 20 (2018 & 2019). She has provided executive services to the university community and industry stakeholders across multiple strategic initiatives and won the Community Engagement Excellence award in 2011 for service to the university.

Sarah holds an MBA from Griffith University and is undertaking doctoral studies at QUT in creative industries specialising in dance.

She originally trained as a classical ballet dancer with the Royal Ballet School and as a contemporary dancer and choreographer with London Contemporary Dance Theatre.

Ms Karen McKinley

Publicist, The Punch Group

For all media enquiries contact karen[at]thepunchgroup.com.au

Ms Melinda Rogers and Mr Michael Jacobson

Social media and digital marketing, Very Media

Integrity 20’19 conference team

Professor Paul Mazerolle

Integrity 20'19 Chair and Co-Convenor (until June 2019)

Professor Paul Mazerolle is adjunct professor of criminology and former pro vice chancellor of the Arts, Education and Law Group at Griffith University, a position he has held from 2009 to June 2019. He is currently president and vice chancellor of the University of New Brunswick.

Paul led and chaired Integrity 20 from its inception in 2014 until June 2019.

Professor Susan Forde

Integrity 20'19 Chair (June 2019 - present)

Ms Rhiannon Phillips

Integrity 20 Director & Co-Convenor

Mr James Lees

Project Manager

Ms Sarah Kirkham

Project Manager / Schools Program Manager

Ms Isabelle Nish-Vetter

Administration

Ms Karen McKinley

Publicist, The Punch Group

Ms Melinda Rogers and Mr Michael Jacobson

Social media and digital marketing, Very Media

Mr Cameron Hipwell, Mr Keith Clark, Mr Len McPherson

Production and technical team

Ms Clare Wharton, Mr Michael Hibbarb, Ms Felicity Clark

Venues and front of house