Louise Swinn – Chair
Louise is the editorial director of Sleepers, and was one of the founders of SPN, the Small Press Network. Her fiction and reviews have appeared in the Age, Overland, Meanjin, The Times Literary Supplement, Guardian, the Australian, Kill Your Darlings, and Best Australian Stories.
Sophie Cunningham – Deputy, Melbourne
Sophie is Chair of the Australia Council’s Literature Board. She worked in publishing for twenty-five years and is the author of three books, Geography, Bird and Melbourne.
Samantha Hagan – Deputy, Sydney
Sam began her career in television production, moved to producing live outdoor events, and for the last eight years has worked as an arts programmer and producer. She currently works at the State Library of NSW.
Liz Chappell – Treasurer
Liz is a finance professional with some 20 years’ experience. She is currently Head of Finance and Corporate Services at the Melbourne Festival.
Caroline Ryan – Secretary
Caroline is a Senior Associate at Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
Alicia is a launch manager who advises organisations on programming, business development, marketing and resourcing.
Jacinta is a GP and a writer. She is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Dissection and Pilgrimage.
Foong Ling Kong
Foong Ling has nearly two decades’ experience as an editor and a publisher of books across a wide range of genres. She is also Managing Editor of Anne Summers Reports.
Chris is Events Manager at Readings Books, Music and Film.
Kristi is an Australian leader in philanthropy and social investment. She is the executive director of the Sydney Community Foundation, fund director of the Sydney Women’s Fund, founder and director of impact investment firm Greenstone Group, director of the Australian Women Donors Network and Sharing Stories Foundation.
Aviva is a publisher at Affirm Press. She has worked in publishing for almost twenty years, mainly as an editor. She was previously Associate Publisher at Scribe Publications, where she was responsible for building an Australian fiction list, and before that she was Deputy Editor at Australian Book Review.
Aviva Tuffield – Executive Director
Trish Pinto – Development Manager
Megan Quinlan – Prize Manager
Fay Helfenbaum – Digital Marketing & the Stella Count
Veronica Sullivan – The Stella Count