Jennifer Bott is a professional mentor, board member, manager and consultant. She is currently the Executive Chairman of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and Chairman of the Bundanon Trust. She also serves as a Trustee of the Australian Museum, and Director of the Australian National Academy of Music. In 2012 Jenny was awarded an AO for distinguished service to the arts through executive and leadership roles in national cultural organisations, and to the development of policy reform initiatives promoting funding and best practice.
Dr Nike Sulway is a writer and academic. She is the author of several books, including 'The Bone Flute', the 2013 Winner QLD Premier's Literary Awards, 'The True Green of Hope', 'What The Sky Knows' and 'Rupetta', which—in 2014—was the first work by an Australian writer to win the James Tiptree, Jr Award. She teaches creative writing at the University of Southern Queensland.
Michaela Bolzan is the Creative Director of Creative & Co a dynamic, collaborative group of artists working together to craft unique media, products and experiences. Michaela has a BA Hons (Drama)
from the University of Newcastle, is the Creative Director of the Southern Highlands Writers’ Festival and is currently in pre-production for her first feature film.