Our Foundation

The Country Arts Foundation is comprised of volunteer community leaders and philanthropists who work with Country Arts SA Board and staff to raise much-needed funds to support programs, establish an endowment that will support regional arts in perpetuity and to build relationships that will be beneficial to Country Arts SA.

Board Members

Our Directors bring professional expertise in a variety of areas. They are responsible for providing strategic oversight, financial management, as well as ensuring we are governed by appropriate policies and procedures. All our Directors serve in an honorary capacity and receive no financial benefits.

Kate Facy

Kate Facy has lived and worked in Regional South Australia for over 40 years. As an experienced Executive in the financial services industry, Kate is a generous contributor to her local community through various boards and committees, and passionate about the growth and vibrancy of regional communities.

Kate Facy
Sonya Hender

Director of the Strand Gallery in Port Elliott, printmaker and social entrepreneur, Sonya brings a wealth of experience in working with artists across South Australia, facilitation of community development and philanthropy.

Sonya Hender
Petria Ladgrove

Petria is currently the producer of Narelle Graham's Regional Drive Program ABC Radio and has over 15 years of news journalism experience with the ABC. Originally from Geranium in the South Australian Mallee, Petria is passionate about regional South Australia.

Petria Ladgrove
Paula Murray

An experienced business owner with a demonstrated history of 17 years working in the accounting industry, Paula is skilled in accounting, taxation and superannuation advisory work, and business consulting with SMEs.

Paula Murray
Anthony Peluso

Anthony is the Chief Executive of Country Arts SA and has worked in the arts industry for over 20 years having held artistic leadership positions with the Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, Adelaide Festival of Arts and MusicaViva Australia.

Anthony Peluso
Brenz Saunders

Brenz is the Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer of Cerulean Creative Studios, a First Nations digital game development business based in Adelaide. He is a strong and passionate advocate for digital inclusion ensuring digital accessibility and education is delivered to all members of the South Australian community. Brenz also serves on the board of Tauondi Aboriginal College and the Adelaide Crows Foundation.

Brenz Saunders
Robyn Brown

Robyn is the Business Development Manager of The PaperBoats, a partnership platform for theatre-makers creating works for 3-8 year olds. With over 30 years of experience in fundraising, Robyn raised $6 million for the Her Majesty’s Theatre Redevelopment Project during her role as Philanthropy Manager at Adelaide Festival Centre. Robyn has lived in many regional SA towns and is passionate about ensuring that regional children enjoy the arts.

Robyn Brown

Enquiries

Development Manager
Country Arts Foundation
[email protected] 

Country Arts Foundation Ltd [ABN 84 631 677 908] is a registered charity, endorsed with Deductible Gift Recipient status. All gifts $2 and above to the Country Arts Foundation are tax-deductible. To find out more about our privacy and data policy please click here. 

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