Steven Alderton
Director and CEO

Steven Alderton has gained 25 years’ experience in the visual arts and education. Previous roles have included Director, Programs, Exhibitions and Cultural Collections at the Australian Museum, Director Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Director Lismore Regional Gallery, Manager Bundaberg Arts Centre, Director Redland Art Gallery, and Curator Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery. Steven has worked closely with many leading Australian visual artists including Ricky Swallow, Margaret Olley, Nicholas Harding, Janet Laurence and Tracey Moffatt.

Simon Cooper
Head of Studies

Simon Cooper has practiced and exhibited extensively throughout Australia and internationally. His work is held in numerous private and public collections throughout the world including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; and the Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art, South Korea.

He completed his undergraduate studies in Printmaking at Prahran College, Victoria and his post-graduate studies at Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. Simon has taught with a range of institutions in Australia including Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne; RMIT University, Melbourne; University of Southern Queensland; and Chisholm Institute, Melbourne. Since joining NAS in 2001 as Head of Printmaking, he has held other academic positions within the school including Acting Director, and is currently Head of Studies.

Paul Ryan (JP)
Chief Financial Officer

Paul’s career has been in chartered accounting, the private and public sectors including the arts. Paul has extensive experience in senior executive and operational positions across multi-site, multi-country operations encompassing the functions of finance, human resources, information technology, customer service, commercial operations, business development, shared services, building services, security, governance and administration. Paul has lived and worked in Asia-Pacific to put business resources on the ground in developing economies, and has led business turnarounds, business acquisitions and transformation projects. Paul is a Chartered Accountant, Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance & Systems) with Merit from the University of New South Wales and an MBA from Macquarie University‘s Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM). Paul is a volunteer member of the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Alison Dunn
Head of Marketing and Development

Alison’s career has taken place in the context of the arts, education and business worlds, with a particular focus on communication, marketing and fundraising She has held a number of senior roles, including for MLC School, The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, SA Water, the Adelaide Festival of Arts and JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design. A former CEO of the Helpmann Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts ( South Australia) and co –chair of the Arts Industry Advisory Council (SA), her past and present Board memberships include the Advisory Council of Pacific Opera, the Leaders Institute of South Australia, Urban Myth Theatre of Youth and Co-Chair of the international Glass Art Society event GAS@Ausglass

Academic Staff

Head of Studies: Simon Cooper

Program Coordinators

Postgraduate Coordinator: Dr Ian Greig

Undergraduate Coordinator: John Bloomfield

Education Outreach Coordinator: Lorraine Kypiotis


Head of Ceramics: Lynda Draper

Ceramics Lecturers: Stephen Bird, Tania Rollond

Ceramics Studio Technicians: Joseph Purtle, David Stockburn

Ceramics Sessional Lecturers: Merran Esson, Simone Fraser, Bronwyn Kemp, Sandy Lockwood, Toni Warburton


Head of Drawing: Dr Maryanne Coutts

Drawing Lecturers: Deborah Beck, Charles Cooper, Lynette Eastaway, Joseph Frost, Dr Margaret Roberts

Drawing Studio Technician: John Stanfield

Drawing Sessional Lecturers: Anthony Cahill, Dr Sally Clarke, Roger Crawford, Dr Ben Denham, Ivor Fabok, David Fairbairn, Rachel Fairfax, Cameron Ferguson, Patrick Hartigan, Janet Haslett, Terry Hayes, Paul Higgs, Annelise Jahn, Pollyxenia Joannou, Lisa Jones, Therese Keogh, Deborah Marks, Catherine O’Donnell, Daniel Pata, Jude Rae, Dr Ambrose Reisch, Jeff Rigby, Kim Spooner, Noel Thurgate, Belinda Ward


Head of Painting: Dr Stephen Little

Painting Lecturers: Susan Andrews, Dr Andrew Donaldson, Dr David Serisier

Painting Studio Technician: Paolo Iarossi

Painting Sessional Lecturers: Justin Balmain, Vicente Butron, Nick Collerson, Roger Crawford, Christine Dean, Joanne Handley, Steven Harvey, Paul Higgs, Anwen Keeling, Chelsea Lehmann, Nana Ohnesorge, Rodney Pople, Leslie Rice, Rolande Souliere, Kim Spooner


Head of Photomedia: Geoff Kleem

Photomedia Lecturer: Dr Marian Tubbs

Photomedia Studio Technician: Damian Dillon

Photomedia Sessional Lecturers: Steven Cavanagh, David Manley, Sarah Mosca, Tanya Peterson, Skye Wagner


Head of Printmaking: Peter Burgess

Printmaking Lecturers: Maureen Burns, Carolyn Mckenzie-Craig

Printmaking Studio Technician: Nina Juniper

Printmaking Sessional Lecturers: Angus Fisher, Tania Browitt, Claude Jones, Alexi Keywan, Kate Mitchell, Esther Neate, Brenda Tye


Head of Sculpture: Ron Robertson-Swann OAM

Sculpture Lecturers: Jim Croke, David Horton

Sculpture Studio Technician: Simon Hodgson

Sculpture Sessional Lecturers: Gary Deirmendjian, Clara Hali, Caz Haswell, Anita Larkin

Art History & Theory

Head of Art History & Theory: Dr Michael Hill

Art History & Theory Lecturers: Dr Georgina Cole, Dr Shane Haseman, Dr Jaime Tsai, Lorraine Kypiotis

Art History & Theory Sessional Lecturers: Dr Molly Duggins, Dr Christine Dean, Alex Trompf

Public Programs

Head of Public Programs: Dr Ella Dreyfus

Public Programs Administrative Officer: Joan Cameron-Smith

Public Programs Sessional Lecturers: Andrew Antoniou, John Bokor, Louise Boscacci, David Briggs, Annabel Butler, Nick Collerson, Roger Crawford, Kelly-Ann Denton, Jacqui Driver, Michele Elliot, Rachel Fairfax, Gina Fairley, Cameron Ferguson, Angus Fisher, Simone Fraser, Clare Freer, Jane Gillings, Clara Hali, Michelle Hiscock, Simon Hodgson, Paul Hopmeier, David Horton, Pollyxenia Joannou, Therese Kenyon, Barbie Kjar, Anita Larkin, Chelsea Lehmann, Glenn Lockitch, Deborah Marks, Kelly-Ann Denton, Kevin McKay, VR Morrison, Idris Murphy, Wendy Murray, Esther Neate, Sarah O’Sullivan, Nana Ohnesorge, Caterina Pacialeo, Daniel Pata, Joseph Purtle, Simon Reece, Ambrose Reisch, Kurt Schranzer, Kim Spooner, Noel Thurgate, Bernadette Trela, Pam Vaughan, Skye Wagner, Maryanne Wick, Cameron Williams, Susan Windmiller

General Staff


Director and CEO: Steven Alderton

Executive Team Assistant: Daniela Alavanja

Corporate Services

Chief Financial Officer:
Paul Ryan

Company Secretary, Governance & Business Operations Manager: Ellen O’Shaughnessy

Academic Administrator: Zoë Wilesmith

Receptionist & Administrative Assistant: Kirsty Mitchell, Claire Thomas

Education Outreach Officer: Alana Ambados


Facilities & Operations Manager: Christine Myerscough

Facilities Administrator: Scott Clement

Facilities Assistant: Mark Polak

Audio Visual Technician: John Daly

Digital Imaging and Print Lab Coordinator: Amanda Hensby

Security and Services Officer: Louis Greco

Campus Assistant: Marcel Delgardo

Campus Assistant: Mal Nagobi

Campus Grounds Assistant: Darwish Khalil

Campus Service Assistant: Jason Bennett


Finance Manager: Chloe Wong

Finance Officer: Suki Yuen

Gallery, Archive and Collections

Gallery Manager & Curator: Judith Blackall

Curatorial Assistant: Lisa Tolcher

Archivist & Collections Manager: Deborah Beck


HR Manager: Juanita Hyde

HR/Payroll Officer: Kate Stitt


IT Manager: Nhu Pham

IT Officer: Duncan Whichelo


Library & Learning Centre Manager: Elizabeth Little

Librarian: Sue Olive

Library Technicians: Brooke McKenzie, Lana Ryles, Grace Sagud

Marketing & Development

Head of Marketing and Development:
Alison Dunn

Development Manager: Biarta Parnham

Marketing Manager: Danielle Neely

Creative Producer: Sebastian Goldspink

Photographer and Media Officer: Peter Morgan

Graphic Designer: Ricardo Felipe

Student Services

Registrar: Benedict Griffin

Student Services Officer: Marina Veg

Student Services Administrator: Jazmin Velasco

Student Services Casual: Monique Arundell

Student Counsellor: Michelle Glass

Venue Hire & Events

Venue Hire & Events Manager: Julie O’Reilly

Venue Hire & Events Assistant: Michael Johnstone