2020 Annual General Meeting
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Members are advised that the 2020 CrewCare Annual General Meeting will be held Wednesday 25th November 2020. Attendance is open to all CrewCare Members. Meetings will be convened in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney at the times and places scheduled below. If you are unable to attend, each event will be streamed live to a central portal where you can watch online, have your say and cast your vote.
- To receive a review of the years activities
- To confirm the Financial Statements
- To confirm or elect incoming board members
Members are requested to
- Register to attend one of the locations
- Register their intent to join the meeting online
By Order of The Board of Directors
Peter Darwin – Chairperson
4th November 2020
Members are invited to attend the following locations:
Adelaide - 11.30 am (local time)
Novatech Studios - 153 Holbrooks Road, Underdale SA 5032
Brisbane - 11.00 am (local time)
The Triffid - 7 / 9 Stratton Street, Newstead QLD 4006
Melbourne - 12.00 noon (local time)
ProStage Offices - 9 / 88 Dynon Road, West Melbourne VIC 3003
Perth - 9.00 am (local time)
CCPWA Offices - 180 Daly Street, Belmont WA 6104
Sydney - 12.00 noon (local time)
Factory Theatre - 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville NSW 2204
Andrew has worked in the live performance industry for 30 years, and has performed a variety of roles in that time.
Starting out working as a stagehand for Gig Power, working as a lighting technician and fulfilling various roles in stage, production and site management for major tours, concerts, festivals and suppliers.
Andrew has now specialised in the provision of temporary structures – mainly outdoor staging - for the past 14 years. Currently managing the staging division at Clifton Productions he is responsible for building and managing project teams to deliver outdoor stages for major concerts tours, events and festivals throughout Australia and abroad.
"I am keen to use my time, experience and network to help create and support crew care initiatives in collaboration with the rest of the CrewCare directors and advisors.
CrewCare being able to continue to provide a support platform for all workers of the industry is paramount to making a better workplace for everyone in the industry, something I would be proud to be able to contribute to.
I think that my experience and ideas can compliment the work of the existing initiatives and also bring some new initiatives to the table to benefit all of the members."
In 1998, Kait Hall co-founded a lighting and stage design business and has since gained a broad range of experience in live music, festivals, theatre, broadcast and corporate events throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and North America.
Recent touring clients include Missy Higgins, Kate Miller-Heidke, Courtney Barnett, Sharon Van Etten, James Reyne, The Waifs and San Cisco. For over two decades she has run the lighting department at the Palms at Crown Casino, Melbourne.
As a designer and project manager, Kait collaborates with clients, venues and production companies to deliver a distinctive and innovative design service meeting critical deadlines and budgets. As an administrator, business owner and manager, Kait has worked within large corporate organisations with sizeable capital expenditure budgets but also works with established and emerging artists where smaller budgets demand more challenging solutions.
"I recently participated in the Mental Health First Aid training provided by CrewCare and understand how critical it is to support and improve the mental and physical health of my colleagues. I believe having a diverse and inclusive range of people on the CrewCare board is vital to ensure it works collectively to support the welfare of all industry workers."
Christopher J Stubbs
Chris is the owner | director of the Bayleaf Group, a catering company based in Sydney. Bayleaf provide a full catering service to touring acts throughout Australia since 2000.
He has worked as a professional tour chef and tour caterer for the past 20 + years throughout Australia, and seen the industry at its best, and worst.
Chris has seen firsthand the issues that arise from touring and the stress upon those relentless pressures for delivery, anti-social work hours and inconsistent income that is part of working within the music industry.
He sat for a two-year term on the board of the Restaurant + Catering Association through a major transition from a state-based governance to a national governance which was a tremendous success.
"I believe strongly in wanting to improve the care for all of those employed in the production and allied industries by providing a solid support framework around all backstage personnel and their families, who are in crisis as we grapple with the challenges imposed by this global pandemic.
Our backstage crew are without doubt, the most vulnerable.
I know that I can bring much benefit to CrewCare with my extensive tour experience, educational qualifications, resources and skills and I look forward to putting this energy into CrewCare where I know every member | employee backstage would benefit from."
Steve ‘Pineapple’ Alberts
Steve has been in the entertainment and event industry for the last 39 years working as a lighting designer and crew chief, video tech, rigger, production manager, promoter rep, producer and project manager. He's been lucky enough to work both here and off shore for many years.
Recently 'Pineapple's passion has been studying mental health to give him the skills to help his friends cope with these hard times. Creating programs that give people the tools to deal with life in this industry and changing the way we deal with the pressures that come with it.
"I am honoured to be ask to join the board of CrewCare as it is an organisation that I believe in and hold very close to my heart. I want to work with the board and membership to develop and deliver programs that will help today and into the future for our community in the areas of mental health and workplace practices."