Christine Edwards

Board Director (since 2015)

Christine has extensive experience in the health, community and philanthropic sectors in Western Australia, Tasmania and Victoria. Christine has been the CEO of two hospitals in Victoria, leading the delivery of aged and palliative care services. Christine most recently was the Chief Executive Officer of The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund. She is currently a consultant in philanthropy, providing strategic philanthropic advice to individuals and organisations, and conducts oral history interviews for the National Library of Australia.

Christine’s Directorship positions include the Centre for Eye Research Australia, Health Recruitment Plus, and the Aurora Education Foundation. Christine is also a Trustee on the Centre for Eye Research Australia Foundation, and the Ansell Ophthalmology Foundation.

Christine’s interests are with organisations involved in the community sector, people who come together to leverage good ideas and resources, and the creative arts as a medium for connectedness and belonging.


Mayor Kristie Johnston

Board Director (since 2015)

Kristie Johnston is currently the Mayor of Glenorchy City Council and lives with her family in Montrose. She is a qualified criminologist and lawyer and has studied and researched transport and crime in the municipality of Glenorchy. Kristie enjoys working to improve community outcomes in her role as Mayor and is heavily involved in many community groups.

She is passionate about good urban design and public transport and has been advocating for the Hobart Northern Suburbs Railway for a number of years. Kristie was recently announced as an Education Ambassador and relishes the opportunity to work promote the importance and value of education in the community.

Jane Haley

Board Director (since 2013)

Jane has worked in the arts most of her life through which she has developed expertise and experience in strategy and policy, the management of not-for-profit organisations and partnerships with business and philanthropists.

Since leaving her role as CEO of the Australia Business Arts Foundation in 2013, Jane has been working on strategic projects for the University of Tasmania, the R.E Ross Trust, Ranters Theatre and Design Tasmania. She was appointed by the Premier as a member of the Board of the Theatre Royal Hobart and joined the board of the Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park (GASP) in August 2013.

Anna Waldmann

Board Director (since 2013)
Art Committee Chair

Anna Waldmann was Director of Visual Arts at the Australia Council. She worked as a curator at the Art Gallery of NSW and as Manager (Visual Arts and Crafts) at the NSW Ministry for the Arts.

Anna was involved in numerous international exhibitions and events such as the Venice Biennale, the Sao Paulo, Berlin, Liverpool, Kwangju and Istanbul biennales.

She is currently an art consultant, on the Editorial Advisory Board of Art & Australia; on the Board of the Power Foundation University of Sydney; and Visiting Fellow at the College of Fine Arts University of NSW. She is a member of the Art Consultants Association of Australia. Anna is an Approved Valuer of contemporary Australian art for the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.

Ailsa Sypkes

Company Secretary

Ailsa is a qualified lawyer with broad experience in governance matters who has held a number of senior management and executive roles within Tasmanian utilities.  Born and raised in the northern suburbs she is enthusiastic about the revitalisation of the area through the increasing association between the local community and the arts sector.

Mark Wilsdon

Social Enterprise Committee

Mark is the Business Manager at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). He has over 25 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality sector and has operated and headed up several successful restaurants as a chef and owner. After qualifying as a chef in Hobart he travelled and worked in leading kitchens in Europe, returning home to start a family and establish a successful restaurant business. Drawn to the excitement of David Walsh’s vision Mark started as a consultant to Moorilla in 2002 facilitating the design and opening of the award winning Ether building.

Signing on as Hospitality Operations Manager in 2004 he has been responsible for business systems and procedures, recruiting, staffing structures and quality assurance. These operations include restaurant, functions, accommodation, events, cellar door and brewery operations.

After facilitating a restructure of management in 2006 he took on the role of Business Management and now supports all business operations from a strategic position as a member of the Executive while monitoring commercial operating efficiencies and investigating further opportunities for MONA.

Mark is Deputy Chair of The Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania (TICT) and previous Vice President of the Alcorso Foundation.

Stuart Slade

Social Enterprise Committee

Stuart is currently an Alderman at Glenorchy City Council. He has 23 years’ experience in local government.

Through QUT, Stuart has obtained postgraduate qualifications, in Risk Management and Health Science. He has also obtained a Company Directors’ Diploma and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Stuart is the Executive Chairperson of Business Continuity Institute of Australia and Director of RACT Insurance and RACT Travel. He has worked in the Pilbara region of WA in project management roles and with aboriginal corporations.

Stuart grew up in the local area and spent much of his younger days participating in aquatic activities on the Derwent River near GASP! Stuart sees great potential for GASP! project, not only in public art but also from an economic development and social inclusion perspective.

Pippa Dickson

Former CEO

Pippa Dickson commenced working on the art park concept that has become GASP! in 2008. She has been responsible for developing and implementing strategic priorities and raising significant investment from all tiers of government for infrastructure as well as managed the design processes. She works closely with the community, civic, arts and business leaders on developing a shared vision and implementing the critical steps to achieve it.

Pippa has worked as a project manager and consultant in the private and public sectors for more than 15 years and has designs held in private and public collections including the Tasmanian Design Centre, Henry Jones Art Hotel and MONA.

Pippa has a PhD in Fine Arts, Furniture Design, and a BA in Political Science. She regularly contributes to art, craft and design journals, is a peer reviewer for Craft Australia’s craft + design enquiry and a judge for the Tasmanian Design Awards (2005 to present) among other awards locally and nationally. She is currently Chair of Design Tasmania, Co-Chair of the National Craft Initiative and Director of the National Association for Visual Artists (NAVA).



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Brooker Highway 7010
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