Cirkidz is an Incorporated Association governed by a Board of Directors.
Dominic Stefanson (Chairperson)
Dominic joined EY in August 2017 and brings extensive skills in developing proposals and Business Cases which have a track record of successfully obtaining government and corporate funding. Prior to joining EY, Dominic was Head of Public and Corporate Affairs at the Adelaide Festival Centre where he oversaw the Centre’s strategic projects including the development of successful budget bids for the $90 million redevelopment of the Adelaide Festival Centre and the $66 million renewal of Her Majesty’s Theatre. Dominic was a member of the Project Control Group for both Projects. Dominic worked as a senior advisor to the South Australian Government including as Chief of Staff to the Minister for the Arts and has extensive experience in developing stakeholder engagement and communications plans for large scale, public facing projects including the redevelopments of the Festival Centre and Her Majesty Theatre, as well as the New Royal Adelaide Hospital and other Metropolitan Hospital Redevelopments. At EY, Dominic has worked on Business Cases for Private and Public Sector clients.
Marissa Galatis (Deputy Chairperson)
Marissa is currently the Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at Health Partners and has 25+ years business experience, predominantly in the health and retail sectors. She has a proven track record of accelerating organisational performance through cohesive strategic planning, and has key experience in business development, marketing and retail strategy. She has been instrumental in driving transformational change across all facets of the business, uncovering strategic opportunities and is quick to action in a measured and meticulously planned approach. But while she may be serious about work, being Greek, she is also seriously committed to sailing around the Ionian islands in Greece - as often as she can.
Tereza Sysouphat (Treasurer)
Tereza Sysouphat is a Chartered Accountant with over 14 years of experience as a commercial advisor working for some of South Australia’s largest companies and Government Agencies including EY, SA Water and Aurecon. Tereza understands the long-term financial impacts of decisions having worked both at the project and portfolio level for regulatory submissions, capital business cases and long-term investment decisions as well as State Budget submissions. Tereza has a mix of financial modelling skills, financial strategy as well as C-suite level storytelling and a knack for making the complex simple. She is a forward thinker and a passionate advocate for effective financial decision making to achieve sustainable outcomes for organisations. She is also an aerial artist and a strong believer of movement as a means to grow, nourish and learn as a child and adult.
Jane Mussared (Board Member)
Jane is the Chief Executive of the Council on the Ageing in South Australia (COTA SA), an older people’s movement promoting the rights, interests and futures of South Australians as they age. Jane joined COTA SA in 2015 from an executive role with a large NFP aged care provider. Prior to that Jane was the Manager of the State Government Office for the Ageing. Jane is on the Board of the Maggie Beer Foundation, the Chairperson of SA Circus Centre – Home of Cirkidz and a member of the Advisory Group of the Centre of Research Excellence in Frailty and Healthy Ageing. Jane is a past Winner of the SA Innovation Award in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards and of a Sanicare Aged Care Overseas Study Scholarship. Jane has a Masters’ Degree in Social Work (majoring in social policy and research) from the University of Michigan.
David Coltman (Board Member)
David Coltman is the Chief Executive of TAFE SA. Prior to joining TAFE SA in April 2019, David was Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Swinburne University of Technology and Chair of the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA). David is a New Zealander who made Australia his home in 2014. He lives in Eastwood, SA with his partner and two overly indulged dogs. In his teenage years David was heavily involved in the performing arts, and during this time developed a love for all forms of physical theatre. David holds postgraduate qualifications in Adult Education and Public Administration. His early career work focused on the delivery of programs that sought to increase participation in higher education of underrepresented communities. More recently David’s work has focused on the use of digital technologies to improve access and participation in post-compulsory education.
Nick Skibinski: General Manager
Nick has enjoyed a successful career in the Arts. Currently he specialises in providing business process, strategy, HR and General Management advice and support for Not for Profits. Most recently he was the CEO of Australian Dance Theatre for four years. Prior to that he spent nearly 10 years at the Adelaide Festival Centre as a programming executive where he developed, presented and produced over 170 individual events and productions, from small scale industry developments programs through to the creation of the inaugural OzAsia festival as its first Executive Producer. He holds a BA in Arts Politics from Flinders University. His young daughter joined the Cirkidz Tiddlerz program in 2012 and is nurturing a keen interest in hula hoop.