Our Team

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Caroline Wood

Co-Founder and Director

Caroline Wood has decades of diverse professional experience spanning academia, publishing and advocacy. She is responsible for advancing the vision and direction of the Centre, leading and managing people, fund-raising and sponsorship development, and cementing the Centre’s reputation as a leading creative organisation nationally.

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Sisonke Msimang

Head, Storytelling and Training

Sisonke Msimang is an internationally published author and renowned storyteller. She is responsible for setting direction of oral storytelling projects, implementing policies around ethical standards for story collection, and facilitating story-training workshops.

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Robert Wood

Creative Director

Robert Wood is a poet with three published books and a PhD in Creative Writing. He is responsible for identifying and developing partnerships with local, national and international arts organisations and creatives, designing and delivering a program of activities, and developing and implementing best-practice service delivery models.

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Logan Griffiths

Program and Communications Officer

Logan Griffiths is a professional writer and project manager who previously managed the Australian Short Story Festival. She manages literary and story-collecting projects, coordinates the team of interns, oversees social media updates, updates the news page and sends out the monthly newsletter.

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Claudia Mancini

Producer and Events Coordinator

Claudia Mancini is an arts facilitator and producer who has managed projects and events for Community Arts Network, KickstART Festival and Collision Festival. She supervises and coordinates all aspects of an event, facilitates discussions, and collects and and produces stories for the website and podcast.

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Myrna Hyde

Accountant

Myrna Hyde is a professional accountant and a tax agent who founded her professional accounting and taxation practice in 2006. She manages the Centre’s finances.

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Michael Abercromby

Story Trainer

Michael Abercromby is an actor, writer and trainee director who graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2013. He facilitates story-training workshops in one-on-one and group formats to empower people to share their stories.

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Emily McLean

Story Trainer

Emily has more than 20 years of experience as a director working with Black Swan State Theatre Company, Perth Theatre Company and Deckchair Theatre. She facilitates story-training workshops in one-on-one and group formats to empower people to share their stories.

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