NOOSA alive! is managed by a voluntary committee who plan, program, obtain funding, adhere to corporate governance and are passionate about the ongoing success of the Festival.

Since 2005 the Management Committee has appointed a Festival Director to oversee the general running of administration and ensure the growth of the festival.

NOOSA alive! (formerly Noosa Long Weekend Festival) has strong community support and benefits from the generosity of many volunteers who contribute in the lead up and during the festival.


President: Johanne Wright
Vice-President: Sam Robson
Treasurer: Martin Rafter
Secretary: Anna Richardson
Marketing Co-ordinator: Andrew Squires
Funding Co-ordinator: Dennis Pitman
Patron Co-ordinator: Carolyn Winkler
Management Committee: Gary Trevithick, Xanthe Coward, Andrew Stafford, Sam Coward


Festival Director: Ian Mackellar
Festival Administrator: Selena Cannon
Festival Treasurer: Martin Rafter – Stratogen
Festival Bookkeeper: Kate Gardiner
Communications & PR: Giorgi Ciot
Social Media Marketing: Lisa Harrison – Social Media Mastery
Production Management: Guy Harrison – Medium Rare Productions
Lighting Designer: Paul Shillito
Sound Engineer: Cameron Elias
Stage Manager: Anthony Wade-Cooper
Graphic Design & Program: Design Central
Festival Volunteer Co-ordinator: Barb Allen
Distribution Co-ordinator: Shirley Page
Friends Co-ordinator: Amanda Anthopolous
Transport Co-ordinator: Airlink Transfers