Chief Executive Officer

Dr Tracey Callinan OAM
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Tracey joined the Regional Arts NSW team in 2022 as Chief Executive Officer after a 13-year stint as Executive Director of Arts OutWest. Tracey previously worked at the University of Sydney at the Conservatorium of Music and the Arts Council England with the national Creative Partnerships program. She has travelled extensively in her pursuit of artistic learnings and throughout her career including working for a silversmith in Jerusalem, programming for Wirksworth Festival in rural Derbyshire in the UK and working as a musician in Europe.

Tracey has a PhD from Charles Sturt University as well as a Master of Music (Music Education) and a Bachelor of Music Education, both from Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the University of Sydney.

Funding and development manager

Freya Ververis
Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

Freya has extensive knowledge of a wide range of areas within the arts and cultural sector gained over decades of professional experience. Recent roles include Arts Grants and Engagement Officer and Acting Cultural Policy and Planning Leader, Inner West Council.

Freya has a Master of Arts Administration, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW and has studied a Masters of Fine Art by Research, College of Fine Arts University of NSW, Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours, Sydney College of the Arts University of Sydney and Advanced Diploma of Fine Art, National Art School.

Communications Manager

Max Wilson
Monday, Wednesday &Thursday, 8am – 4pm

Max has been working within the NSW Arts and Cultural sector since 2018, starting as an intern at Regional Arts Development Organisation Arts OutWest, and joined Regional Arts NSW in 2023.

Max completed his Bachelor of Communication, specialising in Theatre Media from Charles Sturt University in 2019 and went on to graduate with a Masters of Communication in 2021.  

Finance Coordinator

Jessie Yin
Working remotely, Wednesday & Thursday, 9am – 5pm

Jessie joined Regional Arts NSW in March 2016 and is an accountant and bookkeeper with experience in various industries and sectors, including media, advertising, design and IT firms. Her role is to maintain daily accounting tasks and assist Theresa to prepare management and financial reports for Regional Arts NSW.

Jessie holds a Master of Commerce in Finance and Accounting from Macquarie University and is a qualified CPA member.

Administration & Projects Officer

Edna Boey
Working Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm


Edna joined Regional Arts NSW in October 2023 and has been working in the cultural sector since 2020, starting as an intern at the Goethe-Institut and continuing to work in administration there until April 2023. 

Edna completed her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney in 2021, graduating with First Class Honours in Germanic Studies.