ANZACATA contacts

Staff

Kate Dempsey – Executive Officer

Kate Dempsey is an organisational consultant who has successfully operated her own business, Kate Dempsey & Associates, for more than 20 years. She assists businesses with change management and organisational review. Prior to her consulting work, she held a number of positions in the public sector and throughout her career, she has been involved in many Boards and Committees – either appointed or elected to represent constituents. She has managed several membership organisations in the past. In addition to her consulting work, Kate is an academic. She has a PhD in Psychology/Management and teaches Masters students at several Australian universities. Her published work on leadership, gender in leadership, conflict resolution, and values in business has appeared in The Local Government Manager, Community Quarterly, Profile, Journal of Socio-Analysis, Group Facilitation Journal and The Board Builder. She has edited a book (with Dr Ly Tran) called Internationalisation in Vocational Education (Springer) and has another book forthcoming, called Let Justice Roll On…

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Michelle Spense – Communications 

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Amena Ziard – Administration

Amena completed her Bachelor of Arts at Monash University, where she edited the student-run paper, Lot's Wife Magazine. She has been actively involved in community radio with diversified experience in communications strategy and content creation. She is currently pursuing a Master of Communication at RMIT. In her free time, Amena is an avid podcaster. 

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Gail Richards – Accounts

Gail is a qualified Accountant (CPA) and registered BAS Agent.  She has over twenty years of commercial experience, across Industry, Chartered Accounting and Public Practice.  As well as joining the ANZACATA team as their part-time Bookkeeper, Gail also works part-time at a commercial art gallery.  These two roles allow Gail to combine her finance skills with her interests in contemporary art and design, creativity, and a holistic approach to living well. Gail enjoys yoga, cooking, camping and travel, a good book, and the beach.  She enjoys visiting galleries and museums, but with four sons she also spends many weekends attending children’s sport and AFL games!

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Vic Segedin – Journal Coordinator/Editorial Assistant

Based in Auckland, Vic has more than 25 years’ experience working as a graphic designer and runs a design company called Dragonfly Design with a wide range of clients including art galleries and cycle action groups. She managed ANZATA's communications from 2008 to 2019, including coordinating and designing ANZJAT. She is passionate about good design and is also well-versed in academic writing and referencing. Vic loves art and art history, and is an artist and activist who works in a variety of media to explore and challenge norms and assumptions. She is also a keen proponent of creativity for well-being. Vic has an MFA with first-class honours from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design. Outside of work, Vic enjoys cycling, yoga, engaging with art, and supporting the All Blacks!

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to see who is on the ANZACATA Board. All correspondence to Board members must go through Kate.

ANZACATA Administration

For all administrative matters including membership, conference registration and other general administration. Email Amena

ANZACATA Accounts

For all accounts matters including membership fees, payments and any other accounts related enquiries.
Email Amena

ANZACATA Website

For all matters relating to the ANZACATA website or if you have technical enquiries. Email Michelle

ANZACATA Newsletter

For enquiries about or submissions to the ANZACATA monthly newsletter. Email Michelle

Click here for information about submitting articles and ads including technical requirements and advertising rates.

ANZACATA Events

For enquiries about upcoming ANZACATA conference and events. Email the Conference team

Journal

For enquiries about or submissions to the Journal. Email Vic

Click here for information about the Journal.


ANZACATA – The Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapy Association
ABN 63 072 954 388
PO Box 2391, North Brighton, VIC 3186, Australia

Call us on: 
1300 026 332 (calls within Australia)
+612 9347 2427 (calls from outside Australia)

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