Little Big Shots board:
Andrew is an experienced CEO in the consumer, industrial and manufacturing sectors. Most recently he completed the successful leadership of a $550 million private equity exit of Olex Cables, Australia’s largest manufacturer of power cables.
Andrew is now an active investor in the start-up sector, particularly focussing on opportunities in the energy, clean-tech and technology sectors in which he has a number of investments. Together with sporting and recreational interests, Andrew is a panellist for Arts Victoria and an active supporter of various philanthropic causes including the Australian Himalayan Foundation and is currently treasurer of Little Big Shots.
Julia Adams is a partner with Shiff & Company, Lawyers in Melbourne. Julia holds the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Monash University. She practices extensively in entertainment and commercial law and has advised in and documented many local and international film and television projects as well as software and interactive content projects, and commercial transactions including sale and purchase of business, joint ventures and shareholder agreements. She has also acted as Executive Producer of a number of television productions and digital media projects. Julia has a particular expertise in the areas of animation and digital media content production, publishing, licensing and merchandising, as well as trade mark law. She works with a diverse range of clients including producers, directors, designers, writers, animators, publishers, illustrators and fashion designers as well as non-profit organisations. She is also a member of the Management Committee of Westside Circus, Inc.
Chloe was the Festival Director of the Little Big Shots International Film Festival for Kids from 2008-2011 and led the festival’s transition from being the project of a private media company (Media Giants) to being its own not-for-profit organisation. In July 2011, she joined AFI | AACTA as the Awards Manager for the new Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts. She is a skilled and motivated arts professional, experienced working with film productions, government agencies, arts festivals, cultural organisations and small corporates in Australia and Europe. Chloe holds a Masters of Arts Administration, and is experienced in event management, film programming, marketing and communications, grant and report writing, and managing relationships with diverse stakeholders.
Trish has over 25 years experience as a professional marketer and has held numerous senior marketing roles in professional, services and consumer goods companies. Trish has strong communication and advertising, market research, product management, strategic marketing and analytical skills across a diverse range of industries. She also has an extensive background in public communication and the delivery of messages in sensitive environments. Trish is currently employed by Protiviti in the role of Director of Marketing & Business Development in the Asia Pacific region.