The 2018 Directors of the Apple & Grape Festival are:

  • President: Greg Thouard - Chairman of Committees, media, overall festival management.
  • Vice-President: Max Hunter - Assistant to President, Incorporation, Constitution, Maps, Code of Conduct, OHS, Arches, Emergency Services and training.
  • Vice-President: Vacant  - Assistant to President continuing role to 2020 President and general management support.
  • Secretary: Eve Uhlmann - Office secretarial services, minutes and correspondence, supporting Finance function.
  • Management Secretary: Laura Kidd - Secretary supporting the President, timeline register, IT and insurances.
  • Treasurer: Len McKewin - Treasurer and Finances
  • Amenities: Graham Hitchener - Road & Traffic management, liaise with Council, portable toilets, cleansing services, fencing, lights, bunting and facilities
  • Ball: Tracey and Helen Gosney - Presenting Gala Ball
  • Festival Events: Dan Cuthbert - Fun Runs, Cycle Events, Sporting Events, Thanksgiving Service, Senior’s Concert, Civic Centre Concert, Grape Crush and Decorated Windows
  • Grants & Sponsorships: Jane Kerridge, Kath McKewin and Steve McEvoy - Grant applications management of grant funds and acquittals, sponsorships, fundraising, hosting sponsors.
  • Marketing and Publicity: Robyn Murray - Marketing plan, promotional activities, festival program and advertising, attendance at other festivals, preparation of media releases (print, TV, radio), street banners and international promotion.
  • Multicultural Carnival & Wine Fiesta (2 positions): Rosey Harslett & Trevor Wren - Weeroona Park main Saturday and Sunday plus Saturday night entertainment in carnival area. Assisting with Busking Championships.
  • Grand Parade: Bill Brown - Planning, promotion and presentation of main Saturday grand parade.
  • Industry and Commerce: Shane Dullahide - Open Gardens, celebrating local produce, Wine Master Class, culinary events and new projects.
  • Stalls: Ray Zanatta - Management and planning of street stalls and amusements for main Saturday and Sunday excluding Weeroona Park.
  • Street Events: Vacant - Morning parades, marching bands, youth zone, street performers, street stages, Piazza events, Apple Day, Navy Band Ceremonial Sunset, opening night and fireworks.
  • Volunteers: Annette Brown - Coordinating volunteers for events and activities plus festival showroom staffing.
  • Website & Social Media: Michelle Conkas - Website and social media management and ticketing.
  • Young Ambassadors: Natasha Gosney - Coordinating Young Ambassador development program, fundraising and events.  Assisted by Marilyn Barker as Co-Director and Shirley Zanatta with YA finances.
  • Youth: Vacant - Development and administering youth programs and entertainment.