Our team

Vicki Sienczuk

Vicki Sienczuk

Curator of Creative & Performing Arts

Vicki is a graduate of the University of Newcastle, with a Bachelor of Arts – Fine Arts (Hons. – Class I) and a Doctor of Philosophy. Over the past three decades, Vicki’s career has moved back and forth between fine arts and the performing arts with a common thread being her commitment and passion for community-based arts practice. Vicki has worked on large scale community events in Australia and overseas, most notably in Japan.

T | (02) 4993 4265
E | vicki.sienczuk@cessnock.nsw.gov.au
Availability: Monday - Friday


Courtney Radnidge

Courtney Radnidge

Customer Engagement & Administration Officer

Courtney brings over a decade’s worth of experience in Customer Service to her role as Customer Engagement & Administration Officer. Her previous role at the Hunter Valley Visitor Centre has seen her develop an encyclopedic knowledge of the local area and exceptional customer service skills. Courtney oversees the day-to-day operations of the CPAC Box Office, as well as the management of meeting and conference spaces throughout the venue, making her your welcoming first point of contact and an indispensable part of the team.

T | (02) 4993 4266
E | courtney.radnidge@cessnock.nsw.gov.au
Availability: Monday - Friday


Technical Services

John Zeder

John Zeder

Operations Team Leader

John has been an Entertainment Industry professional for over 30 years, working at the highest level with some of the country’s most illustrious companies in roles that encompass every aspect of technical operations. His breadth of experience spans theatre, opera, dance and live music, as well as numerous cultural events and festivals in Australia and overseas, including both Sydney and Melbourne Festivals.

T | (02) 4993 4267
E | john.zeder@cessnock.nsw.gov.au
Availability: Monday - Friday


Neil Simpson 

Neil Simpson

Senior Technician

Neil Simpson is renowned as a versatile Multi-Instrumentalist, Performer, Teacher, Technician and general aficionado of the arts. Neil has spent the better part of the last decade working and touring with various ensembles and productions, which has seen him grace many different stages throughout Australia, from the Sydney Opera House to Music Festivals in the most remote parts of the country. Neil has worked extensively throughout his home area of Newcastle and the greater Hunter Valley, managing Newcastle Improvised Music Association (NIMA), working with Crack Theatre, and as a Theatre Technician.

E | neil.simpson@cessnock.nsw.gov.au
Availability: Monday - Tuesday, Thursday


Marketing 

Gray Clack

Gray Clack

Marketing, Promotions & Design Officer

Gray has spent a number of years honing his design and marketing skills working on campaigns for clients as diverse as McDonalds, Mrs Fields Bakery & Cafe, Boral Australia, and Hunter TAFE, along with an extensive collection of start-up businesses and boutique clients. He has also worked on music festivals and events such as Thrashville, Dashville Skyline, The Gum Ball Festival, Look/Hear Festival, and Winter Live Unplugged.

T | (02) 4993 4268
E | gray.clack@cessnock.nsw.gov.au / cpac.marketing@cessnock.nsw.gov.au
Availability: Tuesday - Wednesday


Elise Blakeney

Elise Blakeney

Marketing, Promotions & Design Officer

Elise brings a veritable wealth of knowledge and experience having worked across multiple disciplines within theatre and events. Her work extends to festivals such as WOMADelaide and Sydney Festival; she has also spent time working in the UK with notable industry leaders on high-profile events including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh’s Christmas and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.

T | (02) 4993 4343
E | elise.blakeney@cessnock.nsw.gov.au / cpac.marketing@cessnock.nsw.gov.au
Availability: Monday, Thursday - Friday