THE TEAM

Meet the Team

Kate Wickett - Acting CEO

Kate Wickett (She/Her)

Interim CEO of Sydney WorldPride

Interim CEO of Sydney WorldPride

Kate studied law and began her career in various legal roles including a one year appointment as Associate to Supreme Court Justice Steven Bailey (NT), and legal positions at Maddocks, Buchanan Group, and Port of Melbourne Corp.

While completing a Master in Business Administration, Kate lectured at University of Melbourne and was a director of Midsumma Festival for just over three years. From there, her career pivoted into corporate leadership and she held a NSW Government position as project director for its Future Transport project. This was followed by roles as Partner for Aurecon (NSW and Victoria) and then Head of Change and Communications, Better Risk Outcomes Program with Commonwealth Bank.

Kate was co-chair of the SGLMG board before stepping down to head up Sydney WorldPride. Her devotion to the LGBTIQ community is equalled only by the value she brings to it. Kate has been volunteering for LGBTIQ+ organisations for over 20 years. An outstanding leader, creative thinker, tireless worker, and compassionate human being.

Adam Zammit (He/Him)

Director of Partnerships and Revenue of Sydney WorldPride

Director of Partnerships and Revenue of Sydney WorldPride

Adams twenty-five-year career as an innovative and impassioned senior executive has seen him lead the great challenge of bridging art, community and commerce through empathy and engagement with brands, businesses, institutions, government and industry to ensure a shared vision resulted in celebrated outcomes for all stakeholders. Adam lives with a continued passion and commitment to the successful promotion and growth of our diverse and evolving Australian culture and community.
Adam has generated over $100 million dollars in new revenue for arts & entertainment industry assets between 2001 and 2020 through a curated and careful management and commercialisation of its biggest events, artists and IP.
He has managed at C-Level national event and entertainment businesses with turn-over in excess of $80 million dollars (The Big Day Out, CEO) and led engagement with community, local, state and federal government and their respective agencies whilst maintaining a determined focus on the principal and original mandate of the event and the community for which they exist to represent and the profitable outcomes they aim to achieve.
In the Arts sector Zammit most recently contracted as Director of New Projects, Partnerships and Innovation at national arts organization The Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Recently, as Director of Live Entertainment he led the build and launch of the entertainment venue assets within the James Packer led $3.4 Billion Studio City Casino and Resort in Macau.
As a marketer and public relations expert, Adam founded a 360-marketing agency Peer Group Media focused solely on the arts, music and entertainment channels and markets.
Through Peer Group Media he led the development of innovative sponsorship, corporate and media partner strategies that saw him exclusively represent the majority of Australia’s leading music and cultural events and institutions including ARIA, APRA, Splendour in Grass, Bluesfest, Big Day Out and many more.

As a publisher Zammit was founder of weekly titles The Brag, Revolver and The Music Network.

Ebony Williams (She/Her)

First Nations Engagement Officer of Sydney WorldPride

First Nations Engagement Officer of Sydney WorldPride

Ebony Williams a Sydneysider of Wiradjuri and African American descent, with two decades of professional experience in the cultural sector, including roles in community engagement, liaison, education, administration, customer service, performance and production. Her passion is connecting organisations to Indigenous communities to ensure authentic cultural understanding and participation.

Her work experience is extensive having worked across a diverse range of mediums she holds strong links with the Indigenous community through consultation, research, protocols, cultural awareness and networking processes.
Ebony has worked in the areas of community liaison, and production management for main stream industry conferences and events such as Fuse, WAMI, Indyfest, Big Sound, Music Oz, Garma, NT Indgenous Music Awards, Midem conference (Cannes France), APAM.

She has been fortunate enough to work for organisations, such as the Australia Council for the Arts, the Sydney Opera House, Sydney City Council, Redfern Community Centre, Urban Theatre Projects, Bangarra Dance Theatre, the NSW Centenary of Federation on the Federation Day Parade, Public Event Group on the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, PACT Theatre, Gadigal Information Service and the Music Managers Forum, the Association of Independent Record Labels and APRA/AMCOS, The Jimmy Little Foundation, The NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc, Carriageworks, Sydney Festival, The Australian National Maritime Museum

In her spare time she is a professional hip hop artist and sound designer. As a rapper she has performed at festivals, participated on industry panels and was signed to Mother Tongues an all female hip hop label.

Charmaine Belfanti - Company Secretary

Charmaine Belfanti (She/Her)

Company Secretary of Sydney WorldPride

Company Secretary of Sydney WorldPride

A governance specialist she has extensive experience in the not-for-profit and government sectors improving governance systems and practice, in Australia and internationally. Driven by integrity, she is committed to best practice and aims to create the benchmark in not-for-profit governance. A Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors, she has completed a Certificate in Corporate Governance and Executive Master of Business Administration. She is also a non Executive Director.

Le-vondri Tolken (She/Her)

Financial Controller of Sydney WorldPride

Financial Controller of Sydney WorldPride

Originally from South Africa, Le-Vondri studied at the University of Johannesburg before immigrating to New Zealand with her family where she completed her Bachelor of Business and Administration at Victoria University of Wellington.
Passionate about expanding her knowledge about business, she completed an Honours degree in Accounting, which included a thesis on the market reaction to the appointment of independent directors. She started her professional career as an auditor at the Auditor General’s office of New Zealand where she worked for 6 years. She then worked her way up to Assistant Manager. During this time, she completed her Chartered Accountant qualification, as well as a management training programme.

Passionate about continuous improvement, Le-Vondri then worked at KPMG as a continuous improvement consultant before moving into a corporate accountant role at a logistics company in New Zealand. Being promoted to Finance Manager in this role, Le-Vondri was responsible for significant improvements to the accounting and reporting function.

Le-Vondri then moved to Australia and worked in various industries as Finance Manager before taking up the role as Financial Controller at Sydney WorldPride. Driven by her passion for continuous improvement and best practice, Le-Vondri is hard working and enjoys a challenge.