THE TEAM

Meet the Team

Kate Wickett - Acting CEO

Kate Wickett

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

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.

Charmaine Belfanti - Company Secretary

Charmaine Belfanti

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.