Our Team

We have a core team who make ISTA tick. Based all around the world, these lovely people will often be your first point of contact and your ‘go-to’ with any questions.

They are always on hand to help and make sure your ISTA experience is the best it can possibly be.

For specific enquiries, you can contact:

Sally Robertson – Executive Director (Perth, Australia)
Email for programming… or just to say hello

Jo Parish – Finance Director (Helston, United Kingdom)
Email for anything to do with money matters (accounts, payments, invoices, etc etc)… k-ching (£££), k-ching ($$$)

Tom Scott – Operations Manager (Falmouth, United Kingdom)
Email for events and event programming, IB and any issues concerning managing risk or health and safety… not to mention any ‘Rough Guide’ travel advice

Keriann O’Rourke – Event Coordinator, Communications Coordinator (Singapore)
Email for events in Singapore, HS, MS and PS festivals and all things ISTA communication… as well as boxing tips

Helen Abbott – Event Coordinator, Artist in Residency (AiR) Coordinator (Belfast, United Kingdom)
Email for HS, MS and PS festivals and Artist in Residency (AiR)… and for anything related to Shakespeare or dog training

Sophie Galton – Event Coordinator, Artist in Residency (AiR) Coordinator (London, United Kingdom)
Email for HS, MS and PS festivals and Artist in Residency (AiR)… and for any inspiring vegetarian and gluten free recipes

Emmy Abrahamson – Executive Administrator (Löderup, Sweden)
Email for artists and as PA to the Executive Director… and for any advice on becoming a world famous author

Vicki Close – Engagement Coordinator (Prague, Czech Republic)
Email for membership and engagement…and if you want to share ideas about slow food and/or wild coastal walking holidays

Bev Brian – Administration Assistant (Helston, United Kingdom)
She’s our admin expert and is the lady behind mailing out ISTA t-shirts, publications as well as paying many of you (£££ $$$)… and is brilliant for tips on connecting with alpacas or finding top Cornish beaches