The CAAP Team

Annette Shun Wah

Executive Producer

Annette Shun Wah is a freelance actor, writer and broadcaster.  She  served on Performance 4a's and CAAP's management committees since its incorporation in 2004 until November 2015. Since 2013 she has led the company as its Executive Producer.

Annette is currently on the Board of Sydney Theatre Company and was  a member of the Artistic Directorate of the National Theatre of Parramatta from 2015 till June 2017.


Elaine has over twenty years in senior positions in arts management encompassing music, theatre and visual arts. Her whole-of-business approach brings sensitivity to business and arts practices across diverse cultures and scenarios. She is a passionate advocate for the arts.

Prior to her current role as CEO of City Recital Hall, she held the position of Director, International Signature Projects at the Australia Council for the Arts, delivering, as public-private partnership projects, the Australian representation at three Venice Art Biennales and the redevelopment of the Australian Pavilion in Venice, Italy.

Deputy Chair

Ien Ang is Distinguished Professor of Cultural Studies at the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University, of which she was the founding director until 2014. She gained her PhD from the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands).

Ien’s internationally acclaimed books include Watching Dallas: Soap Opera and the Melodramatic Imagination (1985), Desperately Seeking the Audience (1991) and On Not Speaking Chinese: Living Between Asia and the West (2001).


Gary is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants has been partner of the accounting firm, Rosenfeld Kant & Co since 1994. Gary provides accounting, audit, taxation and financial planning services to a diversified range of clients including many in the arts industry.


Karilyn was CEO of Performing Lines from November 2013 to March 2018. Performing Lines develops, produces and tours new and innovative Australian performing arts regionally, nationally and internationally. In this role, Karilyn secured recurrent federal and state government funding, established a philanthropic program, and managed the strategic realignment of the company through new modelling and sector development initiatives.

William Yang was born in North Queensland, Australia. He moved to Sydney in 1969 and worked as a freelance photographer documenting Sydney’s social life which included the glamorous, celebrity set and the hedonistic, sub-cultural, gay community.

In 1989 he integrated his skills as a writer and a visual artist. He began to perform monologues with slide projection in the theatre. These told personal stories and explored issues of identity. He has done eleven full-length works and most of them have toured the world.

Simon Chan is the Director of Art Atrium, an art gallery exhibiting contemporary Australian, Asian and Aboriginal art with a special focus on cross cultural collaboration and expression in art as a reflection of our multicultural society in a globalised world. Simon is also a practising architect and Director of SCA Architects.

Linly has worked in various roles in the arts across festivals, theatre, music and dance for the past 12 years. Since 2016, she has worked at City Recital Hall initially as Marketing Manager before moving into her current role of Producer.

Prior to this, she held marketing positions at Sydney Writers’ Festival, Darwin Festival, Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Sydney Festival and The New Zealand Dance Company. At Sydney Writers’ Festival, Linly also programmed and managed the Festival's education, children's and young adults, and suburban and regional event programs.

Courtney Stewart is an Actor, Director, Dancer and Teaching Artist.  She has worked on a number of productions and developments of new Australian work such as Hamlet - Prince of Skidmark for STC, Neon Tiger by Julia-Rose Lewis and Single Asian Female by Michelle Law for La Boite and Belvoir St Theatre, A Ghost in My Suitcase by Vanessa Bates, Australian Graffiti by Disapol Savetsila for STC, This Witch by Shari Indriani, Siti Rubiyah by Katrina Irawati Graham, Barbaric Truth by Jordan Shea, Meat Eaters by Lewis Treston, How To Rule The World by Nakkiah Lui and White Pearl by Anchuli Felicia King.