Meet The Team

Adrian De Luca
Chair

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Adrian’s professional career began by writing television jingles, which have been aired on every major television station in Australia.

After graduating from the Victorian college of the Arts, specialising in composition, he debuted his opera, "Seed" followed by a sell-out season throughout Australia. Adrian has had his orchestral music performed live numerous times, including concerts at the ABC Studios, Iwaki Auditorium and the Victorian State Theatre. Adrian has also toured Europe extensively, including a 1999-2000 New Year’s Eve performance in Madrid, Spaim. Adrian has had the privelage of his Orchestral works being performed under the baton of such conductors as Richard Gill, Mark Summerbell and Dr David Kram.

Adrian has been contracted as an arranger with Freemantle Media and his work can be heard on such shows as Australia’s Got Talent. 

Michelle Schembri-Lipscombe
Steering Committee

Michelle is the Director of Melbourne based entertainment agency Bloom Entertainment by Design.  Established in 2011, Bloom Entertainment by Design is a boutique entertainment agency, working with some of Melbourne’s best musicians and performers.  Michelle and her team work with clients to find the best fit for their event.  Working alongside reception venues, restaurants, festivals and independent artists and shows, Michelle ensures that the show goes off without a hitch!

 

Michelle’s previous careers cover working in mental health, homelessness and disability services as a youth worker, direct support worker, health educator and manager of a team of 50. Her experience and depth of community knowledge drives her to continue being involved in non-for-profit based entities and assisting with charities and assisting those in need. Michelle’s experience in business and management means she has the knowledge and drive to make things happen! She continues her commitment to assisting those in need by being represented as a board member on non-for-profit charities and by using Bloom Entertainment as a conduit between entertainment and those in need.

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Thomson Ch'ng
Steering Committee

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Thomson Ch’ng is an award-winning international alumnus and the NSW Convenor of the Asian Australian Alliance - a grassroot advocacy network that advocates for the interest and needs of the Asian Australian community. He is currently an advisory committee member for the Federation of Ethnic Communities Council of Australia (FECCA) Youth and an executive committee member of the Australian Malaysian Singaporean Association (AMSA).

Prior to this, Thomson was a delegate of the inaugural United Nations Conference of Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya, where he co-drafted the Youth Declaration on Quality Education, which was presented at the high-level official meeting of UNCTAD 14. He co-convened the ASEAN-Australia Education Dialogue (AAED) - a track II diplomacy platform that aims to strengthen Australia’s education and training sectoral relationship with key stakeholders in Southeast Asia.