SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show is organised by SMASH Inc, an incorporated not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to create an open and affordable event for fans which encourages art, creativity and community involvement. SMASH Inc has a three-tier organisational structure:

  • Board
  • Management
  • Staff

Board

The board is a 7-member team elected at the annual general meeting by the members of the organisation. It appoints the Management and guides the overall direction of the organisation. The board also runs smaller focus groups with different portfolios to ensure the organisation runs smoothly.

Our 2016-17 Board consists of:

Chairperson
Acting secretary

Andrew Chin

Public officer
Chair, Audit and Compliance

Geoffrey Roberts

Treasurer
Richard Yuen

Board directors
Cindy Dang
Renato Gaylican
Steven Zhu - Chair, Board Projects

Assistant Secretary (non-board role)
Victoria Zhou

The casual vacancy created in February 2017 for the seventh board member is not filled.


Management

Our management is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the convention. The executive committee consists of our President and Executive Directors, leading a team of directors responsible for each of their departments.

Our 2017 management team consisted of:

President
Andrew Qiu  

Executive directors
Daniel Baek
Taylor Lahoud

Department directors

Exhibitors & Sponsors
Ray Elinon

Guests
Ella Su

IT
Geoffrey Roberts

Logistics
Andrew Shi

Marketing
Vanessa Chong

People Services
Noeme Evans

Programming
Kat Chamney

Ticketing
Ismaeel Abdullah

Staff

Staff are sort of like super volunteers. Staff members are organised by department and work on a particular aspect of the convention.