Executive Director

Katie Henebery

Katie is a passionate arts professional with experience spanning philanthropy and fundraising, corporate partnerships, human resources, artistic and general management, compliance, policy, and strategic development. Katie was previously Manager, Philanthropy and Partnerships and Head of Executive Office at the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Katie worked as a research partner on various projects for REĂ Consulting between 2018 and 2022.

Katie is proud of her work with the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre team, and is passionate about continuing to nurture this 40-year-old organisation, grow its audience, community engagement and creative learning programs and reputation as a centre for excellence in puppetry internationally.

Katie has a background in university administration – working in various management and operational roles at the University of Sydney before coming to work in the arts. Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours I) in Philosophy and Music from the University of Sydney.

Acknowledgement of Country

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre respectfully acknowledges the Whadjuk Noongar people as the traditional owners and custodians of the unceded land on which we work. As we tour our work across these vast lands, we pay our respect to all First Nations elders, past and present. We celebrate their continuing connection and contribution to culture, country and community, and thank all First Nations peoples for their wisdom in caring for the land, the sky, the rivers and the sea.