Staff

David Couri

Executive Manager

David joins Octapod part-time, also continuing as Director of independent music festival Bad Vibrations, and in change management roles, most recently with the Samaritans Foundation.

David has more than 15 years’ experience across multiple sectors, applying values-based strategic and people management principles, and managing key stakeholder relationships. He is the founding director of Bad Vibrations Records, an independent record label dedicated to the promotion of emerging and independent Australian artists, notable for the ‘Bad Vibrations’ music and arts festivals. The festival supports gender diverse emerging artists across music, visual and performing arts. David also dedicates his time as a volunteer, and has spent time working with the Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative and AIME. He lives in Newcastle with his wife, and is an avid surfer.

Christina Robberds

This is Not Art (TiNA) Producer

Christina has over ten years experience in arts development including strategic and business planning, organisational change management and program development with Octapod. She has a Diploma of Law and Postgraduate Diploma in Community Cultural Development. Previously the Octapod Director, she has been the TiNA Producer since 2016.