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Craig Hassall

Craig  Hassall,  CEO  of Opera Australia, has worked in the performing arts for over 28 years.

Prior  to  Opera  Australia,  Craig worked in London for almost nine years, firstly  as  CEO  of  English  National Ballet, the national touring ballet company  of  the  UK.  Following this, Craig was Chief Operating Officer of Raymond Gubbay Ltd, responsible for new business and collaborative ventures in  the commercial field of classical music, opera and ballet, primarily at the  Royal  Albert  Hall.  Craig  also consulted on cultural aspects of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Before  leaving  Australia,  Craig  was  Deputy  General  Manager of Sydney Theatre  Company,  responsible  for marketing and fundraising. Between 1997 and  2000,  Craig  was General Manager of Image, Special Events and Olympic Arts  Festivals  for  the  Sydney  2000  Olympic  Games.  This role saw the delivery  of  the  largest  festival  ever  mounted  in Australia, the 2000 Olympic  Arts  Festival,  as  well  as  the ground breaking Festival of the Dreaming in 1997.

Craig  has  served on the boards of Company B Belvoir, Glen Street Theatre, Object  -  Australian  Centre for Craft and Design, English National Ballet School  and  is currently on the board of C4RD – Centre for Recent Drawing, London and LIFT, the London International Festival of Theatre.