Management

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Board of Directors

David Mortimer AO Chairman
Philip Bacon AM
Brian Benjamin
Jonathan Feder
Jane Hansen AO
Alison Pert
Deena Shiff
Andrew Sisson AO
Josephine Sukkar AM


Chief Executive Officer Rory Jeffes
Artistic Director
Lyndon Terracini AM

Executive Support

Executive Assistant Angeline Long
Government Relations and Grants Advisor Leonie Hellmers

Artistic Unit

Head of Music Tahu Matheson
Concertmaster and Orchestra Director Jun Yi Ma
Chorus Master Paul Fitzsimon
Assistant Chorus Master Michael Curtin
Music Staff Siro Battaglin, Brian Castles-Onion, John Haddock, Kate Johnson, Jonathan Wilson
Language Staff Nicole Dorigo
Senior Manager, Artistic Joanne Goodman
Guest Artist Lead Laura Watson / Stevan Pavlovic
Orchestra Lead Emma In der Maur
Chorus and Music Staff Lead Isabella Sampson
Music Library Lead Peter Alexander
Music Library Administrator Jennifer Fung
Assistant Music Editor Noel Grove

Productions Unit

Executive Producer Louisa Robertson
Planning Advisor Ian McCahon
Senior Producers Pella Gregory, Penelope Hills, Ruth Thomas
Producer Dawn Martin
Associate Producers Jennifer Bartlett, Dwan Delker, Katie Flood, Arnold Klugkist, Phoebe Lane, Amy Morcom
Productions Support Lead Suzanne Tunchon
Productions Administrators Ellen Lancuba, Rebecca Moret, Lucy Tesoriero

Technical Unit

Technical Director Clif Bothwell
Senior Manager, Production and Delivery Mitchell Dunn
Senior Manager, Operations James Wheeler
Production Managers Ryan Paine, Pablo Puig, Michael Rogerson, Samuel Thomas
Production Coordinator Courtney Snell
Facilities Manager Neal Hughes
Facilities Mathew Hughes, Aleksandar Milinkovic
Stage Managers Eugenia Farrell, Benjamin Lynch,
Deputy Stage Managers Garry Alcorn, Phillip Serjeant
Stage Operations Coordinator Rhonda Jones
Head of Lighting and Sound Jason Morphett
Senior Supervisor Sound and AV Alison Bremner
Head of Mechanist and Props Jeremy McComish
Deputy Head Mechanists Rob Bristow, John Mackay
Deputy Head Props Stephen Adamson
Supervisor Mechanist Samuel Kilpatrick
Advanced Mechanist Whetu Haddon
Senior Wardrobe and Wigs Supervisor Hamish Peters
Head of Stores, Sydney William Dunshea
Stores Supervisor, Sydney Andrew Storey,
Supervisor, Melbourne Stores Gilles Gundermann
Wigs and Wardrobe Manager Rebecca Ritchie
Wardrobe Senior Technical Supervisor Thorsten Ohst
Senior Ladies Cutters Beryl Waldron
Deputy Supervisors Wardrobe Erika Schwarz, Samuel St Aubyn
Wardrobe Production Coordinators Bronwyn Jones, Cassandra Pascoli
Wardrobe Buyer Miranda Brock
Wardrobe Technical Supervisor (Stores) Bonnie-Louise Harris
Wardrobe Alterations Technician Hanneke Raanhuis
Wardrobe Technicians Julie-Anne Beach, Angeline Cheah, Jessica Grantham, Kate Herrett, Orana Talbot
Wardrobe Assistants Nicole Artsetos, Stephanie Coe
Acting Head of Wigs Carla D'Annunzio
Wigs Technicians Cheryl Ball, Lynn Coubrough
Technician (Milliner) Rebecca Read
Manufacturing Administrator Zoe Zhiying Li
Workshop Manager Tim Madden
Senior Technical Draughtsperson David Spark
Technical Draughtsperson Nina McDonald
Senior Supervisor Carpentry Charles Chen
Deputy Supervisors Carpentry Robert Dai, Mitchell Ramsey, Michael Vogt
Senior Supervisor Metal Work Adam Christie
Deputy Supervisors Metal Work Arend Beekhoven, Benjamin Ramos Freifeld
Senior Supervisor Scenic Art Emelia Simcox
Deputy Supervisor Scenic Art Meg Roberts
Head of Props Manufacturing Simon Craw
Deputy Supervisors Props Manufacturing Roswitha Adldinger, Carlos Johnson, Jo-Anne Parkin
Props Maker Sergio Hernandez
Props Buyer Martin Jay

Finance

Chief Operating Officer John Horn
Group Financial Controller Michael Johnson
Finance Business Partner Liam Gretgrix, Bobby Phang
Finance Manager Annette Wong
Finance and Systems Administrator Pauline Fitzsimons
Senior Financial Accountants Treska Janacek, Ann Wang
Assistant Accountant Ethel Wong
IT Manager Rasim Ustun
Payroll Manager Anthony Gale
Senior Payroll Officer Elisa Alecci
Payroll Officer Carla Nahlous

Marketing & Communications

Acting Marketing & Communications Director John Quertermous
Ticketing and Tessitura Manager Byron McDonald
Communications Manager Janet Glover
Direct Marketing Lead Phillip Booth
Digital Marketing Specialist Ben Neutze
Publicist Christy Seddon
Public Relations Assistant Maddison McCauley
Tourism Administrator Andrew Guy
Video Producer Joshua Dang
Writer Jennifer Williams
Ticketing Administrator Emma Kersey
Customer Service Administrator Andrew Castle
Ticketing Operations Administrators Stephen Haimes, Jennifer Horler, Rebecca Lahanas, Christine Robb
Customer Service Assistants Brad Langby, Mitchell Lowrey, Daniel Macey, Wendy Strehlow

Development

Development Director Laura Dee
Major Gifts Specialist Amelia Jones
Annual Giving Manager Jake Shavikin
Philanthropy Specialist Clare Kelly
Annual Giving Administrator Chelsie Jones
Trust and Foundations Specialist Retha Howard
Stewardship Lead Olivia Mesley
Corporate Partnerships Officers Christina Blanco, Linh Tran

Human Resources

Human Resources Director Jessica Platts
Human Resources Coordinators Bill Koukoumas, Justin Saba
HR Senior Project Manager Kelly Iverach

Governance & Risk

Governance & Risk Director Tammy Cootes
Senior WHS Advisor Eva Sarah

Opera Australia Capital Fund

General Manager Neroli Hobbins OAM
Manager Meredith O'Rourke
Administrator Jennifer Meek