Management

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Board of Directors

Glyn Davis AC Chairman
Philip Bacon AO
Jonathan Feder
Jane Hansen AO
Alison Pert
Deena Shiff
Andrew Sisson AO
Josephine Sukkar AM


Chief Executive Officer Fiona Allan
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 Curtain
Music Staff Siro Battaglin, Brian Castles-Onion, Kate Johnson, Jonathan Wilson
Language Staff Nicole Dorigo
Senior Manager, Artistic Joanne Goodman
Manager, Artistic  Li Li Fisher
Manager, Orchestra Emma In der Maur
Chorus and Music Staff Lead Isabella Sampson
Orchestra Services Lead Brighdie Chambers
Artistic Services Assistant Rebecca Mychael
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 Manager, Productions Operations Lynda Carruthers
Senior Producers Pella Gregory, Penelope Hills, Ruth Thomas, Katherine Budd
Associate Producers Jennifer Batman, Dwan Delker, Todd Eichorn, Arnold Klugkist, Phoebe Lane, Lisa Mullineux, Tyrone White
Projects Lead Lucy Tesoriero
Productions Coordinator Suzanne Tunchon
Productions Administrators Joshua Cook, Emily Judd, Rebecca Moret, Shannon Steele

Technical Unit

Technical Director Clif Bothwell
Senior Manager, Production and Delivery Mitchell Dunn
Senior Manager, Operations Kelly Spice
Production Managers Heidi Brosnan, Darren Hardie, Andreas Kliebenschadel, Ryan Paine, Chris Potter, Pablo Puig
Production Coordinators Joanna Amorelli, Dominic Jones
Production and Facilities Coordinator Rachel Dwyer
Facilities Manager Neal Hughes
Facilities Assistant Sophie Cochrane, Mathew Hughes, Oliver Iacono, Ethan McAlister, Aleksandar Milinkovic
Administrative Lead Natalia Leal

Stage Managers
Garry Alcorn, Eugenia Farrell, Benjamin Lynch, Phillip Serjeant
Stage Operations Coordinator Rhonda Jones
Head of Lighting Jason Morphett
Lighting Supervisors John Llewellyn, Jake Mortimer
Audio and Vision Supervisor Matty James Bicket, Harrison Lowrencev

Head Mechanist
 Jeremy McComish
Deputy Head Mechanists Rob Bristow, John Mackay
Deputy Head of Props Stephen Adamson
Advanced Mechanist Ryan Drum, Whetu Haddon, Philip Kellett
Head of Performing Wardrobe Hamish Peters
Deputy Head of Performing Wardrobe Joshua Carter
Head of Performing, Wigs, Hair and Makeup Coleta Carbonell
Deputy Head of Performing Wigs, Hair and Makeup Fiona Cooper-Sutherland
Stores Supervisor, Sydney William Dunshea
Stores Supervisor, Melbourne Rory Verrenkamp

Wigs and Wardrobe Manager
Rebecca Ritchie
Wardrobe Technical Supervisor Thorsten Ohst
Senior Ladies Cutters Beryl Waldron
Deputy Supervisors Wardrobe Mathilde Montredon, Cheryl Pike, Erika Schwarz
Wardrobe Production Coordinators Jessica Grantham, Hannah Lobelson, Cassandra Pascoli, Monica Smith
Wardrobe Buyer Miranda Brock
Assistant Buyer Sasha Wisniowski
Wardrobe Technical Supervisor (Stores) Bonnie-Louise Harris
Wardrobe Alterations Technician Hanneke Raanhuis
Wardrobe Technicians Charlie Aplin, Emily Barker, Isabelle Batchelor, Julie-Anne Beach, Natalie Beeson, Angeline Cheah, Eva Di Paolo, Scott Falzon, Tussanee Hendricks, Kate Herrett, Orana Talbot
Wardrobe Assistants Stephanie Coe
Head of Wigs Manufacturing Carla D'Annunzio
Deputy Head of Wigs Manufacturing Stefanie Paglialonga
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, Trevor Bond, Gregory Cullen
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, Kenneth Villa
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
Accounts and Systems Lead Pauline Fitzsimons
Senior Financial Accountants Treska Janacek, Ann Wang
Assistant Accountant Ferheen Khan
Accounts Officer Helen Peach
ICT Manager Rasim Ustun
Payroll Manager Anthony Gale
Senior Payroll Officer Elisa Alecci
Payroll Officer Carla Nahlous
Governance & Risk Advisor Reena Rihan

Marketing & Communications

Marketing & Communications Director Kent Heffernan
Sales & Customer Relations Manager Byron McDonald
Communications Manager Janet Glover
Marketing Manager, Opera Seasons Sarah Hunt
Marketing Manager, Musicals & Special Events Amy Church
Marketing Manager, CRM, Digital & Analytics Phillip Booth
Marketing Content Specialist Ben Neutze
Digital Marketing Officer Jasmine Lam
Marketing Officers Etta McEwan, Jennifer Shen
Senior Publicist Christy Seddon
Publicist Caitlin Eames
Public Relations Coordinator Lisa Gluckman
International Tourism Marketing Manager Andrew Guy
Tourism Administrator Tammy Nguyen
Video Producer Joshua Dang
Writers Freya Lombardo
Ticketing Administrator Emma Kersey
Customer Service Administrator Andrew Castle
Ticketing Operations Administrators Stephen Haimes, Jennifer Horler, Rebecca Lahanas, Christine Robb
Customer Service Assistants Monique Jacobsen, Brad Langby, Mitchell Lowrey, Daniel Macey, Laurence Stark, Wendy Strehlow

Development

Development Director Chantal Lewis
Senior Development Manager Jake Shavikin
Annual Giving Specialist Madison Hallworth
Annual Giving Administrator Ashleigh Jo
Philanthropy Lead Abigail Keys
Philanthropy Specialist, Melbourne Melissa Stark
Trust and Foundations Specialist Retha Howard
Corporate Partnerships Lead Christina Blanco

People Team

People Director Rebecca Doyle
People Business Partner Maddy Heanly, Monique Russo
Senior People Project Manager Kelly Iverach
Systems Improvement Manager Stephanie Zaidan
Senior People Business Partner Michelle Evans
Senior Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Manager Kathi McCulloch
Senior Manager Safety and Wellbeing Adam Watson

Opera Australia Capital Fund

General Manager Nicholas Selman
Manager, Council of Governors Neroli Hobbins OAM
Administrator Jennifer Meek

COVID-19 Response

Head of COVID-19 Response Tony Hill
WHS Coordinator Thaznim Musaliar