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Board of Directors

Rod Sims AO Chairman
Warwick Bray
Jonathan Feder
Jane Hansen AO
Michelle Kam
Michael Lynch AO CBE
Deena Shiff
Andrew Sisson AO

Chief Executive Officer Fiona Allan
Artistic Director (commencing November 2023) Jo Davies

Artistic Unit

Head of Music Tahu Matheson
Chorus Master Paul Fitzsimon
Assistant Chorus Master Michael Curtain
Music Staff Siro Battaglin, Brian Castles-Onion, Kate Johnson, Chad Kelly, Jonathan Wilson
Language Staff Nicole Dorigo, Keith Kempis
Senior Manager, Artistic Joanne Goodman
Manager, Orchestra Emma In der Maur
Orchestra Production Manager Rhonda Jones
Orchestra Coordinator Lisa Wynne-Allen
Orchestra Production Coordinator Andrew Collins
Orchestra Services Assistant Angela Moore
Manager, Artistic Li Li Fisher
Manager, Chorus and Music Staff Isabella Sampson
Coordinator, Artistic Rebecca Mychael
Senior Music Librarian Peter Alexander
Music Librarian Jennifer Fung
Assistant Music Editor Noel Grove
Auditions Secretary Margaret Easton

Productions Unit

Planning Advisor Ian McCahon
Senior Producers Katherine Budd, Pella Gregory, Ruth Thomas
Producers Grant Lowe, Lisa Mullineux
Associate Producers Dwan Delker, Todd Eichorn, Katie Flood, Katharine Head, Phoebe Lane, Tyrone White
Productions Coordinator Erica Hughes
Productions Administrators Xander Ellis, Claire Ferguson, Emily Judd
Company Administrator Alexandra Piro
Company Assistant Jaimee-Lee Camkin

Technical Unit

Technical Director Chris Yates
Senior Manager, Production and Delivery Mitchell Dunn
Senior Manager, Technical Operations Kelly Spice
Production Managers Andreas Kliebenschadel, Ryan Paine, Chris Potter, Pablo Puig
Production Coordinators Joanna Amorelli, Georgia Grayson, Dominic Jones
Facilities Coordinator Sam Street
Facilities Assistant Olivia Hector, Mathew Hughes, Oliver Iacono, Aleksandar Milinkovic
Administrative Lead Natalia Leal
Stage Managers Garry Alcorn, Benjamin Lynch, Phillip Serjeant
Assistant Stage Managers Philippa Morey, Olivia Sellers
Deputy Heads of Lighting John Llewelyn, Jake Mortimer
Lighting Supervisor Reyne Perry
Head Mechanist Jeremy McComish
Deputy Head Mechanists Ryan Drum, John Mackay
Mechanist Supervisors Whetu Haddon, Philip Kellett
Advanced Mechanists Peter Cull, Isaac Morris
Head of Flys Rob Bristow
Deputy Head of Flys Stephen Bancroft
Head of Props Stephen Adamson
Deputy Head of Props Ju Yu (Genii) Chien
Sound and Vision Systems Supervisor Gavin Pawsey

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

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 Roswitha Adldinger
Deputy Supervisors Props Manufacturing Carlos Johnson, Jo-Anne Parkin, Kenneth Villa
Props Maker Sergio Hernandez
Props Buyer Martin Jay

Stores Supervisor, Sydney William Dunshea
Stores Supervisor, Melbourne Rory Verrenkamp


Finance Director Simon Militano
Group Financial Controller Michael Johnson
Head of Budgets and Planning Liam Gretgrix
Financial Planning & Analysis Manager Taylor Brook
Finance Manager Annette Wong
Financial Accountant Xena Li
Assistant Accountant Fanny Limanto
Accounts and Systems Officer Helen Li
Accounts Payable Officer Sumitha Puthukudy
IT Manager Rasim Ustun
Payroll Manager Elisa Alecci
Business Analyst John Rixon
Payroll Officer Carla Nahlous
Manager, Governance and Legal Reena Rihan
Projects Lead Lucy Tesoriero

Marketing & Communications

Marketing & Communications Director Simon Meilak
Senior Manager, Communications Janet Glover
Sales & Customer Relations Manager Byron McDonald
Head of Marketing & Tourism Marketing Sophie Anderson
Marketing Manager, Musicals & Special Events Amy Church
Marketing Manager, CRM, Digital & Analytics Phillip Booth
Marketing Manager, Content & Social Media Ben Neutze
Digital Marketing Officer Jasmine Lam
Marketing Coordinator Jennifer Shen
Senior Publicist Christy Seddon
Publicist Caitlin Eames
Public Relations Assistant Alex Gonzalez
International Tourism Marketing Manager Andrew Guy
Tourism Administrators Micah Heazlewood, Christopher Wale
Video Producer Joshua Dang
Customer Service Administrator Andrew Castle
Ticketing Operations Administrators Stephen Haimes, Jennifer Horler, Christine Robb
Ticketing Administrator Emma Kersey
Customer Service Assistants Robert Bevan, Colleen Davies, Monique Jacobsen, Brad Langby, Daniel Macey, Bobby McKenzie, Laurence Stark, Wendy Strehlow


Development Director Chantal Lewis
Philanthropy Manager, Melbourne Melissa Stark
Events Manager Abbie Keys

People Team

People Director Rebecca Doyle
Senior People Business Partner Maddy Heanly
People Business Partner Amanda Lee
Senior Manager Internal Communications Lynda Proude
Senior Manager Safety and Wellbeing Adam Watson
Head of Workplace Relations Greg Moses
People Co-Ordinator Michael Sebalj
Workplace Health and Safety Business Partner Liana Fairhall
WHS and COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jennifer Anderson
Public Health Consultant Dr Henning Liljeqvist

Opera Australia Capital Fund

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