Opera Centre


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Chief Executive Officer Rory Jeffes
Artistic Director
Lyndon Terracini AM

Head of Music Tahu Matheson

Board of Directors

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

Executive Support

Producer—Research & Development Ruth Thomas
Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director Angeline Long


Executive Producer Georgia Rivers
Technical Director Clif Bothwell
Supervising Director Matthew Barclay
Technical Operations Manager Linda Barrie
Associate Producer Anika Vilée
Director—Technical Production Chris Potter
Senior Production Manager James Wheeler
Production Manager Michael Rogerson 
Business Operations Executive/Surtitle Supervisor Gillian Maddern
Company Office Supervisor Katharina Houy
Casting Supervisor/Company Office Jocelyn O'Brien
Travel Consultant Lilla Ito
Planning Consultant Ian McCahon
Program Editor Clive Paget
Design Manager Linda Matthews
Head Mechanist Jeremy McComish
Deputy Head Mechanists John Mackay, Ryan Paine
Head Flyman Robert Bristow
Deputy Head Flyman Simon Hamilton
Mechanist Supervisor Andy McClintock
Flyman Samuel Kilpatrick
Head of Lighting Jason Morphett
Deputy Head of Lighting Catherine Alexander
Lighting Supervisor Ken Frost, Jaye Ottens
Head of Stage Props Gerard Foley
Props Supervisor Michael Robinson
Head of Stage Management Crissie Higgins
Stage Managers Eugenia Farrell, Ben Lynch
Deputy Stage Managers Garry Alcorn, Phillip Serjeant
Head of Performing Wardrobe Bobby McKenzie
Performing Wardrobe Technician Valentine Turner
Head of Performing Wigs/Makeup Andrew Keshan

Major Projects

Technical Director Clif Bothwell
Executive Producer Louisa Robertson
Site & Venue Operations Manager Mitchell Dunn
Production Manager Pablo Puig
Assistant Producer—Site & Venue Operations Lucy Tesoriero
Assistant Producer—Production Phoebe Lane
Operations Coordinator Courtney Snell

Touring & Commercial 

Executive Producer Alex Budd
Associate Producer Susie Parks
Touring and Commercial Production Coordinator Robbie Carmellotti
Associate Producer, Touring Ashlee Hints
Coordinator, Touring Jane Williamson
Operations Coordinator, Touring Jennifer Bartlett

Financial Analyst, Touring and Commercial, Melbourne Liam Gretgrix
Office Administrator, Melbourne Tara Smith

Artistic Services 

Chorus Master Anthony Hunt
Assistant Chorus Master Michael Curtain
Repetiteurs Siro Battaglin, Brian Castles-Onion, Paul Fitzsimon, John Haddock
Language Coach Nicole Dorigo
Senior Manager, Performing Artists Joanne Goodman
Supervisor, Performing Artists Isabella Sampson
Administrator, Performing Artists Janet Brown
Manager, Young Artists Program Donna Balson
Music Librarian Peter Alexander
Music Library Coordinator Jennifer Fung
Music Editor Noel Grove

Manufacturing & Stores

Business Operations Manufacturing & Stores Derrin Brown
Project Co-ordinator, Business Operations Katie Flood
Head of Workshop Tim Madden 
Workshop Administrator Emma Davis 
Workshop Supervisor Charles Chen
Deputy Supervisors Mitchell Ramsay
Scenery Technician Robert Yi Min Dai, Michael Vogt
Steel Fabrication Supervisor Adam Christie
Steel Fabrication Benjamin Freifeld, Arend Beekhoven
Scenic Art Supervisor Emelia Simcox
Deputy Scenic Art Meg Roberts 
Senior Draughtsman David Spark
Draughtsperson Nina McDonald
Head of Props Simon Craw
Props Coordinator Carlos Johnson
Deputy Supervisors / Props Technicians Roswitha Adlidinger, Jo-Anne Parkin
Props Technician Sergio Hernandez
Props Buyer Marty Jay
Stores Supervisor (Sydney) Geoff Holmes
Stores Supervisor (Melbourne) Gilles Gundermann
Storespersons Rory Verrenkamp, William Dunshea
Props Hire Coordinator Simon Calton
Head of Wardrobe Rebecca Ritchie 
Wardrobe Administration Zoe Zhiying Li 
Wardrobe Coordinators Kathleen Szabo, Bronwyn Jones, Cassandra Pascoli, Sara Kolijn 
Wardrobe Buyer Miranda Brock
Wardrobe Supervisor Thorsten Ohst
Senior Ladies Cutter Beryl Waldron
Costumiers Erika Schwarz, Sam St Aubyn 
Costume Alterations Supervisor Hanneke Raanhuis
Head of Wigs Stefanie Paglialonga 
Deputy Head of Wigs Carla D'Annunzio
Costume / Wig Makers Cheryl Ball, Julie Beach, Angeline Cheah, Stephanie Coe, Lynn Coubrough, Sonja Forza, Kate Herrett, Teresa Hinton, Tracy Datson, Rebecca Read 
Wardrobe Assistant Nicole Artsetos 
Costume Storage Supervisor Bonnie Harris

Orchestra Management

General Manager, Orchestra Gérard Patacca
Orchestra Manager Emma In der Maur
Deputy Orchestra Manager Ella Howard
Orchestra Operations Manager Rhonda Jones
Assistant Orchestra Manager Anna Bennett
Orchestra Coordinator Ashley Retter
Orchestra Coordinator Brighdie Chambers

Marketing & Ticketing

Marketing Director Georgia Rivers
Head of Marketing & Tourism John Quertermous
Head of Sales, Ticketing and Tessitura Byron McDonald
Head of Marketing Technology Adriana Law
Marketing Manager Lara Mahood
Direct Marketing Manager Phillip Booth
Community Manager Aude Viart
Content Manager Janina Key
Writer Jennifer Williams
Tourism Sales Coordinator Shirley Truong
Customer Service Representatives Catherine David, Stephen Haimes, Jenny Horler, Emma Kersey, Christine Robb

Corporate Affairs

Corporate Affairs Director Yvonne Zammit
PR Manager Janet Glover
Publicist Kate Warnock
Publicist Emma O'Brien
PR Coordinator Maddison McCauley
Head of Corporate Relations Ben Moh
Corporate Partnerships Coordinator Christina Blanco
Corporate Partnerships Coordinator Linh Tran
Events Manager Georgie Parker
Government Relations and Grants Manager Leonie Hellmers


Director of Philanthropy Laura Dee
Major Gifts Manager Anna d'Ersu
Major Gifts Manager Amelia Jones
Annual Giving Manager, Sydney Jake Shavikin
Annual Giving Manager, Melbourne Clare Kelly
Trust and Foundation Manager Retha Howard
Stewardship Manager Olivia Mesley
Annual Giving Executive, Sydney Olivia Schmid
Annual Giving Executve, Melbourne Chelsie Jones


Opera Australia Capital Fund

General Manager Neroli Hobbins
Manager Meredith O’Rourke
Administrator Jennifer Meek


Chief Operating Officer John Horn
Finance Manager Mark Hansen
Group Financial Controller Michael Johnson
Manager Operational Risk and Compliance Tammy Cootes
Assistant Finance Manager Ann Wang
Accountant Merddyn Glass
Accountant Helen Wang
Assistant Accountant Ethel Wong
Planning & Analysis Manager Ban-Foo Leong
Production Analyst, In Theatre Silvana de Oliveira
Payroll Manager Anthony Gale
Payroll Officer Elisa Alecci
Pay Officer Project Support Carla Nahlous
Accounts Payable Officer Amarpreet Misra
Finance and Systems Administrator Pauline Fitzsimons
Senior Financial Accountant Treska Janecek
Finance Analyst Bobby Phang
Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer Alissa Greenhaw
Manager – IT Services Rasim Ustun


Facilities Manager Neal Hughes
Facilities Assistant Joshua Peacocke
Receptionist Susie Bennetts

Human Resources

Human Resources Director Jessica Platts
Human Resources Advisory Manager & Workplace Relations Lawyer Alishan Megerdichian 
Human Resources Business Partner Bill Koukoumas
Human Resources Coordinator Justin Saba