Management Team

To contact any MSO staff member email or call (03) 9626 1111 during business hours.

If you wish to visit our Box Office at 22 Fanning Street, Southbank, it is open 9am-6pm Monday to Friday, or alternatively you can phone (03) 9929 9600 during business hours.

MSO Management and Administration


Sophie Galaise Managing Director
Fiona Allen Executive Assistant to the Managing Director


Ronald Vermeulen Director of Artistic Planning
Stephen McAllan Artist Liaison
Katharine Plows Artistic Coordinator
Alastair McKean Orchestra Librarian
Kathryn O’Brien Assistant Librarian

Education and Community Engagement

Jennifer Lang Senior Manager, Education and Community Engagement
Lucy Rash Education Manager
Helena Balazs Program Manager, The Pizzicato Effect


Gabrielle Waters Director of Operations
Angela Bristow Orchestra Manager
Michael Stevens Assistant Orchestra Manager
James Foster Operations Manager
James Poole Production Coordinator
Steele Foster Production Assistant
Andrew Pogson Special Projects Manager
Lucien Fischer Chorus Coordinator


Gaelle Lindrea Director of Philanthropy
Erika Jordan Major Gifts Manager
Rosemary Kellam Trusts and Foundations Manager
Arturs Ezergailis Donor Liaison


Karen Soennichsen Director of Marketing
Dylan Stewart Marketing and Communications Manager
Ali Webb PR Manager
Kieran Clarke Digital Manager
James Rewell Graphic Designer
Clare Douglas Marketing Coordinator
Sam Leaman Publicity and Marketing Assistant

Sales and Commercial Partnerships

David Martin Director of Sales and Commercial Partnerships
Claire Hayes Ticketing and Database Manager
Janine Eckert Commercial Partnerships Manager
Jacquie Nguyen Events Manager
Paul Congdon Assistant Sales Manager
Martin Gray Sales Supervisor

Human Resources

Miranda Crawley Director of Human Resources


Debbie Draper Chief Financial Officer
Suzanne Dembo Manager Strategic Communications & Business Processes
Leonie Woolnough Financial Controller
Nathalia Andries Accountant