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Management Team

If you wish to visit our Box Office at Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall, St Kilda Road level, Southbank, it is open 10am-6pm Monday to Friday, or alternatively you can phone (03) 9929 9600 during business hours.

MSO Management and Administration


Sophie Galaise Managing Director
Judith Clark Executive Assistant to the Managing Director


Melissa King Director of Artistic Planning
Katharine Bartholomeusz-Plows Senior Manager, Artistic Planning (on Maternity leave)
Stephen McAllan Artist Liaison
Michael Williamson Artistic Coordinator
Mathilde Serraille Orchestra Librarian
Luke Speedy-Hutton Assistant Orchestra Librarian

Education and Community Engagement

Jennifer Lang Senior Manager, Education and Community Engagement
Lucy Rash Education Manager
Arzu Yuvarlak-Danaher Program Manager, The Pizzicato Effect


Gabrielle Waters Director of Operations
James Foster Senior Manager, Operations
Andrew Pogson Senior Manager, Special Projects
Helen Godfrey Orchestra Manager
Michael Stevens Assistant Orchestra Manager
James Poole Production Coordinator
Steele Foster Production Assistant
Karl Knapp Special Project Coordinator
Lucien Fischer Chorus Coordinator
Nina Dubecki Touring Coordinator


Gaelle Lindrea Director of Philanthropy, supported by Gandel Philanthropy
Erika Jordan Senior Manager, Philanthropy
Rosemary Kellam Trusts and Foundations Manager
Arturs Ezergailis Donor Liaison
Garry Stocks Philanthropy Coordinator


Karen Soennichsen Director of Marketing
Dylan Stewart Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications
Emiko Hunt Digital Marketing Manager
Kate Mazoudier PR and Corporate Communications Manager
Clare Douglas Marketing Coordinator
Phil Paschke Marketing Coordinator
Sam Leaman Digital Media and Content Coordinator
Katya Dibb Graphic Designer

Sales and Commercial Partnerships

David Martin Director of Sales and Commercial Partnerships
Claire Hayes Senior Manager, CRM and Sales
Janine Eckert Commercial Partnerships Manager
Brent Pitman Events Manager
Paul Congdon Assistant Sales Manager
Martin Gray Sales Supervisor
Ian Barnes Database Administrator


Debbie Draper Chief Financial Officer
Sharon Li Financial Controller
Suzanne Dembo Senior Manager Government Relations & Strategic Projects
Guy Ross Senior Manager Human Resources
Nathalia Andries Accountant
Christopher Rennie Senior Payroll Officer
Jyothi Kokirala Finance Officer