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Nga Kaimahi Me Te Poari o NZ Opera

NZ Opera Staff and Board

Te poari whakahaere

Board of Directors

Annabel Holland

(Chair)

Tim Brown

Jim He Zhiyun

MNZM

Julian Knights

Annika Streefland

Suzanne Snively

ONZM DNZM

Leo Foliaki

Joanna Heslop

Dr. Te Oti Rakena

Matthew Tolan

(Secretary) 


Kairangi

NZ Opera Patrons

Dame PAtsy Reddy

The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy

GNZM QSO DSTJ

Former Governor-General of New Zealand

Helen Clark

The Rt Hon Helen Clark

ONZ SSI PC

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand

Fa'afetai Johnathan Lemalu

Fa’Afetai Jonathan Lemalu

ONZM

Mayor Tory Whanau

Mayor Tory Whanau

Mayor of Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington

Phil Mauger

Mayor Phil Mauger

Mayor of Ōtautahi, Christchurch

Deputy Mayor Desley Simpson

Deputy Mayor Desley Simpson

Deputy Mayor of Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland


Kaimahi

NZ Opera Staff

Brad Cohen

Brad Cohen

Te Tumu Whakarae

General Director

Joanne Cole

Joanne Cole

Kaiwhakahaere Toi Whakamahere me te Whai wahi

Director Artistic Planning & Participation

Kent Beasley

Kaiwhakahaere Pūtea me te Whakahaere

Director Finance & Operations

Sally de Normanville Guy

Sally de Normanville Guy

Kaiwhakahaere Hokohoko me te Whakawhanaketanga

Director Marketing & Development

Julie Bird NZ Opera

Julie Bird

Kaitiaki Hunga Kaituku Pūtea

Donor Relations and Stewardship

Ngāti Pikiao

Frances Moore

Frances Moore

Kaiwhakahaere Whai Wahi

Participation Manager

(Rangitane o Wairau)

Inge Teunissen

Inge Teunissen

Kaiwhakahaere Whakamahere Toi

Artistic Planning Manager

Andari Anggamulia

Andari Anggamulia

Kaiwhakahaere Rauemi Toi me ngā Kirimana

Artistic Resource & Contracts Manager

Karen French

Kaiwhakahaere Toi

Artistic Coordinator

Soumya Venoo

Soumya Venoo

Kaiwhakahaere o te whanaungatanga Kiritaki

CRM Manager

Matthew McAuley

Kaiwhakahaere Hokohoko

Marketing Manager

Lynette Gunnion

Lynette Gunnion

Kairukuruku Matahiko me te Hokohoko

Digital Marketing & Content Coordinator

Ankita Topiwala

Ankita Topiwala

Kaiāwhina Kaute

Assistant Accountant

Emma Broad

Emma Broad

Kaiwhakahaere whanaketanga

Development Manager

(Ngāi Tahu)

Awhimai Fraser

Awhimai Fraser

Kaihere Ao

(Waikato, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, Ngāti Pūkenga)

Vanessa Preston

Vanessa Preston

Kaiwhakahau

Publicist

Kelly Hynd

Kaiāwhina Whakahaere

Executive Assistant

Lucie Camp

Kaiwhakahaere Hangarau me te Hanga Hotaka

Technical and Production Coordinator