Our People

Left to Right – Top row standing: Rosalind Hemmings Development Manager, Josie Campbell Publicist, Shona Roberts Director Artistic Operations, Angus Simmons Technical & Production Co-ordinator, Terri Cumiskey Director Marketing & Development, Steffan Sinclair Director Finance & Administration, Andrew Gordon Participation Co-ordinator, Alison Lambert CRM Manager, Kristin Darragh Artistic Resource & Contracts Manager

Middle Row seated: Hemi Wi-Piti Technical & Production Manager, Inge Teunissen Artistic Administrator & Company Manager, Julie Bird Box Office Manager, Thomas de Mallet Burgess General Director, Glenn Meade Artist Development Manager

Front Row: Ali Davies Marketing Manager, Joanne Cole Director Participation Rebecca Galloway Philanthropy & Grants Manager, Durene Gan Assistant Accountant, Josie Maskell Executive Assistant, Annabel Holland BOD Chair

Absent: Anna Hoetjes Development Manager

Board of Directors

Annabel Holland (Chair)
Tim Brown
Jim He Zhiyun,MNZM
Witi lhimaera, DCNZM, QSM
Matt Maling
Annika Streefland
Suzanne Snively, ONZM
Rachael Walkinton
Leo Foliaki
Murray Shaw

Edward Scorgie (Secretary)


The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM, QSO, Governor-General

Hon Phil Goff, Mayor of Auckland
Andy Foster, Mayor of Wellington
Hon Lianne Dalziel, Mayor of Christchurch

The Hon Dame Catherine Tizard, ONZ

New Zealand Opera Staff

Thomas de Mallet Burgess

Thomas de Mallet Burgess

General Director

Josie Maskell

Executive Assistant

Joanne Cole

Joanne Cole

Director of Participation


Shona Roberts

Director of Artistic Operations

Terry Cumiskey

Terry Cumiskey

Director of Marketing and Development

Steffan Sinclair

Director of Finance & Administration

Rebecca Galloway

Philanthropy & Grants Manager

Julie Bird

Box Office Manager

Kristin Darragh

Artistic Resource & Contracts Manager

Inge Teunissen

Artistic Administrator & Company Manager

Glenn Meade

Artist Development Manager

Andrew Gordon

Participation Co-ordinator

Hemi Wi-Piti

Technical & Production Manager

Angus Simmons

Technical & Production Co-ordinator

Durene Gan

Assistant Accountant

Anna Hoetjes

Development Manager

Ali Davies

Marketing Manager

Rosalind Hemmings

Development Manager

Josie Campbell


Alison Lambert

Customer Relations Manager

New Zealand Opera – Patrons

Dame Patsy Reddy

Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM, QSO


Phil Goff

Hon Phil Goff

Mayor of Auckland

Lianne Dalziel

Lianne Dalziel

Mayor of Christchurch

Dame Catherine Tizard

The Hon Dame Catherine Tizard