Our People


General Director Thomas de Mallet Burgess

Executive Assistant Josie Maskell

Director Artistic Operations Shona Roberts

Head of Music Lindy Tennent-Brown

Artistic Resource & Contracts Manager TBC
Artistic Administrator & Company Manager Inge Teunissen
Artist Development Manager Glenn Meade

Technical & Production Manager Hemi Wi-Piti
Technical & Production Co-ordinator Angus Simmons

Director Marketing & Development Terri Cumiskey

Marketing Manager Ali Davies

Philanthropy & Grants Manager Rebecca Galloway
Development Manager
Rosalind Hemmings
Development Manager Anna Hoetjes
Box Office Manager Julie Bird
CRM Manager Alison Lambert
Publicist Josie Campbell

Director Participation Joanne Cole
Participation Co-ordinator Andrew Gordon

Participation Special Projects  Blaire White

Director Finance & Administration Steffan Sinclair
Assistant Accountant Durene Gan

Pettman DARE Fellow Jacqueline Coats

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


Shona Roberts

Director of Artistic Operations

Lindy Tennent-Brown

Lindy Tennent-Brown

Head of Music

Terry Cumiskey

Terry Cumiskey

Director of Marketing and Development

Joanne Cole

Joanne Cole

Director of Participation

Hemi Wi-Piti

Hemi Wi-Piti

Technical & Production Manager

New Zealand Opera – Patrons

Dame Patsy Reddy

Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM, QSO


Phil Goff

Hon Phil Goff

Mayor of Auckland

Andy Foster

Mayor of Wellington

Lianne Dalziel

Lianne Dalziel

Mayor of Christch

Dame Catherine Tizard

The Hon Dame Catherine Tizard