Artistic Director Josephine Ridge
Chief Executive Officer Katie McLeish
Executive and Projects Assistant Michelle Kerr



Head of Programming Mark Burlace
Creative Associate - Visual Arts Louise Neri
Creative Associate - Music Richard Tognetti AO
Director of Contemporary Music Declan Forde
Senior Program Manager Caris Harper
Producer Edwina Lunn
Program Coordinator Emily Sweeney
Program Administrator Rosanne Harriman
Artist Liaison Manager Brett McCallum



Head of Marketing and Development Vas Katos
Partnerships Director Stephanie Hamilton
Partnerships Manager Andrea Stahel
Ticketing Manager Jerry Hodgins
Ticketing Services Coordinator Austen Ljiljak
Ticketing Assistant Danny Delahunty
Private Giving Manager Rupert Sherwood
Senior Marketing Manager David Geoffrey Hall
Marketing Campaigns Manager Angela Martin
Graphic Designer Kate Francis
Marketing Coordinator Joel Thompson



TS Publicity Tatia Sloley
Mary Thompson
Emma Costello



Head of Operations Donna Aston
Technical Manager Aaron Hock
Logistics Coordinator Melanie Burge
Operations Administrator Stacey Fleming
Production Coordinator Beth Whiting
Production Managers Bianca Eden
Genevieve Cizevskis
Gene Hedley
Project Manager Chloe Vieth



Head of Finance & Corporate Services Bronagh O'Neill
Financial Accountant Athena Nguyen
Finance Officer Rebecca Greco
Reception & Office Administrator Sophia Hanover

Patrons Circle Leadership Council

Rosemary Forbes, Colin Golvan QC, Jenny Jeffries, Andrea McCall, Julia Nelson, Ian Watts and Maria Weight

Festival Ambassadors

Farkhonda Akbar, Lina Andonovska, Victoria Chiu, James Henry, Moses Iten, Ajak Kwai, Lamine Sonko, Sinit Tsegay, Wang Zheng Ting and Chi Vu

Festival Website


Program Guide Printing

Offset Alpine

Melbourne Festival would like to thank the following people:

BB3, Veneet Bist, Chester Chan, Jane Crawley, Tara Ellis, Rami Eltchelebi, The Hon. Martin Foley MP, Clement Michel, Naomi Milgrom AO, Philip Goad, Sophie Gannon and Frazer East, Dr Martin Hiscock and Dr Silvana Marasco, Annette Hughes, Patrick Kennedy, Natalie Lidgerwood, Scott Maidment, Candy Mitchell, Jill Morgan AM and the MAV team, Tom Mosby, Lisa Parris, Stieg Persson, Kate Roffey, Anna and Morry Schwartz AM, Claire Spencer and Stefan Treyvaud.

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