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Artistic Administration

Shane Colquhoun


Shane Colquhoun’s arts management career includes positions within government and in the arts sector including General Manager roles with Western Australia’s Deckchair Theatre (1987-89), West Australian Ballet (1992-96) and most recently Black Swan State Theatre Company (2009-14).  This followed Shane’s successful career as a professional dancer overseas and in Australia. As General Manager of Black […]

Kim Hanna


Kim Hanna is an independent arts consultant based in Sydney. He is a graduate of the University of Adelaide, The University of Technology Sydney and the University of New England. For 11 years he worked at the Australia Council for the Arts primarily in the Theatre and Market Development sections. In addition he was acting […]

Vanessa Chalker


Vanessa Chalker is an experienced Sydney-based arts administrator, creative producer and educator. After 17 years in a Music role at the Australia Council for the Arts she has extensive knowledge of government funding agencies and how to successfully develop a complete package of funding support for projects and organisations. She also offers high-level artistic administration […]

James Koehne


Over almost thirty years in the Australian music industry, James Koehne has established a career encompassing arts administration, public policy development and professional writing. Jim has engaged intensively with issues about classical music’s current situation and future prospects both at the production “coalface” and in his writings, and brings a unique and thorough perspective to […]

Genevieve Lang


Genevieve Lang brings music to audiences, and audiences to music. Her early career was as a freelance harpist with several of Australia’s major orchestras, in recital with colleagues and friends, as a founding member of SHE (Seven Harp Ensemble), and as teacher and mentor to young musicians. This broad field of experience from the ‘coalface’ […]

Claire Duffy


Claire Duffy has 25 years of experience in arts management, and senior management in business, non-profits, and government. She is an experienced facilitator, strategic planner, and communications adviser who runs her own coaching and professional development business. Claire was formerly Director of Strategy at the Australia Council, Director of the branch that looked after all […]

Antony Jeffrey


Antony Jeffrey qualified as a Chartered Accountant and has worked as a consultant and manager in the arts, with a speciality in fine music, since 1975. For his consulting company, ABG Australia Pty Ltd he has taken many assignments in arts executive search, mentoring, strategic planning and short term management. Executive positions have  included Music […]

Virginia Braden


Virginia Braden has worked for over 30 years in the arts, 29 years of which (1979-2008) were running her own firm. Arts Management Pty Ltd combined projects in all fields of the arts with the personal management of classical music performers and creative artists. With over 150 clients and projects such as administering the Miles […]

Trevor Green


Passionate about music and the arts, Trevor Green is a managing director with over 30 years of experience in large ‘not-for-profit’ music organisations in the public and private domain in both Australia and the UK. He has a thorough understanding of orchestral music and culture, artistic issues and drivers, and a deep understanding and interest […]

Mark St Leon


Sydney-based Mark St Leon holds post-graduate qualifications in accounting, management, economics and history. Mark served the Australia Council for some 11 years (1983-94) as Senior Finance Officer. During this period, he was involved in the financial rescue and recovery of many arts organisations, including some of Australia’s largest and most influential. At the Australia Council, […]

Margaret Moore


I have extensive professional abilities, knowledge and achievements as an arts educator and administrator in the arts, education and music. These include: the Sydney Symphony (Education and Artist Development Programs); University of NSW (Arts Education Lecturer); universities and conservatories; and Department of Education and Training (Regional consultant and classroom teacher). I have represented Australia in […]

Goetz Richter


A diverse background in music, philosophy, pedagogy and performance provides me with a unique constellation of experience. I have a range of creative, intellectual and social abilities which enable me to engage with musicians, musical ensembles and their administrations effectively. I can focus people emotionally and intellectually towards a Common Good. I can communicate with […]