Musica Viva Team


Chief Executive Officer 
Hywel Sims

Deputy Chief Executive Officer 
Anne Frankenberg (Melbourne office)

Chief Financial Officer
Jo Daffron

Executive Manager
Trish Ludgate


Artistic Director
Paul Kildea

Artistic Director, Education
Michael Sollis

Artistic Director, Competitions
Wilma Smith 


Director of Concerts & Communities
Katherine Kemp

Artistic Administrator
Luke Iredale

Manager, Emerging Artist Programs
Janet McKay (Brisbane office)

Manager, Special Projects And Regional Touring ​
Sean Moloney

Concerts and Communities Coordinator
James Mountain


Director of Education
Cassandra Lake

Professional Development Manager
Melanie McLoughlin 
Jemma Tabet (Extended Leave)

Sonia de Freitas

Program Coordinator
Daniel Faccin

National Education Manager
Mary Scicchitano

Education Manager, NSW/NT/TAS
Isabella Mazzarolo

Education Coordinator, NSW/NT/TAS
Julia Potter

Education Administration Coordinator
Erica Hughes


Communications and Marketing Director 
Lucy Shorrocks

Senior Marketing Manager
Kia Stockdale

Senior Marketing Manager, Brand & Communications
Jennifer Ward 

Marketing Coordinator, Education
Melanie Wright

Marketing Executive, Concerts
Nicole Roberts

Graphic Designer
Yuri Huijg

Digital Marketing Manager
Annelise Maurer

Marketing Executive, Digital 
Joseph Smith

Marketing Coordinator, Digital
William Ng

Ticketing & CRM Manager
Sabrina Govic

Database Administrator
Joan Shortt-Smith

Patron Services Coordinator
Bill Hockenhull

Ticketing Assistant, Casual
Jasper Whincop


Director of Development
Zoe Cobden-Jewitt

Senior Development Manager
Jaci Maddern (Melbourne office)

Individual Giving Manager
Caroline Davis 

Strategic Partnerships Manager​
Mathew Jordan

Development Coordinator
Celeste Moore

Partnerships & Marketing Coordinator
Justine Nguyen


Director of Operations
Janelle McKenzie 

Operations Manager
Oliver Baker

Operations Coordinator
Annette Alderson

Operations and Artist Manager, Education
Anna Griffiths

Operations and Program Coordinator, Education
Joanne Jun


Director People and Culture
Sarah Vickers

IT Administrator
Doug Connor

Danielle Carter

Project Accountant
Teresa Cahill

Accounts Administrator
Jenny Lopez


ACT Manager 
Christina Cook

QLD State Manager & Public Affairs Manager
Isobel Ferrier

QLD State Coordinator
Linda Bull

QLD Administration Coordinator
Andrea McKenzie

SA State Manager 
Emily Kelly

SA State Coordinator 

SA Administration Coordinator
Samantha Mack

VIC Education Manager 
Kim O'Byrne

Emerging Artists and Education Coordinator
Elizabeth Dedman 

Victorian Administration Coordinator 
Vita Daley 

Victorian Administration Coordinator, Education
Kiya van der Linden-Kian

WA State Manager
Fiona Campbell

WA State Coordinator
Helen Dwyer 

WA Administration Coordinator
Hannah Lee Tungate


Our volunteers have played an integral role with Musica Viva Australia since its founding in 1945, when European refugees volunteered their time to see their cultural roots flourish in their new country. Today, our volunteers donate their time to roles on committees, administration, and providing specialty services, and we’re hugely grateful for their contributions.

You can find the names of our wonderful volunteers in our Annual Report.