Staff and Board

Patricia Barker – Artistic Director
Lester McGrath – Executive Director


Clytie Campbell – Ballet Master
Laura McQueen Schultz – Ballet Master
Nicholas Schultz – Ballet Master
Jessica Reese – Artistic Planning Manager
Nicholas Giles-Palmer – Company Class Pianist
Christine Pearce MNZM – Music Librarian


Pascale Parenteau – Education, Community & Accessibility Manager
Berys Cuncannon – Education Coordinator
Lauren Bryne – Dance Educator
Chloe Bishop – Dance Educator
Bea Lee-Smith – Dance Educator


Andrew Lees – Technical Director
Andrew Tindal-Davies – Technical Manager
Paul Thomson – Stage Manager
Donna Jefferis – Head of Costume
Emily Barr – Costume/Workroom Manager
Hank Cubitt – Senior Costumier
Monique Bartosh – Costume Assistant
Gavin Underhill – Hire Manager
Anthony Goodin – Head Mechanist
Kieran Gunn – Carpenter


Susannah Lees-Jeffries – Director of Marketing and Development
Eleanor Bucher – Marketing and Sales Manager
Jeremy Brick – Media and Communications Manager
Hayley McCarthy – Ticketing Manager
Tara Evans – Ticketing Coordinator
Anna Hinderwell – Marketing and CRM Coordinator
Diane Field – Corporate Development Manager
Lisa Parkes –
Events and Partnerships Manager
Bryna O’Brien-Kiddey – Philanthropy Manager
Tony King – Philanthropy Coordinator


Jane Burke – Office Administrator
Jan Dunne – Chief Financial Officer
Christine Dong – Assistant Accountant
Jude Krautschun – Accounting Administrator
Christine Hanks – Director of People and Culture
Elysia Ellis – Executive Assistant/HR Administrator

BOARD OF TRUSTEES  (click title to view profiles)

Dame Kerry Prendergast, DNZM, CNZM (Chair)
Isaac Hikaka (Deputy Chair)
John Avery
Lisa Bates MNZM
Toby Behan
Lilias Bell
Liora Bercovitch (Intern Trustee)
Trish Oakley
Mary Slater
Katrina Todd ONZM


Patron: Lady Susan Satyanand
Ambassador: Dame Trelise Cooper

Jane Meares (Chair)
Lilias Bell (RNZB Representative)
Louise Binns
Sarah Cole
Ann-Louise Gower
Melanie Morris
Victoria Muir
Ian Webster

Three By Ekman St James Theatre, Wellington, NZ. 16.05.2017. Three By Ekman, performed by the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Season 17 May to 15 June 2017. Photo credit: Stephen A’Court. COPYRIGHT ©Stephen A’Court