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Creative Leadership

ACOCO works, thanks to a nimble and dynamic team.

Our core and regular project team members are a powerhouse of expertise, experience, and boundless dedication, combining their talents to craft specialist programs and awe-inspiring performances.

As we approach our fifteenth year, we're overflowing with gratitude for the incredible journey we've shared with fellow creative souls.


ACOCO brings a kaleidoscope of thoughts, skills, and expertise to the stage, with a single purpose — to sing stories of today and tomorrow.



ACOCO is an incorporated association - a registered legal entity established for cultural and charitable purposes.  Our organisation complies with requirements of the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012. 


ACOCO is registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient and Tax Concession Charity with ACNC / ATO Register of Cultural Organisations, for the charitable purpose of Advancing arts and culture and Advancing Education.  Donations to Australian Contemporary Opera Fund are tax-deductible.

Board (Committee)

Past board members

In appreciation of ongoing advocacy and financial support



Simon Lewis & Hannah Durack

GoodWolf Partners

Liz Nield OAM

Former Director, External Relations National Portrait Gallery

Philanthropy Director, Opera Australia 1999-2018 

Stephanie Exton

CEO, Mornington Peninsula Foundation

Paul Gardner OAM

Sponsorship - Sales & Media

Natalie O'Brien AM

CEO, Melbourne Exhibition & Conference Centre

Founding CEO Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

Sandra Willis

CEO, Melbourne Recital Centre

Former GM, Opera Queensland and OzOpera

Do you have something to contribute to ACOCO's stability, capacity and growth? Write to us today:

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