Our Team

Our Staff

Executive and Team Leaders


Fiona Maxwell - CEO
Fiona Maxwell
Chief Executive Officer
Fiona Maxwell’s career has spanned the non-profit, government and university sectors in Australia and the USA. Prior to Brisbane Powerhouse, Fiona was Queensland Manager for Philanthropy Australia, establishing the Brisbane office and supporting philanthropists and non-profits alike to grow the sector.Fiona’s role as Queensland Manager, Artsupport Australia encompassed growing cultural philanthropy as well as supporting the non-profit sector to build stronger and more sustainable relationships with its supporters.
Prior to this role, Fiona was Executive Director of the Next Wave Festival. She has been Chair and board member of organisations including industry service and peak bodies, an internet start-up and philanthropic grant-making committees.
Fiona holds a Bachelor of Arts from QUT, and a Masters from the University of New South Wales.
Kris Stewart - Artistic Director
Kris Stewart
Artistic Director
Prior to his role as artistic director of Brisbane Powerhouse, Kris has served as founder and executive director of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, artistic director of The Festival of Voices and founder and festival director for The Sydney Fringe.
Kris has also worked as the founder and executive director of New Musicals Australia, and through his production company Red Sand Media Partners, he produced the TONY nominated Broadway musical [title of show] and the feature film Red Hook. As a freelance director, Kris was Resident Director of the musical Wicked in Australia for the Gordon/Frost Organization, and has worked with organizations such as Sydney Festival, Opera Australia, Melbourne Theatre Company and Sydney Theatre Company.
Kris’ work has been recognised with the $100,000 Jujamcyn Theaters Prize, 2010 and 2011 Australian Business and Arts Foundation Awards, 2012 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, the Sir Keith Murdoch Prize for Leadership and Innovation and a Churchill Fellowship.
Musicals he produced for the New York Musical Theatre Festival have won Obies, Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize.
He is a graduate of WAAPA, and an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Theater’s Directors Lab and the Commercial Theater Institute (NYC).
Zohar Spatz - Executive Producer, Australian Performing Arts Market
Zohar Spatz
Executive Producer, Australian Performing Arts Market
Lyn Patch - Chief Financial Officer
Lyn Patch
Chief Operating Officer
Kevin Stallan - Technical Director
Celestine Doyle
Commercial Partnerships and Development Director
Neil Cairns - Precinct Director
Neil Cairns
Precinct Director
Kevin Stallan - Technical Director
Kevin Stallan
Technical Director

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Fiona Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer
Kris Stewart, Artistic Director
Ang Kirkland, Executive Coordinator



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Zohar Spatz, Executive Producer
Samantha Currie, Partnerships Manager
Sofie Ham, Marketing Manager


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Celestine Doyle,  Commercial Partnerships and Development Director
Nina Stacey
, Development Manager
Hannah Peake, Development Coordinator




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Lyn Patch, Chief Operating Officer
Courtney Tuttle, Business Performance Manager
Jay Sousa
, Finance Office
Judy Reddiex, Finance Officer
Sena DuBois, Finance Officer


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Neil Cairns, Precinct Director
Elizabeth John, Precinct Coordinator
Brendan Male, Facilities Coordinator
Peter Wakelin, Senior Venue Supervisor
Jaz Deller, Software Implementation Coordinator


Paul Lin, Box Office Manager
Emmie Paranthoiene, Front Of House Manager
Carmela Emmi, Assistant Box Office Manager
Susan Mitchell, Senior Box Office Attendant
Greta Williams, Box Office Attendant




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Summer Bland, Senior Program Manager
Jane O’Hara, Producer  (Writers + Ideas)
Madison Stevenson, Producer (Presenter Services)
Tanya-Hiroko Martin, Producer
Troy Armstrong, Producer (Queensland Cabaret Festival)
Brodie Peace, Program Coordinator
Libby Lynch, Programming Administrator


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Emma Millers, Senior Events Manager
Sharde Holmes-Keech, Event Sales Coordinator
Kirsten Morrison, Events Coordinator
Jess Selwood, Wedding and Events Coordinator


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Giuliana Bonel, Senior Marketing and Communications Manager
Cathy de Silva,
Marketing and Communications Manager (Cultural Program)
Kathleen Smith
, Marketing Coordinator (Social & Digital)
Lauren Shannon, Designer and Marketing Coordinator
Hannah Bianchi, Marketing Assistant


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Kevin Stallan, Technical Director
Annie Cavanagh, Production Manager (Cultural Program)
Bill Hazard, Production Manager (Presenter Services)
Naomi Gordon, Production Manager
Pearl Bailey, Head of Sound & AV
Simon Cook, Head of Lighting
Matt Staples, Head of Staging
Sophie Grant, Technical Services Coordinator