Staff and Board

Chamber Made staff and board

Aviva Endean, Carolyn Connors and Jenny Barnes, 'Little Operations with Aviva Endean', Footscray Community Arts Centre, 2015. Photo credit: Pier Carthew


Tamara Saulwick Artistic Director
Kylie McRae Executive Producer
Emilie Collyer  Communications Manager
Dan Sheehan Operations & Finance Coordinator


Michael Bink Chair
National Program Manager at Ability First Australia
Michael is a Vincent Fairfax Fellow in Ethical Leadership and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). Former General Manager, Strategy and Service Development at Scope. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts (Social Science), a Bachelor of Applied Science, and a Masters in Business Administration. He has been the chair of two Human Research Ethics Committees (Scope and Family Planning Victoria) and is a recipient of an Australian Violence Prevention Award.

Greer Evans Treasurer
Acting Assistant Director, Strategy & Performance at Victorian Building Authority
Greer is a vocalist and an accountant and Senior Associate of the Institute of Financial Services. She has over 7 years professional experience in the arts as finance manager of The Australian Ballet, and Orchestra Victoria. Other professional experience has included being the finance manager of the Building Commission and working for BP Australia and Worley Parsons in their finance departments. Greer holds a Diploma of Business-Banking & Finance, Masters in Accounting, Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and is currently undertaking a Law Degree.

Kylie Trounson Secretary
Playwright and Actor
Lawyer at Slater & Gordon
Kylie trained in acting at the Method Studio, London and the National Theatre Drama School, Melbourne and recently completed a Masters in Playwrighting at QUT. She also has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne.

Rod Macneil
Chief of Staff at Museums Victoria
Rod Macneil has more than 20 years experience in strategic communications, audience development, fundraising and marketing with leading cultural organisations here and in the United States.  A native Melbournian, Rod has a background in both music and fine art, having studied oboe while completing a PhD in Australian art at Melbourne University. He has been a fan of Chamber Made Opera since its early years. 

Michael Roper
Director, Architecture Architecture
Michael is a registered architect in the State of Victoria. He completed his Bachelor of Planning & Design at the University of Stuttgart, Germany and his Bachelor of Architecture with Honours at the University of Melbourne. He also sits on the University of Melbourne Architecture Advisory Board.

Jo Porter
Chief Executive Officer, Queen Victoria Women’s Centre
Formerly a theatre producer and consultant in not-for-profit and commercial theatre, Jo was the Co-Producer of Victoria’s inaugural Regional Centre for Culture (2018) and worked with independent artists including Little Ones Theatre (Merciless Gods, The Happy Prince); Joseph O’Farrell (JOF: Ten Minute Dance Parties, The Cabin, Those Who Rick) and in mentorship roles with Anyupa Butcher., Samara Hersch (Dybbuks) and Roslyn Oades. Other roles in Australia, UK and USA have included: Executive Producer of Malthouse Theatre, General Manager of a range of commercial theatre productions and head of creative development at Richard Frankel Productions in New York and Head of Business Development at Really Useful Group in London. Jo teaches Governance and Leadership in NIDA’s MFA in Cultural Leadership program. The former Chair of Back to Back Theatre, Jo’s previous clients include the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Chamber Made, Arts House, the Australia Council, Hackman (NZ), Four Larks Theatre, Museum Victoria, The Australian Ballet, Theatre Works, and St Martins Youth Theatre.

Lydia Dobbin
Founder & Director, Play On
Community Arts Manager, Belgium Avenue Neighbourhood House (BANH) Inc.
As the founder of Play On, Lydia has worked to bring new and diverse audiences to classical and contemporary music in Australia and internationally. At BANH she works alongside the Richmond and Collingwood public housing estate community to support community-led arts and cultural programs. From 2014-2017 Lydia was a Programmer and Producer at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. She holds a BA, BMus and Master of Music (Research) in Musicology.