About

Management


Chief Executive Lisa Havilah
Lisa Havilah

Lisa Havilah commenced as Chief Executive of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) in January 2019. From 2012 to 2019, Lisa was the Director of Carriageworks. Under her leadership Carriageworks experienced extraordinary audience, artistic and commercial growth, becoming the fastest growing cultural precinct in Australia.

From 2005 to 2011, Lisa was the Director of Campbelltown Arts Centre, pioneering an internationally renowned contemporary arts program that brought together culturally and socially diverse communities, and from 1998 to 2004 was Assistant Director of Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

 


Project Director, Strategy
Powerhouse Program
Alex Bowen

Alex Bowen commenced in the role of Project Director – Strategy, Powerhouse Program in December 2019. From 2017 to 2019 Alex led the development and delivery of arts, screen and cultural strategies and partnerships for Create NSW, including the delivery of the state’s first Cultural Infrastructure Plan 2025.

Previously Alex led the City of Sydney’s extensive cultural programs, projects and major events including the delivery of New Year’s Eve, Art & About, a network of 10 libraries and a suite of programs that supported creatives living and working in the Sydney CBD.

Alex has over 30 years’ experience in the arts and cultural sector as a senior executive across the three tiers of Government, in executive management, strategy and policy development, cultural infrastructure development, business modelling and creative problem solving.

 


DirectorAndrew ElliotCorporate Resources and Chief Financial Officer
Andrew Elliott

Andrew Elliott is the Chief Financial Officer and Director Corporate Resources at MAAS. Andrew is responsible for managing the governance frameworks of the Museum and developing and implementing policies, procedures and reporting. He is also responsible for Finance, Human Resources, Facilities and Asset Management, Information Technology and Commercial Operations.

Andrew has over twenty years of experience in Executive and Financial Management, Risk and Governance, Strategy Development and Implementation and Advisory Services. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce with an accounting major and is a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants, The Governance Institute of Australia, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 


Director, Strategy & Operations
Simon WalkomSimon Walkom headshot

Simon Walkom was appointed to the role of Director, Strategy & Operations, Powerhouse Program in January 2020. Simon joined the Powerhouse from Create NSW where he was managing the strategic development and delivery of key cultural infrastructure projects to ensure the continued success of some of Sydney’s major cultural institutions, including the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, the Australian Museum’s Project Discover and the return of the Theatre Royal.

Prior to Create NSW at the City of Sydney, Simon developed diverse audiences through innovative cultural, public art and major event programming. He brings more than 15 years’ experience across the arts and cultural sector to the role.