Acting Director, MAAS
Director, Corporate Resources and Chief Financial Officer
Andrew Elliott is currently Acting Director of MAAS as well as Chief Financial Officer and Director Corporate Resources. 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.
Programs and Engagement
As Director Programs and Engagement, Tristan Sharp is responsible for the Museum’s public facing activities, including programs and online activities.
Tristan Sharp joined MAAS with over 15 years’ experience in public engagement and education programming in both the public and private sector, with a strong focus on delivery and customer service/audience engagement. With a background in arts education, Tristan has held roles at Campbelltown Bicentennial Art Gallery, Newcastle Art Gallery, Art Gallery New South Wales, Australia Council and most recently the Westpac Group.
Tristan began his career as a Visual Arts Teacher and holds a Masters of Arts Administration from the University of New South Wales. He has curated several exhibitions and has received industry awards from Museums Australia and the Art Gallery Society of NSW.
Curatorial, Collections and Exhibitions
As Director Curatorial, Collections and Exhibitions, Peter Denham is responsible for ensuring the MAAS Collection, exhibitions and research reach the broadest possible audience.
Peter joined MAAS with over 25 years’ experience in the cultural sector. His curatorial experience includes roles at Queensland Art Gallery, Cairns Regional Gallery and National Gallery of Victoria. Prior to MAAS, Peter worked at the Museum of Brisbane since 2006. Under his Directorship the Museum won several exhibition awards and underwent a major building restoration and building project.
Peter studied at the Royal Society of Arts in London and holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Leadership from Griffith University, where he was awarded an Academic Excellence award. In 2015, Peter was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study new Museum approaches, which saw him travel to more than 100 museums around the world. Peter has a strong curatorial and publishing record and currently holds a position on the Advisory Board for the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research.
MAAS Project Management Office
Prior to his work on the MAAS Project, Michael was Director Programs and Engagement at MAAS. Michael’s career has spanned public and private enterprise, exhibition and program design, media production, and many facets of systems integration and technologies working for a variety of cultural institutions across Australia and North America.
Siobhan Rennie leads MAAS’ communications and external affairs by driving the strategic direction of the museum in all facets of communications, marketing, strategic partnerships, philanthropy, audience insights and business development.
Ms Rennie joins MAAS with over 18 years of global communications, media and public relations experience, working with start-ups, government, finance, arts and culture, media and advertising.
Her extensive experience in communications and public relations has made Ms Rennie a trusted voice in the field. She has managed the reputations of Prime Ministers, Presidents and CEOs, orchestrated communications during natural disasters and delivered communications for multiple large-scale rebrands. Notably, Ms Rennie led the media relations team for the G20 in Australia and prior to that was Director of Media and Communications for the National Plan for School Improvement (Gonski Review).