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.
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.
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).