The Victorian Opera Has a New CEO

By David Salazar

The Victorian Opera has announced that Elizabeth Hill-Cooper will be the company’s new CEO.

She has been Acting CEO for the past six months, working with the Artistic Director, company staff, and the major stakeholder such as Creative Victoria and the Australia Council.

She joined the organization as the Artistic Administrator in 2012 and was then promoted to Executive Producer and then Artistic Associate to Artistic Director Richard Mills in 2016.

Hill-Cooper has directed some mainstage work and was als at the forefront of the educational Livestream Program and other community offerings. She was also assistant director and choreographer on a number of productions.

Prior to her time with Victorian Opera, Hill-Cooper was a dancer at WA Ballet ad Ballet Mistress at The Australian Ballet. She was also Company Manager at Opera Australia.

“After several years as Victorian Opera’s Executive Producer and Artistic Associate, I am incredibly proud to become the company’s CEO,” said Hill-Cooper of her appointment in a press release. “I am constantly inspired by Victorian Opera’s board and staff, and the high standard of the company’s richly diverse artistic output. It is with great enthusiasm that I lead Victorian Opera alongside Artistic Director Richard Mills into its next chapter as a Major Performing Arts company”.