CHEIF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Dr Dimitri Kopanakis
With a diverse career in the performing arts, Dimitri’s portfolio extends across Arts Management, Arts Practice and Arts Education, spanning the last 20 years.
Dimitri returned to Australia from his role as Senior Manager of Entertainment at The Venetian Macau, the world’s Largest Casino and Integrated Resort. In this role, he oversaw a multi-million dollar operation, managed nearly 60 in-house events each day, and led a team of nearly 100 creative staff from 16 different countries.
As an arts manager, Dimitri has previously been involved as both a company director and partner in a number of performance agencies, supplying both small and large-scale entertainment to the corporate and private sectors.
In roles ranging from producer, to conductor, to performer, Dimitri has worked extensively across Australia, and in more than 20 countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas.
As an arts educator, Dimitri has worked across all levels of formal education, in many metropolitan and regional institutions in Australia, and the Asia-Pacific region.
Academically, Dimitri has completed a Professional Doctorate, a Master of Music Studies in Performance, and a Bachelor of Music Performance.
Brigid joined ACPA in October 2016. Brigid grew up in Melbourne, Darwin and Brisbane, following her father’s newspaper career. Brigid herself has lived and worked in Brisbane, Gold Coast, London and Canberra, but does not hesitate to identify as a Queenslander.
Brigid is an experienced Financial Manager in State, Federal and UK Government, universities and not-for-profit organisations. Her specific areas of expertise include managing financial operations, budgeting and management reporting, financial control, regulatory compliance, statutory reporting and audit, corporate systems development and maintenance, program and project management, treasury and investment management and has a good knowledge of corporate law and governance.
Perry joined the ACPA administration team in May 2017, after various creative career experiences which include modelling and working in kuril dhagun within the State Library of Queensland.
As a trainee at ACPA and currently completing a Certificate III in Business Administration, Perry is enjoying the up-tempo atmosphere and looks forward to continuing her professional development in such a stimulating workplace.
Perry is of Aboriginal and South Sea Islander decent. Her family hails from Mackay and Far North Queensland.