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Meet the Fed Square Pty Ltd Team

Chief Executive Officer: Chris Brooks 


Chris Brooks HeadshotChris Brooks commenced as Chief Executive of Fed Square Pty Ltd in January 2014. Chris has more than 20 years experience as a Chief Executive in public and private organisations spanning the finance, government, energy and consulting sectors, including Chief Executive of Unidel Group in Brisbane, Queensland, Chief Executive of MyState Financial in Hobart, Tasmania, General Manager of Launceston City Council (incorporating the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery) and Chief Executive of Major Projects Tasmania. Chris brings extensive experience in international commercial negotiations and investment attraction, which is combined with a strong background in leadership and organisational development. Chris is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has previously served on the Board of the Infrastructure Association of Queensland, AETV Power and the Tasmanian Development Authority.



Manager – Corporate Services: Bill Blakeney



Bill Blakeney commenced at Fed Square Pty Ltd in June 2000 as Manager Corporate Services, two years before the opening of Federation Square. Bill has 35 years financial and general management experience in public sector organisations, including 10 years at the National Gallery of Victoria as Finance Manager and 10 years in senior administrative/finance roles at the Victorian College of Agriculture and Horticulture. Bill is Vice President of the Yarra River Business Association, a Finance Committee member for Interact Ltd and until recently was a member of the Retail Sub-Committee of the Property Council of Australia. He is a member of CPA Australia, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Venue Management Association and Fed Square Pty Ltd’s representative for the International Special Events Society and Victorian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 



Manager – Marketing + Program: Jane Sydenham-Clarke


Jane Sydenham-Clarke commenced in the role of Marketing and Program Manager of Fed Square Pty Ltd in March 2006 spanning multimedia, events, creative, education, marketing and tourism portfolios. She came with particular interest in the relationships between new media communications, place making and community capacity building. Previously she was the Director of her own consultancy company specializing in social marketing and communications for various public authorities and corporations. Prior to this, as Precinct and Marketing Manager at Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct, she led an award winning team across cultural, tourism, retail and property marketing. While as Marketing and Communications Manager at the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation her focus was on sports and arts sponsorship, media and communications to effect mass cultural change. She came to these roles as a registered general and psychiatric nurse with academic qualifications from Monash University BA (Hons) Sociology and MA Communications, and is a graduate of the Leadership Victoria Program and Institute of Company Directors. Community contributions have included Chair Health Issues Centre and Committee of Management Centre for Grief Education.


Operations Manager: Sharon Pollard


Sharon Pollard
Sharon Pollard is a project management professional with extensive experience in the facilities, operations, legal and catering sectors. She has recently returned to Australia to commence the Operations Manager role at Fed Square following a successful career with Intelligent Office UK, a leading provider of business process outsourcing solutions. With a Diploma in Live Production, Theatre and Events, Lighting and professional experience as a Lighting Technician and Designer, she brings a high-level of technical expertise to Fed Square. Sharon also has outstanding leadership and client management skills, underpinned by additional Diplomas in Work Health and Safety as well as Project Management. Soon Sharon will be inducted as an official member of Facilities Management Australia and the Project Management Institute. 



Marketing + Program


Matt Jones: Program Manager


Holly Barker: Program Manager – Events


Bianca Lambert: Program Manager – Marketing + Communication


Rebecca Riley: Marketing Content Producer


Karen Mulvihill: Marketing + Communication Coordinator  


Emily Fisken: Marketing Information Officer


Renee Dudfield: Creative Projects Manager


Kendyl Rossi: Creative Projects Coordinator


Tara Prowse: Creative Producer – Community Participation


Kelli Keating: Multimedia Screen Program Producer 


Megan Field: Marketing + Program Assistant


Belinda Pringle: Program Manager – Education


Casey Bonacci: Event Coordinator Level 2 


Lisa Ting: Event Coordinator Level 1 


Georgia Royes: Event Coordinator – Commercial 


Magdalena Dabrowa: Regular Events Coordinator


Ann-Maree Eckersley: Regular Events Coordinator


Tess Wallis: Graduate Event Coordinator


David Clifton: Venue + Event Operations Manager


Kate Buchanan: Venue + Event Operations Coordinator


Chantal Trimboli: Venue + Event Operations Coordinator


Shane Buzza: Casual Venue + Event Operations Coordinator


Ashleigh Seggie: Casual Venue + Event Operations Coordinator


Joel Lipson: Casual Venue + Event Operations Coordinator



Audio Visual – Corporate Vision Australia


Bryce Moseley: Head of Production


Robert Corner: Production Manager


Daniel Saveski: Senior Technician


Josh Guy: Senior Technician



Corporate Services


Clare Hinchey: Executive Assistant to CEO


Andrea Riley: Executive Assistant/Business Support Officer


Morgan Brown: Tenant Liaison + Special Projects Officer 


Tien Low: Accountant


Ian Robinson: Compliance + Financial Projects Manager


Mark Kohout: Assistant Accountant


Oanh Tran: Accounts Officer


Rory Murphy: I.T. Manager


Katelyn Handley: Information Systems Administrator


Andrew Stratton: Multimedia Systems Administrator


Amy Brear: Receptionist



Operations + Development


John Leeke: Building Services Manager


Victor Anastasiadis: Mechanical Services Manager


Peter Brace: Maintenance Manager


Erik Holslag: Maintenance Officer


Leonora Chieng: Project Manager


Graham Lucas: Building + Project Manager


Craig Simpson: Building Services Officer


Peter Middenway: Security Services Manager


Jarrod Alkemade: Site Security Supervisor


Peter Taylor: Program Manager OHS


Melissa Rankin: Site Cleaning Manager





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