Jonathan Tribe is CEO of Fed Square. He has had a diverse and successful career leading and managing complex, high profile organisations, to deliver a broad range of critical services in the public and private sectors. Combined with more than 30 years of executive experience, Jonathan has also been a key contributor in various roles such as Director and President of industry bodies at a State and National level, which involved policy development, representation and advice to governments.
Since 2014, Jonathan has held the role of Chief Operating Officer at Victoria University. Previously he had been CEO at Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust, was a senior executive at Delaware North Companies Inc. from 1997 and Managing Director of Delaware North Companies International from 2004 to 2010. These appointments followed an extensive executive career in the health sector that included Executive Director at the Royal Melbourne Hospital as well as Executive Director at the Western Hospital. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Economics) from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Business Administration from Monash University.
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.
Rachel Cooper is the General Manager of Commercial + Public Engagement at Federation Square. From the very outset of her executive career, Rachel has been instrumental in leading organisations to achieve business transformation and embedding a customer centric approach, through a combination of strategic vision, astute leadership, creative problem solving, sound governance and strong commercial acumen.
Rachel has worked across a range of public organisations, notably working as the Chief Executive Officer at both IPAA Victoria and IPAA SA and Head of Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement at Wyndham City Council. Her destination marketing skills were honed while at the South Australian Tourism Commission, where Rachel led international marketing campaigns for the UK and Western Europe markets.
Having commenced her career in the performing arts, Rachel has been part of the stage management and lighting teams for many productions, including “Hot Shoe Shuffle” with David Atkins and Rhonda Burchmore, “The Secret Garden” with Anthony Warlow and Marina Prior, The Australian Ballet, and Queensland Theatre Company, as well as touring productions for U2, Phil Collins, Sting and Janet Jackson.
Rachel holds an MBA from the University of South Australia and a Graduate Certificate in Arts and Entertainment Management from Deakin University and has studied a Bachelor of Management (Marketing) at the University of South Australia and Technical Production at the Adelaide College of the Arts.
Sharon Pollard is the General Manager Operations at Fed Square. She has accrued over a decade of extensive senior management experience in Facilities Management across the operations, legal, media and catering sectors globally. Having spent 12 years overseas, she returned to Australia to commence work at Fed Square, following a successful career with a leading provider of business process outsourcing solutions in the UK. In her current role Sharon oversees Capital Asset Planning and Replacement, Environmental Sustainability, Security and Emergency Management, OH&S, Accessibility, Planned and Reactive Maintenance, Tenancy Management, Cleaning and Waste Management..
With a broad range of “hands-on” international experience, underpinned by qualifications in Work Health and Safety, Project Management and Live Production (Theatre and Events, Lighting), Sharon has a passion for Environmental Sustainability (seen in her guidance of Fed Square to achieving carbon neutral status) and OH&S and Emergency preparedness.
Sharon is an active advocate for the Facilities Management industry. She is the Chair of the Facility Management Association’s Victorian Committee and also sits on their Diversity Portfolio Group.
She is currently participating in the Committee for Melbourne’s Future Focus Group program (a two year business leadership program). This platform develops Melbourne’s future leaders so they can better influence the decisions around ensuring Melbourne remains inclusive and prosperous.
As part of this program Sharon is working on a project called Equal Crossings. This project will establish an immediate visible 1:1 male and female representation at pedestrian traffic lights throughout Melbourne to promote gender equality, reduce unconscious bias and stimulate public discussion.
She is studying for her MBA through the Australian Institute of Management.
Matt is General Manager of Digital Futures and Program Delivery and has worked at Fed Square since 2008. Before that, Matt spent 10 years working in the UK for a variety of arts organisations including Brighton Festival, England’s largest multi-arts festival, where he was Associate Producer of the theatre program for four years. In this time Brighton Festival developed an international reputation as an incubator of cutting-edge, site-specific performance and visual arts projects delivered in unconventional contexts, as a strategy to broaden the appeal, impact and opportunities for public engagement in the arts. Prior to that, Matt was instrumental in establishing The Basement, South East England’s leading production company and venue for the presentation of inter-disciplinary and live art. Matt holds a Master of Arts in Media & Communications from Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Commercial & Public Engagement
Kirsten Badcock: Marketing and Communications Manager
Rebecca Riley: Senior Producer – Brands + Campaigns
Karen Mulvihill: Marketing + Communications Coordinator
Emily Hutchinson: Digital Marketing Coordinator – Casual
Sophie Veale: Commercial Partnerships Manager
Megan Field: Commercial Partnerships Coordinator
Bebe Backhouse: Senior Producer – Public Programs
Adelaide Fisher: Producer – Public Programs
Lisa Ting: Assistant Producer – Public Programs
Gemma Cash: Program Manager – Events (on maternity leave)
Malin Baker: Program Manager – Events
Michael Williamson: Event Coordinator – Special Events
Kim McGeachin: Event Coordinator Level 2
Lisa Ting: Event Coordinator Level 1
Isabelle Tilley: Event Coordinator Level 1
Samantha Cherry: Event Coordinator – Commercial
Digital Futures & Program Delivery
Kelli Keating: Senior Producer – Multimedia Screen Program
Vacant: Multimedia Screen Program Coordinator
Melanie Teychenne-King: Program Delivery Manager
Kate Buchanan: Venue + Event Operations Supervisor
Chantal Trimboli: Venue + Event Operations Supervisor
Taylor Crotty: Venue + Event Operations Coordinator
Tania Wilson: Venue + Event Operations Coordinator – Casual
Shane Buzza: Venue + Event Operations Coordinator – Casual
Clare Toms: Executive Assistant to the CEO
Amy Brear: Executive Assistant/Business Support Officer
Peter Vawdrey: Corporate Planning + Risk Manager
Tien Low: Accountant
Ian Robinson: Financial Compliance + Projects Manager
Mark Kohout: Assistant Accountant
Mark Banks: Iterim Multimedia Systems Administrator
Ivy Tugado: Receptionist
Rita Huang: Accounts Officer
Mark Vasic: Iterim IT Manager
Tina Brown: Interim Information Systems Administrator
John Leeke: Building & Services Manager Essential Services + Electrical
Victor Anastasiadis: Building & Services Manager Environment + Sustainability
Erik Holslag: Building & Services Building + Lifts
Manjula Goonewardene: Building Services Manager Mechanical + Hyraulics
Leonora Chieng: Capital Works Program Manager
Peter Middenway: Security + Cleaning Manager
Shane Siva: Site Security Manager
Louise Parker: Tenant Liaison Manager
Lynn Williams: Facilities + Tenant Administrator
Colin McEvoy: Facilities Manager
Sara Ramadan: Facilities + Project Administrator
Melissa Rankin: Site Cleaning Manager
Michael Shone: OH&S Manager
Creative Vision Audio
Bryce Moseley: General Manager – Venues
Robert Corner: Production Manager
Josh Guy: Production Manager