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Claire Spencer


Claire Spencer has been Arts Centre Melbourne’s Chief Executive Officer since November 2014.

Prior to Arts Centre Melbourne, Claire was at the Sydney Opera House for nearly 12 years, her last role being Chief Operating Officer, a role she commenced in October 2010. In this capacity, Claire was responsible for Precinct Businesses (Food and Beverage, Tours & Retail), Finance, Information Systems, People and Culture, Legal and Strategy and Risk Management.

Preceding her tenure at the Sydney Opera House, Claire worked at Ernst and Young (London) and Cable and Wireless (London and Sydney).

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