Senior Management Team
Chief Operating Officer
With roles in theatre, visual arts and the corporate sector in Australia and New Zealand, Euan Upston is expertly qualified to ensure the smooth sailing of the MCA. Since joining in 2004, Euan has overseen the $53 million redevelopment and extension of the Museum’s building.
Prior to joining the MCA, Euan was instrumental in creating a strong Biennale of Sydney brand in his role as Marketing and Finance Manager for the Biennale of Sydney 2000 and 2002 festivals, which resulted in record attendance numbers in 2002.
His varied experience includes roles in the creative and corporate worlds. He was Associate Director and Administration Director of New Zealand’s premier theatre company, Downstage. He also established an arts consultancy company, Art Effects Management, with a diverse range of clients including the Australian Film Commission, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Crafts Council of Australia, the Australia Council and the Seven Network. Projects included short films, performance works with Australian artists such as Ken Unsworth and Tony Twigg, film script development and script writing for Heartbreak High.
HEATHER WHITELY ROBERTSON
Head of Creative Learning
With a passion for contemporary art, learning and pushing the boundaries of imagination, Heather Whitely Robertson comes to the MCA via some of London’s most iconic arts institutions.
Heather joined the Museum of Contemporary Art as Head of Creative Learning in April 2011, taking charge of a team of professionals responsible for delivering a variety of learning activities for a wide cross-section of audiences, from children and families, to schools, young people and adults from all backgrounds. In her role, Heather drives the strategic development of learning programs for the MCA’s new National Centre for Creative Learning (NCCL), offering world-class learning facilities including practical classrooms, a multimedia room, sensory room for students with disabilities, lecture theatre, seminar room and digital classroom.
Originally from Perth, Heather polished her creative learning skills as a Learning Manager for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, where she was responsible for audience development initiatives for families and mass-participation festivals. Previously, Heather was Head of Learning at Open House London (an architectural education organisation), Curator of Family and Community Programmes at Tate Modern and Education Officer at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.
Head of Marketing and Development
As Head of Marketing and Development, David oversees marketing, PR, sponsorship, philanthropy, design and retail. For this, he draws on his varied experience gained from the commercial and not-for-profit sectors.
David’s passions are developing corporate sector involvement of the arts and making art accessible to all audiences. He has led development teams for a number of arts organisations, including the London Philharmonic, has worked for government agencies promoting arts sponsorship, and was a Director of Arts and Industry, one of the UK’s leading sponsorship consultancies. He has also sat on the Boards of the Covent Garden Festival and leading contemporary dance group the Cholmondeleys and Featherstonehaughs.
Prior to relocating to Australia in 2009, David spent six years in New York as Director of International Sales and Marketing for Acoustiguide Corp, the world leader in audio and multimedia interpretation, before returning to London to become Managing Director of Acoustiguide Limited, running the company’s operations in the UK, Ireland, Spain and Italy.
ANH THI DO
Chief Financial Officer
Currently Chief Financial Officer, Anh Thi Do came to the Museum of Contemporary Art in March 2000. Prior to this, Anh worked for The University Coop Bookshop, which has nearly thirty retail outlets on and off campus around Australia. Whilst at Coop, she was responsible for all financial areas from banking, cash flow to budget. She joined Gallery 4A as a director in 2008-2009.
Anh holds an Economics and Accounting degree from the University of New South Wales and is currently a member of the Certified Practising Accountant.