Manager: Vanessa Zigliani


Vanessa brings 18 years of arts administration experience to the role as Manager for NZTrio. As a qualified chartered accountant she joined The Royal New Zealand Ballet in 1993 as Manager - Auckland Region, where she lead a team delivering marketing, sponsorship and event management services in the Auckland market. After 5 years with the national ballet company – Vanessa, with her business partner Linda Olsson, set up olsson & zigliani consultants limited and developed among other arts related projects, The NBR Awards for Business Sponsorship of the Arts. Since then she has worked on a variety of arts and event based contracts for The Ministry of Culture & Heritage, PRINZ and latterly co-ordinated Audience 360°, an audience development initiative funded by Creative NZ. Vanessa joined NZTrio as manager in April 2011.

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Assistant Manager: Sue Nelson

Sue hails from a visual arts background and completed a Masters of Arts in Arts Management (1st class hons.) at Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design in 2010.  She works contractually in the industry with a variety of positions including three years as Creative New Zealand's 21st Century Arts Conference Coordinator and strategic planning assistant at Touch Compass Dance Trust.

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