Dr Jacqueline Ogeil is the new Executive Director at Montsalvat

Dr Jacqueline Ogiel is the new Executive Director at Montsalvat, Australia’s oldest continuously active artists’ community.  In this role she will execute the strategy and artistic vision of Montsalvat, preserving its unique architectural heritage, extending its profile and developing new creative initiatives.

Dr Ogeil is the Founder and Director of the Woodend Winter Arts Festival, the inaugural Director of Duneira and the Founder and Director of the ARIA finalist baroque ensemble Accademia Arcadia. Having formed not-for-profit organisations, Jacqueline has directed relationship building, advocacy and communication, collaborative initiatives, fundraising, marketing, governance, strategic planning, administration and staffing, as well as maintaining her performance profile. Her creativity and wide-ranging experience have resulted in an ability to problem-solve with ingenuity.

In 2014 Jacqueline was a recipient of a Margaret Lawrence Bequest for Women in Arts Leadership, and in 2015 was named by Westpac and the Financial Review as one of the 100 Women of Influence. She is an internationally respected artistic leader, performer and musicologist, specialising in historical keyboards (fortepiano, harpsichord, organ), with critically-acclaimed CDs including world première recordings. Her Patrons have included Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, Sir Rupert Hamer and Barry Jones.