The CAAP Team

Elaine Chia


Elaine has over twenty years in senior positions in arts management encompassing music, theatre and visual arts. Her whole-of-business approach brings sensitivity to business and arts practices across diverse cultures and scenarios. She is a passionate advocate for the arts.

Prior to her current role as CEO of City Recital Hall, she held the position of Director, International Signature Projects at the Australia Council for the Arts, delivering, as public-private partnership projects, the Australian representation at three Venice Art Biennales and the redevelopment of the Australian Pavilion in Venice, Italy.

Elaine has held management positions in number of cultural and educational organisations including the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (The University of Sydney), Heide Museum of Modern Art, Belvoir Street Theatre and the Australian Youth Orchestra.        

She has developed and led numerous orchestral and chamber music ensemble tours nationally and internationally to Europe, South America, Asia and the Pacific, and produced performances and recordings for commercial and non-commercial groups.

A graduate of RMIT with a Bachelor of Arts (Interior Architecture) in 1992, Elaine has also been involved in three arts infrastructure projects: the redevelopment of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Heide Museum of Modern Art, and the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.