About MAP Co

The Melbourne Arts Precinct Corporation (MAP Co) was established to harness the collective creativity of the Melbourne Arts Precinct in delivering Australia’s largest ever cultural infrastructure project.


MAP Co is spearheading the Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation and provides governance and an operational structure to one of Melbourne’s most iconic cultural spaces: Fed Square.


Established by the Victorian Government, MAP Co is responsible for bringing to life a single continuous arts, civic, and cultural precinct stretching from Fed Square through to Southbank, NGV, and beyond.


Once the transformation is complete, MAP Co will also manage and activate the new 18,000 square metre expansive urban garden that will connect the Melbourne Arts Precinct in a seamless and immersive cultural experience.


The Board

  • Chairperson: James MacKenzie, chairperson of the Victorian Funds Management Corporation, the Suburban Rail Loop Authority Board, and Slater & Gordon Lawyers.

  • Deputy Chairperson: Peter Konidaris, national managing partner of PwC’s Government, Health and Infrastructure business

  • Paul Barker, member of the Victorian Arts Centre Trust and former chairperson of Fed Square Pty Ltd

  • Cath Bowtell, Chair of the Royal Women’s Hospital Board and Industry Fund Services

  • Aneetha de Silva, Managing Director Government for Aurecon Group

  • Belinda Duarte, CEO of Culture is Life and former co-chair of Reconciliation Victoria

  • Tony Ellwood AM, Director of the National Gallery of Victoria

  • Ari Suss, CEO of Fox Special Projects Group

  • Christine Wyatt, independent urban strategist and Deputy Chair of the Suburban Rail Loop Authority Board


The Team

  • Katrina Sedgwick, Director & CEO

  • Michael O’Leary, Deputy CEO & Project Director

  • Damien De Groot, Director, Fed Square Commercial & Operations

  • Mary Parker, Director, Corporate Communications

  • Michael Parry, Director, Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation

  • Lachlan Tan, Director, Policy and Projects

  • Sarah Tutton, Director, Programming & Interpretation