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MICHAEL CASSEL GROUP APPOINTS DIRECTOR OF PEOPLE AND CULTURE

MICHAEL CASSEL GROUP APPOINTS DIRECTOR OF PEOPLE AND CULTURE

MICHEL HRYCE TO JOIN LIVE ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCER

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SYDNEY (Monday 3 February) – International live entertainment producer, Michael Cassel Group, today announced the appointment of Michel Hryce as Director of People and Culture.

Michel joins Michael Cassel Group having most recently served as In-house Counsel, People and Culture at the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, a position she has held since 2012.

Bringing to the role extensive experience in theatre, entertainment and labour relations, Michel served, for eleven years, as National Director of Theatre, Lawyer and NSW Secretary for the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) negotiating collective bargaining agreements on behalf of the union’s members with SBS, the Sydney Opera House, Opera Australia, the Australian Ballet, the Sydney Dance Company, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and national theatre companies in both the subsidised and commercial sector. Following her time at MEAA, Michel was General Manager, Human Resources and Industrial Relations at the Sydney Ferries Corporation from 2004 until 2009.

In this new role, Michel will be directly responsible for the company’s people and culture strategy and development across the company and its various productions to meet the evolving needs of current and potential employees and contractors with regard to working conditions, compensation, company policies and benefits, as well as managing the company’s work health & safety program and progressive health and wellbeing program. In this role, Michel will represent the company in all union and industry negotiations.

“We employ hundreds of people across our productions and our staff, both on-stage and behind the scenes, are crucial to the success we enjoy, and the entertainment that we provide to our audiences.

“Michel is highly regarded in the entertainment and theatre industry and we’re thrilled to have her join the team. I know she will ensure that we are leading the way in terms of our people and culture strategy” commented Michael Cassel, Producer/CEO of the Michael Cassel Group.

Michel said of the appointment, “I am thrilled to be joining the Michael Cassel Group. After seven-and-a-half great years working with classical musicians, I am excited about returning to work with performers, dancers, band members, theatre workers and production staff across all of Michael Cassel Group’s productions.”

The appointment comes as the company recently extended its industry-leading “Guidelines for the Engagement of Overseas Performers” negotiated directly with the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance to November 2022.


FOR ALL MEDIA ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT


Remy Chancerel                                                                  

Director, Publicity

Mobile: +61 403 996 433

remy.chancerel@michaelcassel.com   


 Deeta Colvin

Director, Corporate Communications

Mobile: +61 414 647 980

deeta.colvin@michaelcassel.com


NOTES FOR EDITORS 

MICHAEL CASSEL GROUP: The Michael Cassel Group is a leading live entertainment company formed to produce and present the world’s greatest musical and theatrical productions, live entertainment experiences, marquee events and concert attractions. Productions include the first international tour of the world’s #1 musical The Lion King; the Australian premiere of the award-winning production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the landmark multi-award-winning musical Hamilton and the opening celebration of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020.  Previous Australian productions include Tina Arena in Concert, Lea Salonga in Concert 2019, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Celeste Barber: Challenge Accepted, Darren Criss: Intimate and Live, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Priscilla Queen of the DesertKinky BootsSingin’ In The RainLea Salonga in Concert 2017 and Les Misérables. In addition to the group’s expanding theatrical interests, the company represents former Australian Prime Minister, the Hon. Julia Gillard AC, former Olympian and global sporting administrator Lord Sebastian Coe CH, KBE and media personality Sami Lukis.

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