Meet our Team

The Hush Foundation would not function without the skills, support and abilities of our part-time project managers and committed volunteers.  The considerable expertise of our team, many of whom have extensive experience in health, the arts and business management, helps keep the organisation on track to achieve its goal of humanising health care.

 

If you have any queries about The Hush Foundation; Hush Music; HealthPlays; Advocacy; Or how Hush could work with your organisation, please get in touch with us through our contact page HERE.

To learn more about the Hush board, click HERE

Benjamin Northey, Hush Artistic Director

Australian conductor Benjamin Northey is the Chief Conductor of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and the Principal Conductor in Residence of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He has previously held the posts of Associate Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (2010-2019), Resident Guest Conductor of the Australia Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra (2002-2006) and Principal Guest Conductor of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra (2007-2010).


Ben appears regularly as a guest conductor with all major Australian symphony orchestras, Opera Australia (La Bohème, Turandot, L’elisir d’amore, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, Carmen), New Zealand Opera (Sweeney Todd) and the State Opera South Australia (La Sonnambula, L’elisir d’amore, Les Contes d’Hoffmann).

His international appearances include concerts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, the Malaysian Philharmonic, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia.


To read Ben's complete biography, click here.

Andrew Gill, Hush Advisor and Brand Strategist

Andrew Gill has had an involvement and interest in public health since the late 1980’s. Working with The Quit Campaign he developed and presented health messaging to schools children and families across Victoria. 

 

As a performer he gained insights into the experience of patients, clinicians and volunteers at bedsides and in wards.

 

The breakthrough way the then Victorian Cancer Council approached changing opinions to tobacco advertising in the 1960’s (to the huge success of Quit and Vic Health today ) is formative in his outlook and the possibilities to changing opinion and behaviour in healthcare.

  

His company Agent Creative works with corporations and brands on campaigns and projects including online, broadcast and experiential events.

 

Andrew believes that communicating important messages and developing programs about health and patient care is central to improving patient and staff experience.

Michael Letho, Music Co-producer and Sound Engineer

Michael Letho is a music and sound producer, devoted to promoting the welfare of humanity through music and the arts.

 

He provides specialised recording services to many musical artists within the Australian and International entertainment industries.

 

Michael has worked with many producers and artists culminating in nominated and winning award categories including the ARIA, APRA,GRAMMY and OSCAR organisations.

 

He has worked with the Hush foundation since 2010, recording and mixing the albums and events from Hush 10 onwards.

Playing the Piano

Contact our Hush team

Kathryn Anderson
Project Manager,
Hush Plays and
Gathering of Kindnes
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Laura Harper
Project Manager,
Hush Music

Amy Maddison
Hush Communications

Monica Goh, Finance Administrator