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Alistaire Bowler Appointed Head of Development

Melbourne Recital Centre is delighted to announce the appointment of Alistaire Bowler to the role of Head of Development.

Alistaire has over 10 years of experience working in fundraising and roles for a variety of performing arts and not-for-profit organisations. He acted in the role of Interim Head of Development since February 2020.

Melbourne Recital Centre’s Chair, Prof. Andrea Hull AO said, ‘On behalf of the Board, I congratulate Alistaire on his appointment as Head of Development. Alistaire brings a wealth of experience and skill to this new role. His love and knowledge of music, and his long-standing relationships with donors, are terrific assets for inspiring our passionate philanthropic community.’

Euan Murdoch, the Centre’s CEO, said, ‘During this challenging time, Alistaire has demonstrated leadership and innovation, establishing the Performer Support Fund which has raised $190,000 to provide financial support to the Centre’s family of independent ensembles and soloists. I know that he will continue to bring this energy and passion to our future Development activities.’

Eda Ritchie AM, Board Member and Chair of the Centre’s Foundation Advisory Committee said, ‘The Centre’s work in growing and harnessing donor support will continue to be aided by Alistaire’s skill as a fundraiser and his commitment to making a difference to people’s lives though music. I look forward to his ongoing contribution to the Committee’s work.’

Prior to joining Melbourne Recital Centre as Philanthropy Manager in 2018, Alistaire managed the major gift and bequest programs for Arts Centre Melbourne, and Melbourne Chamber Orchestra.

Alistaire Bowler holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The University of Melbourne, specialising in piano and musicology. He is regularly engaged as a pre-concert speaker and program note author for a range of music organisations.

To find out more about the Centre’s Development activities visit