(previously Australia Council for the Arts)
Head of Industry Development
Creative Australia is the Australian Government’s principal arts investment, development and advisory body. As Head of Industry Development, I was responsible for the leadership of national and international sector development for the cultural and creative industries. This included International Engagement, Sector Development, Artform Development, Digital Culture and Industry Initiatives and Capacity Building.
Executive Director Public Affairs
Cohealth is a not-for-profit community health organisation that provides vital services including medical, allied health, mental health, aged care and counselling along with specialist health services across Melbourne’s CBD, northern and western suburbs.
As the Director, Public Affairs, my role oversaw communications, marketing, policy, advocacy, research, prevention, government relations and strategic relationships..
Director and CEO
FCAC is Australia’s leading and longest running community engaged, contemporary arts centre. Based in Melbourne’s West, FCAC delivers over 1800 activities a year to an audience and participant base of 100 000.
Key highlights throughout my tenure include: new vision and mission, 25% increase in activities, audiences and revenue, international market development activities and collaborations in Indonesia, Thailand, East Timor and UK.
Team Leader, Arts and Cultural Development
As part of the Creative Communities Team, this unit was tasked with delivering community engagement, arts and cultural development activities to the city of Brisbane.
This local government area is over 1300 km² and is the largest local government in the Southern Hemisphere.
Key highlights in this role included: re-designing the creative and cultural program for delivery across Brisbane, strategic partnership with Arts Queensland for new grants program and over $1M investment in local artists.
2006 – 2009
Now known as Human Ventures.
Executive Manager, Youth and Community Programs
With a statewide remit to deliver programs to/for/with children, young people and communities across Queensland, this role was responsible for the delivery of key programs such as Stylin’ UP Regional, Creative Pathways in Central West and cultural enterprise, SpeakOut Connect.
Key highlights in this position included: development and establishment of fee-for-service (profit-for-purpose) enterprise, SpeakOut Connect, three year co-designed plan with communities for building creative and cultural capacity across a geographic region (central western QLD) and multiple fee-for-service projects resulting in award winning outcomes for example, Red Alert for Emergency Management Australia – a disaster preparedness resource for young people.