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Pollock appointed CEO of BWF organisation UPLIT

Zoe Pollock has been appointed CEO of UPLIT, the new name of the Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) organisation.

Pollock, who was previously head of development at Sydney Living Museums and executive director of the History Council of New South Wales, will commence her appointment in December, replacing outgoing acting CEO Julie Beveridge, who has been in the role since 2015.

Pollock said she is eager to engage with Queensland’s arts and cultural landscape. ‘I have a deep commitment to a strong and vibrant cultural sector that promotes stimulating debate and inspirational ideas,’ said Pollock. ‘UPLIT is a fantastically dynamic organisation and I look forward to connecting writers and thinkers with diverse audiences through enriching and memorable experiences.’

In a statement, UPLIT chairmain Dominic McGann said he looked forward to a ‘bright future’ under the Pollock’s leadership. ‘Zoe brings impressive leadership skills and energy and we are delighted that she will be leading UPLIT forward,’ said McGann who also thanked Beveridge for ‘an outstanding job’ steering the organisation through ‘some important changes this year’.

As of July 2016, BWF changed its name to UPLIT to reflect the organisation’s new focus: extending its reach beyond the five days of the festival and encompassing a year-round series of events and programs.


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