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OzCo appoints Adrian Collette as CEO

The Australia Council for the Arts has appointed Adrian Collette as its incoming chief executive officer.

Collette worked in publishing for a decade, including as managing director at Reed Books, a division of Reed Elsevier, and was CEO of Opera Australia for 16 years. He is currently vice-principal (engagement) at the University of Melbourne, a role that includes oversight of the university’s museums and galleries, and its arts sector partnerships.

Collette has been a member of the Australia Council board since July 2013 and chair of the Major Performing Arts Panel. He was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2008 for service to the performing arts.

Collette said: ‘Creative endeavour is increasingly being recognised as essential to more vibrant, prosperous and inclusive societies. I believe we need to listen to all our communities and respond with fresh approaches to supporting Australian arts and culture. This means opening doors to support for new forms, diverse practice and celebrating our extraordinary First Nations arts.’

Collette will commence the role in January 2019.



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