Recent roles
Education and training
Conferences and presentations
Awards and honours
Governance, artistic frameworks and facilitation

Recent roles

Exectutive Director, National Association for the Visual Arts (2017-2020)
Director (2008-2017) and Director of Projects (2017), Regional Arts Victoria
CEO, Melbourne Fringe (2008-2012)
CEO, SYN Media (2008)
Interim CEO, Craft Victoria (2007-2008)
Manager, Emerging Writers Festival (2006-2007)
Manager, Digital Content Development Unit, SBS Radio Melbourne (2006)
Co-CEO, Express Media (2004-2007)
Manager, National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council (2002-2004)

Select conferences and presentations
What’s Next for the Visual Art, Craft & Design Sector? (2020)
Engagement, ACUADS keynote (2019)
Australian Cultural Policy: The Next Decade (2018)
Performing, Writing keynote speaker and workshop presenter, Massey University NZ (2017)
IFACCA World Summit on Arts and Culture (2016)
“How can art transform your town?”, Artlands Dubbo (2016)
“Distributed advocacy, distributed impact,” Artsfront 2020 (2016)
How Institutions Think, Arles, France (2016)
Panellist, “High density happiness: elevating apartment standards,” Neometro (2016)
Civic Actions: Artists’ Practices Beyond the Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney (2015)
Advocacy workshop, APACA Conference MOBILISE (2015)
Science Week opening speaker (2015)
Women in Creative Business dinner speaker (2015)
Keynote “Intimate Spectacle” at xCommunicate Symposium, Vivid Sydney (2015)
Deep practice, experimental practice:  workshop session at Independent Convergence (2015)
Fostering a lifelong engagement with the arts: teacher professional development workshop, Melbourne High (2015)
“Leadership and Style,” Creative Leaders Development Program (2015)
“Feminism and money,” Cherchez la Femme talk show (2014)
“Artistic leadership,” Arts & Edges Kalgoorlie (2014)
Launch speaker, “Postcards from the Mallee,” Five Grey Elephants, Ouyen (2014)
“Architecture+Philosophy: An artistic framework,” KTH Stockholm (2013)
Launch speaker, “The West Park Proposition,” Ash Keating, Latrobe University Gallery, Bendigo (2013)
“Reflections on feminism and money,” Cherchez la Femme talk show (2013)
Launch speaker, “All Prize Winners Paraded,” Jo Grant, Centre for Contemporary Photography (2013)
“The future of the festival,” Dancehouse Salon ‘Simone’s Boudoir’ (2012)
Launch speaker, “Substance of light,” Georgina Cue, Craft Victoria (2012)
Career overview, Museums Victoria professional development day (2012)
“Making it” workshop, Canberra Contemporary Art Spaces and Craft ACT (2012)
“Don’t be left out in the CALD” workshop, Multicultural Arts Victoria (2011)
Closing panellist, Festival of Unpopular Culture, Adelaide (2011)
Working It Through and closing panel Letters to the Editor, Emerging Writers’ Festival (2010)
ADC Cities Summit: The Surprise City Group (2010)
Identity, Antithesis Festival closing keynote panel, Adelaide (2010)
“Spatial writing practices,” Writing around the kitchen table, Captains of Industry (2008)
Launch speaker, “Abracadaver” (Lauren Brown and Linda McRae), Allan’s Walk, Bendigo (2007)
Guest lecturer, ‘Arts Industry in Context’ course, University of Melbourne (2007)
“The Firing Line: Philosophical constraints associated with exhibiting art in the public realm,” Contention or Consensus (2006)
“Big writing for the small screen” workshop and “Content with your content?” Portable Film Festival (2005)
“Many Voices With Nowhere To Go: Capacity Building for Communities through Multicultural Media in Australia,” Transnational Radio Conference (2005)

Awards and honours
100 Women of Influence (2018)
Victoria Day Award for the Arts (2017) in recognition of Regional Arts Victoria’s work
Australia Council Artistic Leadership (2014-15)
Victorian Women in Governance scholarship (2014-15)
Express Media Award for Ongoing Contribution (2013)
Finalist, Melbourne Award for Contribution to Profile by an Individual (2013)
Profiled in Here She Is! Directory of Women by the Victorian Women’s Trust (2013)
Profiled in Neos Kosmos 50th Anniversary Magazine (2007)
Werkleitz Award and Best of EMAF at European Media Art Festival (Osnabrück 2003) for Urban Multimedia Utopia (2002) collaboration with Ukrainian video artist Oksana Chepelyk. Presented at the Videozone Biennial (Tel Aviv 2002) and the International Women’s Film Festival (Paris 2003).
DAAD Künstlerprogramm Artist Residency Award 2002 for Bauhaus ‘Serve City: Interactive Urbanism’ project
Australian Postgraduate Award (1998)

Education and training
Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (2016)
Company Directors course (Victorian Women in Governance scholar), Australian Institute for Company Directors (2014-15)
Emerging Leaders Development Program, Australia Council (2012)
Executive Decision-Making and Negotiation, University of Melbourne (2011)
Leadership Resilience, Mountain Ash Executive Development (2010)
Emotionally Intelligent Leader (AbaF Margaret Lawrence scholar), Melbourne Business School (2009)
Company Secretary for Non-Profit Companies Limited by Guarantee, Associations Forum (2008)
Level 2 Senior First Aid certification, St John’s Ambulance (2007, 2009)
Developing Risk Registers and Profiles, Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (2007)
Media law, RMIT (2004), SBS Radio Melbourne (2006)
Certificate IV (Assessment and Workplace Training), CAE (2004)
Zertifikat BauhausDessau, Germany (2001-2002), major projects: The Shifting Spaces of Serve CityCommunicating the Intimate Space of the Home; The Sydney Interspace Project
PhD (Philosophy), USyd (1998-2000), thesis entitled Hegelian Space, Deleuzean Space, discontinued prior to relocation to Germany
BA (Hons, Philosophy), UNSW (1994-1997), thesis entitled Hegel and Nietzsche at Work: The Aufhebug and the Will to Power