Biographies

Dr Wendy Were

Wendy Were, Executive Director, Advocacy and Development

04 April 2019

Dr Wendy Were, Executive Director, Advocacy and Development Appointed January 2014. Previously CEO at West Australian Music, Business Advisor with the Creative Industries Innovation Centre, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Sydney Writers’ Festival. Wendy also holds a PhD in Literature.

Lissa Twomey

Lissa Twomey, Executive Director, MPA and National Engagement

04 April 2019

Lissa Twomey is Executive Director, Major Performing Arts and National Engagement at the Australia Council for the Arts and the former Festival Director of the New Zealand International Arts Festival and Associate Director of Sydney Festival.

Lydia Miller

Lydia Miller – Executive Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts

17 October 2018

Lydia joined the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board with more than twenty years’ experience as a performer, artistic director, producer, administrator and advocate. She has extensive experience in the arts, health, justice and community sectors and was previously Executive Officer, NSW Aboriginal Justice Advisory Council. Lydia Miller is a Kuku Yalanji woman.

Tim Blackwell

Tim Blackwell, Executive Director, Corporate Resources

17 October 2018

Appointed September 2012. Previously Chief Financial Officer of Macquarie Telecom and Managing Director of Asia Pacific Brinks Inc. Has 10 years of experience in professional practice at Price Waterhouse and extensive experience in finance and business administration.

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