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Caroline Sharpen

CSharpen-125MBA, BMus (Hons I), Grad Dip Mus

With more than 17 years senior executive experience in cultural organisations in Australia and the USA, Caroline has successfully developed corporate and business unit strategy placing creativiity at the heart of revenue growth.  She has worked with boards and fundraising committees around the country to raise contributed capital and develop commercialisation strategies for company IP.

A trusted and respected stakeholder manager, Caroline has worked with Governments, corporate partners and many of Australia’s most generous philanthropists, aligning the needs of organisations with the goals, values and beliefs of their supporters.

With a MBA (MGSM) and degrees in music and musicology, Caroline understands the dual drivers of creative industries businesses and the challenges involved in balancing creative integrity with fiscal imperatives.  Her approach lies in the pursuit of clear strategy and communication, and fostering the right organisational culture to retain talented people and produce the finest work.