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David Sharpe

David has over a decade of experience in advising creative industry companies on an extensive range of business related issues. He has previously been engaged by the federal government’s Creative Industries Innovation Centre (CIIC) and the Australia Council for the Arts to provide business advice to their clients and is an expert in best practice for creative businesses […]

Jackie Bailey

Jackie Bailey (Principal, Bailey and Yang Consultants) is a strategy, research and evaluation consultant, specialising in the arts, government and creative industries. We have provided strategic advice, evaluation and planning to some of Australia’s leading creative sector bodies, including the Arts Centre Melbourne, Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria, Opera Australia, Musica Viva Australia, […]

Shane Colquhoun

Shane Colquhoun’s arts management career includes positions within government and in the arts sector including General Manager roles with Western Australia’s Deckchair Theatre (1987-89), West Australian Ballet (1992-96) and most recently Black Swan State Theatre Company (2009-14).  This followed Shane’s successful career as a professional dancer overseas and in Australia. As General Manager of Black […]

Vanessa Chalker

Vanessa Chalker is an experienced Sydney-based arts administrator, creative producer and educator. After 17 years in a Music role at the Australia Council for the Arts she has extensive knowledge of government funding agencies and how to successfully develop a complete package of funding support for projects and organisations. She also offers high-level artistic administration […]

James Koehne

Over almost thirty years in the Australian music industry, James Koehne has established a career encompassing arts administration, public policy development and professional writing. Jim has engaged intensively with issues about classical music’s current situation and future prospects both at the production “coalface” and in his writings, and brings a unique and thorough perspective to […]

Catherine Brown-Watt

Cathy Brown-Watt is a highly respected arts manager. Her broad career spans academia, (cognitive sciences and research methodology), arts companies (presenting and advocacy organisations), venues and government bodies, including management of the Major Performing Arts Inquiry and the implementation of its recommendations. This experience underpins her strengths: a focus on achievable outcomes, be that in […]