Melbourne International Arts Festival
Artistic Director & Co-CEO, 2016 - 2019
One of the world's leading festivals, with an outstanding reputation for presenting unique international and Australian events in the
fields of dance, theatre, rock and classical music, visual arts, multimedia, free and outdoor events over19 days each October.
Perth International Arts Festival
Artistic Director, 2012 - 2015
The longest running annual international multi-arts festival in the southern
hemisphere, and - 2015 - one of the largest and most successful festivals in the world.
23 days of world-class theatre, circus, dance, contemporary and classical music, film, visual arts, street arts, literature and free events.
Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Artistic Director & Chief Executive, 2005 - 2011
The longest running arts festival in the UK (almost 300 years old), over these six years it grew to be the third largest annual city arts festival in the UK through a program expanded to embrace site-specific work, large-scale outdoor events, circus, a children's festival, physical and visual theatre and the visual arts. The Festival delivered Creative Partnerships, the government's flagship education program working intensively with over 15,000 young people year round.
Creator and Creative Director, 2003
A nocturnal world of visual theatre, circus, film and puppetry to a soundtrack of cutting edge live music and a festival within a festival at Chalon dans la Rue, France's most prestigious street theatre festival. At its heart was a newly created theatre show bringing together Forkbeard Fantasy, Company FZ, Avanti Display and 12-piece club/jazz group Homelife.
Founder of the public programmes department, and director of the Watch This Space Festival, 1997 - 2004
During the tenure of Artistic Directors
Trevor Nunn and Nicholas Hytner, the
National Theatre’s Events Department devised the artistic vision and delivered a major programme of events throughout the building and beyond, playing a significant role in the cultural transformation of the National Theatre and London’s South Bank.