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Melbourne International Arts Festival

Artistic Director & Co-CEO, 2016 - 2019

Melbourne International Arts Festival is one of the world's leading festivals and has an outstanding reputation for presenting unique international and Australian events in the

fields of dance, theatre, music, visual arts, multimedia, free and outdoor events over

19 days each October.


Perth International Arts Festival

Artistic Director, 2012 - 2015

Perth International Arts Festival is the longest running annual international multi-arts festival in the southern

hemisphere, and one of the largest 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.



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.

National Theatre

Founder 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.