Events by Friends of the Australian Ballet
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Friends in Conversation – Libby Christie
Thursday 20 February @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We are excited to introduce Friends in Conversation, a series of talks for 2020, our first being with Libby Christie, Executive Director of The Australian Ballet.
Libby will provide insight into the funding, costs, logistics and operations of how the Company, along with its strategic aspirations, providing you with a true behind-the-scenes experience of The Australian Ballet.
Libby was appointed as Executive Director of The Australian Ballet in 2013. Prior to this appointment she had eleven years’ experience in Australia’s arts sector, including with the Australian Government’s arts funding and advocacy body, the Australia Council for the Arts (2009 – 2013) as acting CEO and Executive Director of Arts Funding, and as the Managing Director of the Sydney Symphony (2003 – 2009). Before joining the arts sector, Libby held senior national and international executive roles in the technology and telecommunications sector in companies including Optus, Telstra, TMP Worldwide and Computer Power Group. She has also worked in Australia’s tertiary education sector in the field of adult education.
Libby has current and prior experience as a non-executive director on not for profit and for profit boards. She is a graduate of Sydney University and the University of Canberra and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Join us to hear Libby Christie provide a rare behind the scenes glimpse of the operations and logistics of The Australian Ballet.