Exit Interview: Michael Rolfe, CEO Museums & Galleries NSW

After 10 years in the role, and more than 30 advocating for the arts, Michael Rolfe is stepping down as CEO Museums & Galleries of NSW.

Michael Rolfe has been Chief Executive Officer of Museums and Galleries of NSW (M&G NSW) for more than a decade. Little seems to fluster him or break his stride, a persistent and loyal advocate for the sector – tirelessly crossing tarmacs (and back roads) to keep the relationship at the heart of this role.

Prior to joining M&G NSW he was inaugural Director of Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre (1999-2010), Mosman Art Gallery (1998-99) and Tamworth City Gallery (1989-1998).

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina