When the Wheeler Centre – originally known as the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas, and established in 2008 in response to Melbourne becoming a UNESCO City of Literature – first opened its doors to the public in 2010, it had already had a change of personnel behind the scenes.
‘I was appointed as the inaugural director back in – was it 2008? I can’t remember. Maybe 2009? I was living in New York and for personal reasons I couldn’t take up the opportunity then. But I’m thrilled to take it on now. It was a great job back then and it’s a great job now. It’s a dream come true,’ said the Wheeler Centre’s new CEO, Caro Llewellyn.