Caro Llewellyn (re)appointed as Wheeler Centre CEO

Originally appointed as the Centre’s inaugural CEO before personal reasons forced her to reject the job offer, Llewellyn will take up her new role on 15 July.

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.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts