Lisa Havilah to head up MAAS and lead Powerhouse Museum move

Lisa Havilah is the fourth woman to take the reigns of the Powerhouse, and the first to step into a restructured CEO position that will captain the Museum’s controversial relocation.
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Incoming CEO of MAAS and Powerhouse Museum, Lisa Havilah photographed in her current post at Carriageworks.

While the appointment of National Gallery of Australia Director Nick Mitzevich was decried the “worst kept secret” in the sector this year, breaking news that Carriageworks Director, Lisa Havilah has been appointed to head up the Powerhouse Museum, was a cracking surprise this morning.

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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