On the move: latest arts sector appointments

This week’s round-up of arts sector comings and goings includes news of a new CEO, a new ED and a range of Board appointments.
Two scuba divers swim towards the camera as a school of yellow fish swim past them in the opposite direction. Arts sector appointments.

Following an extensive recruitment process, the Board of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra has appointed Adele Schonhardt OAM as the organisation’s new Executive Director.

Board Chair Fran Thorn said, ‘We are delighted with the appointment of Adele as our next Executive Director – she brings to the role drive and deep knowledge of classical music. Her absolute commitment to music in Australia has recently been shown through her co-founding of the ADCH [Australian Digital Concert Hall], which was a literal lifeline for our sector during a difficult period. We are looking to a great future with Adele Schonhardt and Sophie Rowell at the helm of the MCO.’

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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