On the move: latest arts sector appointments

A new Chief Conductor, new Board members, and other arts sector comings and goings from around the country.
Arts sector appointments. A dynamic photograph of waves rising and falling as they roll forward towards the unseen shore.

Australian Dance Theatre (ADR) has appointed four new Board directors as the company prepares for its 60th birthday in 2025.

Jo O’Callaghan, Katie McLeish, Dr Tracey Dodd and Kate Hitchin have each been appointed for a three-year term to help lead the company as it continues to evolve under Artistic Director Daniel Riley.

Jo O’Callaghan is currently the Executive Director – Programs & Development of Adelaide Fringe, and has worked extensively in the cultural sector, having held roles with Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

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Richard Watts OAM is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, a Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend, and was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize in 2020. In 2021 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Green Room Awards Association. Most recently, Richard received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in June 2024. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts