On the move: latest sector appointments

New Board members, Artistic Directors, managers and more announced across Australia and New Zealand.
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The Auckland Festival Trust has announced the appointment of its next Artistic Director Kaitohu Toi, Bernadette “Bernie” Haldane.

Haldane (who initially intended to work in Auckland for just two years before returning to Australia, but subsequently fell in love with the city eight years ago) will take up her new position in January 2024 and lead the artistic programming for the 2025, 2026, 2027 and 2028 Festivals. The 2024 Festival is the fourth and final Festival programmed by Artistic Director Shona McCullagh.

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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