On the move: latest sector appointments

New Chairs and CEOs, departing arts leaders and more in this week’s round-up of arts sector comings and goings.
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The Australian Ballet has announced that highly regarded business leader Richard Dammery will succeed Craig Dunn as Chair in the lead-up to the company’s annual general meeting in May 2024.

On behalf of The Australian Ballet, Executive Director Lissa Twomey expressed her deepest gratitude for Dunn’s outstanding leadership and commitment, crediting him as ‘an exceptional leader who over the past decade oversaw a tremendous period of growth at the Ballet, while helping to lead the company through the ongoing challenges of the pandemic and the Ballet’s subsequent strong recovery’.

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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