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Adelaide-based theatre company Brink Productions has announced the appointment of Trish Hansen as the company’s new Chair.

Hansen officially commences in the role on 16 February when longstanding Chair Stuart Symons retires after 10 years with the company.

A strategist and systems designer in the fields of health, wellbeing, arts and culture, Hansen founded Urban Mind Studio to contribute to enriching the creative and cultural life of people, places, neighbourhoods and cities. Hansen is a natural collaborator and complex systems thinker, and has provoked, pioneered and managed social enterprises, projects, programs and quests in the tertiary adult and paediatric health, urban arts and cultural sectors.

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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