On the move: Latest sector appointments

New leadership team for Black Swan, Australian National Maritime Museum's new Director, and more.

Black Swan State Theatre Company has announced the appointments of Kate Champion as Artistic Director and Ian Booth as Chief Executive Officer for our State Theatre Company of Western Australia.

Black Swan Chair, Francois Witbooi, said the pair’s appointments come as the theatre industry is emerging from a period of prolonged introspection that’s now ripe for invigoration.

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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