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Kate Torney OAM has been appointed as the new Chair of The Wheeler Centre.

The appointment was announced on Friday (21 October) by Victoria’s Minister for Creative Industries Steve Dimopoulos.

‘From the media to literature and philanthropy, Kate Torney has been championing books, writing, conversations, ideas and debate throughout her career,’ the Minister said.

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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