On the move: latest sector appointments

New CEO for Critical Stages Touring, Board appointments at SA Museum, and more.

Chair of Critical Stages Touring (CST), Mark Thomas, has confirmed Robbi James as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer and Director.

‘We are delighted that Robbi has accepted our offer to become the CEO/Director of Critical Stages Touring,’ Thomas said.

James steps into the role after four years as the company’s Marketing and Engagement Manager, during which time he also helped establish independent production house Rogue Projects as its Executive Creative Producer.

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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