On the move: latest sector appointments

Geelong Gallery appoints Deputy Director, Queensland Theatre farewells Executive Director, and more.
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Following a highly competitive recruitment process, Andrew Deane has been appointed as Geelong Gallery’s Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer. He commences work with the Gallery on 7 June 2023.

The primary focus of the Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer’s position is to support the Director and CEO of Geelong Gallery through the management of key business units of the Gallery: Development and Commercial Operations including partnerships, sponsorship, membership and retail; Marketing and Communications; and front-of house Visitor Services functions. The role also co-manages, with the Senior Curator, the Learn and Audience Engagement unit.

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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