On the move: latest sector appointments

New Board appointments, a new Executive Director for Queensland Theatre, and more.
A contemporary dancer caught-mid movement on the studio floor. Her arms are outstretched behind her, her left leg looped over her left arm in a dynamic pose.

Queensland Theatre Chair, Elizabeth Jameson AM, has announced the appointment of Criena Gehrke as Queensland Theatre’s new Executive Director. A Queensland local, Gehrke brings a deep commitment to the arts in Queensland and significant experience to the leadership at Queensland Theatre.

Gehrke has extensive arts industry experience, having dedicated her career to fostering creativity and championing artists and the arts. Her appointment follows a thorough selection process that recognised her exceptional skills in leadership, strategy and advocacy within the Queensland arts community.

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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