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Craig Perkins, Chair of Ten Days on the Island, has announced the appointment of Vernon Guest as the organisation’s new CEO.

‘Following an extensive international recruitment process, the Board of Ten Days on the Island is delighted that Vernon, who has acquitted himself so admirably over the past four years as Executive Producer, is ready to step into the role of CEO. His extensive experience with major Australian international arts festivals and his passion for and commitment to the arts in Tasmania are a fantastic asset for Ten Days,’ Perkins 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