The Australian Dance Council—Ausdance Inc, the national peak body for dance, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director for Ausdance National.
Board President Professor Gene Moyle today announced the appointment of Kerry Comerford, who takes up the position this week.
Professor Moyle said, ‘After a comprehensive recruitment process, the Ausdance National Council is pleased to welcome Kerry Comerford to our Ausdance community.
Kerry is an exceptionally experienced senior executive and CEO who has worked for more than 30 years across the global arts and entertainment industries. She brings a broad range of experiences to the role having worked extensively with small-to-medium arts organisations in Australia through to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Really Useful Group Asia Pacific.
With an early passion for dance and previous experience working with both the art form and many artists within the sector, Kerry will use her leadership, producing, directing and board experience to work closely with the dance sector and our other arts sector colleagues to best represent and advocate for dance in Australia.’
The appointment of an Executive Director is the first stage in the implementation of Ausdance National’s 2018 Australia Council for the Arts funded project. The project refocuses the work of Ausdance National to better represent and service the dance sector in Australia in 2018 and beyond.
Under Kerry's leadership, and with the support of the Ausdance National Board, Ausdance National will achieve a number of key outcomes that support identified sector priorities including the review and update of Dance Plan 2012 involving sector-wide consultations; advancing advocacy items with key federal politicians, representation and relevant sector submissions; and establishment of a career development project.
For interview contact:
Professor Gene Moyle ARAD MAPS MCSEP GAICD SFHEA
President Ausdance National Council – Ausdance Inc.
Phone: +61 7 3138 3616