Chair of the Australia Council, Rupert Myer AM today congratulated Libby Christie on her appointment to the role of Executive Director of The Australian Ballet, effective from late July 2013.
On behalf of everyone at the Australia Council I congratulate Libby on her appointment to this prized role and thank her for her outstanding contribution to our organisation since 2009, Mr Myer said.
The Australian Ballet is one of the largest and most successful arts organisations in Australia and this appointment ensures its future is in very good hands.
Libby has an extensive and successful leadership record in the major performing arts field and a great, contemporary understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the sector.
While she will play an important role at the Australia Council for the next two months in implementing some of the major initiatives from Creative Australia, we look forward to a continued close working relationship with Libby when she commences her new role at The Australian Ballet, Mr Myer said.
Ms Christie joined the Australia Council as Executive Director of Arts Funding in 2009 after six years as Managing Director of the Sydney Symphony and a distinguished corporate career in management and business development.