Dr Georgie McClean Executive Director Development and Strategic Partnerships, Australia Council for the Arts
Dr Georgie McClean is the Executive Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships at the Australia Council for the Arts. She oversees the Council’s sector engagement, research and professional development, digital culture strategies and international engagement. She looks for opportunities to extend the public value of the cultural and creative industries with new partners in new ways.
Prior to joining the Australia Council, Georgie has been a media/ arts leader who has researched and shaped creative industries’ dynamics, programs and policy for 20 years.
Formerly the Acting CEO of AFTRS (the Australian Film, Television and Radio School) where she led Strategy and facilitated new thinking about Australian storytelling, industry practices, innovation and the Creative Economy push. She also headed up Strategy and Communications at Screen Australia, and prior to that, was Manager of Policy and Research at Australia’s multicultural public broadcaster SBS.
With an applied research Doctorate of Cultural Research, a Master of Arts in Communications, an MBA underway and strong practical knowledge of the screen, arts and media industries, Georgie translates between ideas, research and practice.
Georgie has served on several Boards, including Diversity Arts Australia and the Advisory Boards of Queensland University of Technology’s Digital Media Research Centre and Westen Sydney University’s Institute for Culture and Society.