Richard Evans Advisor for Arts and Culture, Barangaroo Delivery Authority
An experienced CEO, non-executive director, cultural precinct leader, producer, and public servant, Richard Evans has held roles as Executive Director of The Bell Shakespeare Company, Managing Director of Sydney’s BridgeClimb, Executive Director of The Australian Ballet and CEO of Sydney Opera House.
Richard has a deep knowledge of and experience in managing creative companies, a strong entrepreneurial outlook and a solid record of commercial management, growth and government relations. Richard is a passionate place maker, with an acute sense of potential for public spaces and cultural infrastructure projects.
He is tech-savvy, data driven, insightful, energetic, and an inspiring leader of high performing teams. Richard has a global outlook and relationships, with significant international experience and networks.
Following a 20-year career in the arts Richard established REĂ Consulting Pty Ltd in early 2013. REĂ Consulting is a boutique consulting firm offering business, philanthropic, contemporary communications, marketing and fundraising insights and strategies. Key skills include team building and experience planning in the arts, culture, events and broader community and cultural infrastructure and development environments.
Current appointments and projects include being the Advisor for Arts and Culture to the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, Chairman of the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals, Board Member of Belvoir Street Theatre, and assisting the Sydney Theatre Company in their search for a new Artistic Director.