Dr Wendy Were

Wendy Were was appointed to the Executive of the Australia Council in January 2014 where she holds responsibility for Council’s work in strategic development, research and knowledge management, communications and advocacy, corporate strategy and planning, international development and arts sector capacity building. Wendy has two decades of wide-ranging experience in arts management, curation and business development and a track record in championing the development of sustainable careers for Australia’s creative workers. Former roles include Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Sydney Writers Festival, Chief Executive Officer at West Australian Music, Business Advisor at the Creative Industries Innovation Centre, and a Producer at the Perth Festival. Wendy also holds a PhD in literature awarded with Distinction