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PAC Australia to Farewell ED

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Ms Helen O’Neil, President, Performing Arts Connections Australia, today announced that Executive Director Mr Rick Heath, will leave in February 2020 to take up the role of Executive Director at Black Swan State Theatre Company.

Ms O’Neil said, “The Board thanks Rick for his service to PAC Australia and APACA over twelve years and congratulates him on achieving his next role. He is leaving the organisation having created great opportunities for the future of the association and its members. We thank him for taking the sector from a touring network to a truly key position at the heart of live performance and community life.”

Rick Heath said, “It has been a privilege to serve the PAC Australia membership and lead sectorwide development. I am very proud of the changes we’ve achieved in the relationship between arts presenters and arts creators – this is a win-win outcome for creative practice and the communities we all serve.”

Ms Katherine Connor (Producer and Programs Manager) will be interim ED from February 10, 2020. Recruitment for the Executive Director’s replacement will commence in February.