Chief Executive Officer, Festivals Adelaide. Christie is an experienced arts leader who has worked in the festivals, education and arts sector for over 20 years. She has experience in senior management, artistic direction, public policy development, event delivery and strategic solutions. She has a strong commitment to social outcomes that progress creativity, support artists and generate wealth.
“It’s ok to be round pegs in square holes. To be offbeat, crazy or different. To be bored with the status quo, with a hunger to change the world. You will need to be passionate and resilient. From the ‘you’ll never make it’, and then the ‘tall poppy’ taunts. You will need clarity and imagination, as to where you are heading and the goal. It’s OK to work hard to make a difference. A future you influenced and changed, thinking big and being brave.”