CARLY Davenport Acker has been appointed as the new CEO and Director of Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres.
Ms Davenport Acker will bring to the role more than 25 years’ experience working in creative and cultural organisations and locations across urban and remote Australia.
Announcing the appointment, Arts Capital Chair Mark Van Veen said “The Arts Capital board is excited to be working with Carly, who posseses decades worth of experience in the arts and culture sector.”
“We feel she is a perfect fit for this exciting new chapter in the organisation’s future endeavours and what is an especially important stage in the evolution of our centres.
“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the interim CEO, Adelin Chin, for steering the organisation through this transition.”
Ms Davenport Acker has worked in senior positions at a national and international level with major arts institutions such as the National Musuem of Australia and Australian Parliament House with experience in exhibition design, senior arts project management and governance.
She was a Winston Churchhill Fellow and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts History and Curatorship from ANU with a Graduate Diploma in Anthropology from University of Melbourne.
“I am truly excited to join the dynamic team and to help galvanise the organisation’s core business and vision in strengthening Canberra’s vibrant arts sector,” said Ms Davenport Acker.
“This opportunity allows me to draw upon my national and international experience. I believe that excellence begins at home and what we create here can be valued locally and globally.”
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