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New chair for the Cultural Facilities Corporation

Incoming chair…Helen O’Neil.

HELEN O’Neil, deputy chair of the ACT Cultural Facilities Corporation Board, has been appointed as its new chair.

She replaces Richard Refshauge.

CEO of the corporation, Gordon Ramsay, in making the announcement, thanked Refshauge for his service to the CFC, which manages the Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra Museum and Gallery and ACT Historic Places.

O’Neil is a councillor with Bega Valley Shire councillor, chair of South East Arts, the arts development organisation for Bega Valley, Eurobodalla and Snowy Monaro local government areas, a member of the advisory council for Regional Arts NSW and resident of Performing Arts Connection Australia.

There are three new board members – Rachael Coghlan, from Australian Parliament House, who becomes deputy chair; Michael Sollis, of Musica Viva and The Griffyn Ensemble, and Tim Lo Surdo, of social enterprise advisory service, Mill House Ventures.


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