Isherwood to leave Arts Centre Melbourne

Judith IsherwoodVictorian Arts Centre Trust President Mr Tom Harley has announced that Ms Judith Isherwood will step down as Chief Executive of Arts Centre Melbourne.

Ms Isherwood has been Chief Executive since late 2009. Mr Harley praised Ms Isherwood’s contribution to the Arts Centre Melbourne and Victoria.

“On behalf of the Trust, I would like to express the considerable debt of gratitude that Victorians owe to Judith. In her four year tenure, she has overseen the incredibly complex, challenging but successful rebuild of Hamer Hall and its reopening last year,” said Mr Harley.

“Judith has also been responsible for invigorating the Centre with a comprehensive and diverse offering of programs. Through many programming activities, Arts Centre Melbourne has attracted growing and broader audiences with many people experiencing the Centre’s rich offering for the first time.”

“Her recent work in developing a number of ambitious, long term program initiatives focused on 2015 and beyond, has been particularly valued and we are hopeful of Judith’s continuing involvement in these plans. I am sure that you will join me in wishing Judith the very best for the future.”

Mr Harley said Ms Isherwood had played a central role in driving innovative programming initiatives focussed on 2015 and beyond, and that the Trust remains strongly committed to delivering on that vision into the future.

Mr Harley indicated that the Trust will commence the search for a new Chief Executive immediately.

Executive Corporate Services and CFO, Jodie Bennett will be acting Chief Executive from 20 November 2013 until further notice!

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Image: Judith Isherwood