Chief Executive Officer at Arts Centre Melbourne, Australia
Largely credited with changing the course of Arts Centre Melbourne, a chartered accountant with a Masters in Theology, Claire Spencer has steered the cultural icon to financial and organisational stability. As a result, Arts Centre Melbourne is now playing a leading role in the transformation of the Melbourne Arts Precinct, while continuing to be a major contributor to Victoria’s creative economy.
Under Claire’s collaborative and empathetic leadership approach, Arts Centre Melbourne has initiated a number of large-scale consortium projects including the Arts Wellbeing Collective, a mental health and wellbeing initiative, and Asia TOPA – a national triennial of performing arts from across Asia Pacific.
Claire is a member of Chief Executive Women, a Board member of the Pinnacle Foundation, and a member of the Australian Government’s Australia-Singapore Arts Group. For close to a decade Claire held leadership positions at Sydney Opera House following roles at Ernst & Young (London), and Cable & Wireless (London & Sydney).
Claire Spencer was at Culture Business Melbourne as she welcomed international experts in development and fundraising at the Arts Centre Melbourne from 27-28 July 2017.
Join Claire at Communicating the Arts in Montreal, where she will give us an insight of The Arts Wellbeing Collective, created by Australia’s largest performing arts centre, Arts Centre Melbourne.