Natalie Jenkins / Deputy Chairperson
Natalie has almost 30 years’ experience as a senior executive in the arts. She has led a number of highly successful arts organisations, including most recently as Executive Director/ Co-CEO of Black Swan State Theatre Company. Natalie also ran her own strategic advisory business for 8 years, offering high level project management and strategic advice to the arts, corporate and community sectors and working with independent theatre producers. She is currently lecturing in the Arts Management degree at WAAPA.
Natalie was previously General Manager/Co-CEO of ThinIce, General Manager/Co-CEO of Perth Theatre Company and General Manager of Theatre North in Launceston. She has been a member, and Chair of, a number of national and state government and industry boards: Chair of the Blue Room Theatre, President of the Australian Performing Arts Centres Association (APACA), deputy chair of the Australian Script Centre and Chair of Stages WA. She is a former member of the Commonwealth Government’s Playing Australia and Festivals Australia Committee; the Healthway (WA) Board and chair of its Arts Advisory Committee; the Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board and a steering committee member of LOUD Festival, Australia’s first national youth arts festival. She is currently deputy chair of Regional Arts Australia, a member of the WAPPA Arts Management Industry Consultative Committee and board member of Future Now – the Creative and Leisure Industries Training Council.