In other news:
- Stephen Brady will head TAFE NSW
- Qld is recruiting a small business commissioner
- The new CEO will start working at North Burnett
Screen and art executive Kayas Hepworth was appointed head of Screen NSW, which is part of the state agency of arts, screen and culture Create NSW.
In her role, she will manage the state’s film and production strategy, support screen stories and practices, and promote the state as an attractive place for all productions.
Ms. Hepworth, a Bundjalung woman from Tweed Heads, joins NITV, where she was head of commissioning and programming.
She joins the list of women in senior management positions in the arts in New Wales, including Create NSW interim director general Annette Pitman, Sydney Opera House director general Louise Heron and Australian Museum director general Kim McKay.
Ms. Hepworth will take up the role in July, replacing Grane Bransdon, who left the agency in March to join Screen Australia.
“I am incredibly excited to begin my new role at NSW Screen to continue the incredible work of many who have been before me, consolidating NSW as a world leader in creative and screen production,” said Ms. Hapworth.
Stephen Brady has been appointed TAFE NSW MD
Acting Managing Director of TAFE NSW Stephen Brady appointed to a permanent position tasked with implementing the government’s vision of a vocational education provider.
Mr. Brady has more than 20 years of experience in management positions in the private and public sectors and was appointed Acting Managing Director of TAFE NSW last December.
“This is a time when vocational and higher education have never played a more important role in supporting the state’s economy,” Mr Brady said in a statement.
“I will focus on positioning TAFE NSW to help industry, students and communities thrive.”
Skills and Training Minister Alistair Henskens said Mr Brady would drive innovation and excellence at TAFE.
The state government has allocated a TAFE NSW operating budget for 2020-2021 of $ 1.97 million and over the past two years has invested $ 515 million in capital funding to upgrade training equipment, facilities and digital infrastructure.
Qld makes the role of small business commissioner permanent
The national process of hiring a Queensland Small Business Commissioner will begin soon after legislation is passed in March to establish a permanent position.
Marie Adhed was temporarily assigned to the role in 2020, which was created by the state government to help businesses during the pandemic.
Since May 2020, the Office of the Interim Commissioner has conducted more than 7,000 activities to assist small businesses, commercial tenants and landlords.
He received more than 5,000 inquiries and more than 1,000 disputes, conducted more than 600 advocacy events and spoke on behalf of small businesses on more than 200 issues.
“We have been able to resolve 66 per cent of commercial lease disputes received by my office, which I believe has come a long way in relieving financial stress and improving the mental health of our small businesses,” Ms Adhad said in a statement. .
Observers are appointed to the Councils of Darabin, Moira and Wadonga
Appointments of municipal observers to the Darebin City Council, the Shira Moira Council and the Wadong City Council were made out at a time when the Victoria government is moving towards improving the culture of councils across the state.
John Watson will serve as an observer in the city council of Dorebin, Marg Alan under the Council of Shira Moira and Janet Dor in Wodong City Council.
During their term, each observer will work with their board to improve governance practices and help counselors ensure that they perform their functions in accordance with the 2020 Local Government Act.
Mr. Watson and Ms. Dor will also support the Dorebin and Wadong Boards, respectively, in hiring new CEOs.
Observers will work until the end of January 2023 and will be required to submit regular progress reports to the Minister of Local Government and recommend any further action if necessary.
This comes after the Victoria government conducted an extensive study of what influences the culture of councils as part of the Local Government Cultural Project.
The new CEO of the North Burnett Regional Council will begin work this month
Margo Busel May 23 will take over as Director General of the North Burnett Regional Council.
She has more than 20 years of experience in senior executive and senior management positions in both local and public authorities.
North Burnett advisers interviewed six shortlisted candidates, with Ms. Astor as a candidate for the position agreed to by the advisers.
Former Mayor Blacktown gave the keys to the city
Alan Pendleton was presented with the Key to the City for 50 years of service on Blacktown City Council.
He served as mayor for two terms, between 1999 and 2004 and 2010 and 2012, and served as deputy mayor from 2008 to 2009.
Mr. Pendleton has been a central figure in many events in Blacktown City, including the construction of the Dennis Johnson Library and the improvement of the Blacktown Stanhope Free Center.
He oversaw the multimillion-dollar renovation of the Grantham Heritage Building Estate and provided funding for the community resource center on Mount Druid.
Incumbent Mayor Tony Blisdale handed him the key earlier this month.
“There has never been a more determined defender of the residents of Blacktown City than Alan Pendleton,” he said in a statement.
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