Recognised and respected arts leader, Adrian Collette will take over as Australia Council CEO in January 2019.

Adrian Collette previously held the position of Chief Executive of Opera Australia for 16 years, has worked in book publishing for a decade, including as Managing Director, Reed Books, a Division of Reed Elsevier. His current role is Vice-Principal (Engagement) at the University of Melbourne which includes the oversight of the University’s museums and galleries and its arts sector partnerships. Adrian has been a member of the Australia Council Board since 1 July 2013, is the Chair of the Major Performing Arts Panel and a Life Member of Live Performance Australia.

For full details see the Australia Council's announcement.